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POSTED September 12, 2012 10:20 p.m.

COPS: MAN TRIED TO PAY BARTENDER WITH HIS OWN CARD: MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police in Miami Beach say a homeless man broke into a car, stole a credit card and then tried to use it to buy a beer — from the bartender the card belonged to.

The case was cracked when 53-year-old David Weber handed the card to the bartender who took his order Monday night. The Miami Herald reports the bartender noticed he had just been handed his own credit card.

The bartender called Miami Beach police. Weber was charged with credit card fraud and theft. He remained in the Miami-Dade County Jail early Wednesday.

Police say Weber told them he found the credit card on the ground.

POLICE: PA. WOMAN OFFERED ROADSIDE STRIPTEASES: UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania woman has been jailed on charges she was flagging down motorists and offering to take off her clothes for cash.

Online court records don't list an attorney for 35-year-old Jackie Hatter, of Uniontown. She remained jailed Wednesday unable to post $25,000 bond.

The Herald-Standard of Uniontown reports Hatter was arrested about 8:40 a.m. Sunday and charged with disorderly conduct and marijuana possession. Police say they were told she was stopping cars to offer the striptease at an intersection in the city about 40 miles south of Pittsburgh.

Police say Hatter was mumbling incoherently and fighting with officers.

A preliminary hearing on the charges has yet to be scheduled.

MAN SHOWS OFF GUINNESS' TALLEST MOHAWK IN NYC PARK: NEW YORK (AP) — Guinness World Records is calling it the tallest mohawk in the world.

A fashion designer from Tokyo showed off his 3-foot-8.6-inch hairdo in a New York City park on Wednesday.

Forty-year-old Kazuhiro Watanabe says he's been growing the hair for 15 years. He says to make it stand upright it takes stylists two hours, one can of gel and three cans of hairspray. He says he wanted to grow the mohawk to rebel against the conformity of Japanese society.

Watanabe has held the title since January 2011.

His appearance in Washington Square Park was to promote the newest version of the Guinness World Records book, which for the first time includes him.

MAINE FAMILY OFFERS LIQUOR FOR RETURN OF CANOE: ALLAGASH, Maine (AP) — A northern Maine family is offering an unusual reward for the return of a vintage canoe stolen a month ago.

Darlene Kelly Dumond of Allagash says the family is offering $250 and a gallon of gin for any information leading to the recovery of what she calls a family heirloom.

The canoe that belonged to her father, Tyler Kelly, was last seen tied up at the village's public landing on Aug. 12.

Kelly, now 75 and retired, was a well-known guide and riverman who used to race canoes.

His daughter tells the Bangor Daily News the unusual reward was thought up by a friend who figured a gallon of gin would spark some interest in the dry town.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is investigating.

 

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