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Bandits steal 6,400 cans of beans while truck driver sleeps

Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013 @ 4:44 PM
Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013 @ 4:44 PM

Police are looking for thieves who reportedly waited for a driver to fall asleep in the cab of his truck to nab some pretty unusual loot —

More than 6,000 cans of Heinz baked beans. (Via Wikimedia Commons / Linda Spashett)

The suspects ripped open a huge hole in the side of the truck while the driver was getting some shut eye up front, stole 6,400 cans, and went on their merry way with the magical fruit. (Via Daily Mirror)

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But apparently, the bean bandits had all the time in the world to smuggle thousands of cans away from the scene.

According to The Guardian, the burglars snatched an entire pallet and part of a second pallet sometime between 8:45 p.m. Monday and 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

But in all seriousness, police are for information about “anyone trying to sell large quantities of Heinz baked beans in suspicious circumstances” to call them immediately. Seriously. (Via Daily Star)

Oh, and just in case you were looking for another identifier to help track down the thieves — this particular type of baked beans had sausage in it too. 

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Half-hour long pursuit down Ohio 235 ends with pickup in ditch

Published: Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 12:28 AM

Multiple state troopers have ended a nearly half-hour long pursuit on Ohio 235 in Clark County, according to dispatchers. 

Dispatchers said troopers were pursuing a pickup truck out of Greene County in the chase that ended just before midnight.

Little is known about what began the pursuit on Ohio 4 around 11:26 p.m., or the man troopers were chasing. 

Dispatchers said the pursuit ended when the man crashed into a ditch on Ohio 235 just inside Clark County.

We are working to learn more in this developing story.

Man shot in hand, leg during large fight in Springfield

Published: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 10:49 PM

A Springfield man was shot in the hand and leg tonight in the 1800 block of Rutland Avenue in Springfield.

“It originally came in as a large fight,” Sgt. Jeff Williams of the Springfield Police Division said.

Later, the report was updated around 8:30 p.m. that someone had been shot.

The gunshot victim was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center. His name and age were not released, but his injuries are not life-threatening, Williams said.

It’s not clear whether he was shot twice, or one bullet inflicted both wounds.

Police have identified a suspect, but he is not in custody. Formal charges are expected to be filed, the sergeant said.

Huber Heights gunshot victim said he was shot in Dayton carjacking attempt 

Published: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 4:31 PM
Updated: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 4:45 PM

A gunshot victim found inside a car Saturday, May 27, 2017, on Longfellow Street in Huber Heights said he was shot during a carjacking attempt in Dayton. DeANGELO BYRD / STAFF

UPDATE @ 4:45 p.m.

Huber Heights police said the shooting victim told them he was shot in Dayton during an attempted carjacking.

The victim’s name, age and condition was not released.

FIRST REPORT

Police are investigating a shooting this afternoon after a shooting victim was found in Huber Heights.

The victim was found inside a car in the 4600 block of Longfellow Street and was taken to a local hospital.

Police say the shooting happened in Dayton, possibly on Germantown Street. Dayton police are investigating.

We have a crew headed to the scene and will update this report as we learn details.

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Police: 'Movie money' being used to defraud Florida retailers

Published: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 1:16 PM

Thieves have used apparent U.S dollars stamped bearing a “For motion picture use only” stamp to defraud at least five businesses, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office says.
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The “money” looks real and feels real, but to the right of Benjamin Franklin’s head, the $100 bill reads, “For motion picture use only.”

Despite the warning, a manager at Forever 21 at the Treasure Coast Square in Jensen Beach was fooled Wednesday by the $100 bill someone used to pay for $93.81 worth of women’s clothing and accessories, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said. It was the fifth recent case of the “movie money” being used at county retailers.

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Deputies arrested the teenager suspected in the Forever 21 fraud case when managers at another chain store contacted authorities and said he tried to purchase $400 worth of merchandise with the fake bills.

A manager at the Forever 21 store told the Post on Friday that another manager took the counterfeit money. She said the scammers, a young male and  young female who looked to be about 16 or 17 years old, were purchasing items such as a bodysuit, fake eyelashes and an eyelash curler.

She said the bill appeared to be real, aside from the label saying it was for movies only, and she hadn’t seen the “movie money” used previously in the store.

The store has a machine to check for counterfeit money, but it wasn’t working at the time of that purchase, the manager said.

Deputies withheld the name of the teen apprehended in the fraud cases at the mall.

Other cases include using fake $20 bills as well as well as $100s.

The Sheriff’s Office encouraged retailers in the area to make their employees aware of the fake bills being circulated.