Man accused of spraying woman's shoes with water
A woman told Cincinnati police that she heard a noise and then felt something cold on her feet. Police said a man crawled under a table at a University of Cincinnati library and used a syringe to spray saltwater onto the woman's shoes.
Dwight Pannell, 43, of Columbus, was booked on charges of voyeurism, assault and criminal trespass. The woman told officers that after she heard something coming from under her table and felt the sensation on her feet, she looked down and saw a man on his knees holding a syringe.
Police chief married to registered sex offender
Some town residents are upset that the husband of Interim Police Chief Anita Merritt is a registered sex offender, saying her relationship with a convicted felon is a conflict of interest.
Tyrone Merritt, 36, was convicted in Massachusetts in March 2001 of taking indecent liberties with a child in connection with a May 1999 incident. He was sentenced to probation.
The incident occurred before Anita Merritt married her husband and before she joined the Roseboro N.C. Police Department in September 2004.
"Anything that happened to him has no reflection on me or my character or on my job," said Anita Merritt, who was sworn in as police chief Thursday.
Woman pleads innocent to torturing rats
A woman has pleaded innocent in Islip, N. Y., to running over two rats with her car and smearing their guts on the porch of her ex-boyfriend's sister.Michelle Brown, 23, pleaded innocent in District Court to a misdemeanor charge of animal torture, New York's Newsday reported Thursday.
Prosecutors allege Brown purchased the rats at a Petland Discounts store and took them to the home of Sabrina Laroy, where she ran over the animals with her car and then smeared their innards on Laroy's porch. Laroy is the sister of Brown's ex-boyfriend, whose name wasn't released. Laroy's brother wasn't in the home at the time of the incident.