REPORT: NM INMATE STEALS MONEY WALKING OUT OF JAIL : SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico inmate on his way out of jail was quickly thrown back in after authorities say he stole another inmate's cash then treated himself to a hearty lunch.
The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office said that 20-year-old Frank Rodriguez-Tapia swiped $80 in cash while a guard's back was turned as Rodriguez-Tapia was walking out of jail. The money belonged to another inmate who was just coming into the Santa Fe jail and going through booking.
Police say Rodriguez-Tapia was supposed to report immediately to the electronic monitoring office, but bought lunch at Blake's Lotaburger. He later admitted to the theft, turned over the remaining $67 and was sent back to jail.
Rodriguez-Tapia is now facing new larceny charges.
POLICE: MAN TOOK WEDDING CARDS FROM PA. RECEPTION: MARIENVILLE, Pa. (AP) — State police say they plan to file charges against a rather unwelcome wedding guest.
Troopers from the Marienville barracks say the 31-year-old Titusville man stole wedding cards from a basket for guest gifts at the reception Saturday at the Harmony Township Community Center.
Police have yet to release the name of the man because he's yet to be charged.
But police say they plan to charge the man with theft. Witnesses tell police they saw the man taking the envelopes about 9:45 p.m.
Police haven't said how much money or what other gifts the cards contained, or whether any of that has been recovered.
'ZOMBIES AHEAD' MESSAGE APPEARS ON NY ROAD SIGN: GREECE, N.Y. (AP) — Motorists may have gotten a chuckle out of it, but state transportation officials aren't amused after hackers tampered with a roadside sign so that it read, "Zombies ahead."
WHEC-TV in Rochester reports that several viewers sent the station photographs of the altered electronic traffic sign located along Interstate 390 in the suburban town of Greece.
The state Department of Transportation learned about the sign's bogus warning early Monday morning after someone called police. The sign was eventually turned off.