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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