Monday 2/4

girl drving carPolice in Pitts­burgh say a 7-year-old girl stole her mother’s car yes­ter­day morn­ing.  The girl’s mother called emer­gency dis­patch­ers after her daugh­ter dis­ap­peared along with her car.  KDKA-TV, Pitts­burgh, said the girl planned to drive fur­ther to visit her father, but came to a stop about half a mile away from her home after hit­ting sev­eral cars.  No one was hurt dur­ing the girl’s outing.

The New Orleans Police Depart­ment said the alleged vic­tim met with what he thought were two women in a motel room. He tried to leave the room when he real­ized the two women were in fact men. A third per­son came out of the motel bath­room and all three sus­pects allegedly beat the man, and ran away with his cash, credit cards and cell phone, police said. Police iden­ti­fied one sus­pect as Her­bert James Bick­ham, who is known for wear­ing women’s cloth­ing and wigs, and fre­quent­ing the hotel where the inci­dent took place.

A Cal­i­for­nia man was arrested after he allegedly shoplifted 24 quarts of motor oil, using bungee cords to secure the bot­tles to his legs and waist!  Jorge Sanchez, 35, allegedly dropped sev­eral bot­tles in the park­ing lot of a Costco store while scram­bling over a chain-link fence! Sanchez was arrested a short dis­tance away on a sus­pi­cion of bur­glary charge.

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