Thief steals fake money from donation box
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) 6-19-08 - A thief bashed the plastic glass to get to the $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills inside the Drop-A-Note donation box in the Kentucky Theatre's lobby. But all they probably got were fistfuls of worthless paper, fake bills layered inside to hide the real cash.
"It's sad when idiots can't tell fake money from the real thing," said Steve Brown, president of Kentucky's Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ Project, whose group is using the proceeds from the box to restore a Wurlitzer organ and return it to Kentucky.
The fake bills were black and white and didn't even have serial numbers, Brown said.
Years ago when I was state trooper in Virginia I worked a bank robbery on the eastern shore of Virginia where a guy damanded money from a outside teller window while he was driving a truck with his name and farm address printed in the door of the truck. Just before pulling away he apparantly saw a shiny something on the corner of the building...pulled his sky mask up to see what it was and looked right up into the surveillence camera...he had done business with that bank for twenty years...his only avenue of escape was to drive over the twenty mile bridge tunnel to Norfolk, Virginia. We had enough time to order another coffee and donut by the time he got to the toll booth.
Fake cop pulls over an off-duty real one
San Antonio police are searching for a man suspected of impersonating a police officer.
Authorities said a man driving a black Ford Crown Victoria with emergency lights embedded in the grill pulled over an off-duty San Antonio police officer recently.
The driver fled after the officer pulled out his badge to identify himself.
Robbery suspect's thumbs trip him up
TERRELL, N.C. � After catching one of two people wanted in a series of break-ins, deputies let their fingers do the chasing to catch a second suspect.
Deputies caught a 16-year-old suspect on Wednesday and confiscated his cell phone. Soon, a text message arrived asking the teen if he had been caught. The deputies typed "no" in response.
The 17-year-old texter was later arrested when he came to pick up his friend
Mich. shoplifting suspect hiding in trash compactor dies
TOWNSHIP, Mich. � Michigan authorities say a shoplifting suspect has died after being crushed in a trash compactor where she was hiding.
The Eaton County sheriff's department said two women fled a Lansing-area TJ Maxx discount store after spraying a security guard with Mace. A deputy found one of the women behind a nearby trash compactor.
Deputies say the woman wouldn't say where the other woman was hiding.
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Police: McCain volunteer made up robbery story
Oct 24 03:06 PM US/Eastern
By JOE MANDAK
Associated Press Writer
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A McCain campaign volunteer made up a story of being robbed, pinned to the ground and having the letter "B" scratched on her face in a politically inspired attack, police said Friday.
Ashley Todd, 20-year-old college student from College Station, Texas, admitted Friday that the story was false and was being charged with making a false report to police, said Maurita Bryant, the assistant chief of the police department's investigations division. Police doubted her story from the start, Bryant said.
Todd, who is white, told police she was attacked by a 6-foot-4 black man Wednesday night.
She now can't explain why she invented the story, Bryant said. Todd also told police she believes she cut the backward "B" onto her own cheek, but did not provide an explanation of how or why, Bryant said.
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For one thing, it can remind you what it tattooed on your neck!
December 12, 2008
Note to criminals: Do not lie to police about your name when your surname is tattooed on your neck.
Darnell L. Frazier, 25, did just that ... uh, well, he tried to do just that early Thursday on St. Paul's East Side.
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Karma: Thieves Caught After 'Pocket-Dialing' 911
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (CBS) � Have you ever rubbed up against your cell phone in your pocket, causing it to randomly dial someone in your contact list without you realizing it? A similar situation happened to a man in Middletown � a man whose apparent plan to steal car parts was foiled when he "pocket-dialed" 911 in the middle of the act!
Sometime around 3 a.m. Monday at Sierra Auto Body Parts in Middletown, police say Andre Pryce and Fabian Corley were breaking into cars to steal parts. A third party, Xavier Jenkins, was waiting nearby in a getaway car, according to police.
The suspects were captured quickly by police because one of the suspects accidentally called them from his own cell phone.
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Blogger and Defense Attorney Barry Green reports that a Wise County criminal defendant bolted the courtroom moments before a jury returned his punishment verdict, only to find out that the verdict was ...
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And it gets even better once you read about how he was caught: click here.
I'm pretty sure this is the first time the TDCAA User Forum has linked to the Wise County Messenger.
At least it wasn't a not guilty. Then he REALLY felt stoopid.
Still, he may be the first in TDC to serve his probation in prison.
At least he was polite and didn't just hang up on the person interrupting his business. Will he get any mitigation based on his phone etiquette?
He should have had his ringer on silent so he wouldn't have known the operator was calling him back, and so the police wouldn't have heard it ring either.
Yeah, he could've pulled a Christian Bale.
Authorities say a 19-year-old Iowa City man showed up drunk to serve a three-day public intoxication sentence at the Johnson County Jail on Tuesday. Court records said initial tests showed the man had a blood-alcohol content of 0.101 percent when he arrived at the jail.
Deputies go to a house to serve a felony warrant. Subject of warrant answers door, holding a lit road flare and with a marijuana cigarette hanging from his mouth. Oh, they could also see makings of meth lab.
Ok, I'm a big city prosecutor. Is the road flare a bizarre way to light the joint or part of the meth lab?
We're wondering that also. (I need a spell check.)
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Road flares are a great source of "Red-P" or red phosphorus, used in one method of cooking meth. In a pinch they can also be used to light a joint, make a fake bomb, or serve as a porch light. Or so I have been told!
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