Friday, October 23, 2009

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

SC man drives 160 miles to give explosives to cops
Authorities say a South Carolina man's good intentions almost caused an explosive situation.
After the man's uncle died, he discovered that his relative had collected potentially explosive materials including grenades, dynamite and black powder.
The man, who was not identified by police, feared the materials might fall into the wrong hands, so he drove 80 miles to his uncle's house and loaded his truck with some of the items. Then he drove back to his home county of Union on Wednesday to give the materials to police.
Union County Sheriff David Taylor says the man brought the items to him because the two know each other.
Taylor says deputies closed off several streets and called the bomb squad when they learned about the items. The materials were later destroyed.
Woman flashes $27,000 at Mass. bar, gets robbed
Massachusetts police say they are searching for two men suspected of robbing a woman of $27,000 after she flashed the cash in a Springfield bar. Sgt. John Delaney said on Friday that the 22-year-old woman was robbed Monday night by two men wearing dark clothing and bandanas, one armed with what appeared to be a semiautomatic handgun.
According to police, the woman bragged in the bar of receiving the $27,000 from an insurance claim. Police say she was later robbed after she left the bar with a male friend.
Delaney said the woman should have put her cash settlement in a bank.
Man climbs on Walmart roof to evade police
Gerald Linwood "Tay Tay" Hayes III, 28, needed money to pay court fees from a criminal case.
So he devised a criminal plan to get the money: stealing several flat screen televisions from a Wal-Mart store.
A surveillance video caught him in the act -- twice.
It caught Hayes picking up a 46-inch TV and placing it near the entrance to the store's garden center. He then scoped out the area for watchful eyes. When the coast was clear he slipped into the darkened garden center and headed toward the rear where there's a large gate. He slipped the TV through the gate doors, then scaled the fence and walked away with the TV.
Employees recognized him the next time he came into the store and called cops.
He tried getting away by climbing up on the roof.
Cops got him.
Now he has to figure out how to pay for two criminal court cases.

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