Lighthouse Point, FL: Police say they caught 21-year-old Andrew Fatzinger early Sunday morning looting and vandalizing a home. He covered the walls in spray paint and mustard. He fled after stuffing computers, medication and electronics in a bag, which sparked a ground and helicopter police chase. A deputy in a helicopter says he saw Fatzinger run into a second house, then come back out with two bottles of beer. He was eventually taken down by a K-9 after he had punched the dog.
His charges include burglary, grand theft, striking a police dog and resisting arrest with violence.
Fresno, CA: Nathan Teklemariam and Carson Rinehart, both 20, were allegedly just about to break into a car when a cell phone in one of their pockets called an emergency line.
The dispatcher asked, “What is your emergency,” and received no response, but she could hear other voices on the lines. The operator listened for about a half an hour, and heard two male voices talking about finding drugs, then discussing breaking into a car, according to Fox 25. On the recorded call, one voice can be heard saying “Get the bolt and give me the hammer just in case,” followed by the sound of glass smashing. The suspects then left the scene, but the dispatcher was able to figure out where the call was coming from and sent police after the pair, CBS 47 reported.
Cops say they pulled the men over and found items in their vehicle that had been stolen from the burglarized car. The dispatcher remained on the line until Teklemariam and Rinehart were arrested. When officers told the men how they had been caught, one of the suspects allegedly stated, “This phone really called 911? Damn.”
Teklemariam and Rinehart were charged with breaking and entering, possession of stolen property and conspiracy.
Massena, NY: Police arrested John Allison, 41, for allegedly exposing his penis in a grocery store and rubbing a stick on pepperoni on it. A loss prevention officer noticed the suspect’s actions on security video.
“I watched him go to the back of the store near the beer and the bakery sections. The guy was standing in a corner … I thought he was going to steal some merchandise. Instead, he undid what I thought might be his belt. I then saw him unzip his pants,” the unidentified store worker said. Allison then rubbed a packaged stick of pepperoni on his exposed package before putting the now-tainted deli meat back on the store shelf, WWNYTV.com reported.
Allison was charged with public lewdness and fourth-degree criminal mischief since the store was unable to sell the penis-rubbed pepperoni. He was taken to the Lawrence County Jail, but has since been released on a $2,000 bond, according to the International Business Times.
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