Thursday, July 14, 2011

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Man shaved ex-girlfriend's head
Police in Lynnwood, Wash., say a woman's former boyfriend broke into her apartment, held her down and shaved her head so she wouldn't be attractive to other men.
According to a Snohomish County police report, the woman ran to her bathroom and called 911 when the man showed up and yelled for her to open her door. Lynnwood officers say they arrived last Friday to find the front door kicked in, a man holding hair clippers and a 30-year-old woman crying and holding clumps of hair.
They say hair had been shaved from the right and back of the victim's head and her arms were bruised.
The woman told officers the man had been jealous and paranoid during their relationship. Police say the man admitted using multiple drugs that day.
He was booked into jail for investigation of burglary and unlawful imprisonment.
Homeless paid to loiter at vice mayor's home
Neighbors say a local radio host went too far Tuesday when he bused in groups of homeless people to huddle outside the home of Sarasota's vice mayor — a stunt organizer say was meant to put political pressure on city commissioners to crack down on homeless loitering downtown.
At least 30 homeless people were rounded up from area shelters and bused to a makeshift food line in a grassy median outside Vice Mayor Terry Turner's home.
The event was organized by Phil Grande, host of "Phil's Gang Radio Show" and the affluent downtown resident who helped push a slew of recent efforts to squeeze homeless people away from downtown condos.
Woman cuts off husband's penis
Police say a Southern California woman drugged her estranged husband, tied him to a bed, cut off his penis with a knife and threw it down a garbage disposal.
Garden Grove police Lt. Jeff Nightengale says 48-year-old Catherine Kieu Becker was booked at the Orange County Jail for investigation of aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, administering a drug with intent to commit a felony, poisoning and spousal abuse.
The 51-year-old victim's name was not released but Nightengale says he is in serious condition after surgery at a hospital. Nightengale says the woman told responding officers the victim "deserved it."
Thief takes 12-ton dump truck on 106-mile journey
Authorities say someone stole a 12-ton dump truck from a Columbus business and drove it 106 miles across Georgia before leaving it in a lot near Griffin.
Ricky Catrett, owner of Flat Rock Sand & Gravel, notified police when he noticed the truck was missing. Catrett said the dump truck was equipped with an advanced GPS tracking device, which showed that it was more than 100 miles away near Griffin. The GPS device created a record of the truck's journey, logging speed and location updates every five minutes. Catrett said the thief never went over the speed limit.
Spalding County sheriff's investigator Scott Piper said someone apparently tried to spray paint over the company logo on the dump truck, and also left the keys inside.

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