Thursday, August 30, 2012
Men rob Ohio victim but make sure he has bus fare
olice say robbers who held up an Ohio man at gunpoint gave him back enough money for bus fare before running away. It happened at a Dayton bus stop on Tuesday morning. The Dayton Daily News reports that two men walked up, and one of them put a gun to the victim’s forehead
and ordered him to hand over everything in his pockets. The victim gave them $40 and his cell phone. Before fleeing on foot, one of the men asked the victim if he had enough money for the bus. When he said no, one handed him back $2. The suspects are still being sought.
Crook who stole 3,500 Pillow Pets avoids jail
Southern California man who stole 3,500 Pillow Pets from an Oceanside warehouse has avoided jail. The North County Times reports Danny Ray Wright, of Carlsbad, was sentenced Tuesday to 15 days of community service and three years of probation. He pleaded guilty to grand theft and burglary. Prosecutors say
Wright stole $84,000 worth of the popular animal-shaped toys and sold about $11,000 worth on eBay. The Pillow Pets maker, CJ Products, says Wright was an independent contractor and was allowed to sell some pillows, but never paid the company. Beginning in January, he began pilfering Pillow Pets by sneaking them out of the warehouse.
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Man turned self in for ND bank robbery
ent Anthony Clemens returned home to Kansas after a short stay in North Dakota’s booming oil patch with a stack of crisp $50 bills, sharing what authorities say was ill-gotten booty with his sister. Then, apparently, guilt set in. Three days after Clemens allegedly held up a bank in the western North Dakota town of Williston, the 53-yearold called 911 and asked police in his hometown of Topeka, Kan., to arrest him “for making a mistake,” according to an FBI affidavit filed in federal court. “People have an attack of conscience all the time — like returning stolen items to a store,” Topeka Police Chief Ron Miller said in a telephone interview Tuesday. “But it is unusual to rob a bank and then call 911 in an attack of conscience.” When police arrived at Clemens’ home last month, he was sitting on the front porch, “wearing
what appeared to be the same blue polo shirt he was wearing when he committed the Gates City Bank robbery,” the FBI affidavit said. He “put both of his hands out to police and told them to arrest him for making a mistake,” court papers said.
Clemens is being held in North Dakota. He appeared in federal court in Bismarck on Aug. 17 and waived his right to a preliminary hearing, Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Volk said. Federal public defender Heather Mitchell said no other court hearings have been
scheduled. Neither attorney would comment on specifics of the case. According to court papers, the suspect was wearing a polo shirt, a golfstyle flat cap and tinted glasses when he walked into Gates City Bank in Williston on July 18.
This image from a surveillance camera, released by the Williston (ND) Police Department shows Kent Clemens after he allegedly robbed Gate City Bank, in Williston, ND on July 18, 2012. PHOTOS: YAHOO NEWS
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