Friday, June 10, 2011

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Angry crows dive-bomb officers
Officers at a Seattle-area police department have found themselves in a flap with some unusual suspects: an angry flock of birds.
Crows have been attacking police in the parking lot of an Everett Police Department precinct station. They've been swooping down and dive-bombing the officers as they walk to and from their cars.
One officer used his siren to try to scare away the crows, but it didn't work. The birds responded by decorating his car with droppings,
Lt. Bob Johns said he recently was flanked by the aggressive birds and "got zinged."
Crows also can recognize people's individual features. And they hold grudges.
"If cops have done something that (the crows) perceive as a threat, they could be keying in on them because they're all wearing the same kind of uniform,"
Man finds $17,021 in cash
Robert Adams craved an ice-cold horchata drink after finishing his sweltering workday, but not having enough money to buy the burrito he also wanted left him with two obvious choices: Stop at the ATM, or find a bag containing cash.
That changed when the Chicago-area man stood at a Chase ATM in Rolling Meadows, looked down and discovered on the sidewalk near a newspaper box a clear plastic bag containing receipts, checks and $17,021 in cash - mostly $20 and $100 bills bound by a rubber band.
The word "Chase" was printed on the bag, so Adams carried it inside the nearby branch.
"I walk up to the teller and say, I think you might have left this outside,' " said Adams, figuring an employee left it behind after restocking the ATM. But employees told him the machine is filled from inside and the money didn't belong to the bank.
Adams then called police, who along with bank officials later determined the money was meant for an ATM in Midlothian and had been under the care of Loomis, an armored truck company. Rolling Meadows police took the money to the station, where it was picked up by a Loomis official.

No comments: