By Amber Bass
GLENDALE, Arizona- A severed finger left at the crime scene helped police in Arizona arrest a man suspected of trying to steal copper wire. An air conditioning company employee told Glendale police someone tried to steal the wire from his truck on Oct. 7. Police retrieved the finger as evidence, and forensic technicians were able to match the fingerprint to 29-year-old Joshua Allen Goverman.
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida– Authorities in Florida said a woman turned in a purse found floating in the ocean with $13,000 cash inside. Daytona Beach police said Darlene Curley of Tennessee, who was staying at the Super 8 Motel in Daytona Beach during the weekend, found the purse floating Sunday morning and turned it over to Beach Safety officers, who discovered it contained a bank bag with $13,000 cash as well as several thousand dollars worth of jewelry.
SAN DIEGO, California- A mannequin in the passenger seat of a parked van led San Diego police to two Texas fugitives wanted in connection with a homicide case. The mannequin was dressed and wearing red lipstick. A man and woman were found sleeping inside the van. The odd couple were linked to a person of interest wanted for questioning in a Houston man’s death.
AMERICAN FORK, Utah- A boy who weighed in at 14 pounds when he was born at a hospital in Utah appears to be the biggest baby born in the United States so far this year.
His mother, Sara Brandon says that Joel Brandon Jr., now almost 6 months old, has continued to be above average. He wears the same size diapers as his 2-year-old twin sisters, who weighed only 4 pounds each at birth.
CHICAGO, Illinois- Officials in Chicago said they caught a foot-long alligator found crawling around Terminal 3 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Passengers spotted the animal Friday under an escalator and called police asking for help. Police aren’t sure how the alligator came to be at the airport, but suspect it may be the same one someone spotted being carried onto the Blue Line train. “They probably realized they couldn’t take it through check point, and just let him go.” said Tineka Walker of Universal Security.