Tue, 02/11/2010 - 23:03 by Prince damin
Stamford, Conn. -- Connecticut police say two men dressed as superheroes and a woman dressed as a villain were arrested after a parking lot brawl in Stamford.
Michael Sanchez, 25, of Stamford was dressed as Captain America and Vincent Decaro, 21, of Stamford was dressed as Spider-man, The Hartford (Conn.) Courant reported. Police say when they arrived early Sunday at a parking garage they found the two young men assaulting a third man, not in costume, who turned out to be Decaro's father.
The fight broke out after Decaro and his father got into an argument, police said. The report didn't say what the argument was about.
Sat, 30/10/2010 - 22:25 by Prince damin
Skokie, Ill. -- Three Chicago teenagers were charged with ditching a dinner bill and drove off with a waiter clinging to the roof rack of their SUV, police said.
The trio was pulled over in suburban Lincolnwood earlier this week after they allegedly drove eight blocks with a waiter from the Buffalo Wild Wings in Skokie hanging on to their vehicle.
The Chicago Tribune said the incident began when servers allegedly saw the three skip out on their $51 bill. Waiter Peter Crotty gave chase and jumped aboard the SUV as it left the parking lot. The SUV went through one red light before pulling behind a building.
"They started getting out of the vehicle," Crotty said. "I was thinking they were going to fight me, so I jumped off."
Sat, 30/10/2010 - 01:58 by Prince damin
Kissimmee, Fla. -- A Florida prisoner who took time off from his work release to drink beer with friends is being charged with escape.
Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger said Jimmy Davis, 29, will "definitely be pulled in from the work camp" in addition to facing an escape charge after he left his job at Stelly's Lawn Care in Kissimmee Saturday and did not return to the work release center by dark and called guards after 11 p.m. to say he was returning to the dormitory, the Orlando Sentinel reported Friday.
Davis, who is serving a five-year sentence for armed robbery, told guards he had been out drinking beers with friends.
Fri, 15/10/2010 - 05:54 by Prince damin
Moscow -- Prosecutors in Russia said former Yukos Chief Executive Officer Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner were guilty as charged.
Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev have been charged with stealing $9.6 billion from the oil company between 1999 and 2003, RIA Novosti reported Thursday. In addition, prosecutors say the pair stole 350 million tons of oil.
They are each serving eight-year sentences for tax evasion and fraud. The Moscow News said Thursday the two are nearing the end of their sentences and that prosecutors are now asking for lighter terms for the thefts than originally sought.
"We will ask the punishment for Khodorkovsky and Lebedev to be considered with the easing of the law," the prosecutor said.
Sun, 10/10/2010 - 22:41 by Prince damin
Chicago -- A man with 32 previous arrests has been charged with stealing an ambulance in Chicago while paramedics worked on a relative in the back, officials said.
Jimmy McCoy, 27, "probably thought he was helping" when he took off in the ambulance Saturday, Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said in a Chicago Sun-Times report.
McCoy said he "thought he could get to the hospital quicker," as paramedics worked on a relative in the rear of the ambulance, the report said.
The male and female paramedics on the ambulance radioed in, saying: "This is ambulance 23. Our ambulance has been stolen, and we are in the back with a patient,'' Langford said.
Fri, 08/10/2010 - 09:50 by Prince damin
Salt Lake City -- Stars of the TV show "Sister Wives" say they have hired a prominent constitutional law professor to represent them in case they are charged with bigamy in Utah.
The family's marital status and living arrangements are under investigation by the Lehi police and the Utah County Attorney's Office.
The Salt Lake Tribune said Kody Brown and his wives -- Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn -- have hired Jonathan Turley, a member of George Washington University's faculty, to represent them if they are charged with bigamy, a third-degree felony punishable by as much as five years in prison.
Turley is a frequent guest on cable news television, providing analysis on constitutional and other legal issues.
Wed, 15/09/2010 - 00:43 by Prince damin
Norwalk, Conn. -- A man was arrested and charged with robbing a Norwalk, Conn., bank after a dye pack exploded in the taxi he used to make his escape, authorities said.
Curtis Tolliver, 51, was arrested shortly after 10:30 a.m. Monday in a store on Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk, the Stamford (Conn.) Advocate reported.
Tolliver was still covered in some of the pack's red dye when police found him, Norwalk Patrol Sgt. James Boff said.
Police say Tolliver entered the cab on Connecticut Avenue and told the driver that he needed cash for the fare and asked to be taken to the nearby Webster Bank.
Tolliver came out of the bank carrying a bag, police said. Shortly after he got back into the cab, the dye pack exploded in the vehicle.
Mon, 06/09/2010 - 22:46 by Prince damin
Las Vegas -- Paris Hilton was able to bond out of a Las Vegas jail in about half the normal time to reduce distractions, officials say.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Deputy Chief Jim Dixon said Hilton was moved through the Clark County Detention Center quickly to reduce disruptions because of her celebrity, the Las Vegas Review-Journal said Monday.
Hilton, 29, was charged with one felony count of cocaine possession when Las Vegas police pulled over a car she in which she was a passenger for a traffic stop last week.
Tue, 31/08/2010 - 02:01 by Prince damin
Las Vegas -- Heiress and U.S. socialite Paris Hilton was charged with felony cocaine possession following her weekend arrest in Las Vegas, police documents indicate.
The officer's arresting report indicated the officer observed a substance "I believed to be cocaine in a clear baggy begin to fall from (Hilton's) purse and into my hand," People magazine reported Monday.
Hilton was removing a lip balm from her purse while being detained in a holding room at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel when the 0.8 grams of cocaine were spotted, the official said.
Tue, 31/08/2010 - 01:35 by Prince damin
Kansas City, Mo. -- A member of the University of Missouri football program -- the third this month -- was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, police said.
The Missouri Highway Patrol said tight end Beau Brinkley was arrested early Sunday in Columbia and charged with DWI.
School spokesman Chad Moller said MU officials were aware of the situation and any disciplinary issues would be handled internally, The Kansas City (Mo.) Star reported.
Earlier in August, co-offensive line coach Bruce Walker was arrested in the parking lot outside the MU athletic training complex on suspicion of DWI, and reserve linebacker Will Ebner was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated later in the month.
Mon, 16/08/2010 - 11:03 by Prince damin
Miami -- Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem was charged with possessing marijuana after being pulled over for speeding Sunday, court records showed.
The Miami Herald reported Haslem was stopped about 3 a.m. when he was allegedly clocked doing 78 miles per hour in a 60 mph zone. Miami-Dade County court records showed Haslem was charged with possessing more than 20 grams of pot.
Haslem and a passenger were expected to be jailed, the report said.
The seven-year Heat veteran recently signed a five-year contract.
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Fri, 13/08/2010 - 01:08 by Prince damin
London -- British pop star George Michael has been charged with possession of cannabis and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Scotland Yard said Thursday.
The charges stem from the 47-year-old singer's arrest last month in Hampstead, north London, the BBC said.
He is accused of crashing his car into a Snappy Snaps photographic franchise while drinking or using drugs.
Michael is due back in court Aug. 24, the BBC said.
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