A 9-year-old kid from Kokomo, Indiana was able to stop a man from stealing a pickup truck on Christmas Day. The suspect, Ollie L. Dunn, 32, allegedly had his eyes on a red 2009 Dodge Ram, parked at One Stop, a gas station. The 9-year-old boy inside that truck, Larry Larimore, wasn’t having it.
“I noticed that a guy was trying to get in the car. […] As soon as he opened the door, I got scared,” he told NBC affiliate station WTHR. Larimore was sitting inside the truck while his dad purchased Ibuprofen at the gas station.
Larimore pointed the gun at the suspect’s head, which prompted Dunn to go for a different vehicle. Dunn allegedly stole a green Chevy Trailblazer, parked nearby, instead.
Kevin Cooksey, Larimore’s dad, watched the whole drama unfold from inside the gas station.
“When I see my truck door open, I was like, ‘Oh my God.
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Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” is a holiday classic. One kid took the title of the movie literally and called authorities to turn the Grinch in. As Mississippi News Now reported, 5-year-old Tylon Pittman of Byram, Mississippi was watching the movie on a smart phone. Thinking the Grinch was a thief of holiday joy, he called 911.
The officer who arrived told Tylon that the Grinch would not ruin Christmas, as he does in the movie.
“He calls people all the time,” said Tylon’s mother Teresa Brown-Pittman. “If he gets your number, he’s going to call you and blow you up; but to dial 911, oh my God, no.”
Police Officer Lauren Develle heard about the call and wanted to give Tylon a visit.
“Our dispatcher posted a status on Facebook that she had received a call from a little boy … and he told her he thought the Grinch was going to be
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A woman has admitted to her role in the violent murder of a young North Dakota mother. According to People, 38-year-old Brooke Crews of Fargo confessed to killing 22-year-old Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind and stealing her baby.
LaFontaine-Greywind was reportedly murdered in August and her baby was ripped from her womb. At her funeral in September, her boyfriend, Ashton Matheny, brought the infant who survived. “It was wonderful that [the baby] Haisley Jo was able to spend those moments along with her family, as well,” the family spokeswoman said.
On August 19, LaFontaine-Greywind disappeared from her apartment while eight months pregnant. She told her family she was going to help Crews (seen below) with a sewing project but never returned.
On August 27, her body was found in plastic wrap in the Red River. The medical examiner called her cause of death “homicidal violence.” No further details on the manner of death or how the baby was
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Three UCLA basketball stars may be left in China as allegations against them for shoplifting go through the legal system. KTLA shares that the freshmen on the UCLA men’s basketball team accused of shoplifting from Louis Vuitton store in city of Hangzhou could be in the foreign country for months. The players are LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill.
As previously shared, the three were in China for a game against Georgia Tech. They have been accused of shoplifting sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store near their hotel. They were released on bail after being questioned about the alleged crime but continued to remain in their hotel as authorities continued the investigation. The players did not participate in the game that took place on Friday.
Chinese officials wouldn’t confirm the arrest report. Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for China’s Foreign Ministry, said the case had been reported to US authorities, saying, “China is
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Three UCLA basketball players are being held in China for allegedly shoplifting sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store in Hangzhou. As The Washington Post reports, LiAngelo Ball, the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill are still being held in a Chinese luxury hotel after they were arrested this week.
The three players were in China to play Georgia Tech on Friday. Details around the arrest remain unclear. In a statement, the State Department told The Washington Post that it’s aware of reports of the three US citizens being arrested in China and released on bail: “We stand ready to provide appropriate consular assistance for US citizens. Due to privacy considerations, we have no further comment.”
UCLA Coach Steve Alford has confirmed that the three players will not play in Friday’s game.
“We are aware of a situation involving UCLA student-athletes in Hangzhou, China,” UCLA Athletics said in a statement. “The
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A video of a teen stealing money from an Uber driver’s tip jar in August went viral this week. In the footage, 18-year-old Gabrielle Canales appears to be caught with her hand in the driver’s tip jar, just as she and two friends are finishing their ride and about to exit the car. When she is about to allegedly steal, she appears to look directly into the dash cam, which is located next to the car’s rearview mirror.
The driver, Mohammed H. Bhuiyan, told the New York Post, “If I saw her again, I’d tell her to be honest. To stop stealing, and be nice.”
He said he complained to Uber, who told him to contact the authorities.
“I told them that the young lady took my money from my tip jar and they said she advised them that she didn’t. They wanted me to go to the police station, but you
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A former New York City vegan restaurant owner was sent to jail on Wednesday for over three months after confessing to stealing from investors and not paying 84 employees.
Sarma Melngailis, 44, and with her estranged husband Anthony Strangis, pleaded guilty to the crimes at her businesses Pure Food Wine in Chelsea and One Lucky Duck juice bar in Gramercy, according to the New York Daily News.
As a condition of her guilty plea, Melngailis only had to admit to stealing over $200,000 from one investor. In total, she is accused of stealing $844,000 from four investors.
Strangis was sentenced to time served after spending a year on Rikers Island. Melngailis was sentenced to three and a half months on Rikers Island.
According to Vanity Fair, Melngailis had thrived before meeting Strangis, a gambler with a criminal past, in 2011 on Twitter. Chelsea Clinton and Alec Baldwin were among her
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Rick Best was one of the victims stabbed and killed in the MAX train attack. Portland police say that Best’s personal items—his backpack and wedding ring—were stolen during the attack. The man allegedly involved in the theft has just been apprehended.
According to KOIN, the family of Best (pictured below) realized his items were missing while making funeral arrangements on Thursday. Portland Police reviewed surveillance video from the May 26 crime scene and spotted a man on tape carrying the backpack off the train.
On Friday, they apprehended the suspect.
Best was a 53-year-old Army veteran and father of four. Best, along with another victim, were stabbed to death by a man spewing hate speech on the MAX train. The man accused in the incident has been charged for multiple crimes including aggravated murder, assault and intimidation. He was arraigned a few days ago.
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There’s plenty of fish in the sea…Two teens are suspected of casting a wide net on the dating app Plenty of Fish, to lure victims and steal their cars. According to WGHP, two teen girls in Guilford County, North Carolina used the popular dating site to “catfish” unsuspecting men.
The suspects were arrested on Friday for putting together the scheme. The girls, ages 15 and 16, reportedly used Plenty of Fish to pretend they were older to attract men. They would ask the male victims to pick them up and take them home. While the men were distracted doing something, the teens would steal their cars.
Authorities believe the two girls are behind at least four car thefts since April.
The teens were finally caught after being spotted in a stolen car. The older teen faces adult charges of felony larceny of a motor vehicle, felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and
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