Wednesday 12/28

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This Croc wants Mower! – Tim Faulkner, operations manager at the Australian Reptile Park, north ofSydney, was one of three workers tending to the lawn in Elvis’ enclosure when he heard reptile keeper Billy Collett let out a yelp. Faulkner looked up to see Elvis, the 16-foot, 1,100-pound crocodile lunging out of its lagoon at Collett, who warded the creature off with his mower. “Before we knew it, the croc had the mower above his head,” Faulkner said. “He got his jaws around the top of the mower and picked it up and took it underwater with him.” The workers quickly left the enclosure. Elvis, meanwhile, showed no signs of relinquishing his new toy and sat guarding it closely all morning.

You can hide but we’ll find you anyway – The LA County Sheriff’s Department said a 49-year-old Westlake Village man called authorities to report stolen items, including an iPad.  The victim called back later in the morning to tell deputies the iPad was broadcasting its location from a nearby home, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Tuesday. Deputies said they went to the apartment and arrested Patrick Krewson, 20, of Vista on suspicion of burglary. Deputies said they found the iPad along with two flat-screen televisions, a laptop computer and more than 40 children’s presents believed to have been stolen a few days earlier in Vista, more than 100 miles away.

Shot on the throne – New Haven police said they responded around 10 p.m. Saturday to an address where Darrel Johnson, 51, claimed to have been shot during a robbery attempt. However, Johnson admitted during questioning he accidentally shot himself in the leg when the gun fell from his waistband while he was using the toilet and fired off a round when it hit the floor. Police said Johnson will face multiple charges related to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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