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After Her Hour-Long Commute, She Saw the Man in Her Car
After Hour-Long Commute,
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After Hour-Long Commute, She Noticed the Man in Her Car

He was passed out in the back of her SUV

(Newser) - The commute sounds typical if a little long and tiring: A Rhode Island woman listened to a podcast Sunday night while making the almost hour-long drive from Providence to her job in Easton, Massachusetts. When she got to her company's parking lot, she realized she hadn't made the...

What Not to Do Upon Leaving Jail
What Not to Do
Upon Leaving Jail

What Not to Do Upon Leaving Jail

Florida deputies say man was released on bail, then tried to break into 3 vehicles parked at jail

(Newser) - A man in Tampa, Florida, had an usually busy day with Pinellas County deputies over the weekend, according to the Tampa Bay Times . First, the unidentified 32-year-old was arrested about 7am Sunday on drunken driving charges after being involved in a fender bender, say police. Hours later, he posted $500...

Florida Men Accused of Stealing $1.3M Worth of Seafood

They were caught after seafood supplier got suspicious

(Newser) - Three South Florida men are accused of stealing $1.3 million in seafood by pretending they were a buyer for a supermarket. Rene Hechevarria Echemend, 33, Ernesto Aguilera Baute, 36, and Jose Luis Batista Suarez, 40, are accused of carrying out a scheme in which the fake buyer (using the...

DUIs on Golf Carts and Scooters? Welcome to Florida

Recent arrests occurred along state's busiest interstate, at Walmart

(Newser) - A woman with an open bottle of Jack Daniel's whiskey in a bag was arrested for driving a golf cart on Florida's busiest interstate while drunk, according to an arrest report. The 58-year-old woman was arrested Saturday night on the shoulder of Interstate 95. She's now facing...

Hey, Florida Man. Meet Florida Sheriff

A few guys with badges are going as viral as some of the dumb criminals they deal with

(Newser) - When a naked man in southwestern Florida recently raised a ruckus outside his house and threatened a deputy with a kitchen knife, the SWAT team swooped in and apprehended him. Soon afterward, Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno stood on the man's driveway in combat gear for a news conference...

Cops: They Didn't Thank Him for Holding the Door. So He Pulled a Gun

Connecticut man has been arrested and charged

(Newser) - Joshua Murray held the door for two women at a Family Dollar store in Connecticut on Saturday afternoon and got upset, customers say, when they didn't thank him. Really upset. Murray, 25, is accused of brandishing a gun in his anger and pointing it at multiple customers, the New ...

Affidavit: Fishing Trip Turned Deadly After Mention of Bigfoot

In bizarre Oklahoma crime, man allegedly killed friend due to fears of being fed to Sasquatch

(Newser) - A weekend fishing excursion on Oklahoma's South Canadian River turned deadly, and in a bizarre twist, Bigfoot comes into play in the case. According to an arrest affidavit from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, Larry Sanders and his buddy Jimmy Knighten set out Saturday afternoon to catch some...

Man Accused of Disney Scheme Involving R2-D2 Statue

Authorities say David Proudfoot posed as Disney World worker, moved droid replica

(Newser) - According to authorities, David Proudfoot posed as a worker at Disney World and moved a $10,000 replica of R2-D2 from its place at a Disney resort. According to Proudfoot, he was just trying to do the park a favor. FOX 35 reports the 44-year-old Kissimmee resident was arrested on...

They Showed Up to Arrest His Son. Out Came the Excavator

Vermont's Wayne Tallman is now facing charges, as is son Brandon

(Newser) - "They don't have a scenario at the academy where we practice this one." So Vermont State Police Captain Matt Daley tells WCAX of an incident that saw two troopers threatened by the swinging bucket of an excavator. The troopers had arrived at Wayne Tallman's home in...

Social Media Posts Derailed Bodybuilder&#39;s Disability Scam
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Bodybuilder's Scam Foiled by Posts on Social Media

New York man pleads guilty to $200K scam

(Newser) - In 2013, while he was working as an electrician, Anthony Ragusa fell while on the job. From 2015 to 2020, he collected more than $200,000 in disability benefits after claiming the injuries suffered in the fall left him unable to do work of any kind. His benefits application claimed...

Man Allegedly Steals Cop Car, Then Responds to Call

Jeremiah James Taylor faces a slew of charges in Colorado

(Newser) - It's one thing to steal a marked police car. It's another to respond to an emergency call in that same car. Authorities in Teller County, Colorado, says Jeremiah James Taylor, 33, did just that this week, reports KDVR . The county sheriff's office says Taylor first stole the...

Bus Driver's Sweet Snack Has Him in Hot Water

Jinhuan Chen, who blacked out behind wheel, says he didn't know gummies he ate had THC in them

(Newser) - A commercial bus driver has been charged with 38 counts of reckless endangerment after blacking out behind the steering wheel while snacking on gummies he says he didn't know were infused with THC. Jinhuan Chen appeared Tuesday in Bridgeport Superior Court after being arrested at his home in Boston,...

Cops: Man Stole Car, Tried to Sell It Back to Its Owner

She informed police about the $3K offer

(Newser) - Police say a man stole a woman's car from a Memphis hotel last month—and then offered to sell it back to her. The woman says her 2012 Infiniti G-37 went missing, and she was then contacted by a friend of a friend she was connected to through social...

Bewitched Statue Vandalized With Red Paint

Salem resident was arrested

(Newser) - In the wiggle of a nose, a man partially covered the Bewitched statue in Salem with red paint, police said. Witnesses called police at about 5pm Monday to report someone spray painting the bronze statue, Capt. John Burke said Tuesday. The statue depicts actor Elizabeth Montgomery—as lead character Samantha...

Authorities: Japanese Fugitive Tied to $7.2M COVID Relief Plot

Mitsuhiro Taniguchi is now in custody in Indonesia and set to be deported

(Newser) - For a week or two, Mitsuhiro Taniguchi was holed up in the home of an Indonesian fish trader, trying to convince him of his plan to invest in local fisheries. That won't be happening now, though, as he's been nabbed by authorities over the money he was perhaps...

7 Hospitalized After Co-Worker Brings Brownies

Man is fired and arrested after colleagues fall ill at call center in Argentina

(Newser) - Employees at a call center in Argentina began Monday morning with chocolate brownies, brought to work by a colleague. One woman stopped after one bite, Vice reports, saying the brownie didn't taste right. That bite was enough to cause problems. "My body stopped responding, I stopped feeling my...

Men's Alleged Attempt to Move House Did Not Go Well

They allegedly left trail of destruction before simply abandoning it in Louisiana street

(Newser) - In most instances, police would probably be surprised if not perplexed to get a call at 3:30am reporting a house had been abandoned in the middle of the street. However, it did not take deputies in Iberia Parish, Louisiana, long to identify a suspect. "This has been an...

Power Ranger Actor Among 18 Charged in PPP Scam

Indictment says fraudulent loan applications brought in $3.5M

(Newser) - A federal indictment accuses 18 people of fraudulently collecting $3.5 million in PPP loans intended to help businesses, including an actor in the Power Rangers TV series. The group's members spent the money on themselves, prosecutors in Texas said. Jason Lawrence Geiger, 47, faces a charge of conspiracy...

Man Who Accidentally Got All of Town's COVID Cash: It's Gone

The 24-year-old Japanese man was arrested on fraud charge

(Newser) - What the Japanese town of Abu knew was this: The $770 each COVID relief payments that were supposed to go to 463 low-income households last month mistakenly ended up in a 24-year-old villager's account . The mistake occurred April 8 and was identified that same day, but for weeks Sho...

Alleged Thieves Return Items After 'Scary Dreams’

Idols were taken from a temple in India, but not for long

(Newser) - The 16 statues a group of thieves made off with last week in India ended up being less of a haul and more of a curse, according to the alleged criminals. The AFP reports the idols had been carried off from a centuries-old Hindu temple in Uttar Pradesh that honored...

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