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.