Freak News for Monday 11/14

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I want to ride my bicycle – A Boulder, COwoman had reported her black Trek 1.2 bicycle stolen Saturday but discovered it up for sale on Craigslist. She met with the seller, asked for a test ride, rode it to her motor vehicle where she stashed it away and drove off, police said. The owner then called authorities, who arrested the seller.

Mine looks just like that! – Arriving home, a Wilmington, Delaware resident saw a man carrying a flat-screen TV down the street and asked him if he needed help. He then realized that the TV looked a bit familiar.  A quick glance toward his house showed him that his front door was slightly ajar and that this stranger was stealing his TV!   He started chasing the thief and dialed 911 as the man who burglarized his home jumped into a green car driven by a woman. The two burglars were quickly intercepted by police. The driver surrendered to police, but the man took off running.  Officers chased the man and ultimately used a stun gun to subdue him before arresting him. The man, identified as Gary D. Hairston, 35, who gave police a fake name upon arrest, was charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools, criminal impersonation, resisting arrest and conspiracy. Hairston was also wanted on several outstanding warrants on unrelated burglaries.

 Follow me back home – Lt. Troy Burnett said a 27-year-old man came into the Alliance Credit Union about 12:55 p.m. Saturday, handed the teller a note demanding money and left on foot after the bank employee complied. Burnett said they picked up the man’s trail by following his footprints left in the snow to the apartment where he lived and where they found all the stolen money.  The unnamed perpetrator, who allegedly made a full confession, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree felony robbery.

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