This Week in Weird, May 28
Baby falls from third floor; is OK
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — A baby who fell out of a third-floor apartment window this week only suffered minor injuries, police said.
The 1-year-old boy was lucky to fall on bushes instead of the ground, police said.
Police went to the Edmands House Apartments after a witness said they saw the baby fall.
Police said when they got there, the baby and his mother were in the building and the boy was happy and playing.
The boy was taken to a Boston hospital by a medical rescue helicopter as a precaution.
The incident is being investigated, police said.
Thieves crash van into drug store and steal ATM
JACKSON TWP., Ohio - Thieves used a van as a battering ram early Thursday to break into a drug store and steal an ATM.
Township police are investigating the theft, which happened about 5 a.m. at Discount Drug Mart.
Police Chief Dave Zink said the thief or thieves drove a van, possibly gray, into the store’s southwest windows, smashing their way into the building, then took an ATM containing $3,600 in cash.
“We’re assuming it was more than one person who did this,” Zink said. The van knocked the small ATM unit off the inside wall when it smashed into the store, enabling thieves to scoop it up and drive off.
4 injured in high school prank
BARTLETT, Ill. - A senior prank went too far at Bartlett High School when six male students spread vegetable and baby oil throughout some hallways and stairwells last Friday morning.
Three students and one custodian were injured in the incident that kept all students in their first-period classes for about two and a half hours, according to Principal Kevin Skinkis.
The custodian was taken to an urgent-care facility to receive treatment for a wrenched back while the students went to the school nurse's office for observation.
"It still appears that all injuries were minor," Skinkis said.
Skinkis would not identify the students but said they have all received some school consequences, and specific discipline is still being decided.
"As of right now, they are looking at anything from school suspension to forfeiture of all school-related activities including athletics and graduation," Skinkis said.
Man assaults stranger for not having $1, jail records say
CANTON, Ohio - A young Canton man asked for $1, but the man he asked couldn’t produce one.So the young man demanded he empty his pockets.
Finding no dollar, the young man beat him in the head, causing injuries to the victim’s forehead, ear and side of head, Stark County Jail records said. The victim’s condition was not available.
Police arrested 18-year-old Laderrius D. Dorsey a short time later. Dorsey, who has no permanent address, was arrested at 6:53 p.m. Wednesday, jail records said.
Dorsey was charged with robbery, a second-degree felony punishable upon conviction by a maximum sentence of eight years in prison and a $15,000 fine.
Janitor charged with stealing from students’ lockers
ASHLAND, Mass. — An Ashland High School janitor was arraigned on charges that he stole iPods and other electronic devices from students' lockers, police said.
Wesley Jarrell, 22, is charged with four counts of larceny of property worth more than $250 and 11 counts of larceny of property worth less than $250.
Jarrell was arrested after an investigation, police said.
GateHouse News Service