Archive for January, 2012

They don’t do anything half-heartedly in New York City. And that includes their criminals.

Check out the story from the local CBS website:

>>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a crook, armed with a sledgehammer that is literally going through walls and ceilings to get what he wants.

He’s hit 16 stores and the NYPD has jacked up its search after a possible 17th incident was reported on Thursday.

“So he’s a thief that, everything that he knows valuable, where he knows that he can have access to make something, he’s going to take it,” store manager Adesh Maharajh told CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman on Wednesday.

And when “Shoeprints” store manager Maharajh says the thief tries to “have access to make something,” he means, the thief wants to grab and get away. Maharajh showed Guzman the basement, where the thief smashed through a wall to get in. It confirms what police are saying about the man seen on surveillance video: he is making his own “access.”

“No, it’s more than one guy. Well, you need someone to do the alarm while you’re doing the register. And of course you need someone to look outside to see if anyone’s coming,” said Maria Munoz of “Upton” clothing.

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I know that going to school is a tougher deal now than when I did it, but wow!

Here’s the story from

>>Teachers at a Skokie school forced a 6-year-old with a broken leg and a concussion to crawl back to his classroom across an icy playground, then failed to call for an ambulance, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

Kindergartner Rahul Chandani slipped on a mound of snow and hit his head in the playground at Devonshire Elementary School on Jan. 3 last year, but didn’t get any medical help until his mom came to get him, the lawsuit filed in Cook County circuit court by Chandani’s parents Pritam and Priya alleges.

“His teacher told him, ‘You’re a big boy — I can’t carry you,’” the boy’s mother, Priya Chandani, said Wednesday, “She told him to walk back, but his leg was broken so he fell again and then had to crawl at least 200-300 feet back to the school building.

“If someone did that to me as an adult, I’d slap them.”

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This “Mother And Child Reunion” was 77 years away!

Here’s the story from

>>SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — For most of her 100 years, Minka Disbrow tried to find out what became of the precious baby girl she gave up for adoption after being raped as a teen.

She hoped, but never imagined, she’d see her Betty Jane again.

The cruel act of violence bore in Disbrow an enduring love for the child. She kept a black and white photograph of the baby bundled in blankets and tucked inside a basket.

It was the last she saw of the girl — until the phone rang in her California apartment in 2006 with the voice of an Alabama man and a story she could have only dreamed.

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Now this is what I call customer service!

Check out the story from a CBS news station in Sacramento, California:

>>SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A Natomas Wells Fargo Bank that closed for business on Saturday was left unlocked for 48 hours until a customer noticed it and called police.

The Wells Fargo on Arena Boulevard is certainly no Fort Knox.

“That’s kind of ridiculous,” Lafayette Azevedo said. “I would say that’s a big mistake.”

So far, no one’s talking about who’s at fault. The branch manager showed up with a police officer but declined to talk with us. The corporate office also didn’t offer an immediate response, but someone’s got some explaining to do.

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