Thursday 9/6

The cover-up usu­ally comes before the crime, but up in Utica, New York, a man showed that the cover-up can cause the crime – by attack­ing his girl­friend over cus­tody of an old blan­ket. Pedro Bermudez allegedly went to his ex’s apart­ment to retrieve the bed­ding, but she didn’t want to relin­quish it, lead­ing to a tus­sle in which he took a bite out of her hand. When she let go, he fled the scene, but was quickly tracked down by cops. He faces two mis­de­meanors and one felony charge.

The Gene­see County, NY Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to Darien Lake Theme Park and Resort after Larry Jones, bought french fries with a fake $50 bill. Deputies say a park employee spot­ted the fake and called secu­rity. While being taken away, deputies say, Jones stuffed five bills into his mouth and tried unsuc­cess­fully to eat them. Inves­ti­ga­tors say Jones told them he had received the bills as pay for a remod­el­ing job. He was charged with pos­sess­ing a forged instru­ment and tam­per­ing with evi­dence and jailed with­out bail.

Two Florida teenagers are await­ing charges after they were arrested dur­ing a rob­bery.  The teens had a plan to steal a load of Yu-Gi-Goh cards from a Wal-Mart by hav­ing one of them try to snag the cards, only to be appre­hended by the sec­ond – who was dressed in a secu­rity out­fit and car­ry­ing fake hand­cuffs. The phony guard marched the thief out to the park­ing lot, uncuffed him and they ran off together into the sun­set. The scene observed by employ­ees, who called real cops.  The kids, real­iz­ing their bluff was called, sur­ren­dered with­out inci­dent, with one telling a reporter, “I mean, everybody’s stu­pid, just not like this.”

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