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    Boy Attempts to Carjack Uniformed, Off Duty Officer

    Boy Attempts to Carjack Uniformed, Off Duty Officer
    A 14-year-old boy attempted to carjack an off-duty Pittsburgh police officer at gunpoint yesterday, but he was foiled when the officer, who was wearing her uniform, got out of her car and chased him down. Officer Caytlin Wood was sitting in her own car yesterday afternoon, idling on Pearl Street in Bloomfield, when a group of five teenagers caught her attention, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +192
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    Football-Playing Cops Tackle Perps Who Ran on Field

    Football-Playing Cops Tackle Perps Who Ran on Field
    Three brothers attempting to break into a home near a high school football field were unpleasantly surprised to find an entire football team full of cops nearby. The suspects tried to run but were quickly chased down and apprehended by the officers. The oldest of the brothers actually tried to run through the field where the officers were practices but was ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +128
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    Off-Duty Cop Dressed As Clown Kills Teen Robber

    CHICAGO - An off-duty Chicago police officer dressed up as a clown for a South Side fundraiser shot and killed a teen who held him at gunpoint tonight after the event, authorities said. The officer, who is assigned to the Near North police district, was in his clown outfit for a fundraiser for a day-care business. The event, attended by a ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +64
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    Ret. Marine Risks Life to Save Fallen Man on Train Tracks

    Ret. Marine Risks Life to Save Fallen Man on Train Tracks
    ARLINGTON, Va. - Metro has released a video of a man who jumped onto the tracks to save a complete stranger in August. The video shows a man who has a medical emergency falling onto the tracks at the Virginia Square-GMU station. As people on both sides of the tracks are seen waving to get the attention of Metro workers, the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +60
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    Man Finds $45K; Returns It to Rightful Owners

    Man Finds $45K; Returns It to Rightful Owners
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - When Josh Ferrin closed on his family's first home, he never thought he'd make the discovery of a lifetime _ then give it back. Ferrin picked up the keys earlier this week and decided to check out the house in the Salt Lake City suburb of Bountiful. He was excited to finally have a place his ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +48
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    Here Comes The Bride...In Handcuffs

    Here Comes The Bride...In Handcuffs
    JACKSON, MI - A Michigan bride's wedding celebrations came to an unexpected halt on Saturday, when she was arrested on a felony warrant after walking down the aisle. Tammy Lee Hinton, who had just exchanged vows at a Jackson-area church, declined to change clothes before posing for her booking photo. The blushing 53-year-old bride was wanted on a three-year-old warrant for ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +43
  • +37

    Teen Accidentally Texts Sheriff to Buy Pot

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - General rule of thumb: when looking to buy marijuana, don't text the sheriff. Authorities said a Helena teen sent out a text message last week in search of pot, but instead of contacting the drug dealer, he hit a wrong number and inadvertently sent the message to Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton. The text read, ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +37
  • +33

    Man Fights Intruder After "Beer Can Alarm" Set Off

    Man Fights Intruder After "Beer Can Alarm" Set Off
    FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Fargo police said an apartment tenant who set empty beer cans in front of his door to alert him to intruders ended up fighting with an alleged burglar. Sgt. Bill Ahlfeldt said police were called early Tuesday after a report of two elderly men attacking each other. Ahlfeldt says a 61-year-old man who lives in the same ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +33
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    Burglers Snort Cremated Ashes Thinking It Was Cocaine

    Burglers Snort Cremated Ashes Thinking It Was Cocaine
    MARION COUNTY, FL - A gang of teenage thieves looking to get high got a buzzkill instead when they realized a stash of "cocaine" they'd heisted and snorted was not the drug, but a dead man's ashes. The thieves, who burgled a woman's Florida house in December, stole - among other items - an urn containing the resident's father's remains, as ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +32
  • +28

    Cellphone 'Pocket Dials' 911; NY Suspects Caught

    Cellphone 'Pocket Dials' 911; NY Suspects Caught
    CLAY, N.Y. (AP) - An ill-timed, inadvertent 911 call led police to three larceny suspects overheard planning break-ins in upstate New York. Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh says police already looking for a suspicious person got the unlikely assist when one of the men "pocket dialed" his cellphone's emergency number while driving near the scene of an earlier heist. As a ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +28
  • +27

    Police Pick Up Owl For Public Intoxication

    Police Pick Up Owl For Public Intoxication
    PFORZHEIM, GERMANY - Apparently public intoxication is a reason for police to intervene with animals as well as humans. German police recently found a drunk owl out in public and took in the animal, saying it would be released once it has sobered up. A spokesman for the Pforzheim police reported to Spiegel Online that "a woman walking her dog alerted ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +27
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    Fleeing Suspect Hitches 'Getaway' Ride With Police Chief

    Fleeing Suspect Hitches 'Getaway' Ride With Police Chief
    BOSTON - A no-luck suspect who had just taken a beating when he tried to steal a farmer’s truck might have thought things were looking up early Wednesday morning when he finally caught a ride to get the heck away from the scene of the crime, cops said. “He said, ‘You look familiar,’ and my response was, ‘I should look familiar, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +25
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    Impersonator Flags Down Cops to Complain Victim Didn't Obey Orders

    Impersonator Flags Down Cops to Complain Victim Didn't Obey Orders
    CHICAGO - A South Side man faces federal felony charges after he allegedly pulled a gun on a Chicago motorist while impersonating a police officer. Dashonne T. Creamer, 32, appeared in Cook County Court for a bond hearing Tuesday. Prosecutors said he flagged down two real police officers Sunday afternoon to complain that the motorist disobeyed his attempts to direct traffic ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated +25
  • +23

    Officials Use NFL-Styled Van to Serve Warrants

    CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Two constables in western Pennsylvania decided driving around in a car resembling a police cruiser was preventing them from serving warrants. So, they decided to go black and gold. Constables Hubie Coleman and Albert Younkin used a van decorated in Steelers colors and the team logo. Coleman says they drove up to houses and honked the horn. ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +23
  • +22

    Man Tells Cops He Paid For Sex, But Didn't Get It

    MARLBOROUGH, N.H. - Police said a man and woman from New Hampshire are each facing prostitution charges after the man called police to say he'd paid for sex, but the woman then refused. WMUR-TV reported a 22-year-old woman and 32-year-old man were cited into court at a later date. Police said the man called Marlborough Police on Monday to say he'd ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +22
  • +21

    Meth Suspect Neck-Deep in Manure Can't Hide From Cops

    ALBION, Ind. - Nothing could keep Thomas Hovis Jr. from getting caught by police -- not even hiding neck-deep in manure. Police say officers were searching for the 52-year-old because he was wanted on methamphetamine charges. Just when they thought they'd lost him, an officer found him hiding neck-deep in a liquid manure pit at a northeastern Indiana farm. A Noble ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +21
  • +19

    Missing NY Baby Found 23 Years Later

    Missing NY Baby Found 23 Years Later
    NEW YORK - Twenty-three years after being snatched as an infant, the victim of a hospital kidnapping cracked the cold case herself when doubts about her bogus "mom" led her home. Carlina White - just 19 days old when her late-night abduction by a phony nurse stunned the city - was reunited last weekend with her overjoyed biological mother, father and ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +19
  • +17

    Man Accidentally Dials Police to Set Up Drug Buy

    SALT LAKE CITY - A wrong-number dial landed one man in jail for drug possession Wednesday afternoon. The 30-year-old man was looking to purchase Oxycontin when he mistakenly called a police officer’s cellphone, Salt Lake City police said. The officer made arrangements to meet the man near 2100 South and 700 East. The man had a pound of marijuana, scales and ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +17
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    Police: 'Superheroes' Brawl At CT Parking Garage

    STAMFORD, Conn. — It is assault charges for Spider-Man and Captain America, and breach of peace for Poison Ivy. Police in Connecticut said a man dressed as Captain America and another as Spider-Man have been arrested after getting into a fight in Stamford over the Halloween weekend. Stamford Police Lt. Elizabeth Erickson said officers found 25-year-old Michael Sanchez, dressed as Captain ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +17
  • +17

    Cops: Stuck Burgler Says He Was Playing Hide-and-Seek

    Cops: Stuck Burgler Says He Was Playing Hide-and-Seek
    NORTH EAST, Md. (AP) - A burglary suspect came up with a creative explanation after he was found dangling from the ventilation system of a Maryland convenience store. He told police he was playing hide-and-seek. Cecil County sheriff's deputies said the owner of a BP convenience store in North East was opening up Wednesday morning when he spotted a pair of ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +17
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