Archive for March, 2010
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A pit bull mix in Tennessee has been sentenced to obedience training after his dogged attack on a local police car.
Winston didn’t bite anybody, but he mauled a Chattanooga police car in what might have been a confused attempt to take a bite out of crime. The persistent pooch managed to tear off a section of the front bumper and damage the tires. Continue reading “Dog That Attacked Police Cars Must Attend Anger-Management Classes” »
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
ANAHEIM â€“ – A woman in her 70s mistakenly hit the accelerator instead of the brake and plowed her car into an optometry office, police said.
The accident occurred at 2:30 p.m. Monday at 1105 N. State College Blvd. Anaheim Sgt. Rick Martinez said the woman was driving a green Honda Civic when she went through the front plate-glass window and door.
The woman was uninjured and the office was closed, he said. Continue reading “Woman Crashes Car Into Optometry Office, Needs New Glasses” »
Be part-man, part-machine and all awesome and buy the original Robocop Ford Taurus for around $19K.
The Volo Auto Museum outside of Chicago is putting the greatest Detroit P.D. car ever to roam the streets of Dallas, Texas (where most of the externals were shot) up for auction. When the producers of Robocop wanted to look to the future they chose the most forward-looking sedan to come out of Michigan in a generation: the 1986 Ford Taurus. Continue reading “Buy The Robocop Cop Car For $19,000!!” »
On the road to eternal peace, a body left inside a funeral home minivan wound up at hell on earth: the city tow pound.
The unscheduled stop came after a police tow truck hooked the illegally parked vehicle outside Redden’s Funeral Home on W. 14th St.
The dearly departed was soon heading for a lot off the West Side Highway, with the truck driver handling the last rights – and a few lefts – on the ride through Chelsea.
Funeral director Paul DeNigris said he nearly died after walking outside the business Monday afternoon to find his client no longer resting in peace.
“I was just a wreck,” DeNigris told the Daily News. “I was frantic. When something like that happens, you go into panic mode.”
The corpse was finally rescued after 90 undignified minutes in Manhattan‘s most miserable locale, trapped amid scofflaws and irate out-of-towners. Continue reading “That’s my corpse! Funeral director scrambles to retrieve body after tow truck hooks his minivan” »
A man who led cops on a high-speed car chase managed to escape from guards while in hospital
He was found hiding in a tree in a suburban backyard, after more than seven hours on the run.
Police said Little and a 21-year-old woman stole a car yesterday after threatening the occupants with a hammer. Continue reading “Car Chase Ends in Australian Fugitive’s Escape” »
On Wednesday police in Austin, Texas arrested a 20-year old man on suspicion of remotely disabling more than 100 vehicles sold through his former place of employment, Texas Auto Center.
Wired reports that more 100 drivers in Austin had their cars disabled or had their car horns start to honk uncontrollably after an intruder ran amok in a web-based vehicle-immobilization system used by Texas Auto Center.
Webteck Plus, offered by a company called Pay Technologies, is used to remind customers who are late on their car payments that they’re falling behind. A small black box is installed under the dashboard and it responds to commands issued from a central website. Continue reading “Ex-Car Salesman Remotely Disables 100 Cars” »
A woman and her husband got in to a heated argument as they drove on a busy Illinois interstate. An out-of-control discussion about taxes and an alleged affair ended in a beating, then shooting.
Yolanda L. Morris-Sheegog, and her husband (whose name has been withheld) were driving along the heavily traveled Illinois Interstate 57 over the weekend. The County Club Hills couple had been arguing incessantly about their finances. Morris-Sheegog had also accused her spouse of being unfaithful, which sent her in to a tailspin. Continue reading “Wife Beats Up Husband in Car Then Shoots Him in the Groin Over Affair” »
Wrote Goodbye Letter Before Rescue
A 67-year-old country musician from Montana who spent four days in his car stuck on a remote mountain road was weak and losing hope when an Idaho couple out for a drive in their four-wheel-drive vehicle came upon his car.
Louis Rogers, of Lakeside, said Tuesday he had written a goodbye letter and was preparing himself for death when Scott and Penny Kalis of Coeur d’Alene stopped to help on Sunday. Continue reading “Montana Man Spends 4 Days Stuck In Car In Snowbank” »