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WANTED: Suspect Who Wears Apron To Blend In, Steal Cash From Restaurants

(3) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 10:37 AM

Police in Dallas are asking the public to help identify a suspect who allegedly dresses in an apron while he attempts to steal from restaurants.

Authorities say the suspect well wear the apron as a way to blend in with staff. He then finds the office of the...

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Would-Be Texas Car Thieves Try To Steal Vehicle With Cop Sitting Inside

(5) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 1:11 PM

Sometimes, things just land right in your lap.

A police officer in Texas was well positioned to fight crime when two alleged thieves attempted to steal an unmarked squad vehicle as he sat inside of it.

Haltom City Detective Tony Miller was warming up the engine around 5 a.m. on...

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MEATLOAF SURPRISE! TSA Finds Cocaine In Raw Meat

(3) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 11:35 AM

Today's special: Raw meat with a kick.

Transportation Security Administration agents working at the Mineta San José International Airport made a hefty discovery recently -- "three vacuum-sealed packs of cocaine ... concealed in raw meat," the TSA said in a statement.

The drugs -- approximately 3 pounds of cocaine --...

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Cell Phone In Shirt Pocket Thwarts Knife Attack

(5) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 12:14 PM

A Georgia man is lucky to have his life -- thanks to a fortunately placed cell phone.

Jerry Scriver was taking out the garbage from his workplace in Dalton on Friday when a stranger approached him, CBS 46 reports.

"He said something to me in Spanish I didn't...

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WATCH: Accused Shoplifter Stuffs Chainsaw Down Shorts

(8) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 10:20 AM

Is that a chainsaw in your shorts or are you just excited for some Weird News?

A Florida man is accused of shoplifting a chainsaw by stuffing the heavy machinery down his shorts and under his T-shirt, the TC Palm reports.

Footage of the incident posted...

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WATCH: Man 'Smacks The Soul' Out Of Woman, Ignites Subway Brawl

(217) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 10:59 AM

A verbal dispute on the New York City subway unraveled into an underground brawl after a male passenger took a swing at a woman who insulted him.

Footage of the incident, titled "Man smacks the soul out of girl on the NY Subway," was posted to YouTube on...

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Woman Wearing 'I Love Crystal Meth' Shirt Arrested, For Meth

(31) Comments | Posted November 7, 2014 | 1:18 PM

Not the best item in the wardrobe.

A Kentucky woman arrested on meth charges while wearing an "I love crystal meth" t-shirt now has one very ironic mugshot for her records.

Deborah Delane Asher, 37, was busted on Tuesday for alleged trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of...

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Cigarette Butt DNA Leads To Arrest In Murder Of Security Guard

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2014 | 9:05 AM

DNA evidence collected from a cigarette butt has led police to an arrest in the fatal shooting of a security guard at an illegal gambling venue.

Rico Lara, 31, is charged with capital murder for the May 14 death of Donald Kovar in Dallas, Texas, CBS DFW reports....

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Man Allegedly Murders 2 Women, Can't Recall Why

(8) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 10:15 AM

A Colorado man accused of murder says that he is sorry, but can't remember the argument that led him to gun down his roommate and her friend, according to court documents.

Jose Gabriel King, 22, was arrested on Wednesday after he allegedly shot the two women with a .45-caliber handgun...

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Hero Beer Delivery Man Thwarts 14-Year-Old Would-Be Robber

(12) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 12:00 PM

You've earned yourself a cold one, sir.

Police in Oklahoma say that a 14-year-old boy who tried to rob a convenience store -- on a school day! -- was thwarted by a beer man making a routine delivery, according to KFOR.

Brock Nulph, an employee of Pope Beer...

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Double 'Wet Willy' On Police Officer Was A Bad Idea

(52) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 10:09 AM

Lend me your ear and I'll tell you a story.

An intoxicated man home on leave from the Air Force thought it would be a good idea to give a Minnesota police officer a double "Wet Willy." It was not.

Riley Louis Swearingen, 24, pleaded guilty to disruptive intoxication Monday,...

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Man Charged With Felony Inducing Panic Over Bad Ebola Joke About His Ex-Wife

(28) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 11:05 AM

An Ohio man is charged with felony inducing panic after he told a casino dealer that he was gambling to avoid his Ebola-stricken ex-wife.

Emanuel Smith, 60, was playing table games Wednesday at the Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland when he made the remark to the dealer, the Cleveland...

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Barber Allegedly Slices Customer's Throat With Razor

(12) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 11:09 AM

A California barber is accused of slicing a customer's throat with a straight razor in his shop.

Daniel Flores, 22, allegedly slashed a man's neck and then fled Vic’s Barbershop in Imperial Beach, according to 10News.

The victim, 33-year-old Timothy Vaughn, was "bleeding profusely" from multiple...

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'Misunderstood' Man Accused In Beach Stick-Up, Robbery

(3) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 1:20 PM

Even if police don't understand him, they didn't have too much trouble catching this suspect.

A Florida man with the word "misunderstood" inked across his forehead is accused of robbing five women at gunpoint on a beach near Miami.

Police say that Jonathan Warrenfeltz, 24, and his alleged accomplice, Joshua...

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Dozens Of Teens Detained In Brawl At Arizona State Fair

(2) Comments | Posted October 12, 2014 | 12:20 PM

Dozens of teenagers were detained Friday evening following a melee on the opening of the Arizona State Fair.

Police say that as many as 60 youths were involved in the brawl, AZ Family reports.

"It started with two," Arizona Department of Public Safety Capt. Deston Coleman...

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Man Stabs 2 Veterinarians Over Dead Cat, Police Say

(5) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 3:12 PM

A Washington State man was arrested after he allegedly attacked two veterinarians over the death of his pet cat.

Charles Anthony Smith, 57, is accused in the Thursday knife attack on a pair of employees at two Bellingham veterinary clinics.

Bellingham Detective Sgt. Mike Scanlon said that Smith held the...

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Alabama Pastor Confesses He Has AIDS, Slept With Church Members

(65) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 11:57 AM

A church pastor in Alabama has admitted to sleeping with congregation members without disclosing that he has AIDS.

Standing at his now former pulpit, Juan Demetrius McFarland told the Shiloh Baptist Church that he also used drugs and mishandled church funds, in addition to the sex scandal, WSFA...

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Man Accused Of Impersonating 'Twilight' Star Faces Federal Child Porn Charges

(2) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 2:07 PM

A California man accused of impersonating a 'Twilight' actor to lure young girls is facing federal charges relating to child porn.

David LaVera, 33, was indicted Tuesday in Iowa on charges of sexual exploitation of a child and possession of child pornography.

Authorities said that while in...

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Sword Wielding Man Doesn't Want To Buy Popcorn From Cub Scouts

(5) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 12:21 PM

This is one way to earn your survival patch.

A group of Cub Scouts selling popcorn door-to-door in Wisconsin encountered a sword wielding man who probably didn't want to buy popcorn.

Owen Reese, 22, is accused of greeting three children by "holding a sword above his head" and immediately yelling...

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Woman Spits Out Poison-Laced Tea In Restaurant Surveillance Video

(72) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 11:07 AM

Surveillance footage from a Utah restaurant shows a woman keel over as she spits out a sip of poisonous tea that nearly killed her.

In the Aug. 10 recording, Jan Harding, 67, is seen drinking a cup of sweet iced tea poured from the self-service machine at Dickey’s Barbecue in...

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