02/04/10 An intoxicated man threatened to shoot a worker at a Bedford-Stuyvesant fast-food joint during an argument over chicken, authorities said yesterday.
Manes Beauchamp, 35, allegedly started banging on a glass partition separating him from the 26-year-old victim in Crown Fried Chicken on Fulton Street near Throop Avenue at 2 a.m. Tuesday.
After Beauchamp demanded chicken and cash, the victim repeatedly told him to leave, cops said.
Beauchamp then stuffed his hands into his pocket, pretending to have a gun and threatening to shoot the victim, cops said.
Police were called and arrested Beauchamp, who was charged with disorderly conduct. (Brooklyn, NY)
02/03/10 Hillsborough County deputies have recovered a pig that was stolen from Armwood High School on Saturday.
The pig was being kept at the school as part of an Future Farmers of America (FFA) project. Its 15-year-old owner, who is a student at Armwood, plans to show the animal at the Strawberry Festival.
Deputies delivered the pig to the school and its owner Wednesday evening.
The sheriff’s office said Jason Simmons, 23, of Dover is charged with one count of burglary and theft of livestock.
Sheriff’s office spokeperson Debbie Carter said they believe Simmons was going to auction the pig off. (Seffner, FL)
01/29/10 A Salina police dog followed the scent of three people who were arrested Wednesday, accused of hitting a pizza delivery man over the head and stealing three large pizzas and 40 chicken wings.
Brandon L. Main, 20, 816 W. Park, Tesia L. Thrush, 21, 923 N. Ninth, and Logan B. Bell, 19, 917 N. 13th, are accused of aggravated robbery in connection with the incident, which occurred at 9 p.m. at 720 W. Park. Main might also face drug and paraphernalia charges.
Salina Deputy Police Chief Carson Mansfield said Noe R. Ovalle, 58, delivered pizzas and hot wings to the side door of the house after the order was called in to Pizza Hut by telephone. Ovalle was struck on the head, and the pizzas and wings and a black carrying bag were stolen, for a total loss of $83.
Police took a trained dog to the house, and the dog followed a scent trail to 816 W. Park, Mansfield said. Officers obtained a warrant and made the arrests at that location, he said.
The insulated bag in which the food was delivered was recovered, Mansfield said. (Salina, KS)