Sunday, April 17, 2011

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Man Spots His Stolen Car At Stop Light
A Central Florida man is happy to have his stolen car back after he randomly pulled up behind it at a red light Monday.
Ben Gaskill said he left on Friday with his family to New Smyrna Beach for a weekend vacation. He said when they came back his wife's 2005 Hyundai Sonata was gone from the driveway.
Gaskill said someone broke into their house and stole the spare keys.
He said he was driving to the hardware store after work on when he stopped at a red light he looked up; he was stopped directly behind the stolen car.
He said the car had the familiar flower sticker in the back window that he had put there for his wife.
"You never really think you're going to see it again," Gaskill said.
He said he called 911 and stayed on the phone with the dispatcher until deputies arrived and arrested the suspects.
According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, three 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old were arrested.
Deputies said they also found marijuana in the car.
Man accused of shooting AK-47 at paramedics
Paramedics were summoned to a St. Petersburg Beach residence on behalf of a man that was having seizures.
But when they arrived to help the man, his girlfriend wouldn't let them inside.
Another man then came running out of the residence warning everyone to "run."
And with good reason.
The man that was supposedly having seizures, Calvin Teodoro Foronda, 20, fired an AK-47 at the paramedics from inside the home.
They must have had good duck 'n cover training — nobody was hit with the bullet.
But Foronda was hit with 4 counts of aggravated assault on a firefighter and a $40,000 surety bond, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
Police find laptops in trash can
Two stolen laptops were recovered from a garbage can -- along with marijuana -- suburban Chicago police say. Wilmette, Ill., police said they were called to a house Thursday and told that two Apple laptops valued at $2,200 and $360 were missing.
Officers found the computers in pillow cases inside trash can in the back yard, but they also found an undisclosed amount of marijuana and two pipes, along with whiskey and beer bottles, police said.
One of the home's four residents said the drugs and paraphernalia were taken from the room he shared with a roommate on the first floor.
The other two residents, whose rooms are on the second floor, reported nothing stolen, and one of them slept through the burglary.
Police Chief Brian King said none of the residents has been charged, but the investigation is not over.
"Obviously, it's an unusual burglary," he said.

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