Man impersonating friend arrested on friend's warrant
A New Castle man showed police his friend’s driver’s license to avoid arrest, but was arrested anyway when police learned the friend was wanted on a warrant, according to court records.
Police allege Jared Maddock, 25, of 174 Wentworth Road, was taken into custody on his friend’s warrant, but when his true identity was revealed, it showed Maddock was also wanted on a warrant. Five other charges followed.
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Robber foiled by text message
An armored car guard has been arrested for a New York heist thanks to surveillance footage and a concerned text message to his co-worker, police allege.
Police said while 34-year-old Robert Blackmon allegedly made off with $330,000 during an armored car heist this week, he then contacted the co-worker he robbed via text message to make sure she was all right, the New York Post said Thursday.
Technology in the form of an automated teller machine camera also proved to be Blackmon's undoing as his image was allegedly captured six times during Tuesday's brazen heist, the report said.
Police allege that Blackmon lied in order to get off of work Tuesday then used a gun to rob his co-worker, Janell Nelson, as she was leaving a bank with a cash delivery.
Man Busted Driving Stolen Forklift
He said he needed it to pull his brother out of the mud.
The stupid criminal of the week award goes to a guy named James Bailey Jr. Manatee County Sheriff's deputies say they caught the guy driving a forklift down Moccasin Wallow Road in the middle of the night. They determined that Bailey had stolen the machinery from his former employer. When cops asked him why he did it, he said he had to pull his brother out of the mud. Bailey's in some deep doo doo, charged with Grand Theft Auto (or Fork Lift in this case), Burglary and Theft.
Vietnamese 'Borats' Obscene
Two students who dressed up as the TV character Borat are at the centre of a row in Vietnam.
The pair performed a dance act at a company party dressed as the spoof Kazakh journalist in his notoriously skimpy "mankini" swimming costume.
They have now found themselves suspended from college for 12 months.
The incident, dubbed the "nude dance of FPT Arena students", has stirred up a storm on internet forums and also in the domestic media.
A video clip posted on the internet showed the two youths dancing and wrestling each other to the tune of a famous revolutionary song.
Both were dressed as the Borat character created by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.
In the background, members of a choir were struggling to stifle their giggles.
The clip has since been taken off the internet, but images remain widely available on private blogs.
DUI charge dropped: It was mare's (horse's) milk, not beer
A court in Kazakhstan has dropped drunken-driving charges against a man who admits he had a few drinks before he was arrested. The reason? He'd consumed fermented mare's milk, not beer or liquor.
Fermented mare's milk, or kumys, is not listed as an alcoholic beverage in Kazakhstan, although it can contain up to 4 percent alcohol. The popular drink is believed to have health-boosting properties
The man, identified only as R. Iskendirov, told a court he had drunk about 1.6 quarts of kumys for medicinal purposes before getting behind the wheel in June. He was arrested on suspicion of being drunk from beer.
But prosecutors said Thursday that Iskendirov produced a doctor's prescription for a daily ration of kumys. The court dropped the charges.
Armored truck robber uses Craigslist to make getaway
In a move that could be right out of a Hollywood movie, a brazen crook apparently used a Craigslist ad to hire a dozen unsuspecting decoys to help him make his getaway following a robbery outside a bank on Tuesday. He then made his escape in an inner tube on the Skykomish River.
The robbery happened about 11 a.m. on an armored truck guard at a Bank of America branch.
"He was wearing a dust mask, a particle mask. At first I thought it might be a surgical mask. I still didn't think anything was wrong, just unusual. Then I noticed he had a pump sprayer," said Mitch Ruth, who had looked out his office window and noticed the man walking into the bank.
"I came across the ad that was for a prevailing wage job for $28.50 an hour," said Mike, who saw a Craigslist ad last week looking for workers for a road maintenance project in Monroe.
He said he inquired and was e-mailed back with instructions to meet near the Bank of America in Monroe at 11 a.m. Tuesday. He also was told to wear certain work clothing.
"Yellow vest, safety goggles, a respirator mask… and, if possible, a blue shirt," he said.
Mike showed up along with about a dozen other men dressed like him, but there was no contractor and no road work to be done. He thought they had been stood up until he heard about the bank robbery and the suspect who wore the same attire.
From there, the cook made his watery escape in a creek that dumps out into the Skykomish River. One witness said the robber swam away, but another said he used an inner tube to get away.
Man Shoots Self After Girlfriend Didn't Want Sex.
A 29-year-old Fort Myers man was arrested for threatening violence and firing a weapon in an occupied dwelling after Lee County Sheriff’s deputies say he shot himself after his girlfriend refused him sex.
Jonathon Guabello was first treated for a gunshot wound to the arm at Lee Memorial Hospital before being booked early this morning in county jail, where he is being held on $100,000 bond. According to deputy Ryan Mackinnon, Guabello’s live-in girlfriend of five months called 911 after an intoxicated Guabello shot himself before falling on the oven, knocking him unconscious, following an argument.
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Kate Moss gold statue unveiled at British Museum
A life-size gold statue of Kate Moss as a "modern-day Aphrodite" with her legs tucked behind her head has been unveiled at the British Museum.
Siren is made entirely of 18 carat gold and will be displayed in the museum's Nereid Gallery among statues of Greek goddesses including Aphrodite.
It is the largest gold statue made by man since ancient Egyptian times, weighing 50kg, around the same as its subject.
Artist Marc Quinn, whose previous works include the sculpture of a pregnant woman with no arms or legs that now sits on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, said Siren cost £1.5m to make, £1m of which was the price of the gold.
He expects it to fetch up to £10m when it is sold following its time with the British Museum in January.
Speaking at the unveiling, Mr Quinn said he saw Miss Moss, who posed for him for a day though not in the position of the statue, as a "modern day Aphrodite".