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Guy on Date Breaks Biggest Unwritten Rule Ever: Cops

July 22, 2018 |

From the annals of classy guys: A Tennesee man is accused of stealing a woman’s car to use on a date with her godsister that same night, the Commercial Appeal reports. Kelton Griffin, 21, allegedly took out Faith Pugh last weekend in her black Volvo because he had no wheels…
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Cops Find Big Clue in Ceiling of Alleged Crooked Priest

July 19, 2018 |

A Catholic priest is charged with embezzling more than $ 5 million from his Michigan parish—and on Tuesday, police say they found $ 63,392 in cash above ceiling tiles in his basement. The Rev. Jonathan Wehrle was charged with six counts of embezzlement last year after a diocese-ordered audit found…
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She Got Her Finger Up His Nose. That’s All Cops Needed

July 19, 2018 |

A woman helped police track down a sexual-assault suspect by literally getting in his face, Q13 Fox reports. Prosecutors in Washington state have charged Jose Luis Tum-Coronado, 35, as he sits in a Georgia prison—all because the unidentified assault survivor stuck her hand up his nose. “My main mission…
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Cops: Man’s Murder Really Elaborate Suicide by Balloon

July 17, 2018 |

At 71, Alan Abrahamson had started taking early morning walks, explaining he was hoping to shed the weight he gained on a recent cruise. On the morning of Jan. 25 he left his $ 900,000 home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., for that walk, with a camera in his gated…
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CVS Manager Calls Cops Over Black Woman’s Use of Coupon

July 16, 2018 |

It’s another story with a familiar theme : CVS has apologized after a manager in Chicago called the police over a black woman’s coupon. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Camilla Hudson was trying to use a manufacturer’s coupon at checkout, and the manager on duty apparently concluded that she was trying…
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Video: Cops Used Coin-Flip App to Decide Woman’s Fate

July 15, 2018 |

Heads, you’re under arrest. Tails, you’re free to go. Body camera video shows Georgia police officers laughing as they use a coin-flip app to decide whether to detain a woman during a traffic stop in April, reports the AP . The video shows Roswell police Officer Courtney Brown asking Sarah Webb…
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Cops: Guy Picked Wrong Business to Break Into

July 13, 2018 |

The problem with breaking into an escape-room business is, well, the escape. Police in Vancouver, Washington, say Rye Wardlaw busted into NW Escape Experience overnight Sunday and ended up calling 911 because he couldn’t get out, reports USA Today . Authorities say the 40-year-old finally managed to escape through a back…
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Woman Has Bizarre Reason for Calling Cops on Black Man

July 10, 2018 |

A Tennessee woman has been fired from her job after reportedly calling the cops on a black man for wearing socks in a swimming pool on the 4th of July. Per CBS News , Erica Walker was working as a property manager with Trilogy Residential Management at a Memphis apartment complex…
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Woman Confronts Bannon in Bookstore; Owner Calls Cops

July 9, 2018 |

A Virginia business owner says he was forced to call police after a customer confronted Steve Bannon inside his bookstore. Nick Cooke, owner of Black Swan Books in Richmond, tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch that a woman in his store called Bannon “a piece of trash” while the former White House…
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Cops Must Return Stripper’s $20,000 in Cash

July 8, 2018 |

Police in Florida have been ordered by a judge to pay back nearly $ 20,000 they seized from a stripper. Circuit Judge Rodney Smith ruled in favor of 20-year-old LizMixell Batista and her husband, Ras Cates, in the case that began with a May traffic stop in Miami. Miami-Dade officers…
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