Friday, April 22, 2011

12-year-old girl attempts to rob a market with a loaded gun

Father of 12-year-old who tried to rob store with loaded gun says she did it to try and save her home
The father of a 12-year-old Michigan girl who tried to rob a store over the weekend says she did it because she thought she could save her house. “She’s always been a very good and caring child,” said her father. “That’s a girl that just turned 12-yrs-old here last month,” he said.
Police say the 12-year-old covered her face and then walked into the Country Lake Store near her home, pointed a loaded handgun at an employee and demanded money. She was disarmed by an employee and cried while police were called.

Lead stolen from hospital roof

Thieves climbed over a high wall and through barbed wire to steal the roof from a mini hospital at a Great Yarmouth model village - and pocketed less than £50 worth of lead for their efforts.
Merrivale Model Village on Marine Parade was hit by the theft, described as “bizarre and sad”, between Monday evening and Tuesday morning. It has resulted in a nine feet long hospital needing a new roof, which may cost as much as £1,800 for the insurance company to replace if they decide it needs to be made from carbon fiber.
Peter Williamson runs the village said: “When I found out on Tuesday morning there was almost a sense of disbelief that someone could scale an eight foot wall and get through five feet of barbed wire for such a small amount of lead and risk so much in the process.

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Robber's demand note had his name on it
Dover, Del. Police say a robber made their jobs easy by handing a convenience store clerk a demand note that had his name on the back.
Thirty-six-year-old Bruce Manlove was arrested shortly after the robbery early Wednesday. He's accused of stealing 17 packs of Newport cigarettes.
Police say Manlove walked into a 7-Eleven around 3:15 a.m. and handed the clerk a note that read, "This is a robbery."
The clerk handed over the cigarettes but refused to give the note back. Police say the note was written on the back of Manlove's Department of Correction paperwork.
Police spokesman Capt. Tim Stump says this was one of the occasions when a defendant makes things easy for investigators.
Man dumped $200 worth of gas
Police in Connecticut says a man poured about $200 worth of gasoline onto a city street then went to a scrap metal yard and tried to sell the empty container worth $60.
Emilio Valentine, 52 of Bridgeport was charged with illegally dumping hazardous material. He was released on a promise to appear in court.
Stephen Scholz of PC Metals said that when Valentine brought the metal container to us it was still dripping when he pulled into the scrap yard. Scholz told Valentine to leave.
The state Department of Environmental Protection cleaned up the mess.
Robber got 7-year prison term for 86 cents
An N.Y. man who took part in a robbery that netted him and his accomplice less than a dollar in change will spend up to seven years in state prison.
"You and your accomplice robbed this man, and he was shot, and all you got was 86 cents," Dutchess County Court Judge Stephen L. Greller told Michael Armstrong, 22, as he imposed the sentence.
Armstrong admitted last month that he and Devonte Burks, 18, accosted a man and demanded money.
Burks acknowledged during his plea last month that he was holding a handgun that went off during the robbery, seriously injuring the victim. He contended that the shooting had been accidental.
Both men entered guilty pleas to first-degree robbery, a felony.
As part of their plea agreements, Armstrong and Burks will be ordered to pay the victim $65,031 for his medical bills.
Male who wore heels to high school!
The school dress code sets a standard. So when a male student at Riverview High School in Florida decided to wear heels to school on Friday, an assistant principal asked him to take off his shoes.
"It really wasn't a dress code violation, but a matter of his own well-being, and if the attire causes disruption," explains Riverview principal Bob Heilmann.
"It also says you're not supposed to be discriminated against by race, sexuality or religion. If girls can wear heels, why can't boys wear heels?" 11th grader Morgan Rodgers says about the dress code policy.
Rodgers says school administrators should have left the student alone. “By pulling him out of class, I feel it caused more of a distraction than him actually wearing the heels."
To show their support, some students made tags for classmates to wear. One tag says "support diversity" and they didn't stop there.
Rodgers and her friends set up a theme week. On Monday everyone would wear heels, Tuesday cross dress and on Wednesday girls wear blue and boys pink.
The principal is wearing his pink tie. Heilmann says, "I think the message to the school to all of us is, respect everybody whoever they may be."
On Tuesday another male student wore his girlfriend's dress to school. The principal and the student's father asked him to change his clothes.

Man accused of gouging uncle's eyeballs out

A judge has denied bail to a Prichard man accused of gouging out his uncle’s eyeballs with a spoon. Timayo Knight, 31, appeared briefly before District Judge Michael McMaken, who refused to set a bail. Knight, who is being held in Mobile County Metro Jail, is charged with first-degree assault.

Prichard police were called to the 300 block of Bronner Street
on Monday evening and found 79-year-old Bonnie Pogue bleeding from his face. Investigators later found Pogue’s eyeballs in a trashcan and a bloody spoon on a kitchen counter, according to police, and Knight was still inside the house.

What a stupid idea

Workforce Central Florida has pulled its controversial "Cape-A-Bility" campaign. The campaign handed out actual capes to people looking for jobs.  A lot of people complained it was not only a waste of money, it was also demeaning.

Workforce Central Florida Vice President Kimberly Sullivan picked her words very carefully.
Sullivan never said outright the campaign was a mistake.
What she did say time and time again, is that Workforce Central Florida never meant to offend anyone, and as soon as people started complaining, it was pulled.
The 6,000 capes cost more than $14,000 -- that was part of an overall $73,000 campaign that used both federal and non-federal funds.