A woman called police when she found her home ransacked, with a stranger’s phone on the bed and a strange car parked behind the property. Officers were at the scene when 22-year-old Caleb Shay Funke was dropped off near the vehicle. Police said Funke told them he had loaned the car to a friend and the keys got locked inside.
Keys found inside the house unlocked and started the vehicle.He is due back in court on September 25.
Music to his ears
A thief who stole a musician’s antique viola worth £300,000 after it was left behind on a train has been handed a suspended jail sentence.
Stephen Tillyer, 49, was caught on CCTV reaching up to the luggage rack and taking a viola case containing the 16th-century instrument and two 19th-century bows each worth £35,000.
He also helped himself to a schoolboy’s blue rucksack containing homework which had been left on the same train — the London Cannon Street to Dover service on January 26.
Creating a stink
Police say they’ve arrested a man days after a complaint that someone was spotted crawling under library tables and smelling a woman’s feet at Florida International University.
Miami-Dade police say 52-year-old Eddy Juan was arrested and charged with violation of sexual offender registration, fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, aggravated assault and resisting without violence.
FIU police had previously released a photograph and description warning students that a man was spotted under a table at a campus library on August 29Authorities say a man matching that description was spotted on Tuesday on a scooter several miles from the campus. Officers attempted a traffic stop, but say the man fled, eventually crashed and was arrested.
David Cameron has revealed that a rhino named in honour of his daughter has been “breeding ever since she arrived” in his constituency.
The prime minister lightened the mood by raising the case of Nancy, who lives at the Cotswold Wildlife Park in Oxfordshire, moments after his first Commons exchanges with new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Cameron pledged to help Isle of Wight Zoo import a tiger, noting that he previously intervened to help bring the rhino to his Witney constituency.
A woman was hit by hot flying brisket when a contestant’s temper flared during a “beef” over a shared cooker at a Kentucky barbecue festival, police said.
Danville officers were called to the Kentucky State BBQ Festival after a dispute between contestants who were sharing a cooker.
Mary Berry told officers she was hit on the shoulder, neck and head by the slab of meat, which was estimated to be between 200 and 250 degrees when it was thrown.
Police said 42-year-old Mike Owings told officers he threw the brisket because he lost his temper but “didn’t mean for anyone to get hurt”.
An Oklahoma animal shelter is searching for new homes for 65 dogs, including 22 puppies, which were seized from a mobile home in Norman.
Norman Police Captain Tom Easley said the animal welfare department received an anonymous tip last week about a home overrun with dogs — including poodles, shih tzus, pomeranians, Pekingese and Chihuahuas.