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  1. Largo police: Man who shoplifted for son's birthday violated parole on murder charge

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    A Largo man was arrested on a shoplifting charge recently after he tried to steal items he said were for his son's birthday, police said.

  2. St. Petersburg police: Man attacked fellow public library patron, cited 'mental sorcery'

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    A man randomly beat up another man at a St. Petersburg public library this week, then told police he did it because of "mental sorcery."

  3. St. Petersburg police: Woman stole barber's chair from salon, held it for ransom

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    A woman who believed that a St. Petersburg hair salon owed her money decided to get revenge by stealing the business' barber's chair, police reported.

  4. Crocodile attacks swimmers in South Florida canal (w/video)

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    CORAL GABLES — A South Florida man is recovering after he was bitten by a crocodile while swimming at night in a Coral Gables canal.

  5. Wild moose wanders into office building

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    BERLIN — Maybe he got hungry?

    A moose on the loose in the eastern German city of Dresden evaded capture before getting stuck inside an office building, tantalizingly close to the canteen.

    A zoo employee  waves at a  young  moose in an administration building of Siemens in Dresden, Germany, on Monday. A spokesman for Dresden police says the young bull walked into the offices of German industrial giant Siemens on Monday and got stuck behind a glass wall. Marko Laske says officers and wildlife are trying to shoo the moose into a container so he can be taken to the local zoo. Moose are rare in Germany and the animal is likely to have come from neighboring Poland.  [Associated Press]
  6. The skinny: Ride on stolen shopping scooter leads to jail

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    What a steal

    Stolen shopping scooter ride leads to jail

    A giant inflatable rubber duck floats past container cranes at the Port of Los Angeles on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The world-famous sculpture sailed into the port for the first time Wednesday to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA and will remain in the harbor through Sunday. The duck was designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman and at 61 feet high, 110 feet long 85 feet wide is the largest rubber duck in the world. Hofman debuted the sculpture in 2007 and has since created several of them to sail around the world to places including China, Hong Kong and New Zealand. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) LA107
  7. Pinellas Park police: Man hit Home Depot employee with faucet

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    A Pinellas Park man was arrested recently after police said he attacked a Home Depot employee with a faucet.

  8. St. Pete police: Man arrested for prowling tried to fight a fire hydrant

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    St. Petersburg police recently arrested a prowler who they say tried to fight a fire hydrant before he was taken into custody.

  9. Pinellas deputies: Nude man climbed into car that wasn't his

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    Pinellas deputies arrested a nude man recently after he banged on cars outside a beach motel, then entered a car that wasn't his.

  10. Alabama hunters haul in 1,000-pound alligator (w/video)

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    CAMDEN, Ala. — A group of Alabama hunters is celebrating the catch of a lifetime: A 15-foot-long alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds.

    A large alligator weighing 1011.5 pounds and measuring 15 feet long is pictured in Thomaston, Ala. The alligator was caught in the Alabama River near Camden, Ala., by Mandy Stokes and family, according to AL.COM. [Associated Press]