Man’s Toyota truck strikes Toyota dealership
A man who attempted to return his recalled Toyota pickup truck to All Star Toyota crashed into the dealership building when his faulty accelerator stuck, the Baton Rouge Police Department reported.
Mikel Valviva sought to return his truck to the dealership, saying he no longer wanted it because of the recall on the accelerator, Lee said.
Matt McKay, owner of the All Star Automotive Group, said Costanza explained to Valviva on three separate occasions on Saturday that the dealership could not refund his money for the truck.
McKay said the process during the recall requires dealerships to provide a loaner car while the recalled vehicle is repaired.
Valviva refused the offers and tried to leave the dealership, but his gas pedal stuck, Lee said. The truck accelerated forward, striking the building, Lee said.
What a dirty rat!
Police in the Swedish capital said they arrested a man who allegedly pushed 19 mice through the mail slot of his musophobic ex-wife.
Stockholm police spokesman Lars Lisberger said the 37-year-old woman woke up at about 7:30 a.m. Sunday and discovered her apartment was full of mice -- an animal she had a special fear of.
The woman's 59-year-old ex-husband was brought in for questioning and admitted to dumping the mice into the mail slot of the apartment, Lisberger said. He was placed under arrest.
The mice were captured and brought to the police station for examination by a veterinarian.
Lisberger said the man has demanded the mice be returned to him.
"He has treated both the mice and his ex-wife badly, so I do not think that he should be given any of them. But we shall have to wait and see what the authorities decide," the spokesman said.
Stolen Police S.U.V. found at La Guardia Airport
A police officer with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who spotted a city police sport-utility vehicle oddly parked at La Guardia Airport on Saturday discovered that it had been stolen that morning in the Bronx, the authorities said.
The S.U.V., a Chevrolet Tahoe, which was attached to the Police Department’s Highway Unit, was parked by an officer at 7:33 a.m. near Pelham Parkway South and Cruger Avenue in the Bronxdale neighborhood, the police said.
As the officer, Nelson Robles, left the vehicle idling and unattended to enter a store, a man jumped inside and drove off, the police said.
Officer Robles, a 15-year veteran, had gone into the store “for personal reasons,” an official said, without elaborating.
Later, after the officer was interviewed by supervisors, he was suspended without pay and stripped of his gun and badge, the police said.
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