Monday 12/12

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5 alarm squirrel-  Administrators at a Florida school were going nuts trying to find the perpetrator behind a false fire alarm that forced an evacuation, until a videotape revealed the deed was done … by a squirrel.  The critter had apparently taken up residence in the school’s kitchen and had the run of the place, as proven by the tape, which shows it climbing a wall to get at the alarm, and then pulling it. The squirrel even appears to glance around as if he was in fear of getting caught. While the animal was trapped, he won’t face any punishment. As the school’s maintenance director noted, “It’s really hard to fine a squirrel, so he got a stern lecture and was released outside.”

An arresting development –   LaDondrell Montgomery has been convicted of armed robbery and he swore up and down that he had nothing to do with the robbery in question, but couldn’t attest to the fact that he was already in prison on that day because he’s been arrested so often that he’s lost track of the exact dates of each bust. Lucky for him at the time he was alleged to have committed the robbery, he was behind bars on a domestic violence charge. But not everything is sunny forMontgomery.  He’s still facing trial on five other counts of robbery.

Not such a hot idea – Two Chicago men showed alarmingly bad judgment when they phoned in a fake 911 call to the local fire station so they could rob it.  Anthony and Robert DiPietro were almost out the door, carrying armfuls of electronics, including a $1200 laptop. But the crew’s response time to the 911 call was way too impressive and they showed back up to the station as the thief’s were walking out with the merch! As one lieutenant said, “It is kind of comical, because they thought they were going to run away and just take off with the laptop, and then 10 firemen pile out of the two trucks, and what are they going to do?”

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