Wednesday 5/15

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Police said the 44-year-old man, who allegedly stole from 16 elderly peo­ple by pos­ing as a police offi­cer, entered Bar­bro Bostrom’s home, claimed to be an offi­cer and pushed his way into her liv­ing room. Bostrom grabbed a stick that she uses to pick up objects on the floor and waved it at him, yelling, “Do you really want it to be on your con­science that you mur­dered a 100-year-old.” She then struck him in the head. The thief took off when a neigh­bor heard the noise and rushed in to help. The rob­ber was arrested and charged with aggra­vated theft and fraud.

A New York man’s drug-smuggling attempt fell through the crack – lit­er­ally.  A Ver­mont state trooper pulled over Alex Boulet for a traf­fic vio­la­tion and decided to sub­ject him to a rou­tine search. He says he felt some­thing odd in the man’s groin area.  An x-ray showed that Boulet had stuffed 84 bags of crack, 218 oxy­codone pills and a small amount of mar­i­juana into his butt before hit­ting the road — all of which were entered into evi­dence once Boulet was fed enough lax­a­tive to retrieve it.

 State police in St. Lawrence County say the shoot­ing occurred in Stock­holm when 25-year-old Shawn Mossow relented to his friend’s repeated requests and shot him once in the right leg with a .22-caliber rifle because the friend wanted to know what it felt like to get shot! The 24-year-old man is expected to make a full recov­ery. The only prize for being a loyal friend is land­ing in jail. Mossow was charged with reck­less endan­ger­ment. He’s being held
in the county jail on $10,000 bail.

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