Thursday 5/31

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Authorities in Ohio said a man clad in a Darth Vader mask robbed a bank with a semi-automatic pistol instead of a light saber and the Force. FBI Special Agent Stephen Anthony said the “Star Wars” villain went into the Huntington Bank on Monroe Street in Toledo showed the pistol to tellers and demanded cash. The FBI said the Sith lord, who was wearing black sweats and is estimated to be 20 to 25 years old, fled on a BMX bike with an undisclosed amount of money.

 A Southern California family tells the San Gabriel Valley Tribune that drivers navigating the tricky intersection next to their house in La Puente have hit their cinderblock wall before, but early Sunday one of them smashed right through it in his silver sedan, then sank into the pool. A crane later fished out the 2006 Lexus. California Highway Patrol officer Steve Licon says the driver
— 40-year-old Modesto Cabral — was able to escape from the car through the passenger side window and had only minor injuries.
Jail records show he was booked on suspicion of drunken driving and was being held on $10,000 bail.

Four teens had just polished off a hearty meal when they decided to run off without paying — only to find that the getaway driver had locked her keys in her car. They considered calling AAA, but decided it would be too risky, since the service might take too long to arrive — so they opted to dial 911 for aid instead.  Around the same time, the restaurant manager discovered he’d been ripped off and called police to the same location — leading deputies to put two and two together, coming up with four. Arrests, that is.

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