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The suspect was last seen wearing a Bud Light 12-pack

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The suspect was last seen wearing bud light 12-pack

Police in Lincoln, Neb., know one thing about the man who robbed the Kwik Stop convenience store on Monday: He has at least two vices. First, they know he likes cigarettes, because that was all he stole. He got about $50 worth. Second, he might like beer. Police suspect this because his disguise was an empty box from a 12-pack of Bud Light. Police have a lead, though, because he dropped the box as he fled. Police are checking for fingerprints.

Hey, Ezederick, is that you in there?

Police in Memphis have arrested Ezederick Jones, 18, on charges that he robbed a KFC on Saturday, reports the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Now, he hasn't been found guilty, but if he did it, here are the things he did wrong. First, he robbed a store where he used to work. There is almost always going to be someone there who remembers back when you used to work there. Second, he had just been fired the day before, so actually, pretty much everyone there remembered him. Third, he had a mask on, but the eye holes were extra large. It is unclear whether the robber had extra-large eyes, or maybe borrowed it from someone who did, but the holes were big enough that during the robbery, the manager addressed him by name. And when your name is Ezederick, good chance you've been made. He bolted, but police found him within hours.

Heavy Metal

All other units, be on lookout for unit

There would seem to be an inherent risk to personal property when one decides to attend a concert by Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction. So it comes as no great surprise to learn that a car was stolen during the show in Mountain View, Calif., on Friday. The surprising part is that the car that was stolen was one of the Mountain View Police Department's patrol cars. Police looked for it Friday night and all day Saturday. Finally, a resident called on Sunday and said there was a stray police car parked in the lot at her apartment complex. Sure enough, that was it. And the shotgun was still safe and secure. Keys were missing, but how lucky do you think you're going to get?

Warm and Fuzzy

Exhibitionists show their heart

Organizers of an "Undies Run" at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., say that they collected the clothes shed by the 1,000 or so participants and donated them to a Ugandan orphanage. The orphanage burned down last summer, leaving 250 children with less than the nothing they already had. The run is not school sponsored and takes place twice a year, during finals week in winter and spring. The whole philanthropic angle of Wednesday's run was a nice counter to the last run, when students did $13,000 worth of damage to an old fountain.

Compiled from Times wire services and other sources by staff writer Jim Webster, who can be reached at

The suspect was last seen wearing a Bud Light 12-pack 05/26/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 8:00pm]
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