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Teenager steals car, hits owner before crashing DES MOINES, Iowa – Timothy Ray got hit by his own car after trying to stop someone from stealing it.

The suspect found the keys under the seat of the Buick.           Suspect is 18-year-old Robert Noah Reynolds.

Reynolds crashed the Buick into several light posts and walls and ends up totalling it.

Ray and another coworker  were able to restrain Reynolds until cops arrived a short time later.

12-year-old caught trading pot for candy at school

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – A 12-year-old boy is being charged for trying to trade pot for candy in front of his school.

Classmates saw the sixth grader dealing pot and notified administrators immediately.

The boy told officials that he stole the pot from his stepfather.

The boy is facing juvenile charges while the stepfather will be facing felony drug charges.

7-foot alligator finds shelter in woman’s bathroom

PLAMETTO, Fla. – Alexis Dunbar walked in her bathroom to find a 7- foot alligator in her bath tub. 

When Dunbar noticed the alligator she screamed and the alligator hissed.

Dunbar believes the alligator came through the back doggie door to get into the house.

Dunbar waited until an officer from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission came to take the large alligator and put it back into the wild.

Man in jail after ejaculating in coworkers water bottle

SANTA ANA, Ca. – Michael Kevin Lallana has been sentenced to six months in jail and has to register as a sex offender, after ejaculating into his coworkers water bottle in two separate occasions.    

The woman took a sip of her water and noticed a foul taste.

After the second time, the woman sent the water bottle in for testing, which showed that the suspect ejaculated into the bottle.

The suspect confessed to the police at questioning.

Child clinging to fourth floor balcony rescued by stranger

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Florida Department of Children and Families are investigating a family after their 4 year old was spotted hanging on to a fourth floor balcony at a Florida hotel.

The child was caught by a good samaritan and was taken to the hospital for observation.

The child was not injured from the fall.

Man charged for leaving animal parts at ex-wifes

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – 51-year-old Nathaniel Heard is being charged with leaving parts of an animal at his ex-wife’s home.

Heard is being charged for criminal trespassing, criminal threatening and stalking.

Heard was under a court order that permits him to use only email to contact his ex-wife.

Heard put a deer hoof and the ear of a deer in her garage. 

Woman arrested  selling crack cocaine at hospital

SAGINAW, Mich. – A 41-year-old woman is being charged for selling crack cocaine at the hospital she works for.

The woman has worked for the hospital for nine years and was currently working as a coordinator that serves pregnant women and newborns.

The  hospital is meeting to discuss the charges of the employee selling the drugs will be determined soon.

Man breaks into house naked claiming he is Jesus

TOWN CREEK, Ala. – 29-year-old Jeremiah Wade Buxton is being charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief, and indecent exposure after breaking into a house naked.

Buxton broke into the residence while a woman and her young children were in the house.

Buxton attempted to take photos off the walls before being arrested.

Buxton was claiming he was Jesus Christ.

Buxton was tested for illegal drugs which turned up positive for marijuana and meth.

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