Penny for your hiding place?

An amaz­ing story out of Albu­querque began unfold­ing Wednes­day evening, when wit­nesses saw a man force a 5-year-old girl into his
car and drive off, reports NPR. Those wit­nesses ran to the girl’s home and told her mother, who imme­di­ately got into her car and
started chas­ing the kid­nap­per!  What she didn’t know is that the abduc­tor pushed her daugh­ter out of the car after about a block, appar­ently rat­tled by peo­ple shout­ing at him. (The girl is fine.) The mom, talk­ing to police by phone the whole time, even­tu­ally rammed the man’s car after seven miles, and he escaped on foot.  Police today arrested David Jesus Her­nan­dez, 31, on kid­nap­ping and abuse charges. A young girl from the same apart­ment com­plex was kid­napped and assaulted last week before escap­ing, and police say Her­nan­dez
matches the descrip­tion of that assailant.

A Wash­ing­ton woman whose car was stolen from her apart­ment com­plex saw the stolen SUV hours later — in the drive-thru of the
McDonald’s restau­rant where she works. Owner Vir­ginia Maiden called police and offi­cers arrested the dri­ver, a 22-year-old Ken­newick woman, at the restau­rant. Police found clothes in the car that had been stolen from depart­ment stores.

computer buriedWhen police responded to a bur­glary call at Michael Sherman’s neighbor’s Vero Beach, Florida, house they found roughly 40 coins strewn on the ground out­side it, form­ing a dis­tinct trail lead­ing to Sherman’s house … and a large amount of change just hap­pened  to be among the items reported stolen.  When police searched Sherman’s house, they found more of the neighbor’s prop­erty, includ­ing ammu­ni­tion and a com­puter that had been buried in the back­yard. Also stolen were a pis­tol, two rifles, and a samurai-style sword. Sher­man con­fessed to the theft when ques­tioned, say­ing he sold the guns to buy a pre­scrip­tion painkiller…which appar­ently shut off his brain.


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