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Mississippi bar owner explains why he kicked patrons out of bar as tornado loomed

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The owner of a bar popular with the students of Mississippi State University explained why he kicked patrons out of his business as the threat of a tornado loomed.

Bar 612 in Starksville, along with other nearby restaurants, shuttered their doors after a tornado warning was issued for the area. The patrons inside the bar were asked to leave, The Washington Post reported.

What followed was a disaster — that had nothing to do with a tornado.

The Starkville Police Department said they received a “report of a disturbance” from the bar as they were trying to shut down.

“Approximately one hundred people were trying to fight security from leaving the building and trying to stay inside at this time,” police said in a statement.

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After officers arrived, police reported “a physical altercation and intervened.” Police said they subdued a man who was involved in a physical altercation. The department confirmed they “did not initiate an evacuation of Bin 612” or “any other business during this time.”

Some patrons posted videos on social media showing the chaos that occurred following the evacuation. Social media users slammed the bar for shutting it down instead of giving people shelter in the business’ basement from the tornado, The Washington Post reported.

The bar owner and chef Ty Thames clarified the reasoning for the closure.

“We’ve been talking to the National Weather Service and other experts and all of them said we needed to get everyone out of that glass building and into a safer structure,” Thames told the Starkville Daily News. “We started clearing everyone out 40 minutes before, but a lot of people didn’t want to leave. They wanted to stay and hang out with their friends and felt it was a cry wolf scenario.”

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Thames said the bar’s basement could not hold 100 people.

“The [basement] floors aren’t set up for a nighttime influx of 100 people and it can only hold 15 to 20 people,” Thames said. “How do you judge who goes down there? The best thing we could do was shut the business down and escort everyone out to a better shelter.”

Thames told the Commercial Dispatch that he has a contract with the security company, Average Joe’s Security. He said he does not condone the guards’ “language or aggressive behavior.”

The owner said he was in contact with the National Weather Service and meteorologists on what was the best plan would be going forward if another tornado hit the area.

“What we’d like to do is get them involved and get them to help me write a clear plan of action and do training so something like this won’t ever happen again,” he said.

Powerful storms across the South left at least eight people dead. The National Weather Service confirms a tornado struck Starkville.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Florida woman whacks half-naked attacker with baseball bat: ‘He better be glad I didn’t have a gun’

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A baseball bat-wielding Florida woman slugged a man after he attempted to break into her parked vehicle and then charged at her Sunday.

Clarese Gainey, 65, of Gainesville, told WGFL she heard a noise coming from outside her home and peeked out the window. That was when she says she saw a large man — dressed only in his boxers — attempting to get into her car.

“I grab my bat, I brace myself, and I ease the door open,” Gainey told WGFL.

At that moment, the man — identified by police as 37-year-old Antonio Mosely — charged at her, authorities said, according to WGFL.

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“I took that bat and hit him upside the head, like, ‘pi-yah!’ He said, ‘Ow!'” Gainey recalled.

The man reportedly fled to a nearby mobile home park but left behind a sock, shirt and pants.

“He was in his drawers,” she recalled.

A K-9 unit was able to track Mosely to a mobile home where officials said he was found with a pair of pants on. WGFL reported cocaine was found his pocket, and he was brought to Gainey for identification.

“I said, ‘That’s him right there,’” Gainey said.

Officers said they also noticed a large bump on the suspect’s head.

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Mosley was charged with “attempted burglary to both an occupied and unoccupied conveyance and possession of a controlled substance,” the media outlet reported.

Gainey had a warning for the suspect, saying he “better be glad I didn’t have a gun.”

“Because I would have shot him,” she said.

Then, pointing at her baseball bat, she added: “But this is my gun right here. Because I would have gone ‘pi-yow!'”

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Woman ‘infatuated’ with Columbine shooting puts Colorado schools on edge

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Colorado schools are on edge Wednesday after a Miami woman “infatuated” with the 1999 Columbine massacre made threats and traveled to Colorado where she bought firearms earlier this week, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI.

Sol Pais, 18, who has a history of making “concerning” comments, arrived in Colorado from Miami early Monday and bought a pump action shotgun and ammunition, the FBI told reporters Tuesday evening. The FBI’s Miami office had reportedly alerted its Denver counterpart after learning of the potential threat.

Authorities said Pais was last seen in the foothills of Denver and remains at large. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is currently leading multiple agencies in a massive manhunt. While no warrant has been issued for her arrest, the FBI said that district attorneys and the U.S. attorney’s office are discussing appropriate charges.

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The FBI’s Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force issued a notice Tuesday describing Pais as “infatuated with (the) Columbine school shooting.” The alert said police who come into contact with her should detain her and evaluate her mental health.

More than 20 schools — including Columbine — were put on lockouts Tuesday, meaning classes were conducted as usual, but entry and exits were heavily restricted for nearly three hours. Officials have not made a decision about whether to keep schools open on Wednesday, the Denver Channel reported.

“We are holding off on that decision and not announcing now because it is changing by the minute,” Stan Hilke of the Department of Public Safety said.

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Authorities said Pais hasn’t singled out a particular school but has an “infatuation” with Columbine and the Columbine shooters. The threat comes just days ahead of the massacre’s 20th anniversary.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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New Mexico man arrested after police allegedly find dozens of diamonds in anal cavity

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A New Mexico man faces multiple charges after police found over four dozen diamonds in a bag inside his anal cavity that he allegedly planned on trading for drugs, KOB 4 reported.

Twenty-three-year-old Eusebio Padilla was arrested on charges including receiving stolen property and tampering with evidence after what began as a routine traffic stop on April 7. Police pulled him over for allegedly riding a motorcycle without a license plate.

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Police said they spotted a knife on Padilla and patted him down. He was caught attempting to remove “a baggy” from his rear at some point during the traffic stop, according to a criminal complaint filed in Albuquerque’s Metropolitan Court.

Police said they found 44 diamonds inside the bag recovered from Padilla’s rectum. The man allegedly told officers that he obtained the jewels from his uncle who “usually has stolen items,” KOB 4 reported.

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The criminal complaint alleges that Padilla planned on trading the rare gemstones for drugs. It is not known if Padilla has an attorney.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Lockout at Columbine, other Colorado schools triggered by ‘armed,’ ‘extremely dangerous’ woman: officials

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Authorities in Colorado are on the lookout for an “armed” 18-year-old woman believed “to be extremely dangerous” after several schools were put on lockouts earlier Tuesday.

“Lockout means biz as usual inside buildings, entry/exit restricted,” Jeffco public schools tweeted.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, along with the FBI’s Denver office, posted a plea on Twitter for information about Sol Pais, who they said made her way to Colorado on Monday night and “made threats.”

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Authorities described her as a white female with brown hair who is about five-foot-five-inches tall. She was last spotted “in the foothills of Jefferson County” and was wearing a black t-shirt, camouflage pants and black boots, officials said.

The message to the public came hours after the sheriff’s office tweeted that they were probing what looked like “a credible threat possibly involving schools.” As a result, numerous schools in the Columbine area and Mountains were on a lockout, officials said, adding that all of the students were safe and authorities were on site.

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Among them was Columbine High School, school officials said on Twitter. The situation arose days ahead of the 20th anniversary of the deadly shooting that occurred there on April 20, 1999.

Authorities urged anyone with information to call the FBI tip line at (303) 630-6227 and cautioned against approaching the woman.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Washington deputy shot, killed after responding to report of disabled vehicle, officials say

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A Washington state sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed in the line of duty Saturday night after responding to a report of a disabled vehicle blocking a roadway, officials said.

Deputy Justin DeRosier, 29, had arrived at the scene northeast of Kalama around 10 p.m., the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook.

DeRosier was shot soon afterwards and received medical care. He died at a nearby hospital, officials said.

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Other circumstances surrounding the shooting were unclear. The sheriff’s office announced it had found a “person of interest” in the shooting and was following leads.

“Deputy DeRosier made a huge impact in his short career and will forever live in our hearts and mind,” the sheriff’s office wrote.

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Sheriff Brad Thurman told the Longview Daily News it was believed to be the first death of an officer in the line of duty in the history of the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office.

A 2012 graduate of Washington State University and a deputy since 2016, DeRosier is survived by his wife and young daughter.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Vest saves Mississippi deputy as he fakes being dead

A bullet-proof vest saved a wounded Mississippi deputy when he was shot twice more in the chest by a gunman who approached him as he played dead.

Deputy Daniel Tatum was wounded Friday in Marshall County after being shot in the arm, shoulder and leg by a man who later killed himself after a four-hour standoff. Tatum then played dead on the ground hoping he wouldn’t be shot in the head, Marshall County Sheriff Kenney Dickerson said Saturday.

“But as it turned out, the suspect did in fact approach him — and him lying there helpless — and shot him several more times in the chest area,” Dickerson said.

He said the vest stopped two bullets.

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Randy Vaught, 33, killed himself after shooting a deputy and barricading himself in a home for four hours Friday. (Marshall County Sheriff’s Office )

“That’s what, without any question, saved his life,” the sheriff said at a news conference. “No doubt in my mind and unequivocally had he not had that vest on he would have expired immediately.”

The sheriff said Randy Vaught, 33, was the person who shot Tatum during an incident that began when Tatum spotted Vaught and two friends leaving a drug house and pulled them over.

After the stop, Vaught sped off when he couldn’t produce a driver’s license and then drove to his mother’s home, WREG-TV reported. He ran into the home as his friends ran off. Later they told cops they had taken meth before Tatum stopped them.

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Dickerson said Tatum was shot initially when he tried to follow Vaught into the home through the back door.

He was rescued  after being shot by other deputies who were arriving on the scene.

Over the next four hours, Vaught barricaded himself in the home, refusing to surrender as he posted apologies to his family on Facebook and promised to surrender, according to the station.

At around 10:30 p.m. that standoff came to an end when Vaught emerged, kneeled down and shot himself in the head, Dickerson said.

Tatum underwent surgery at a Memphis hospital, the station reported.

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“He was very, very lucky,” Dickerson said. “But you know that type of incident happens in law enforcement and every day life and you know you have to deal with them and you have to deal with them in a fair way and not violate anyone’s rights.”

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Patriotic patrol-car lettering sparks backlash in California city

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A Southern California police department is drawing both praise and ire for the new star-spangled logo on the sides of its patrol vehicles, according to reports.

The Laguna Beach Police Department in Orange County recently added American-flag-style lettering for the word “police” on the sides of the vehicles, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.

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But local artist Carrie Woodburn told the Times the design was too “aggressive,” saying she felt it didn’t represent the community. Laguna Beach is a city of about 23,000 residents, about 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

“Folks thought it was a SWAT team, federal agents,” designer Chris Prelitz observed. “So it had a very striking, strong impact, so much so that I think there might be some unintended consequences.”

Councilman Peter Blake was surprised by the backlash. He told the newspaper some people were concerned the design might worry the area’s immigrants.

“People are actually ridiculous enough to bring up comments about our cop cars having American flags on them,” he said.

“People are actually ridiculous enough to bring up comments about our cop cars having American flags on them.”

— Councilman Peter Blake, Laguna Beach, Calif.

Attorney Jennifer Welsh Zeiter said she thought the police cars were “exceptional” and suggested that the opposition might have a political motive. She said some people are so filled with hate toward President Trump “that they cannot see through their current biases to realize that a police vehicle with the American flag is the ultimate American expression.”

Laguna Beach Police Cpl. Ryan Hotchkiss said he’s heard nothing but positive comments about the new design. The department’s vehicles were previously all white but are now primarily black, with the patriotic lettering on white doors.

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The department did acknowledge the design didn’t come out exactly as planned and the city council said it would take up the issue again at their monthly meeting Tuesday.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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‘Fatigued’ trucker, 55, charged in crash that killed Illinois state trooper, police say

A truck driver was arrested Thursday in connection with a crash that killed an Illinois state trooper conducting a traffic stop last month, authorities said.

Craig Wade Dittmar, 55, is charged with reckless homicide and operating a motor vehicle while fatigued, according to an Illinois State Police statement.

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Trooper Brooke Jones-Story (Illinois State Police)

On March 28, Illinois State Trooper Brooke Jones-Story was inspecting a commercial truck on the side of a highway in Freeport, about 115 miles west of Chicago, when a semi tractor-trailer truck struck her, her squad car and the truck she had ordered to pull over.

Dittmar, of Stockton, allegedly drove the truck and was cited at the time of the crash for improper use of a lane and violating Scott’s Law, which requires drivers to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

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He was being held on $250,000 bond at Stephenson County jail. Jones-Story, 34, is among three Illinois state troopers to die in a traffic-related incident this year.

Trooper Gerald Ellis, 36, was killed just two days later by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 94 near Libertyville. In January, a vehicle hit Trooper Christopher Lambert near Northbrook.

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Johnny Bobbitt, Philadelphia homeless man involved in GoFundMe scam, sentenced to probation

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A Philadelphia homeless man who conspired with a New Jersey couple to create a GoFundMe scheme that raised more than $400,000 was sentenced Friday to five years of probation and agreed to enter a drug treatment program.

Thirty-six-year-old Johnny Bobbitt Jr. pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy to commit theft by deception charges, admitting to helping Kate McClure and her boyfriend Mark D’Amico in their GoFundMe scam in November 2017, NBC News reported.

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Prosecutors said Bobbitt, a veteran who was homeless at the time, posed with McClure, who posted a fake story to GoFundMe in which she said she was raising money for Bobbitt after he generously gave her his last $20 when her car ran out of gas on the highway.

As part of a plea deal, Bobbitt will be sent to an inpatient rehabilitation center before his release and agreed to testify against McClure and D’Amico in the future. A New Jersey judge said Bobbitt will serve five years in state prison if he violates probation.

About 14,000 people donated almost $403,000 to the GoFundMe page, falling for the story. Bobbitt, who was homeless at the time, exposed the couple’s fraud when he filed a lawsuit against McClure and D’Amico in August, arguing they withheld funds and never cut him in on the deal.

McClure and D’Amico accused the homeless man of spending the GoFundMe money on family, drugs, a truck and a trailer. Federal authorities investigated the case, and prosecutors said the couple was experiencing financial troubles at the time and used the GoFundMe account as a scam.

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McClure pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiring to commit wire fraud and will serve a 20-year prison sentence. D’Amico also faces state-level theft and conspiracy charges.

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