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Woman Infiltrates High School to Find Insta Followers: Cops

Audrey Francisquini, 28, is accused of posing as student, handing out pamphlets in Fla. high school

(Newser) - In 21 Jump Street, undercover cops snuck into a high school to bust up crime. In an incident out of Florida, a woman is accused of sneaking into a high school to commit crimes—and, apparently, to get the word out about her Instagram page. According to an arrest report...

After Months of No Progress, Arrests in 'Heinous' Denver Case

3 teen boys face murder charges after house fire that killed family of 5

(Newser) - Three teenage boys have been arrested in the Denver house fire that killed a family of five in August, after months without progress . Authorities say the two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old face 28 criminal counts, including first-degree murder, attempted murder with extreme indifference, arson, and burglary, per the New York ...

Cops: Florida Burglar Was Killed by Falling Window

Jonathan Hernandez was pinned and strangled, deputies say

(Newser) - A luckless burglar was killed mid-crime by a falling window, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office in southwest Florida. Police say 32-year-old Jonathan Hernandez died when the window of a Lehigh Acres home he was breaking into fell on his neck as he climbed through it, pinning and...

Teacher Sees Scared Kids in Zoom Class, Calls 911
Teacher Sees Scared Kids
in Zoom Class, Calls 911
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Teacher Sees Scared Kids in Zoom Class, Calls 911

Man had broken into their home

(Newser) - A teacher in California says she never logs out of online classes until all her students have logged off—a policy that meant she was able to call for help when a man broke into a home while two students were still logged on. "I was just watching their...

Zoo's Lemur May Have Been Kidnapped
Zoo's Lemur May 
Have Been Kidnapped

Zoo's Lemur May Have Been Kidnapped

Breach reported at San Francisco Zoo

(Newser) - A lemur has been stolen in an apparent break-in at the San Francisco Zoo, according to police , who are actively searching for 21-year-old Maki. The ring-tailed lemur, who was born at the zoo, was last spotted inside the Lipman Family Lemur Forest—touted as the largest outdoor lemur habitat in...

Sheriff: Deputy's Crime Was 'Violation of Public Trust'

Calif. officials: Steve Hortz responded to call on elderly man's death, then went back to steal

(Newser) - A Southern California man's work uniform may have initially helped him pull off a crime, but not ultimately. Steve Hortz, a deputy who's been with the Orange County Sheriff's Department for 12 years, was arrested Thursday after being accused of breaking into a home he'd reported...

A Break for Man Serving Life Over Stolen Hedge Clippers

Fair Wayne Bryant will get a shot at parole in October

(Newser) - Fair Wayne Bryant has a crack at freedom. The Black man serving life in prison in Louisiana over the theft of a pair of hedge clippers has been granted a new parole hearing after the state Supreme Court declined to review his case. Bryant, 62, was convicted of burglary after...

For George Zimmerman's Lawyer, the Tables Have Turned

Mark O'Mara is now repping slain black teen Adrein Green

(Newser) - The attorney who represented George Zimmerman in the fatal 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., now has the opposite case. Mark O'Mara is representing the family of a black teen who was fatally shot before 2am on May 5 as he allegedly attempted to burglarize a vehicle,...

Alleged Killer of Drew Carey's Ex Could Face Death

Gareth Pursehouse has been re-arrested

(Newser) - The suspect accused of throwing Drew Carey's ex-fiancee off a balcony is back behind bars less than 24 hours after posting $2 million bail. Gareth Pursehouse, 41, was re-arrested on a no-bail warrant and charged Wednesday with the murder of his ex-girlfriend, family and sex therapist Amie Harwick. He...

Taylor Swift's Dad Fights Off Burglar

Man reached penthouse through emergency stairwell

(Newser) - Taylor Swift's father recently fought a burglar who broke into his $4 million Florida penthouse, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Scott Swift returned to his home in the Vinoy Place Towers in St. Petersburg on Jan. 17 just moments after 30-year-old Terrence Hoover used an emergency escape stairwell to...

Alleged Thief's Mistake: Using Daughter's Journal

Prosecutors say dropped item contained hit list, identifying information

(Newser) - Authorities in Tennessee say they busted a well-organized burglar after he allegedly dropped a notebook during a break-in that contained a list of other places he planned to target. Robert Shull Goddard, 49, is accused of smashing a glass door and breaking into a Nashville area home on Jan. 29,...

Deputy Settles Beef Between K9, Cow With Stun Gun

South Carolina sheriff's deputy had to step in

(Newser) - A sheriff's deputy responding to a burglary call in South Carolina was forced to settle a beef between his K9 and a spooked cow by using a stun gun, the AP reports. Georgetown County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the Pleasant Hill community on Wednesday when a K9...

Dr. Pepper Plays a Role in 2 Sad, Strange Cases

Chad Kinnaird, 39, is arrested for pointing a gun at his son's head

(Newser) - A Louisiana man is in hot water for allegedly putting a loaded gun to his son's head—because the boy drank their last Dr. Pepper, KATC reports. Chad Kinnaird, 39, was arrested Wednesday after the apparent incident in West Monroe. According to authorities, Kinnaird had been drinking and got...

3 Suspects Killed During Texas Home Invasion

Cops say man opened fire after they entered home

(Newser) - When deputies arrived at a mobile home in Channelview, Texas, on Monday morning, three men were dead outside—and their car was still running in the driveway. Police say a resident opened fire on the men with a shotgun during an attempted burglary or home invasion in the Houston suburb,...

Deputy Accused of Using Obits to Plan Her Burglaries

Janelle Gericke was allegedly trying to break into Wisconsin homes even while pregnant

(Newser) - A former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy has been arrested after her own colleagues became suspicious she was involved in something not on the up-and-up. The Washington Post reports that Janelle Gericke, 29, was hit with a felony burglary charge Tuesday, accused of breaking into—or trying to—seven homes in...

Every Piece of Jewelry in Heiress's Mansion Stolen

Tamara Ecclestone's home is thought to be one of the most secure in London

(Newser) - It's "thought to be one of the most secure houses in London," per the Sun . And yet somehow thieves were able to break in to Tamara Ecclestone's $93 million mansion Friday night and steal every single piece of jewelry inside, according to the newspaper. That's...

Home Intruder 'Picked the Wrong House'

Willie Murphy says she 'went to work on him'

(Newser) - Breaking into Willie Murphy's house? Not the world's best idea. Murphy, an 82-year-old bodybuilder, says she was home in Rochester, NY, late Thursday night when she heard a guy bang on the door. "He was outside and saying, 'Please call an ambulance,' saying, 'I'...

Thief's Patience Is Worth $13K in Jewelry

Atlanta-area authorities are asking for people's help

(Newser) - A patient thief managed to make off with $13,000 in jewelry from a Costco after it closed, Fox 5 Atlanta reports. Investigators say the man cased the Atlanta-area store Oct 10, came back a few hours later, hid behind a display by the front wall, and waited there for...

Teen Dies in Struggle to Protect Home, Sister
Teen Dies in Struggle
to Protect Home, Sister
THE RUNDOWN

Teen Dies in Struggle to Protect Home, Sister

Florida's Khyler Edman to get a hero's sendoff

(Newser) - Thousands of people have opened their wallets to ensure a funeral fit for a hero after a 15-year-old boy was killed in a struggle as he protected his little sister during a home invasion, according to police in Port Charlotte, Fla. Khyler Edman went toe to toe with the suspect,...

Man Shot Fleeing Burglar, Went Back to Bed: Cops

Dallas man said he fired a shot 'into the night'

(Newser) - A Dallas man who told police he fired at a fleeing burglar before going back to bed has been charged with murder. Police say James Michael Meyer told them that after hearing a noise around 5am Thursday, he saw somebody with a pickax trying to break into his storage shed...

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