SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Southern California say two men fleeing from police in a stolen taco truck sideswiped a school bus full of children, took down the lights at an intersection and smashed into a propane truck.
WINDSOR, Vt., Feb. 29 (UPI) — Police in Vermont said an 8-year-old’s story of helping his mother’s boyfriend grow “special medicine” led to the discovery of dozens of marijuana plants.
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 29 (UPI) — Police in Oregon credited a mysterious hero known only as “Anonymous Shopping Cart Guy” with stopping a fleeing a suspect by “sacrificing his groceries.”
TALLMADGE, Ohio (AP) — Police say a fugitive from Tampa, Florida, who didn’t want to be identified by his fingerprints during a traffic stop in northeast Ohio chewed off his fingertips.
By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A gang of suspected drug-dealers in Amsterdam gave the task of guarding their loot to unusually ferocious guards: a pair of fully-grown crocodiles. “It’s very unusual for drug dealers to use crocodiles to guard their money,” said police spokesman Frans Zuiderhoek on Friday. “I think they thought it was safer.” The suspects, including the owner of the crocodiles, are due to appear before a judge on Friday.
MADERA RANCHOS, Calif., Feb. 26 (UPI) — Police in California said a reported “unicorn” sighting led to a three-hour chase to capture the pony, which was dressed up for a photo shoot.
RIVERSIDE, Calif., Feb. 25 (UPI) — Police in California intercepted a puzzle box containing more than a thousand pills of MDMA or ecstasy.
MANCHESTER, England, Feb. 25 (UPI) — A man in England sparked a number of police calls after drivers confused a gnome that he was carrying along a local roadway for a child.
OREM, Utah (AP) — After arresting a wanted man whose Facebook page included a post taunting a Utah police department, police taunted him right back.