Tuesday, April 15, 2008

In The News


Ridiculousness from thieves and from cops.

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Wrappers lead to candy theft suspects
CINCINNATI (UPI) -- Cincinnati police said they tracked down four suspects in a candy store burglary by following a trail of discarded wrappers. Police said they followed the trail from Peter Minges and Sons Candy Shop, where $400 worth of candy was stolen just before 1 a.m. Thursday, to a nearby area where they arrested four suspects, two men and two women, WLWT-TV, Cincinnati, reported. Three of the suspects have not yet been named by police, but one of the women, Christine Ruther, was charged with child endangerment after she allegedly brought her 7-month-old daughter along for the heist.
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Man arrested for forgetting to pay for pop
CLEVELAND (UPI) -- A Cleveland man says he was arrested after mistakenly leaving a store without paying for a $4 case of soda among his two cartloads of groceries. Tom Sturgis said he paid for $157.20 worth of groceries at the self checkout lane of a Brooklyn, Ohio, supermarket and walked out the door not realizing he had forgotten to pay for the soda, which was on the shelf under the cart, WEWS-TV in Cleveland reported Tuesday. Sturgis said a police officer working security asked to see his receipt. "I went looking for the receipt, the pop wasn't on it and they decided to have me arrested," he said. "It's over a case of pop," said Sturgis' wife Wendy. "He turned around and offered to go back in and pay for it and the cop told him it's like robbing a bank, you just can't get caught robbing a bank and say, 'I'm sorry, I'll give you your money back.'" Sturgis, who was charged with petty theft, spent 3 1/2 hours in jail, from 11:30 p.m. until 3 a.m.

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