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'Vladimir Putin' Arrested at Florida Publix

He's charged with trespassing

(Newser) - "Vladimir Putin" showed up at a Florida Publix last week and started screaming at employees, police tell WPTV . No, not that Vladimir Putin. Police say a 48-year-old man claiming to have the same name as the Russian leader refused a manager's request to leave the West Palm Beach... More »

London Mom Sues NYC After Baby Put in Foster Care

UK cop allegedly left her infant alone twice in hotel

(Newser) - A London police officer and single mother is suing every agency involved in placing her baby in foster care during a visit to New York in April. Louise Fielden was arrested at the Chelsea Highline Hotel for leaving her son, Samuel, who was younger than six months at the time,... More »

Student Sues Cops for Violent Campus Arrest

Smoking on campus was apparently her only crime

(Newser) - Jaclyn Pazera was sitting in her philosophy class at Illinois' College of DuPage last December when two officers came in, tipped her desk over with her in it, and forcefully arrested her, the AP reports. Her alleged crime: smoking a cigarette on campus, apparently. Pazera filed a lawsuit against the... More »

Texas Student's Last Words: 'Oh, You're Gonna Shoot Me?'

University police officer kills student, saying he resisted arrest

(Newser) - A student at a Christian university was shot dead on Friday for allegedly resisting arrest, but fellow students are struggling to believe the official story, CNN reports. It goes like this: Robert Redus, a student at the University of the Incarnate Word in Alamo Heights, was "driving erratically at... More »

Drunk, Swearing Teen Dragged Out of Prom

18-year-old leaves Ohio party spitting blood at police

(Newser) - An Ohio teen expelled from her prom for being drunk and belligerent was spitting mad—spitting blood, that is, from a self-inflicted nosebleed. Jessica Halter, 18, is facing a litany of charges after refusing to take a Breathalyzer test and screaming at school administrators, "You are fucking bitches this... More »

Mass. Man Held in Rape of 2-Year-Old

Was supposed to be babysitting girlfriend's toddler

(Newser) - Massachusetts police have charged a 22-year-old man with raping his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter, setting fire to her blanket, violently resisting arrest, marijuana possession, and a litany of other charges, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports. Christopher C. Mundell was supposed to be babysitting the toddler, and was highly intoxicated... More »

Chicago Bear Charged With Drunken Boating

Benson says he was sober, and cops maced him unnecessarily

(Newser) - Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson was booked in Austin, Texas on Saturday night for boating while intoxicated and resisting arrest, the Chicago Tribune reports. The former Texas Longhorn denies all charges and alleges that police acted improperly in macing him without provocation. Bears coach Lovie Smith said he was... More »

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