ONE-ARMED-BURGLAR: Police in Germany are hunting a thief with no arms who managed to walk out of a shop with a 24-inch TV.
Two accomplices used clamps to fix the TV to his body before helping him out of the store in Munich, Germany. Staff did not realise what had happened until they noticed a TV was missing from its stand and looked back at CCTV recordings.
A police spokesman said: “Staff only knew about the theft after they saw one of the display TVs had been taken off its stand.
“It’s hard to believe that the sight of an armless man walking along with a giant TV clamped to his body did not get anyone’s attention”. —— Ananova.
INTOXICATED-FAMILY: Police in the US state of Indiana were perplexed to discover that after they had arrestedÂ a woman for drunken driving, the three relatives who came to pick up her 1-year-old son also had all been drinking. A state trooper stopped a minivan for speeding early Saturday in northwestern Indiana. He arrested the 24-year-old woman on a drunken driving charge.
The boy’s father arrived later to pick him up, but officers determined he was intoxicated and also arrested him on a drunken driving charge.
Police said the boy’s grandparents then arrived. Both of them also had been drinking, state police said, but the grandmother who was driving was not over the legal limit, so officers escorted them home with the child. —— AP.
SEX-ON-THE-JOB: A British police officer who admitted having sex with one woman while on duty and propositioning another after she had been arrested was jailed for four months last Friday.
Police constable Gary Bayldon (48), who was married at the time, visited one woman for sex while working late shifts, calling the sessions “his meal break,” a court heard.
He also asked a second woman to go the woods with him and caressed her hands while taking her fingerprints at the police station.
The court heard that Bayldon began a relationship with 34-year-old Donna Cacutt after she called police to her home on the Isle of Wight when a man tried to take one of her children down the road. He was the officer sent to the scene.
Bayldon met the second woman,Â Suzanne Dunkling (37), after being called out to a domestic incident involving her boyfriend at her home in October 2005.
She was arrested and taken to the police station by Bayldon who told her he thought she was “gorgeous”.Â Bayldon stroked and caressed her hand as he took her fingerprints and later invited her to a forest “for a chat” when he gave her a lift home in a police van.
“She said ‘no’ because she knew full well he wanted her to go there for sex,” Dunkling said.
“You as a police officer have very considerable power and the respect of the community you serve in,” Judge Charles Tilling said.
“People look up to you. You abused that trust”. —— AP.
VICTIM-TURNS-TABLES: A New Zealand rape victim drove her rapist to a police station when he fell asleep in his car after assaulting the woman, local media reported on Wednesday.
Vipul Sharma (22) was found guilty of abduction and two charges of rape by the Auckland District Court.
Sharma met the woman at an Auckland bar and later drove her first to a park where he raped her in the back seat of his car.
After the attack Sharma allowed the woman to drive and fell asleep in the passenger seat, so the woman drove him to Auckland Central police station where he was arrested, said the newspaper.
“She showed a lot of bravery and common sense. I have nothing but respect for what she has endured,” police detective Simon Welsh said. —— AP.