Weird News

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March 01, 2016

TALLMADGE, Ohio (AP)

Police say a fugitive from Tampa, Florida, who didn't want to be identified by his fingerprints during a traffic stop in northeast Ohio chewed off his fingertips.

Kirk Kelly has been jailed on felony counts of evidence tampering and obstructing official business and misdemeanour charges of falsification and resisting arrest.

A message left for his attorney hasn't been returned. Police in Tallmadge, Ohio, said Kelly and several other people were put into a cruiser without handcuffs after their vehicle was stopped last weekend, and officers thought they smelled drugs.

Police said Kelly gave false names as they tried to identify him. They said they figured out who he is after photos of his tattoos were provided by police in Florida, where he's wanted on firearms and drug charges.

HUNTINGTON, West Virgina (AP)

A West Virginia man sentenced for an armed robbery in which $1 was stolen has been ordered to spend time in a correctional centre for young adults.

The Herald-Dispatch reported 21-year-old John Bruce Chafin of Huntington agreed to a Kennedy plea on a first-degree robbery charge, which allowed him to plead without admitting guilt.

Cabell Circuit Court Judge Chris Chiles sentenced Chafin to spend at least six months to two years at Anthony Center for youthful offenders after suspending his 15-year prison sentence.

Police and jail records showed authorities arrested Chafin on January 13 after they said he brandished a revolver at a Barboursville man, demanding the victim to empty his wallet, which contained $1. Police later confiscated the dollar bill, a jacket and a revolver as evidence.

NEW YORK (AP)

Police say they're investigating after a man appeared to wave a handgun behind a television news reporter during a live broadcast in New York City.

It happened shortly after noon as a WNBC-TV reporter stood in front of Brooklyn Supreme Court. The man appeared to wave the gun behind reporter Michael George as he spoke about the trial of a police officer charged with fatally shooting a man in a Brooklyn housing complex. A police spokesman said it's being investigated as a menacing incident. Officials planned to release additional video of the suspect later Wednesday. A WNBC spokesman didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

TROY, Vermont (AP)

Vermont State Police have arrested a 54-year-old man in connection with taking a cat from a home.

Mark Frady was charged with burglary and unlawful trespass. He pleaded not guilty. A judge ordered a competency evaluation. Police said Frady stole a cat named 'Boots' from a family in Troy after saying he was looking for his cat, 'Mason'.

They believe he's behind the theft of two other pets in the area. Police said Frady was found in the family's home Saturday, and was asked to leave. The family said they have security-camera footage of Frady taking Boots. Police say Frady returned twice. The family say they chased Frady out of their basement after finding him watching TV, drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.