Sunday, May 25, 2008

Small Bits of News

Georgia teenager a real pain in the "ASS"
A 15-year-old boy in Lovejoy, Ga., allegedly bit or grabbed the buttocks of at least 10 women at a Wal-Mart store over several months, police say. Clayton County police allege the unidentified teenager assaulted the backsides of several women shopping in the retail store, before being confronted by one of his victims.
Copper wire, power line stolen from poles
State police are looking for whoever risked some potentially deadly maneuvers to steal copper wire and aluminum power line from Allegheny Power poles Thursday.
Four utility poles along South Mountain Road in Worth Township had 1,800 feet of aluminum power line and 60 feet of copper ground wire removed.
Total value of the stolen metal is about $6,000.
Allegheny Power spokesman Allen Staggers said people have been killed trying to steal wire from power lines. Still, people are trying to steal copper and aluminum from wires and substations as scrap metal prices continue to rise, he said.
"I’ve worked for the power company for 25 years, and I’m not qualified to go into a substation," Staggers said. "It is very, very, dangerous."
7-Year-Old Girl Accidentally Shoots Sleeping Mom Twice
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Authorities say a 7-year-old girl accidentally shot her sleeping mother twice in a South Florida neighborhood, but the woman is expected to recover.
Authorities say 38-year-old Sharda Brijmohan was asleep in her bedroom Friday when her daughter walked over to a nightstand and picked up a handgun. Authorities say it accidentally fired. She was shot once in the forearm and once in the neck.
German parents post baby on eBay for 1 euro
Authorities in southern Germany said Saturday they have taken custody of a 7-month-old boy after his parents posted an ad on eBay offering to sell him for one euro, the equivalent of $1.57.
Authorities have launched an investigation into possible child trafficking against the baby's mother and 24-year-old father, neither of whom was identified.
"Offering my nearly new baby for sale, as it has gotten too loud. It is a male baby, nearly 28 inches (70 cm) long and can be used either in a baby carrier or a stroller." No offers were made for the child in the two hours and 30 minutes the ad was posted on Tuesday. EBay later deleted the posting, and assisted police in tracking down the parents.

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