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Someone’s been trashing an SUV: 3 bears seen at home

LONGWOOD, Fla.

This visit was no fairytale. Three bears were found outside a Florida home, one stuck inside an SUV. Now state wildlife officials are working to trap an adult female they believe was at the home.

Rikki Koberg-Perrero tells news outlets she and her family heard loud noises outside their Longwood home recently. They discovered two bears near their garage, one inside their Ford Expedition, and called 911.

The bear found its way out of the SUV after an officer opened a door. Koberg-Perrero says the vehicle’s seats were ripped up. She says the vehicle is a total loss.

The bears ran away, and no one was injured.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says it’s likely the female killed one dog in the area and severely injured another.

Brinks truck drops thousands of dollars on Ind. highway

INDIANAPOLIS

State police say drivers clamored to pick up cash on an interstate in Indianapolis after the back doors of a Brinks armored truck swung open and hundreds of thousands of dollars flew out.

State police spokesman Sgt. John Perrine says investigators don’t know exactly how much cash was in the truck when it lost its load recently on Interstate 70 on the city’s southwest side. Perrine says it was definitely hundreds of thousands.

Officers blocked traffic as they helped collect money from along the highway. Perrine says an undetermined amount remains unaccounted for as some drivers stopped to scoop up cash.

Perrine says anyone who picked up the money could be charged with theft and he urged them to contact state police to return it.

Police: Masked robber, identified by mother, opts to turn himself in

BELLPORT, N.Y.

Police in Long Island say a man who held up a string of businesses while hiding behind a surgical mask has been identified by his mother.

Officials say the 50-year-old Bellport man turned himself in recently, two days after Suffolk County police released a picture of the suspect during an April 24 robbery at an East Patchogue gas station.

Police say the man told them his mother was able to identify him from the picture.

The suspect is accused of robbing at gunpoint several businesses in East Patchogue, Yaphank and Holbrook. The businesses were robbed between Feb. 17 and April 28, according to authorities. He was arraigned on five counts of first-degree robbery.

Associated Press

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