Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Van load of bank robbers may have stolen banks cash
A Hungarian bank lost more than £20,000 in cash after a security van was rammed - by a prison van full of bank robbers.
While firefighters rescued the Category A prisoners from their blazing van, a small fortune disappeared from the cash van as bags of currency spilled out onto the street in Budapest.
People were seen driving up and grabbing the cash before speeding off again.
And by the time police arrived the money was gone and there was no trace of the people who had taken it.
Police suspected the crash may have been organized from jail by crime bosses and carried out by gang members still on the outside.
But officers quizzed all the inmates - who were being transported from a court back to their jail - who claimed they had nothing to do with the crash.
"The bank remains very suspicious. Of all the vehicles that could have hit their van, it had to be one full of bank robbers," said a police spokesman.
Sex flick at Tesco
Customers browsing for TVs in a Tesco store got more than they bargained for — when the screens started showing porn.
More than 20 flat-screen sets flicked over to a naked couple romping in graphic sex scenes.
The movie ran for five minutes until a worker at the 24-hour store in Bursledon, Hants, wondered why so many customers were by the sets.
The store launched a probe. They believe a late-night shopper switched channels on a master set with Freeview.
Customer Alan Man, 38, said: "It’s not what you expect to see in Tesco."
Bachelorette Party Prompts Arrests
Wichita police arrested three people on Sunday in an incident that began when a man threw an inflatable penis at an officer's horse.
Officers were patrolling the Old Town area on horseback at about 1:20 a.m. when they came across a large group of women in their early- to mid-20s who had been celebrating at a bachelorette party, police said.
Also in the group was a 24-year-old man, a brother to one of the women at the party. He was carrying a 5-foot-long inflatable penis, police said.
"While he was joking around with this toy, he launched this large toy toward one of our officers, who was on horseback," police spokesman Gordon Bassham said.
The toy struck the officer's horse, causing the horse to get spooked, he said.
Police arrested the man, of Eastborough, on suspicion of battery of a law enforcement officer, in this case, the horse.
A woman, upset at the arrest, grabbed the arresting officer's arm, police said. She too was arrested.
While the crowd was being dispersed, another woman in the party was arrested when she struck a horse's head, police said. The horse stepped on the foot of that woman, who was treated on the scene, then taken to jail.
The two women who were arrested are 22 years old and 24 years old. One is from McPherson, and one is from Lawrence.
Firefighter charged with arson
A firefighter whose mother was displaced by a December arson in West Chester Pennsylvania steel town beset by them has been charged with lighting two trash fires there last week.
Prosecutors say the fact Robert Tracey Jr. is a firefighter in Coatesville made the charges particularly disturbing for his colleagues, who've seen dozens of arsons in the town of 11,000 residents just west of Philadelphia since the beginning of last year.
Chester County District Attorney Joseph Carroll says witnesses saw Tracey running from Friday's fires, which didn't hurt anyone. He says Tracey was jailed in lieu of $2 million bail.
Tracey is the sixth person arrested in connection with arsons in the Coatesville area. He's not charged in any of the others, one of which killed a woman.

1 comment:

Tattoo Jim said...

You just couldn't make up stories stranger than these if you tried!!!