Monday 2/13

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It’s merely a flesh wound– Clin­ton Edwards was shot in the arm and leg by a home owner who wres­tled him to the ground dur­ing a break-in, but Edwards man­aged to flee the scene before cops arrived. He made it about 25 miles to a sec­ond home where a woman awoke to find him rum­mag­ing through her dresser — lead­ing him to high-tail it yet again! Her descrip­tion led to Edwards’ arrest early the next morning.

Don’t Pic­ture this - Michele Grasso had dis­ap­peared from his home in Taormina, Italy, in 2010 when police sought to arrest him for drug deal­ing.  In his absence, he was sen­tenced to five years in prison and a $31,608 fine for drug deal­ing by a Sicil­ian court in 2011.  Grasso must have thought that the po-po was no longer look­ing for him because he posted a photo on Face­book titled “Christ­mas in Lon­don.” He also posted pho­tos of him­self with wax stat­ues at Madame Tus­sauds, as well as him at the Lon­don Eye,TowerBridge and Oxford Cir­cus. Mean­while, author­i­ties caught up to Grasso and arrested him.  An Ital­ian news source said Grasso was put on a flight back toItaly and is now in prison in Rome.

There’s a time and a place - Author­i­ties in Illi­nois said a vis­i­tor to a juve­nile deten­tion cen­ter was arrested. Will County sheriff’s deputies said Devante Sax­ton, emp­tied his pock­ets at the secu­rity check­point at theRiver­Val­leyJu­ve­nileDe­ten­tion­Cen­terand “removed five bags of cannabis from his jacket and placed them in a bin to be scanned by the metal detec­tor.” A deputy was called to the cen­ter and arrested Sax­ton on a mar­i­juana pos­ses­sion charge. He was released after post­ing $100 bond.

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