ELDERLY MAN WITH PROSTITUTE UNDER BED LOSES HOUSING SUBSIDY: NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man living in a suburban Philadelphia assisted-living facility has lost his housing subsidy after officials found a prostitute underneath his bed.
Uri Monson tells The Intelligencer in Doylestown (the man, believed to be in his 70s, paid prostitutes using profits earned from peddling alcohol to fellow residents.
Monson says the man was a “more mobile gentleman” who went on booze runs for his neighbors.
The incident was reported Thursday after county commissioners authorized contract extensions with private facilities housing former residents of the closed county-owned assisted living facility.
The county paid more than $1 million to subsidize assisted living care for 21 seniors last year.
‘STEADY TRAIL OF MACARONI SALAD’ LEADS TO BURGLARY ARRESTS: MOUNT MORRIS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a trail of macaroni salad leading away from a western New York restaurant helped police track down three burglary suspects.
The owners of Build-A-Burger told the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office that their surveillance system and cash register had been stolen early Sunday morning.
Deputies checked out a nearby hiking and biking path, where they found cash register parts, surveillance system parts, rubber gloves, loose change and “a steady trail of macaroni salad.”
Police say they later learned that three men had stolen a large bowl of the salad and took turns eating it while making their getaway.
The suspects were in custody by Sunday early afternoon. All three are charged with burglary, criminal mischief and grand larceny.
MAN GETS PRISON FOR TAPED SEX ABUSE ON FLEA MARKET TABLET: PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who stored images of himself sexually abusing a girl on a computer tablet and then sold it at a flea market has been sentenced to more than 27 years in prison.
New Castle resident Donald Miller was sentenced Friday in federal court on a child pornography charge.
Prosecutors say Miller recorded himself sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl before saving the images on the tablet. A woman who bought the tablet from him at an Ohio flea market in late 2013 discovered the images and notified authorities.
The 43-year-old Miller had pleaded guilty before a federal judge in Pittsburgh. He also will be sentenced next week on state charges including child rape.
EATERY DROPS CRITICIZED PLAN TO GIVE WHITE DINERS A DISCOUNT : MILLIKEN, Colo. (AP) — A barbecue restaurant in northern Colorado has dropped a much-criticized plan to give white customers a 10 percent discount and will offer the savings to all diners.
Edgar Antillon, owner of Rubbin’ Buttz BBQ and Country Cafe in Milliken, hung a sign reading “White Appreciation Day! June 11th. Because all Americans should be celebrated!!” It gained attention on social media last week, and some called it racist. Antillon says the restaurant faced a bomb threat Friday.
KUSA-TV in Denver reports that by Sunday, Antillon had changed the event’s description to include a discount for everyone.
Antillon, who was born to Mexican parents, pointed to Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month. He said he figured “the least we could do is offer one day to appreciate white Americans.”
RECORDING: DEPUTY GAVE MAN LESS THAN 2 SECONDS TO DROP GUN : CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A deputy responding to a 911 report of a home break-in gave the caller less than two seconds to drop a gun before shooting him in the neck, according to audio recorded by his dashcam.
Video from the deputy’s dashcam was provided to Charleston-area news media outlets Monday. It doesn’t show the shooting but did record voices from the May 7 incident in the Hollywood community.
The sheriff’s deputy shouts, “Show me your hands,” then fires almost immediately. He hits Bryant Heyward, 26, then says, “Shots fired.”
Heyward is black and was critically injured in the shooting. Deputy Keith Tyner is white and has been suspended during an investigation by the State Law Enforcement Division.
Heyward had called 911 to report two men trying to break into his house. He said he was hiding in the laundry room. When deputies arrived, two men left on bicycles. Heyward came out carrying the gun.
Heyward’s grandmother lives next door. She had told Tyner that she heard gunshots and saw the gunmen go behind her grandson’s home.
The dashcam video also recorded Tyner’s brief discussion with the second deputy to arrive, Master Deputy Richard Powell. Neither officer was equipped with a body camera.
“They said they heard gunshots and saw them back this way,” Tyner says to Powell on the recording. “I’m not sure if they went in this house or not.”
On 911 tapes that were previously released, an officer is heard saying that the deputies did not initially know whether the person shot was one of the break-in suspects or a victim.
Charleston County deputies previously released an interview a detective had in the ambulance taking Heyward to the hospital.
“I saw officers and I should have put the gun down,” Heyward said. “I didn’t. They thought I was the crook and shot.”
The recorded interview was played Friday for local community leaders and news reporters.
Heyward, 26, has no feeling from his waist down, family attorney Justin Bamberg said.
Attorneys for the family said repeatedly Friday that they had plenty of questions about the shooting, including whether Bryant had time to comply with the deputy’s order to drop his gun.