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ODDLY ENOUGH

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

ODDLY ENOUGH

Police: Man breaks into evidence undetected, takes back bike

PROVO, Utah

Provo police say a man broke into the department’s evidence room undetected and took back his bike.

Deseret News reported Thursday that the burglary went unnoticed until the person who originally was found with the bike was arrested again and told officers David Elwin Snow was bragging that he “pulled off the crime of the century.”

The 37-year-old Snow and his brother had gone to the department on Dec. 18 to retrieve the bike, but since they never reported it stolen they had a hard time verifying it was Snow’s bike. Police accuse Snow of stealing it that same night after seeing where it was being stored.

The bike was found last Wednesday at Snow’s grandmother’s house.

Police Sgt. Nisha King said such a heist has never happened at the department.

Police: Snow thwarts shoplifter in North Dakota

MINOT, N.D.

Authorities say a North Dakota man who wheeled a shopping cart with stolen merchandise out of a Hobby Lobby craft store was stopped by snow.

Police say 22-year-old Dustin Johnson filled up a cart with about $4,000 in products at a Hobby Lobby store in Minot last Wednesday. After the cart got stuck in the snow in the parking lot and tipped over, Johnson purportedly ran off.

Police say that along with the merchandise, Johnson left behind his wallet – which contained identification with his address.

Johnson is charged in Ward County with theft of property. Court documents do not list a lawyer for him.

Just shy of turning 100, Miss. woman bags deer

MORGANTOWN, Miss.

A 99-year-old hunter in Mississippi wants to know why people are making a big fuss about her recent kill. It was a doe after all, not a prized buck.

The Clarion Ledger reports that Bertha Vickers used a .243 Winchester rifle to kill a doe recently a few miles from her rural home. Relatives posted pictures of Vickers and her kill on Facebook, and people sent messages of congratulations.

Vickers says she doesn’t know “why everybody is making such a big deal about it” because it was “just a doe” and not a buck.

Vickers lives near the farming community where she grew up in northern Mississippi, outside Starkville. She still mows her own yard and enjoys squirrel hunting.

She turned 100 on Tuesday.

Associated Press