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Gladys Kapuwai of Honolulu says in a lawsuit that she took Dodo, a Gilzale and Pomeranian-Maltese mix, for grooming last year July and realized a couple of days later that one of Dodo’s ears had been cut.
“When I took her to the vet, the doctor had told me it looked like they tried to glue it back,” Kapuwi said.
“I couldn’t believe what they did. I started crying, because this is our baby, too, you know.”
Video (KHNL-TV of Honolulu)
Officers found a wallet they believed the burglar had dropped, and detectives went to the address listed, where they said 25-year-old Derek McDine was found hiding in a closet.
He was arrested without further incident on burglary charges, and investigators began examining computers stolen from the accountants.
Detectives said they found evidence of child pornography that McDine is accused of loading onto the computers, and he was also charged with possession of child pornography.
Full story (WLWT of Cincinnati)
A Newark, Ohio, police officer is on administrative leave and faces a disciplinary hearing Feb. 1 for allegedly threatening to ticket FedEx drivers because he missed a delivery at his home.
NBC station WCMH of Columbus reports:
[Officer Bobby] Hartless was waiting for a FedEx delivery at his home Tuesday, Jan. 3. He was not on duty that day.
Hartless missed the doorbell and tried to flag down the driver.
He contacted FedEx and was told the package wouldn’t be delivered that day.
A man pulled who was pulled over for a traffic violation in North Carolina was found this week with a gun in his jail cell — a big gun that authorities believe he hid in his rectum.
Deputies said the man — who claimed he was disabled and couldn’t walk — was searched and strip-searched both at a hosital and at the Onslow County, N.C., jail before he was placed into a holding cell. Jailers even made him perform what they call a “squat and cough” procedure.
Only later did the .38-caliber revolver — 10 inches long, with a 4½-inch barrel — turn up.
Ward was taken back to the hospital Friday for examination of “possible injuries that may have occurred” to his rectum.
Full story (M. Alex Johnson/msnbc.com with WITN-TV and WNCN-TV)
A 53-year-old Michigan man was found dead Tuesday morning with an arrow in his chest.
The man, Chris Martin Allen, was found lying in the corner of a parking lot in Howell, about 30 miles east of Lansing. The arrow was protruding from the left of his chest, and a crossbow was found next to his body, police said.
The police report said investigators considered Allen’s death a homicide, but Police Chief George Basar told NBC station WILX of Lansing that suicide couldn’t be ruled out.
“It’s physically possible,” Basar said. “We have discussed that, and it’s physically possible.”
Full story (Alex Johnson/msnbc.com)
Update: Smith’s attorney says he plans on “exploring all options” in defending Smith, saying specifically, “I am concerned about his mental health.”
Over at msnbc.com, I have the bizarre story of a Michigan man with HIV who’s been charged with sex crimes after he told police he intentonally set out to kill as many people as he could by having sex with them.
According to documents on file with Grand Rapids 61st District Court, Smith claimed to have had sex with “thousands” of partners, intending to kill them by infecting them with HIV. Some of those people are from outside the Grand Rapids area, including people Smith met over the Internet, he told police, according to documents.
Smith faces separate preliminary hearings on the two charges on Jan. 4 and Jan. 9. He remains in the Kent County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.
Smith’s attorney did not answer calls seeking comment.
Cross-posted from msnbc.com, where it originally appeared:
By M. Alex Johnson, msnbc.com
An animal control officer shot and killed a bull Thursday after it escaped on its way to a Maryland meat processing plant, charged a sheriff’s deputy and damaged a patrol car, authorities said.
The bull escaped Thursday morning in Mount Airy, Md., about 50 miles north of Washington, as it was being led from a truck into the plant, said Brian Horton, a spokesman for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the sheriff’s incident report, the bull broke free, charged a bystander and ran off in the general direction of a day care center. Deputies followed him into a nearby field, where he then charged one of the deputies.
“Fearing for their safety, a deputy discharged two rounds from a shotgun, striking the bull, and causing him to retreat into a wooded area,” the report said. A county animal control officer then finished him off with two more shots.
Besides the bull, the only casualty was the taillight on a deputy’s cruiser, which the bull slammed into as he eluded attempts to corral him. The body of the bull — presumably no longer fit for human consumption as it was by then lead-contaminated — was released back to its owner.
A shoplifting suspect who picked Wednesday night to try and steal a DVD player didn’t realize it was also Shop With A Cop Night at the Gretna, NE. Walmart.
More than 24 Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department deputies were in the store at the time. …
“It really set the tone for the weekend coming up for us, for Christmas and what Christmas is supposed to be about,” said Sarpy County Lt. Kevin Griger.
Full story (WOWT-TV of Omaha, Neb.)
Two 14-year-old boys were arrested Saturday night for breaking into a Chinese restaurant and cooking chicken gizzards, police said.
“I guess they couldn’t find any money so they decided to cook some food,” Gainesville Police Lt. Jorge Campos said.
Full story (Gainesville, Fla., Sun)