Thursday, January 03, 2008

Fighting Back, Stupid Criminal, -and- Stay

Fighting Back - shopper pulls gun, stops robbery cold
Stupid Criminal - alleged bank robber didn't notice cop behind him in line
Stay - mayor loses re-election, refuses to leave office

On this day in history: January 3, 1990 - Manuel Noriega surrenders at the Papal Nunciature. He is brought to Miami and charged with drug trafficking and money laundering.

Born on this day in history: January 3, 1956 - Mel Gibson (1956-) Born in Peekskill, NY, producer, director and actor Mel Gibson grew up in Australia. His first success was in "Mad Max" (1979), and he went on to international fame in blockbuster hits such as "Lethal Weapon" (1987) and "Braveheart" (1995). Gibson bankrolled and directed the controversial, "The Passion of the Christ" in 2004.

Scripture of the Day: "For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say 'No' to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age," (Titus 2:11-12)

Video of the Day: Gone in Four Seconds - submitted by Jay

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From the Local News: Burglary Suspect Found in Biohazard Trash Can

By E-R Staff - Chico Enterprise Record

A burglary suspect hiding inside Chico Immediate Care Medical Center was ultimately found inside a trash can marked for biohazards.

When an alarm sounded at 1:37 a.m. Tuesday at the clinic on Vallombrosa Avenue, Chico Police officer Kevin Bartine found a broken window, according to a press release from Sgt. Scott Franssen.

A suspect could be seen inside the building, but he reportedly refused to come out or talk to officers when they called to him. He appeared to be looking for somewhere to hide, then moved out of sight.

Since surrounding police didn't know if the suspect was armed, canine officer Jeff Durkin and his partner Ray were called to help search the building.

The dog alerted on a covered biohazard trash can in a back room and officers reportedly pulled the lid off the can to reveal Michael Bywater, 33.

Bywater refused to come out and officers Frank Deshler, Neil Simpson and Rob Sheridan had to remove him.

Property belonging to the clinic was reportedly found in Bywater's possession and he was booked in Butte County Jail on a burglary charge.