Saturday 22 October 2016

Arresting image

Published 02/10/2015 | 02:30

A DIM-WITTED shoplifter was caught after going to a police station to complain about the circulation of his CCTV image.

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Roofer Nicholas Allegretto was filmed by security cameras installed in the Mackays hardware store in Cambridge, UK, after stealing an industrial magnet.

The store put up his picture with his face obscured and the image was later posted on Facebook and printed in the 'Cambridge News' newspaper. The 23-year-old went to the city's Parkside police station, angry that the picture had been published. He was arrested and prosecuted.

Wedding crashers

Inspired by the popular movie 'Wedding Crashers', a Florida couple is asking strangers to attend their wedding next month.

Lee County sheriff's deputy Paul Johnson and Shelly Osterhout are hosting the October 10 wedding at an outdoor shopping centre. The couple, who met online, are promising an unforgettable surprise for up to 1,600 guests.

The couple say they are looking forward to the surprise of seeing who attends, both new friends and old ones.

Doll rescue

Police broke into a locked car to rescue a trapped baby - only to discover it was actually an "extremely lifelike" doll.

West Midlands Police had been called to Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, after receiving reports of an abandoned infant. The force said it was feared that a vulnerable mother had left a baby - wrapped tightly in a blanket - in the car on purpose.

Tomb tragedy

Chinese authorities say three men died when they suffocated while trying to rob an ancient tomb in the central province of Henan, known for its many relic-laden graves.

Yiyang county police said that five villagers had entered a tomb near their village of Chengjiao when three of them fainted from a lack of air. They say the other two men called for help, but attempts to rescue the three failed.

Monkey business

A MONKEY that escaped its owner's home in an Orlando suburb pulled moulding off a police car and rocked back and forth on a street sign.

Sanford police officers responded after a call to report that a monkey was eating post out of a postbox in the neighbourhood.

'Zeek' was eventually caught when his owner got home a short time later.

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