• VIEWERS OF ONLINE GAME REPORTED BREAK-IN: TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — People watching a video feed of a woman playing an online game called authorities to report seeing a home invasion taking place in the woman’s apartment, police said Monday.
A friend of the victim watching the video Monday morning saw two men with guns break down the 28-year-old woman’s apartment door while she was playing the game, Lt. Michael Pooley said.
“From behind her, the door gets kicked in. Two guys come in with guns,” Pooley said, describing what was reportedly visible on the video feed.
One man was still in the apartment when officers arrived.
Pooley said Edgardo Martinez, 27, was being held on suspicion of armed robbery, kidnapping, first-degree burglary, theft of a firearm and credit card theft.
According to Pooley, authorities elsewhere also got calls from other people who were watching the video feed and also saw the break-in. He said dispatchers were trying to pin down details of those calls.
The 28-year-old woman and her 29-year-old roommate weren’t injured, according to police.
• OHIO WOMAN’S 100TH BIRTHDAY WISH: DOING YARD WORK: BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who lives at a retirement home and turned 100 on Monday had just one wish for her birthday: She wanted to do some yard work and smell fresh-cut grass.
Trudy Price, of Bowling Green, has gotten her wish with the help of the grounds crew at Bowling Green State University. She pushed one of the university’s mowers and then helped plant flowers near the student union on campus.
She also sat atop one of the crew’s riding lawnmowers.
Price says that staying active is important.
She says she has always loved of the smell of cut grass and still likes to go out for walks at the retirement community where she lives.
• TEEN SURVIVES FALL FROM PROM BUS: NEWPORT BEACH (AP) — A Southern California teenager riding a bus to her high school prom fell out a window onto a highway but wasn’t seriously injured.
A California Highway Patrol officer tells the Orange County Register that 50 Corona del Mar High School students were on the bus Saturday night when 17-year-old Charlotte Boyse fell.
According to her father, the girl leaned back to let someone pass and the window gave way, but as she fell two friends grabbed her and were able to turn her upright so she didn’t land on her head. It’s unclear how fast the bus was moving.
• DECADE PRISON SENTENCE FOR UTAH’S ‘MOUNTAIN MAN’: ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Troy James Knapp lived for years in the wilderness of Utah, avoiding people and eating small game he shot with weapons stolen during cabin break-ins. Sometimes, he’d raid the pantry and rumple the bed sheets before setting out alone again on snowshoes with a rifle slung over his shoulder.
For most of the next decade, the man who roamed freely through the woods will live behind bars in a federal penitentiary.
Knapp, 46, known by many as the “Mountain Man,” pleaded guilty Monday to federal and state weapons charges in an agreement that will likely put him in federal prison until the end of 2024.
The pleas marked the end of a mysterious story of the California fugitive, originally from Michigan, who became a sensation in Utah. For seven years, local authorities investigated cabin burglaries in southern and central Utah, before in early 2012 they identified Knapp from cabin surveillance photos and fingerprints on a Jim Beam whiskey bottle.