Thursday 30 October 2014

Bad Batman jailed

Published 12/11/2013 | 02:00

A Singaporean man with an unusual superhero-like name turned out to be a villain who consumed drugs and stole from his brother.

Batman bin Suparman, which means Batman son of Superman in the Malay language, was jailed for two years and nine months for various offences, including stealing his brother's automated teller machine card to make withdrawals, media reported.

THIEVES DO A NUT JOB

Thieves have stolen 70 tonnes of walnuts from trucks parked in California.

The nuts were worth around e270,000 in one of the biggest heists to hit the booming industry. Police say rising prices appear to be behind a recent spate of walnut thefts.

ROW ENDS IN DEATHS

Two men who started fighting each other in the middle of a rural US road were killed in a hit-and-run accident.

Police in Oregon said one man was walking with a woman along the road in the dark when the other pulled over. The pair started arguing and were grappling with each other when they were hit by a pickup truck that failed to stop.

MURDER CITY TOUR FURY

Guided tours of Detroit's many murder scenes have angered locals who say they are harming the city's image.

The tours have been criticised as an attempt to capitalise on the crimes that still plague the Motor City, also derisively dubbed "Murder City". Locals say that the last thing they want is more bad publicity.

30 YEARS ON THE RUN

Oklahoma City police have arrested a man who escaped from a Maryland prison more than 30 years ago after he contacted them to say he was tired of paying off a business partner who threatened to expose him as a fugitive.

Anthony Rackley (62) escaped from a Maryland prison in 1980 after being convicted of robbery. He later took on an alias and earned a living raising funds for a community service organisation.

WHEELCHAIR RAMP THEFT

Police are hunting a thief who stole a wheelchair ramp from a rail station.

The crime took place on platform nine at Liverpool Lime Street last month. The raider carried the ramp as he headed to the station's taxi rank where he then travelled to a pub on the promenade at New Brighton, Merseyside. British Transport Police have issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to.

Irish Independent

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