Weird News


August 23, 2016

Police say a woman who missed the last bus for the night is accused of stealing an ambulance to get home from a hospital in Ohio.

Court documents filed in Hamilton Municipal Court in Cincinnati say 43-year-old Lisa Carr is accused of getting into an ambulance that a driver had left running and driving to her home in suburban Cincinnati. The driver apparently had left the ambulance to go inside the hospital with a patient. Police say the Springfield Township woman was arrested after a short pursuit. They say she told them she took the ambulance because she had missed her bus home. Carr is charged with theft, failure to comply with a police order and driving under suspension. Court records don't show an attorney for her.

Authorities say an "elderly man" found at a Massachusetts home actually was a 31-year-old fugitive wearing a disguise.

Police went to a house on Cape Cod on Thursday looking for Shaun Miller, who'd been a fugitive since April when he and several others were indicted on heroin distribution charges. Police say when they ordered a man there to come outside, an elderly man emerged. The US Attorney's office says when officers realised the man was Miller, they pulled off his "realistic disguise" and placed him under arrest. Nearly $30,000 in cash and two loaded guns were found in the house. Miller, who is from Hyannis, is being held pending a detention hearing on August 31 in federal court. It wasn't immediately known if he's represented by a lawyer.

Authorities say a drunken - driving suspect, upset that his vehicle was still impounded a week after his arrest, threw pizza and punches at a Pennsylvania police station.

Police in the tiny borough of Dallas say 44-year-old Sean Mulloy showed up Thursday and began wrapping a chain around the railing outside the police station. He also had a statue and a full box of pizza with him. Authorities say when the patrolman who arrested Mulloy last week confronted him at the station, Mulloy started throwing punches and pizza and had to be subdued with a stun gun. Mulloy is charged with aggravated and simple assault and resisting arrest.

Officials say a grocery store in Pennsylvania has become the first supermarket since Prohibition to sell wine in the state.

A Giant Eagle store in suburban Pittsburgh began selling wine Friday. Only state-owned liquor stores or kiosks had been allowed to sell wine since the nationwide constitutional ban on alcohol that lasted from 1920 to 1933. Under a new law, customers can buy up to three litres of wine to go from businesses that hold restaurant or hotel liquor licenses. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board says it has approved more than 80 supermarkets, restaurants and hotels to sell wine to go. The licences became active this week, and sales also began at sub shops and eateries, including Big Woody's in Allentown and Super Sub & Six Pak's in Dubois.