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Drive-by thief gets a wallet

A 41-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint as he walked in the area of Lock and 17th streets early Sunday, Sheriff's Office reports say.

Dade City police later saw a Dodge Dynasty believed to have been involved in the robbery, but the man driving it jumped out and ran away, the reports say. The car had been reported stolen in Polk County.

The reports say Daniel Oldham was walking on Lock Street about 6:30 a.m. when a man in a white Dodge Dynasty called to him. Oldham approached the car and a man inside pointed a rifle at him and demanded his wallet. Oldham gave the man his wallet and the car sped off. The car was later sighted in the Dade Oaks housing complex.

Woman held in attack

on her ex-boyfriend

SHADY HILLS _ A 50-year-old woman is accused of attacking an ex-boyfriend and stabbing him with a pair of scissors, Sheriff's Office reports say.

The man had gone to her house to give her flowers, reports said.

Cathy Louise Lundin of 18114 Bosley Drive told deputies she had had problems with her ex-boyfriend, Larry Whidden, 57. When he knocked on her door Sunday morning, she was upset from a previous incident, reports said.

She stabbed him in the back and chest with a pair of scissors, reports said. In an interview with deputies, Lundin said she had wanted to kill him. Whidden suffered minor injuries.

Lundin was booked into the county jail on a charge of aggravated battery. Corrections deputies found a marijuana pipe and a small bag of marijuana in her purse and also charged her with possession. She was held on $3,000 bail Monday.

Arson suspected

in weekend fire

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Authorities are investigating a suspected arson at a business on U.S. 19 over the weekend.

Sheriff's Office reports say someone broke the front window and set fire to the inside of Sensations Body Shampoo, 4110 U.S. 19, on Sunday. The fire might have been started with gasoline sometime after 10 p.m. The blaze was contained to the front area of the shop.

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