Monday November 19, 2018

Archive for May, 2012

Shopper Says She Was Betrayed, Sues Over $1.4M Return

Sex, money, shopping and betrayal spurred a woman scorned to file suit against Neiman Marcus after the luxury retailer, known for its generous return policy, refused to take back $1.4 million worth of merchandise even though her husband was allegedly carrying on a secret affair with his wife’s trusted Neiman Marcus personal shopper.  More…

Newark man survives after trying to steal overhead train wires

A 42-year-old Newark man was walking along an elevated railroad structure looking for wire to steal, transit officials allege. At 4:09 a.m., he raised a pair of bolt cutters and snipped a cable. He got an electric shock and fell 40-feet to the tracks below.  More…

Suspects ask police for help in botched “Dine and Dash”

Four young adults from the Syracuse area were charged with "dining and dashing" after fleeing a restaurant without paying. They went to the State Police station for assistance, after realizing they had locked the keys in their car that prevented their escape.  More…

Man leaves jail, boards flight without ticket

A man released from jail on Memorial Day wound up boarding a plane without a ticket on Tuesday, San Diego Harbor Police said. Authorities later learned the man entered the tarmac through an emergency door in the airport’s commuter terminal.  More…

Waiter’s $5,000 tip for $27 meal: ‘Buy a nice car’

A couple left a waiter who recently lost his car a $5,000 tip for their $27 lunch.  More…

Man stuck in vent charged with breaking and entering

The man who got stuck in an Alma supermarket’s ductwork early Sunday morning was arraigned Tuesday in Gratiot County District Court in Michigan on a charge of breaking and entering with intent to commit larceny.  More…

Alabama pastor arrested in brother’s stabbing

An Alabama pastor stabbed his own brother after the two had some sort of late-night confrontation in the parsonage, police said.  More…

Police Mistake Bat for Gun; Shoot Latino Teen in Back

Miami-Dade police shot a teenage boy four times in the back on Monday morning, leaving him in critical condition and bringing up more questions over gun violence in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting earlier this year.  More…

Drunk, pregnant mom leaves baby in car to get piercing

A pregnant woman who police said was drunk was arrested when she was found asleep behind the steering wheel of her idling car after she had gone to a tattoo parlor in north Houston, left her 1-year-old girl in the car and went inside to get a piercing.  More…

Kathie Lee Gifford to Martin Short: How’s Your Wife?

It might be the most cringeworthy few seconds in TV history. Kathie Lee Gifford asked Martin Short how his wife is doing… one small problem … she died 2 years ago.  More…

School backs off condom giveaway at the prom

A New York City school had agreed to make condoms available to students at the school’s June 7 prom. Now, apparently in reaction to some opposition, principal Darryl Rascoe has changed those plans.  More…

10 Inventors Killed By Their Inventions

While some of the creations were obviously ill-advised, others were just ahead of their time. Being the first person on the scene with a new invention comes with a whole set of hazards, especially when rockets are involved.  More…

‘Serpent Pastor’ Dies Of Snake Bite

A West Virginia Pentecostal pastor who used poisonous snakes during religious services has died of a rattlesnake bite.  More…

Death row inmate couldn’t wait?

California prison officials say a death row inmate convicted of killing a 13-year-old boy has committed suicide.  More…

Police station is bad location for robbery

Three men abandoned their weekend robbery attempt when the Northwestern University student they had confronted pointed out that they were standing in front of the university police station.  More…