Thursday 12/6

Police in North Carolina said an armed man wearing the mask and gloves from a Spider-Man costume robbed a Chinese restaurant.Salisbury police said the man was wearing the costume pieces when he walked into the China Buffet restaurant, brandished a black handgun and demanded money from cashier Mae West. The man fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and police said the costumed villain was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants with his mask and gloves.
A Canadian football team has been heating things up a little too much for their town’s fire department – which was dispatched to put out a fire that turned out to be a Yule Log video shown on the stadium scoreboard. The Saskatchewan Roughriders used the video to warm the hearts of fans, but some folks outside the venue apparently got hot under the collar and called 911 to report that the building was burning. After negotiating with team ownership, fire officials have managed to get them to snuff out the Yule log and agree to replace it with something else – “snowflakes or Santa or something like that.”

A North Carolina man couldn’t get a note from his mom, so he tried to get one from an Arizona police department – in an effort to tell a local drug cartel that he’d lost $20,000 of their cash and wanted to apologize.  DeMarco Thomas, who was working as a courier for the dealers, misplaced the cash and was concerned that the loss could put his life in danger, so he thought he could get the cops to give him a receipt saying they’d seized the dough. Instead, the officers arrested him and seized the cash he had on him.They asked him to sign papers turning over that cash and admitting guilt, but he declined – and is still facing charges.

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