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Published: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 @ 5:04 PM
WOOD COUNTY, Ohio — Two Toledo area volunteer firefighters are on leave after a Facebook post about a girl’s hair being chopped off as punishment, went viral.
The girl's mother posted on Facebook that the girl's father and stepmother, cut her daughter's long locks as punishment for getting her hair highlighted for her birthday.
Our CNN affiliate Fox59 in Cleveland spoke to Haskins Police Chief Colby Carroll. He confirmed his department and the Wood County Children’s Services agency are investigating a potential child abuse complaint.
"I've been doing this since '92 and I've never had a case I would say that's like this," said Carroll. "Mom was upset with how her child was being cared for -- lack of better terms."
"This is what my daughter looked like Sunday when I took her home and the other two pics is what happened today before she was brought to me… all over me having highlights put in her hair for her birthday!" the teen's mother posted on Facebook Jan. 31.
The owner of the Pear Tree Salon spoke to Fox59 Cleveland about the incident. Jennifer McVeight’d salon had nothing to do with the girl's cut but said, "Your hair is what really makes you feel good. If your hair looks good you feel good."
She believes the stylist that held the scissors is also at fault.
"What they did to that poor child, there's no framing there is no texture there's, it's a chopped off boyish hairstyle on her. I don't understand why they would want to humiliate their daughter like that way," said McVeight.
Can a haircut be considered criminal? That's for prosecutors to decide.
The Middleton Township Fire Chief said both firefighters would return to work pending the outcome of the criminal and Children's Services investigations.
Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 10:44 PM
Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 9:49 AM
DAYTON — Nearly 20 motorists pulled over Saturday night in Dayton after their vehicles were struck by rocks while they were traveling west on U.S. 35.
Dayton police arrested one male juvenile at the scene, who admitted throwing rocks according to a Dayton police report. The boy was taken to the Juvenile Justice Center, where he was booked on several counts of vandalism. He said he had an accomplice, another male juvenile, but it was not clear whether that youth was arrested as well.
Thomas Acco of Jefferson Twp. and his girlfriend had just dropped off their children and were headed home when a rock came through the front of the windshield.
“I was in shock that someone would play with someone’s life like this,” he said.
“Glass just flew everywhere. We had a little swerve contest with the car in front of us — their windshield got hit also. We just pulled to the side and it was like 15, 20 cars lined up to the side all with damage.”
Dayton police Lt. Chris Malson said there are no suspects, but plenty of victims.
“We got a report of multiple cars, approximately 18 of them, that were hit with rocks as they were driving westbound on U.S. 35 near Woodman (Drive),” he said. “All the calls came within about five minutes of each other.
The Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center said they received starting at 10 p.m. The last one received was at 10:29 p.m.
One of the victims was Susan Myers of Lima who was headed back home with her husband, riding in the front passenger seat.
“We heard a loud bang and looked up and saw the damage on the windshield,” she said. “We immediately pulled over and noticed that there were several cars ahead of us also pulled over with their hazard lights on.”
There are no reports of injuries, but Myers said they were shaken and now have to deal with broken glass inside the car and their insurance company.
Tony Gerardi of Xenia said he was driving home from visiting friends in Dayton when his car was struck.
“I hope police get them. I’m safe, thank God,” said Gerardi, “I don’t know why someone would do something like that.”
Earlier Saturday, around 4:45 p.m., another two motorists, one from Illinois and one from Dayton, reported their windshields were struck by rocks. At least one of the windshields shattered just when they went under a bridge. They told police the rocks appeared to come from the north side of the highway but were not able to see the culprits. Police officers found a pile of rocks laying on the side of the highway before the South Smithville Road exit, according to a Dayton police report.
Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 3:03 PM
MIAMISBURG — A naked man was spotted this afternoon walking along Heincke Road.
Police were alerted around 2 p.m. to the report of the streaker by two 911 callers.
“I’m on Heincke Avenue in front of the post office in Miamisburg and there is a pedestrian walking totally naked up the sidewalk,” said one caller who said the man appeared to be in his 40s or 50s.
“We have on Heincke Street in Miamisburg just across from the Wendy’s, we have a butt-naked man walking down the sidewalk,” a second 911 caller said.
We are working to find out from Miamisburg police whether the suspect has been arrested and what charges he faces.
Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 8:43 PM
AKRON — Troopers chased down and boxed in a fleeing ATV with two riders illegally driving on the interstate.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol posted a video of the incident Friday on its Facebook page.
The video shows the ATV bumping one cruiser before finally stopping when it backed into another cruiser.
Once the ATV stopped, troopers said the driver fled but the passenger surrendered.
The driver was apprehended a short time later and was charged with fleeing and eluding and for not having an operator’s license, the highway patrol said.
The three-mile pursuit started May 21 on Interstate 277 and ended when the ATV ran into the back of a cruiser on Interstate 76, according to reports.
Published: Saturday, January 09, 2016 @ 1:39 PM
Updated: Monday, June 06, 2016 @ 10:20 AM
— A Georgia police department is advising drivers to not use hazard lights while driving, even in the rain.
In some states, the use of hazard lights is permitted while driving.
The metro Atlanta police department warned that using hazard lights may actually signal to other drivers that you are stopped or stalled on the road, and the lights can reduce the ability to see if the vehicles ahead are braking.
Hazard lights also "turn off your ability to use your turn signals," the police department wrote in its Facebook post.
Instead of using hazard lights while driving, consider not driving at all until road conditions improve.
"If you cannot see, pull over to a safe place and wait (until) driving conditions are better," the department wrote. "Your flashers should only be used while your vehicle is stopped or disabled on the roadway or shoulder. This is a sign for emergency services that someone is in need of assistance."