Canadian caught with 51 turtles in his pants pleads guilty in Michigan

(Reuters) - A Canadian college student caught at a border checkpoint in August 2014 with 51 live turtles in his pants pleaded guilty to six smuggling charges on Tuesday in U.S.

Former lottery worker sentenced for stealing instant tickets

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio Lottery Commission employee has been sentenced to probation for stealing $115,000 in instant lottery tickets and cashing in winners.

Stolen tortoise returned home safely in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A pet tortoise stolen during a home invasion got to ride shotgun when Albuquerque police returned the reptile to its owner.

U.S. woman charged after social media backlash over dog's taped muzzle

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - A woman who sparked an international furor online after posting a photo on Facebook last week of her dog with its mouth duct-taped shut has been charged with animal cruelty in North Carolina, police said. “Taping the dog’s muzzle shut was a terrible decision on Ms. Lemansky’s part,” Cary Police Captain Randall Rhyne said in a statement on Monday.

Thief steals $1 million in jewelry during New Mexico Christmas tree lighting

By Joseph J. Kolb ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) - A modern-day Grinch made off with more than $1 million in jewels from a store in a chic Santa Fe marketplace during the city's annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, police said on Tuesday. Santa Fe Police detective Abe Maes said the suspect was caught on surveillance video looking into the front windows of the Divas Diamonds and Jewels store last Friday during the tree lighting, which draws hundreds of visitors each year to the Santa Fe Plaza.

Corgi ends up in Honolulu instead of Mississippi

HONOLULU (AP) — A dog bound for its new owner in Mississippi ended up in Honolulu instead.

Canadian smuggler with turtles in pants pleads guilty in US

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian man caught at a border crossing with 51 turtles taped to his body pleaded guilty Tuesday to smuggling or attempting to smuggle more than 1,000 of the reptiles out of southeastern Michigan.

Man ‘smashes Mercedes Benz into Rolls Royce outside hotel in the most expensive road rage you’ll ever see’

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A man has been arrested after allegedly driving a white Mercedes Benz into a Rolls Royce and other vehicles parked outside a five-star hotel in Doha, Qatar.

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