Monday, April 11, 2011

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Thief uses stolen card to send 'thank you'
Police in Narragansett, Rhode Island said a thief who charged $2,400 to a woman's credit card used the card to send flowers and a "thank you" note to the victim's home.
Investigators said Bank of America officials contacted the Narragansett woman in March and informed her of $2,400 in suspicious charges to her credit card.
The charges included $65 for flowers sent to the woman's home with an accompanying note reading, "thnx for ur money."
Police said they were trying to track down the thief. Bank of America officials said the credit card has been canceled and the woman will not be responsible for the charges.
Toddler Given Alcohol At Applebee's
Police are investigating after a toddler was given an alcoholic beverage at an Applebee’s.
It happened at the restaurant in Madison Heights.
Fifteen-month-old Dominic Dill-Reese’s mother ordered him a kid’s meal and asked for apple juice as the beverage. His mother began to get suspicious moments after he started drinking it. “We took it from him and he laid his head on the table,” said Taylor Dill-Reese. “He dozed off a little bit and woke up and got real happy.” Dill-Reese also said Dominic refused to eat when his food arrived.
Before leaving, Dill-Reese tasted the toddler’s drink and got a big surprise. Instead of apple juice, alcoholic margarita mix was in his cup. “The manager came up to me and he smelled it, ‘I am so sorry ma’am, I just don’t know what to do,’” said Dill-Reese.
She demanded the manager do something. Madison Heights police was called to investigate the incident and the boy was taken to the hospital. Doctors told Dominic’s mother he could have died if he drank the entire cup.
Man jailed for 'squatting' in upscale W. Pa. home
A man in Murrysville has been jailed on charges that he took up residence in a $500,000 western Pennsylvania home without the owner's permission.
Frederick Harris III, of Wilmerding, remained in the Westmorland County Prison Friday on burglary, criminal trespass and criminal mischief charges filed when Murrysville police say they found him in the home.
Police say the 43-year-old Harris had toured the home with a real estate agent who refused to give him keys. He later broke a window, pulled up the 'for sale' sign and moved in anyway. Police were alerted when a caretaker noticed someone in the house.
Police Chief Thomas Seefeld said that Harris car was in the garage. He had personal items in the home. He basically was making a home there."

1 comment:

The Man said...

Didn't Applebee's do the same thing a couple years ago?