Published: January 19, 2012 | News Blog | 927 Clicks
Police say a man tried to rob a western Pennsylvania gambling parlor by threatening to spread a staph infection.
Police say 41-year-old Fred Parker, walked into Lucky's Internet Cafe in Sharon on Monday night and began touching the walls and gambling machines, claiming he has MRSA - a serious staph infection that resists antibiotics.
Parker was arraigned by District Judge Dennis M. Songer, Sharon, and taken to Mercer County Jail after failing to post bond.
Katherine Lambeth, 50, of Cloverhill Drive allowed a man named "G" to borrow her 1980 Oldsmobile, Officer Shawn Haney reported. In exchange, she received from him $50 worth of crack cocaine and a promise to return the car by 5 p.m. last Saturday. When he didn't return the car as promised, she reported her car missing Monday. The car is valued at $1,500.
In November 1999, Miami Beach police charged Dennis Rodman with assaulting his wife, actress Carmen Electra, although charges were later dropped. One month later, he was charged with DWI in California. The former NBA star pleaded guilty to drunk driving and driving without a valid license in July 2000 and received 3 years probation and a $2000 fine.