Friday 2/10

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Curly weapon of choice - An Ohio woman caused a hair rais­ing sit­u­a­tion at a tax prepa­ra­tion office when she burst in and pulled a stick-up — using a curl­ing iron as her weapon. Sonia Wat­son, who had come into the office for a con­sul­ta­tion just a few days before, entered with a towel draped over the device and fled with a grand total of $280. The branch man­ager told a local tele­vi­sion sta­tion that he was shocked to be robbed by “a cus­tomer, where we have every piece of their pri­vate infor­ma­tion.”  Well, we’re shocked you let a woman rob you with a cold curl­ing iron!

Hot! Hot! Hot! - Mal­isa Gutier­rez told Des Moines, IA police she and her boyfriend, Car­los, were sleep­ing when they heard a loud noise.  Melissa said she saw three rob­bers, two tall men and a woman. She said the woman attacked her with a flash­light and she fought back with a bot­tle of hot sauce until the po-po arrived.  The two male sus­pects escaped, but Lisa Floyd, 41, was arrested on a first-degree bur­glary charge and jailed in lieu of $25,000 bond.

Pre­tend time turned jail time - A pair of Geor­gia men both in their early 20s, said they were bored and rolled up a mag­a­zine and pre­tended it was a police radar.  They fig­ured it was harm­less enough but try­ing to pull over an off duty cop was not part of the plan. Accord­ing to wit­nesses, they “peeled out” after the offi­cer before try­ing to pull him over while claim­ing to be cops them­selves. The deputy did not pull over, but alerted other offi­cers who arrested the two antsy men.

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