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So what's your strangest news story today?

Just read this, have no idea what to say:

South Bend thief's MO is MU (makeup)
WSBT-TV Report

Original story posted at 8:28 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011.

His identity remains concealed, his technique is polished and his loot is high brow. Thousands of dollars in cosmetics have been lifted by a man during the last three weeks in stores from Lake County to Elkhart County. Police want the thief whose MO is MU (makeup).

In St. Joseph County, the man's targeted the same CVS store, at S.R. 933 and Auten Road. Video surveillance shows him putting items inside a large, black winter coat and leaving the store to enter a white vehicle.

Suspect description: Black male in his 40s, 6-foot, weighing between 230 and 250 pounds.

Vehicle description: Newer white Cadillac (possibly CTS or STS model) with gold emblems.

Sgt. William Redman said St. Joseph County police are in contact with police agencies in other northern Indiana counties where similar thefts have occurred.

Anyone with information is asked to contact St. Joseph County Police Sgt. Eric Kaser at 574-235-9569 or Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP.

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Asked by NotPanicking at 12:02 PM on Jan. 15, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (18)
  • KINGSTON - A man who ran for Roane County executive last August remains in the county jail today, charged with threatening to blow up Sony Music employees and then fighting five Sheriff's Department officers who came to serve the resulting harassment warrants filed against him.

    In a Christmas Eve phone call, Kingston resident Miles Ledbetter Jr. stated "that 'the music' had caused him to lose his job, ruined his marriage and many more things," according to an affidavit filed by Sony's director of international security.


    Answer by tnmomofive at 12:21 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • A day earlier, Ledbetter called Sony's Nashville office, threatening "to blow up Sony Music employees and members of the music community," the affidavit states.

    Roane County officers on Jan. 6 came to Ledbetter's home to serve two harassment warrants filed over his alleged threats, according to arrest records. After Ledbetter resisted arrest, throwing a punch at one deputy, officers unsuccessfully used a Taser on him, records state.

    After finally being subdued, Ledbetter tried several times to trip two officers as they were escorting him to a patrol vehicle, according to the arrest report.

    "After being placed in the back of the patrol vehicle, Mr. Ledbetter stated he did call Sony Entertainment and he would shoot them all," the report states.


    Answer by tnmomofive at 12:22 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • Ledbetter, 31, a manufacturing engineer, ran against incumbent County Executive Mike Farmer and Ron Woody last August. Woody was elected and Ledbetter finished a distant third.

    Bond for Ledbetter, jailed since Jan. 6, is $107,500.

    More details as they develop online and in Saturday's News Sentinel.


    Answer by tnmomofive at 12:22 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • That is right down the road from me, I will keep a lookout for him. I don't think he should be THAT HARD to spot! LOL

    Answer by goodwitch399 at 12:26 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • Tn, I know how he feels, what they call music drives me a little batty sometimes too! LOL

    Answer by goodwitch399 at 12:30 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • Apparently a man stole someone's cell phone in a Wal-Mart, and held it for ransom. When the victim realized someone had grabbed his phone, he borrowed a employee's cell phone and sent a text message to his stolen phone offering $100 reward if they returned it. The thief upped the 'ransom' to $180 and told him where to drop it off. The victim complied, but also called the police. A plain clothes officer went to the restaurant where the phone was supposed to be dropped off in exchange for the money, and the thief was arrested (he also resisted arrest and there was fight so there are additional charges). His bond was $3500--all over a cell phone and $180. Criminals are stupid sometimes.

    Answer by pam19 at 12:35 PM on Jan. 15, 2011


    Answer by lovinangels at 12:38 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • The guy who didn't want to pay for his coffee needs to hook up with the cellphone ransom guy, just so we can see what great levels of stupidity can be reached if two horrible minds work together.

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 12:40 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • LOL...Lovin! I was just about to say "slow news day" when I clicked on your link!

    "Police were called around 3 a.m. to the diner at 581 S. Broad St. for a report of a man, later identified as Farnack"

    Any chance his "rage" was due to copious amount of alcoholic consumption?!  LOL :o)


    Answer by LoriKeet at 12:42 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • Diner-3 am-alcohol consumption? NEVER! I giggled right out loud when I saw that.

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:53 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

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