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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