Published: January 19, 2012 | News Blog | 886 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.
A resident of Wellingwood Drive reported that his mailbox in the shape of a cow was stolen.
In Nashville, Steve McNair of the Tennessee Titans was charged with DUI an possession of a firearm under the influence in May 2003. Police stopped the 30-year-old McNair after spotting his 1999 Lincoln Navigator weaving erratically in downtown Nashville. The quarterback's Breathalyzer indicated.18--nearly twice the state's .10 blood alcohol limit. Police also found a 9 mm pistol in McNair's SUV; although McNair held a valid permit to carry the pistol, Tennessee law makes it illegal to possess a firearm while under the influence.