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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