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The skinny: She gets more than attention of her boyfriend

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she gets more than attention of her boyfriend

While spending time with her boyfriend, Abby Toll of Boulder, Colo., noticed that she faced competition. It seems the boyfriend's dog, a 2-year-old Shiba Inu named Rex, got more attention than she did. Rather than drop a line to Dear Prudence and wait for a clever reply on how to correct the unfortunate situation, Toll decided she could figure this one out herself. After after all, she had attended the University of Colorado. Her plan: get back at the boyfriend by taping the dog upside down to a refrigerator, according to police, who entered the picture after she came up with her bad idea. On Friday, Toll, 21, was sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years' probation for felony animal cruelty, the Daily Camera reported. Boyfriend Bryan Beck pleaded guilty last summer to misdemeanor attempted animal cruelty and got a one-year deferred sentence in the case. Another family adopted Rex.


For winning his case, all of $1

This might not cover the legal fees, but, hey, Max Vasquez won his case. He sued in federal court after saying police officers in Santa Paula, Calif., used excessive force by jolting him twice with a Taser during his arrest in 2007 on suspicion of domestic violence and resisting an officer. The police said they followed the rules. The jury sided with Vasquez, 28, and decided he should receive $1 in damages, the Ventura County Star reported Thursday.

Vanishing inmate

He was standing there a minute ago

The Limestone Correction Facility in Alabama might want to start handing out GPS devices with its prison-issued jumpsuits. Officials said an inmate playing a fugitive during a dog training exercise vanished into the woods Thursday. A "be on the lookout" warning went out for David Hopkins, 37, and he was found about an hour later. Warden Dorothy Goode said Hopkins got lost and was not trying to escape. He's serving a life sentence for theft.

What's in the bags?

Surprise catch of the night

Police in Fife, Wash., are never sure what will turn up during their sting operations. Take Thursday night. Officers in the city east of Tacoma were on a prostitution sting when nearly 95 pounds of cocaine suddenly appeared. The Tacoma News Tribune reported that officers noticed a car blocking a lane of traffic near a truck stop. Then they saw a man emerge from bushes with a duffel bag and put it in the car. The man collected two more large duffel bags and put them in the car. The bags contained cocaine. Two men were taken to jail.

Compiled from Times wire services and other sources.

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