Monday 10/1

No one really wants to have a stalker, but if you had to have one you’d prob­a­bly want one that would pay your bills. James Hor­lan­der of Indi­ana is charged with stalk­ing after he allegedly fol­lowed around a female store clerk. Cops say he vis­ited her store sev­eral times a day, appeared at her home many times and even took her mail and paid her bills.
Police in Florida said a man ran off with $29 dropped by a Home Depot cus­tomer. Michael Futer­man grabbed the cash from the floor of the store when Ruth Mae Facyson dropped it. Inves­ti­ga­tors said Facyson and an employee con­fronted Futer­man, but he said “find­ers keep­ers” before flee­ing to the park­ing lot, where he allegedly struck Facyson on the right leg with­his car while leav­ing. Police inves­ti­gated fur­ther and arrested him at home where they dis­cov­ered a small crack rock he said he pur­chased with the cash he “found” at the store. Police said they recov­ered the remain­ing $3 of Facyson’s money. Futer­man was charged with aggra­vated bat­tery with a deadly weapon, petit theft, pos­ses­sion of cocaine and resist­ing a police offi­cer with­out vio­lence.
An Alaska woman learned a les­son about tex­ting, smok­ing, walk­ing and prob­a­bly lit­ter­ing − after she fell off the edge of a 60-foot cliff. Maria Pestrikoff of Kodiak, Alaska, was tex­ting when she walked to the edge of a cliff near her home to toss a cig­a­rette butt − but she slipped on the grass and plum­meted toward the rocky beach below. Luck­ily, a friend heard her screams for help. Res­cue work­ers were called and had to act quickly, because the tide was com­ing in and she was just feet from the water’ edge. Pestrikoff sus­tained sev­eral injuries, but was in sta­ble con­di­tion after the rescue.

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