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Gunman robs gas station in Ridge Manor

Authorities are searching for a man who walked into a Ridge Manor gas station and robbed the clerk at gunpoint. The man walked into Sparky's Shell Station, 33191 Cortez Blvd., at 11:48 p.m. Tuesday and demanded money from the clerk, a sheriff's report said. The clerk, whose identity authorities declined to release, gave the man an undisclosed sum of cash, and the robber ran out of the store and headed northeast. Authorities did not release a detailed description of the man and said they did not know if the incident was related to an attempted robbery of a Hess station in Spring Lake on Tuesday.

Man accused of piling up debt in ex-wfe's name

SPRING HILL _ A man who authorities say went on a shopping spree using credit cards he falsely registered under his ex-wife's name ended up in jail Tuesday. Wilfred Luitweiler, 55, of 7154 Holiday Drive charged $45,000 worth of expenses on eight credit cards he registered to his ex-wife, a sheriff's report said. The ex-wife, Deborah Luitweiler, did not know until an employee of a swimming pool company called and said she had left a credit card at the business. She called to check her credit and found her ex-husband had amassed a huge debt, the report said. Authorities also said Wilfred Luitweiler obtained a Visa card under the name of a Joseph Maniscalco and charged more than $2,023 on it. Luitweiler was arrested Tuesday and taken to the Hernando County Jail. Bail information was unavailable Wednesday.

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