Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Cuffed man escapes the Pensacola Police
A handcuffed man was back in police custody on Monday after officers found him trying to remove his chains at a Home Depot store.
Pensacola police say the man escaped from police while he was being treated for injuries at an area hospital Sunday following his battery arrest.
The man made his way on foot about one mile to a Home Depot store, where employees spotted the still-handcuffed man looking for tools and called police.
Technology helps in busting car theft
Police say an iPhone left in a stolen truck is how officers were able to capture a burglar suspected of multiple auto break-ins in Colorado Springs.
Officials at the El Pas County Sheriff's office said 29-year-old Joshua Mitzelfelt stole a truck left unattended and running in a driveway. The owner's iPhone was on the front seat.
The truck's owner began tracking his vehicle's location though a website monitoring the phone's GPS application while updating sheriff dispatchers. Officers spotted the truck about seven miles from the owner's residence and arrested the driver.
Police were able to link items found in the vehicle to other burglaries in the area. Mitzelfelt has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, second degree aggravated motor vehicle theft and first degree burglary.
Armed man breaks into home, steals gun
An armed robber broke into a man's house pepper sprayed him and stole a gun before fleeing, police said.
Pasadena police Lt. Chris Russ said the robber, who was armed with a handgun, entered the home in the 100 block of North Meredith Avenue about 11:20 p.m. and sprayed the victim, before taking his Airsoft gun, which shoots plastic BBs.
The man called police, who searched the home with a police dog but were unable to find the robber.
The suspect is described as a Latino about 5-feet-10-inches to 6 feet tall, 275 to 300 pounds with dark, bushy hair and a trimmed mustache and goatee.
"Instant Heart Attack" sandwich goes to court
A popular New York City deli says a potential legal challenge to its "Instant Heart Attack" sandwich isn't kosher.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court says the Heart Attack Grill has accused the 2nd Avenue Deli of stealing its idea to spoof healthy eating with calorie-bomb entrees like the three-patty "Triple Bypass Burger." It asks the court to block the Arizona restaurant chain from pursuing a trademark infringement case.
The "Instant Heart Attack" sandwich is a mountain of two potato pancakes and a piled high choice of corned beef, pastrami, turkey or salami. The price: $23.95.
The Manhattan deli also has plans for a new "Triple Bypass" sandwich.
There was no immediate response to a message left with an attorney for the Heart Attack Grill.

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