Friday, June 3, 2011

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Burglar cuts hole in roof, but Big Screen TV doesn't fit
Des Moines police say a burglar cut a hole into the roof of TNT Vietnamese restaurant, dropped down for some loot and escaped through the same hole.
Police say the burglar got $200 from a cash register but apparently couldn't get back out of the building with a big-screen TV from the restaurant. The TV was damaged in the effort. The front and back doors remained locked.
Soldier thwarts bank robber
An Army staff sergeant home on leave in southwest Florida chased down a suspected bank robber and held him until authorities arrived.
Officials say Eddie Peoples was at a Bank of America branch in Sarasota with his two young sons when a man walked in with a handgun and demanded cash from the tellers. Peoples sprang into action after the man threatened his sons. Peoples left his sons inside while he ran to his vehicle to block the suspect's car in the parking lot. The suspect got out and pointed his gun at Peoples, who twisted the man's arm, stripped away the gun and slammed him to the ground. Sarasota Sheriff's deputies arrested 34-year-old Matthew Rogers.
The gun turned out to be a toy.

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