Thursday, March 20, 2008

Simple, yet effective.

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Fleeing shoplifter forgets one thing -- his son.

A shoplifter looking to make a quick getaway from a supermarket after stealing a packet of meat left police a crucial piece of evidence - his 12-year-old son.

In his haste, the 45-year-old thief made a solo dash to his car, batting away a supermarket worker who had flung himself on the vehicles' bonnet in a bid to stop the escape.

Police in the southern Dutch town of Kerkrade said they managed to contact the thief via the boy, but he had refused to return and collect his son. The man told officers to get hold of the youngster's mother instead. The thief later turned himself in today, a police spokeswoman said. » Article here

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Duke's secret defense.

The steeplechase isn't easy for everyone.

Naked 64-year-old drives, crashes into vehicles

Police say a 64-year-old Perry County woman was naked and driving on the wrong side of the road when she crashed into another vehicle.

Police say charges are pending against Susan Shuman of New Buffalo. Police didn't immediately explain why she was driving naked at about 9 a.m. Thursday.

Two other vehicles were involved in the crash; all three drivers were taken to hospitals. » Article here

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'Back when I was your age...'

Dude slashes car dealer for denying his g-friend a loan

Deputies are looking for the man who attacked two car salesmen after they denied his girlfriend a loan.

The attack happened at the Carbug on Alafaya Trail where the company claims they can get a loan for just about anyone. Deputies said they know who the suspect is and they are working with his girlfriend to find him.

Investigators said the suspect showed up at the Carbug with a box cutter and started slashing employees. "Basically, we get it done. We get it done," said Saman Ghiasi of the Carbug car dealership.

Ghiasi said the dealership just couldn't get a loan for the woman with bad credit. That's when workers said the woman's boyfriend showed up at the dealership on Monday demanding an explanation from the assistant manager.

"He just started cursing and yelling and arguing and when we were trying to help him out, he just basically took his razor and just swung at him," Ghiasi said of the attack. The assistant manager said the man put a six inch cut in his face. The suspect also slashed his manager's chin when he tried to help.

"If he had cut my neck, I could have died," said Levent Turker, the assistant manager who was slashed in the face. » Article here

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