The Daily Tulip — News From Around The World

Monday 16th October 2017

Good Morning Gentle Reader…. Every day, somewhere in the world a crime is committed and I get to tell you all about it… but it seems to me the world is full of criminal idiots, but I am not complaining.. I have never laughed so much in all my life reading about what these people get up to, in order to tell you about it.. Bella, looks at me when I start to giggle and goes an fetches the leash and all the time I am walking her I have a smile on my face… What a world we live in….

SHERIFF’S OFFICE: BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT GOOGLED ‘HOW TO ROB A BANK’…. Authorities in Florida said a man arrested on a bank robbery charge told deputies he did a Google search for “how to rob a bank” prior to the incident. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said an undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the Achieva Credit Union in Largo on Oct. 5. The suspect was identified as William Joe Johnson, 26, who was arrested Monday at the Express Inn in Pinellas Park. Deputies said Johnson walked into the bank just prior to 11 a.m., approached a teller, implied he had a gun and demanded cash. The suspect fled on foot and deputies posted security camera photos to Facebook before identifying the man as Johnson. Johnson told deputies he needed money and did a Google search for “how to rob a bank” before going through with the crime, the sheriff’s office said. He said he had initially planned to rob a Wells Fargo branch, but changed his mind after seeing a large male teller at the facility. The sheriff’s office said Johnson told investigators he had already spent all of the money from the Oct. 5 incident and had planned to rob another bank Tuesday.
Johnson was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on a robbery charge.

POLICE FIND ESCAPED PRISONERS IN ESCAPE ROOM…. Two women who escaped a Canadian prison on Monday were found by police the next day in an escape room. Kelsie Laine Marie Mast, 23, and Samantha Faye Toope, 20, jumped over the fence of the Edmonton Institution for Women and got away, reported the CBC. The fleeing convicts weren’t found again until Tuesday when they wandered into Sidequests Adventures, Inc., an escape room business where participants are given a set amount of time to develop strategies and solve problems to get out of a confined space. “They asked to see one and we said, ‘Sure, no problem.’ That’s a pretty normal thing. A lot of people want to see what they’re getting into before they book,” said Jonathan Liaw, a co-owner of Sidequest.
Moments later a police officer entered the business and asked if the escaped prisoners were in an escape room. He then called for backup and proceeded to arrest them. “It’s funny and ironic that escaped convicts run into an escape room and get caught,” Liaw told the Edmonton Journal. Mast was serving a 33-month sentence for trafficking in a controlled substance, theft, possession of property obtained by crime, mischief and failing to comply with conditions. Toope was serving two years for robbery, theft, possession of property obtained by crime, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle while disqualified, failure to attend court and failing to comply with conditions.

MAN SWIMS INTO OCEAN TO ESCAPE POLICE, ENCOUNTERS SHARK…. A man who swam out into the ocean to elude North Carolina police managed to escape from a shark and a drone camera, but not the long arm of the law. The Surf City Police Department said Zachary Kingsbury, 20, was pulled over about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday and officers asked him to step out of the car when they spotted what appeared to be illegal drugs inside the vehicle. Police said Kingsbury ran into the ocean and started swimming out to sea.
The police department deployed a camera drone to track the swimming suspect and the aircraft managed to keep pace with Kingsbury for about an hour before losing visual contact approximately 4,000 feet from shore. The video recorded by the drone shows a shark swimming nearby Kingsbury at one point during his swim, but the man failed to capture the predator’s attention and it left him alone. The search was joined by Coast Guard crews, the Surf City Fire Department, the North Topsail Police Department and other agencies. Kingsbury was located about 7:45 p.m. near the Wicker Avenue Beach Access in North Topsail Beach. He was arrested on multiple drug-related charges and taken to the Pender County Jail.

BRITISH POLICE USE VAN DOOR TO TAKE DOWN THIEF ON BICYCLE…. Security cameras in Britain were recording when police officers used a van door to knock over a thief attempting to escape on a bicycle. Hammersmith and Fulham Council said the government’s CCTV team spotted a man stealing items from a parked vehicle in Fulham last month and notified officers. The CCTV footage shows a police van arriving at the scene just as the suspect is fleeing on a bicycle, which police said was stolen. The police van is able to stop the fleeing suspect when an officer opens a door and knocks the man over. The man, identified as Jake Nedd, was convicted of offenses stemming from the incident and was sentenced to 28 weeks in jail.

FLORIDA MAN, TIRED OF WALKING, STEALS FORKLIFT — AGAIN…. Police in Florida said a man caught driving a stolen forklift told officers he was tired of walking — and it wasn’t the first time. Port Orange Police said an officer approached Bradley Barefoot, 43, who was appropriately barefoot at the time, after spotting him with the stolen forklift. “There was a male parked in a handicap spot with a piece of heavy equipment that had a mattress on it. The male was barefoot, talking to himself while swearing and throwing his hands up,” WKMG-TV quoted the Port Orange Police report as saying. Barefoot initially told the officer he took the forklift because he thought it was the same one that has been stolen from his boss in Alabama, but he later said he took the $38,000 vehicle because he was tired of walking and he noticed the keys had been left in the ignition. Barefoot was arrested on a charge of grand theft.
Police said the incident wasn’t Barefoot’s first offense — he was arrested in April 2016 when he took a forklift from behind a Best Buy store in Daytona Beach and used it to move some boxes before driving the piece of equipment to a Bob Evans restaurant.
Investigators said Barefoot told them in the 2016 case that he took the forklift because he didn’t feel like walking.

Well Gentle Reader I hope you enjoyed our look at the news from around the world this, Monday morning… …That may of “Escaped” you…

Our Tulips today are amazing.. I just love the color…

A Sincere Thank You for your company and Thank You for your likes and comments I love them and always try to reply, so please keep them coming, it’s always good fun, As is my custom, I will go and get myself another mug of “Colombian” Coffee and wish you a safe Monday 16th October 2017 from my home on the southern coast of Spain, where the blue waters of the Alboran Sea washes the coast of Africa and Europe and the smell of the night blooming Jasmine and Honeysuckle fills the air…and a crazy old guy and his dog Bella go out for a walk at 4:00 am…on the streets of Estepona…

All good stuff….But remember it’s a dangerous world we live in

Be safe out there…

Robert McAngus

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