Monday 2/20

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A Cal­i­for­nia man got some pos­i­tive, but unwanted feed­back after sell­ing an old safe on E-Bay. James Labreque put the safe, which had been sit­ting around unused, up for grabs because he had no room for it — and he didn’t have the com­bi­na­tion in order to open it. The buyer gave Labreque a thumbs-up on the trans­ac­tion — and shared the good news about the lit­tle cash bonus of $25,000 the buyer found inside. A frus­trated Labreque asked for a cut of the dough, but was told “find­ers keep­ers.” He says, “If I was in that sit­u­a­tion, I’d say, ‘Here man, I found this money. I’ll give you half of it.’”

A North Dakota man has been sen­tenced to six months in jail.  If you recall a freak news story in Octo­ber, police said Daryl Lee Nikle asked three peo­ple in his home to turn down the vol­ume on the TV just after 4 a.m. and fired his .44 Mag­num hand­gun at the set when they refused. Inves­ti­ga­tors said the bul­let went through the wall of his home.  Nikle was also ordered to undergo a chem­i­cal depen­dency eval­u­a­tion.

If you’re a thief you’ll think twice about bum­ming a cig­a­rette.  Mass­a­chu­settspo­lice say a woman, whose purse was taken at knife­point at the­Heritage­Gar­den­sapart­ment com­plex, rec­og­nized Malek Matos, ofFitch­burg, when he asked her for a cig­a­rette out­side the Reg­istry of Motor Vehi­cles.  Turns out she had been mugged ear­lier and the man got away with her purse.  The woman told RMV employ­ees and they called police.  Matos was arrested and charged with armed rob­bery. He was ordered held in lieu of $5,000 bail.

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