POLICE: SUSPECT WEARING “TRUST ME” T-SHIRT STEALS CAR
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A suspect carrying a T-shirt emblazoned with “Trust Me” allegedly stole a automobile with an confederate in Fairfax County, Virginia.
The Washington Post stories that the 2 suspects from Falls Church had been arrested by police in the stolen automobile not lengthy after the unlocked Honda Civic was taken because it warmed up.
Police say in addition they discovered a number of cast checks throughout the arrests.
The newspaper says Wilmer Lara Garcia has been charged with auto theft and two counts of forgery. Police say he was carrying the shirt that learn “Trust Me.”
His confederate was charged with auto theft.
FLORIDA MAN SAYS HE PUNCHED ATM FOR GIVING TOO MUCH CASH
COCOA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man instructed investigators he punched an computerized teller machine as a result of it gave him an excessive amount of money.
An arrest report says 23-year-old Michael Joseph Oleksik man induced about $5,000 in harm to an ATM at a Wells Fargo financial institution department in Cocoa on Nov. 29. He was arrested Dec. 22 on a felony mischief cost after financial institution officers determined to press prices.
Florida Today stories surveillance video captured Oleksik pummeling the contact display screen.
An arrest report says that Oleksik instructed a financial institution supervisor he was offended that the machine was giving him an excessive amount of cash and he did not know what to do as a result of he was in a hurry for work. He apologized for inflicting harm.
Jail information do not listing a lawyer for Oleksik.
DEFINITION MISSION: A RHYMING LIMERICK FOR EACH ENGLISH WORD
One man’s joke has turn into his mission: to offer every phrase a rhyming definition.
Chris Strolin was teasing English buffs in a web-based discussion board years in the past when he mentioned the dictionary can be vastly improved if definitions had been written as five-line limericks. Then he determined to strive it for actual.
The Omnificent English Dictionary in Limerick Form — or OEDILF (OH-dilf) for brief — has revealed greater than 97,000 rhyming definitions since Strolin began the web dictionary in 2004. He expects to achieve limerick No. 100,000 someday in 2018.
Even with assist from roughly 1,000 contributing writers, Strolin’s limerick dictionary is nowhere close to completed. It presently ends in the Gs on the phrase “gizzard.”
Strolin hopes his grandchildren — or maybe their youngsters — will end the Zs.
WOMAN STUNNED TO FIND ELECTRIC BILL LISTED AS $284 BILLION
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania lady says she went on-line to examine her electrical bill and was surprised on the quantity — greater than $284 billion.
The Erie Times-News stories that Mary Horomanski mentioned her eyes “nearly popped out” of her head when she noticed the quantity. She suspected that her household had put up their Christmas lights incorrect.
The silver lining was that she did not need to pay the complete quantity till November 2018 — solely a $28,156 minimal fee was due for December.
Horomanski’s son contacted Penelac, her electrical supplier, who confirmed the error. Parent firm First Energy mentioned a decimal level was by chance moved. Her new quantity was rapidly corrected to $284.46.
STYLIST ACCUSED OF GIVING MAN UNWANTED ‘STOOGES’ HAIRDO
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police in Madison, Wisconsin, arrested a hairstylist after he gave a buyer a very undesirable Larry Fine hairdo.
Police spokesman Joel DeSpain says the 22-year-old sufferer instructed officers the stylist requested him to cease fidgeting and transferring his head throughout the Friday haircut. The Wisconsin State Journal stories that DeSpain says the stylist then nicked the client’s ear along with his clippers earlier than working them down the center of the person’s head on their shortest attachment, “leaving him trying a bit like Larry from ‘The Three Stooges.'”
DeSpain says officers arrested the 46-year-old hairstylist, Khaled A. Shabani, who pleaded not responsible to disorderly conduct Wednesday. DeSpain says Shabani instructed officers it was an accident.
WOMAN ACCUSED OF TRYING TO SNORT COCAINE IN POLICE STATION
LEDYARD, Conn. (AP) — A girl has been accused of making an attempt to snort cocaine inside a Connecticut police station whereas ready to be booked on unrelated prices.
Police say Nicole Hunter was charged on Christmas Day with possession of narcotics, interfering with an officer and disorderly conduct.
Police had arrested Hunter after a confrontation at her dwelling in Ledyard whereas investigating a report of an erratic driver. They say the car concerned matched the one in Hunter’s driveway.
Police say Hunter was in a ready space of the police station when she pulled cocaine wrapped in paper from inside her clothes and tried to snort it.
Hunter would not have a listed cellphone quantity and cannot be reached for remark. She’s due in courtroom Jan. eight.
ANTI-GAMBLING CRUSADER WINS $25Ok IN GAMING SWEEPSTAKES
CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago lady who has crusaded towards playing for many years has received $25,000 by enjoying a sweepstakes recreation at a playing cafe.
Kathy Gilroy tells the Chicago Tribune that whereas it is ironic she received the sweepstakes, the excellence is that she did not spend her personal cash to gamble.
Gilroy has mentioned playing can result in dependancy, chapter, crime and suicide. She helped shut down a $1.6 million Queen of Hearts raffle placed on by the Veterans of Foreign Wars submit in rural Morris this yr till the raffle was correctly licensed.
Gilroy says she’s participated in different sweepstakes and received prizes, together with electronics and journeys to the Bahamas and California. She says she enters sweepstakes as a result of they’re made obtainable freed from cost beneath state regulation.
POLICE: WOMAN RUINED $300Ok WORTH OF ART ON DATE WITH LAWYER
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say an intoxicated Dallas lady on a first date with a distinguished Houston trial lawyer induced not less than $300,000 in harm to his artwork assortment, together with two Andy Warhol work.
Lindy Lou Layman was arrested Saturday on felony mischief prices after her date with Anthony Buzbee. She was launched on $30,000 bond. Online courtroom information do not listing an legal professional for her.
Prosecutors say Buzbee instructed investigators that the 29-year-old Layman received too intoxicated on their date, so he known as her an Uber after they returned to his dwelling. She allegedly refused to depart and hid inside the house, and that when Buzbee discovered her and known as a second Uber, she received aggressive.
Authorities say she tore down a number of work and poured pink wine on some, and she threw two $20,000 sculptures.
The broken Warhol work had been every valued at $500,000.
HEARTWARMINGLY ICY: DESPITE MINUS 34 TEMP, COUPLE GET ENGAGED
SARGENT’S PURCHASE, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man hasn’t let excessive chilly get in the way in which of a heartwarming proposal.
WMUR-TV stories that 31-year-old Josh Darnell, of Londonderry, dropped to his knee and popped the query after climbing Tuckerman’s Ravine on Thursday, the identical day it hit minus 34 (-37 Celsius) on Mount Washington.
There’s a glad ending: twenty-seven-year-old Rachel Raske (RASS’-kee), of Lowell, Massachusetts, mentioned sure.
Raske tells WMUR that Darnell had hiked Tuckerman’s Ravine final summer season along with his dad and had been planning to pop the query there ever since.
MAN CHARGED WITH SNEAKING INTO HOME TO TRY TO STEAL UNDIES
WASHINGTON, Mo. (AP) — Police say an japanese Missouri man instructed officers he has an “underwear fetish” and admitted to sneaking into a dwelling to attempt to steal a pair.
The St. Louis Post- Dispatch stories that 34-year-old Cody Hassler, of Washington, Missouri, was charged Wednesday with first-degree housebreaking, first-degree stalking and stealing. No legal professional is listed in on-line courtroom information. Bond is about at $75,000.
Police say Hassler admitted to sneaking into the home by way of an unlocked basement door in October whereas a mom and her teenage daughter had been sleeping and taking a pair of underwear from the laundry room.
The teenager awoke when she heard footsteps and police had been known as. Officers discovered a pair of underwear that apparently had been dropped when the suspect fled. Hassler additionally admitted to trying by way of bed room home windows.
BURNT BAGEL BLAMED FOR ST. LOUIS AIRPORT EVACUATION
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A burnt bagel is being blamed for the evacuation of a terminal at Lambert Airport in St. Louis.
Airport officers say a bagel burned in a restaurant in Terminal 2 round 6 p.m. Tuesday, setting off smoke detectors and prompting a full evacuation. An estimated 300 to 400 individuals had been required to go exterior, the place the temperature was 11 levels.
The airport says the evacuation lasted solely about 5 minutes, however passengers had to return by way of safety checks as soon as they re-entered the constructing. No flight delays had been reported.
A COUGAR IN YOUR LUGGAGE? HUNTING CARCASS FOUND AT AIRPORT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a hunter’s journey dwelling hit a snag in Las Vegas after safety screeners discovered a useless cougar in his baggage.
No crime was dedicated as a result of the person had a searching tag. But police Lt. David Gordon instructed the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Transportation Security Administration brokers held the person at McCarran International Airport late Tuesday to verify the validity of the Utah searching tag.
His title and the place he was headed weren’t launched.
Airport spokeswoman Melissa Nunnery says the person ended up transport the cougar carcass dwelling, not on the airplane.
Gordon says it is not a crime to move legally possessed recreation on an airline flight. But he says airways can refuse to move sure objects.
LIFELONG BEST FRIENDS DISCOVER THEY’RE ACTUALLY BROTHERS
HONOLULU (AP) — Two Hawaii males who grew up as greatest pals have lately discovered that they are truly brothers.
Alan Robinson and Walter Macfarlane have been pals for 60 years. Born in Hawaii 15 months aside, they met in the sixth grade and performed soccer collectively at a Honolulu prep college.
Macfarlane by no means knew his father. Robinson was adopted.
Honolulu information station KHON-TV stories that the lads discovered they’re associated by way of a household historical past and DNA web site. They revealed the invention Saturday.
Macfarlane’s daughter, Cindy Macfarlane-Flores, says once they began digging into solutions about his household historical past, a high DNA match was somebody with the username Robi737.
Robinson’s nickname was “Robi” and he flew 737s for Aloha Airlines.
They plan to journey and get pleasure from retirement collectively.
Robinson says it is the most effective Christmas current.
POLICE: MAN ATTEMPTS TO ROB STORE WITH FAKE FURNITURE GUN
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man who tried and didn’t rob an Ohio comfort retailer with a pretend gun constituted of items of furnishings has been charged with theft.
Akron police say the person walked into a native Circle Ok retailer Monday afternoon waving what gave the impression to be a rifle and demanding money. An worker realized the rifle was a pretend and confronted the person with the assistance of three prospects.
The man tried to flee however was subdued and detained by the individuals in the shop till police arrived. He has been charged with aggravated theft and is scheduled to look in municipal courtroom Wednesday.
Police say the person had a pole, a pretend scope, a spring and two desk legs mounted collectively to seem like a rifle.
FRUITCAKE PACKAGE TEMPORARILY HALTS SEATTLE FERRY SERVICE
SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say a wrapped current that turned out to be a fruitcake briefly halted service at a Seattle ferry terminal whereas police investigated.
Washington State Patrol Trooper Kevin Fortino says troopers had been notified Tuesday that a suspicious bundle was discovered beneath a Christmas tree in the pedestrian ready space.
Fortino says the bundle was deemed suspicious as a result of it was unmarked and was the one reward beneath the tree.
Officials evacuated the terminal and stored all inbound ferries away for about a half-hour whereas the police bomb squad investigated.
Fortino says the reward was discovered to be a fruitcake.
He says it wasn’t clear why it was left on the terminal.
MAN ARRESTED AFTER SHOWING UP TO CLAIM MARIJUANA SHIPMENT
WAREHAM, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts have arrested a Rhode Island man they are saying confirmed up at a transport firm in a brand-new pickup truck he had paid money for to say two crates that contained 112 kilos of marijuana.
Wareham police say they had been tipped off by staff of Cape Cod Express, who had been suspicious of the 2 picket crates.
When 40-year-old Michael Chen, of Providence, Rhode Island, confirmed up on the facility on Wednesday to say them, he was confronted by police and consented to a search of the crates.
Police say they contained 112 kilos of pot mixed.
Chen was charged with trafficking in marijuana over 100 kilos. Police additionally seized his 2017 pickup.
He was freed on $7,500 bail. It was not clear if he had a lawyer.
DRUGS, GUN, TEETH FOUND ON MAN STOPPED AT S. CAROLINA STORE
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Police say they discovered 1000’s of doses of heroin, a gun and human tooth on a man detained throughout a suspected shoplifting investigation at a South Carolina Walmart on Christmas Eve.
Officers inform the Sun News of Myrtle Beach they charged 21-year-old Tavon Malik Stanley of Calabash, North Carolina, with crimes together with heroin trafficking and drug possession.
Officials at a North Myrtle Beach Walmart detained Stanley after they noticed a individual with him allegedly take round $25 price of things with out paying for them. Stanley had a Ruger 9 mm handgun and greater than $2,500 in money, and officers discovered dozens of capsules, 1000’s of doses of heroin and two human tooth in his backpack.
Stanley was launched from jail on bond. It wasn’t recognized if he had an legal professional.
PROSECUTOR: DOCTOR REUSED ONE-USE ANAL CATHETERS ON PATIENTS
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey surgeon’s medical license has been briefly suspended for allegedly reusing disposable anal catheters on a number of sufferers.
Attorney General Christopher Porrino says East Brunswick-based colon and rectal surgeon Sanjiv Patankar allegedly washed and reused the one-use catheters which might be inserted into sufferers throughout medical procedures.
State officers say they’ve proof that Patankar ordered solely 5 catheters throughout time when he carried out 82 procedures requiring them.
The state Board of Medical Examiners unanimously voted to droop the physician’s license final week, saying he “positioned sufferers in clear and imminent hazard.”
Patankar’s license will stay briefly suspended pending a full listening to in the state Office of Administrative Law and till the Board of Medical Examiners takes last motion primarily based on additional findings.