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Desperate Man Fakes Heart Attack To Steal Christmas Gifts

A Florida man found himself behind bars last week after he faked a heart attack so his friend could steal a Barbie car.

Sheriff's deputies say two men walked into a local retailer and worked together to pull off the heist.  The first man's job was to distract the store's employees.  The second was charged with gathering up as much loot as he could, and making a run for it while no one was watching.

All of it was caught on tape.

Security officials say the pair was seen walking into the business together; each grabbed a cart and started piling in …

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The Bad Santa Roundup

Although many associate Jolly old St. Nick with gift giving and good cheer, these Bad Santas will likely be getting coal in their stockings for many years to come.

Not exactly down the chimney An Indiana man is now wanted on attempted robbery charges after he tried to break into a home while dressed in a Santa suit. Police say the would-be intruder tried to gain entry through a side door, but the homeowner caught him red handed.  Although the robber was able to blurt out the words "give me all your money", the resident said "nope".He managed to push …

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Arrest Made In McChicken Assault Case

A man who broke his wife's nose after throwing a McChicken sandwich at her face has been arrested and booked on domestic violence charges.

Sources close to the case say the whole thing happened because his wife woke him up in the middle of the night and handed him the sandwich; he became angry because he "doesn't like them."

The assault started by him launching the McChicken at her face; the suspect furthered the incident by picking up part of the bun and launching that in her direction as well.

When police arrived on scene they found the sandwich in shambles; the …

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    Alleged Bank Robber Steals Cab To Make His Getaway; Gets Arrested

Alleged Bank Robber Steals Cab To Make His Getaway; Gets Arrested

People in California seem to have an odd habit of stealing taxi cabs so they have a fast way to get from point A to point B.

Last year, a San Diego man stole a taxi so he could drive himself home from jail. (Suffice to say, that didn't exactly work out in his favor.)

This time the incident took place in Santa Ana; members of the local police department say that last last week a suspected bank robber decided to carjack a taxi in hopes of getting away with his loot.

Santa Ana Police Department officials say the incident took pace …

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    Zombie Arrested Twice In 3 Hours; Others Arrested En-Route To Jail

Zombie Arrested Twice In 3 Hours; Others Arrested En-Route To Jail

Night of the drunk-driving living dead
Police say that a women who was decked out in zombie gear was arrested on drunk driving charges twice last weekend; the second arrest came about three hours after she was released on the first.

Officers say they initially pulled the 26 year-old woman over just before 2 a.m. for driving without having headlights on.  She had just come from a "zombie prom" party, and had a few too many adult beverages while she was there.  Police officials say they arrested her, brought her to the station and released her into the custody of a …

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Arrested For A Butt-Dial

Police in Roswell, New Mexico say they've arrested two burglary suspects after one of them butt-dialed police.

The inadvertent outbound call was placed just after the 37 year-old man and his 35 year-old female accomplice had burglarized an area home.  At some point, during the getaway, one of their phones dialed 9-1-1.  Not only did dispatch get an earful about the details of the crime, the things they took and their getaway, the entire call was recorded.

Police listened along for 45 minutes and not only heard them talk about how they wish they had taken more, but then bragging about …

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Haunted Jail Museum Opens For Halloween

A cold, abandoned jail in Texas has been transformed this Halloween, the county's historical commission says it's chock full of goblins, ghouls and things that go bump in the night.

Many local residents say that if they haven't already been to the jail, they plan on making the trip with their families.  Seeing an abandoned, "haunted" detention center is a perfect scary outing to pair with the Oct. 31 holiday.

Organizers say that when visitors arrive they'll be taken on a guided tour of the first and second floors of the building.  On the ground floor, ghosts can be seen throughout …

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Airman Arrested For Giving A Double ‘Wet Willie’

A reasonably intoxicated airman found himself on the wrong side of the law recently after he gave a double wet willie to an on-duty cop. For some, getting a wet-willie is an annoyance, but when damp pointer fingers assault the inside of an officer's ears, well that can be classified as a crime.

The 24 year-old was at home on leave from the air force, according to friends, and he decided to celebrate his temporary freedom with a night out on the town. At the end of the night (and after last call), Riley Swearingen did not head directly to …

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Passed Out Drunk Driver Caught With Weapons, Drugs

Most criminals try to do their best to avoid the long arm of the law, but that seems not to be the case in Northern California.

A spokesperson for the San Francisco Police Department say an alleged drunk driver has been booked at the Bryant Street Jail after police responded to call about him being passed out in his car.

Officers drove out to the intersection of Fullerton and 40th Avenue and arrived just before midnight.  Witnesses said they'd seen the car swerving about neighborhood streets; they suspected whoever was driving it had a few too many to drink.

Police found the …

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Mail Thief Tries To Evade Police By Feigning Sleep

A lot of times, when a criminal realizes the police are on their tail, they make a run for it.  They sprint through yards, hop fences, but they rarely (if ever) stop drop and snore.

But this week, the Santa Monica Police Department said they arrested an alleged letter-snatcher after he did just that.  Mail theft is a very big deal, they said, and a suspect can't just sleep things off and pretend like the crime didn't happen.

Officers said they were tipped off about the letter burglar earlier last month.  The caller said someone had been pilfering things from their …

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