Sunday, March 27, 2011

'This will be good for you – and for me.'

A learner driver attacked his examiner after he refused to accept a cash bribe in exchange for letting her pass. .Jin Su reportedly handed the examiner a red envelope which contained between £400 and £500 during her test When examiner Keith Ashcroft refused the bribe and declared the test over, Su attacked him in the street, and tried to insist that the test continue. When she was arrested she told police that the money had been for luck rather than a bribe. Su, who has failed her driving test five times, was sentenced to 50 hours unpaid work and will also pay Mr. Ashcroft £100 compensation.

Thieves used golf cart to make their getaway

Fresno County sheriff's spokesperson Chris Curtice says the heists appear the work of the same crooks. The Fig Garden Golf Club was their latest target. On Monday, an employee heard an alarm and spotted the crooks fleeing down a fairway in a golf cart. Deputies discovered the thieves had used an all-terrain vehicle to pull the top off the ATM, but they fled in the golf cart before they could get any cash. Two men stole an ATM from Blackbeard's entertainment center on March 7. Sgt. Mark Hudson says the thieves loaded the cash machine into a golf cart stolen last month from the Fort Washington Golf Course. .

Man jailed for highway porn prank

A Moscow court jailed a Russian hacker for 18 months after he altered an electronic advertising billboard so that it screened a pornographic video, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Thursday. Hacker Igor Blinnikov stopped traffic by breaking into a computer system and screening a graphic sex video for around 10 minutes on a video billboard beside a busy highway in central Moscow. Blinnikov, who comes from the southern Russian city of Novorossiisk, was found guilty late Wednesday of illegally gaining access to information on a computer and distributing pornographic materials. He called the video prank on Moscow's Garden Ring highway a "joke that went wrong" He had earlier been convicted of attempting to deal in marijuana and was handed a total sentence of six years by Moscow's Zamoskvoretsky court, a year of which he has already served in detention. .

Thieves steal diamond ring at Tiffany's in Paris

Police say three men pretending to be customers stole a $353,200 diamond ring from the Tiffany & Co. store in Paris' upscale Printemps department store. A Paris police official said Thursday's heist happened at around 1030 GMT. Three men posing as customers asked to look at several very expensive rings. They eventually decided on a three-carat diamond set on a platinum ring. The thieves took advantage of a moment's inattention by the sales person to make off with the ring, also avoiding detection by Printemp's security guards. . .

Radio Shack offers free gun with purchase

When driving through Hamilton, there's no need to do a double-take when you see the sign hanging above the Radio Shack Super Store. "Protect yourself with Dish Network. Sign up now, get free gun," "I think it really, really fits the Bitterroot Valley," said Steve Strand, who has owned Hamilton's Radio Shack for about seven years. Strand, along with store manager Fabian Levy, wanted to generate more foot traffic at their location. So far, the gun giveaway has worked like a charm. "We have people literally stop by just to take pictures of the sign," Levy said. Qualifying customers have the choice between a Hi Point 380 pistol or a 20-gauge shotgun. The deal is only good for new Dish Network customers and they must buy a certain amount of equipment to qualify for the free gun. .