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September 12, 2020

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Police in Arizona say they subdued a samurai-sword wielding man with a stun gun after he challenged officers to shoot him, authorities said.

Police were investigating a complaint of loud music when they encountered Robert Burns, 48, on Sunday evening.

Sgt. Tod Moore, a spokesman for the Cottonwood Police Department, said officers announced their presence and knocked on the door of Burns' home several times before he answered while brandishing a samurai sword.

Burns was ordered to put down the sword, but he responded by asking the officers if they were legitimate police, Moore said. Officers continued to identify themselves and Burns challenged them to shoot him, taking an aggressive posture and raising his sword.

After multiple commands to stand down Burns drove the sword into the ground, Moore said. The officers say Burns remained aggressive with them, despite their attempts to reason with him.

At one point, Burns reached for the sword again, prompting officers to use a stun gun to help bring him into custody. Burns was being held on suspicion of aggravated assault on an officer, disorderly conduct with a weapon, making unreasonable noise and being a prohibited possessor.


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Naked Woman Used Sex Toy In Adult Store

After taking a sex toy from a shelf at a Florida adult novelty store, a woman removed her clothes and began using the device inside the business, police charge. A Fort Pierce officer was dispatched to the Lion's Den Adult Superstore "in reference to a disturbance," according to an arrest affidavit. En route to the business, a dispatcher noted that "there was a female in the store wearing a purple shirt and had on no pants." A worker explained that the masturbating suspect had removed a sex toy from the packaging and was now fully nude. The woman, the worked added, had disappeared into a stock room with the sex toy. When he entered the stock room, the officer found Theresa Stanley, 36, "sitting in an office chair with her feet up on the table." Stanley had a pink colored sex toy in her hand and was using the device in a "masturbatory manner." Right after the cop appeared, Stanley stopped making use of the sex toy and dropped it on the ground. She is being held in lieu of $1500 bond.

$500,000 scratch-off 'winner' was 'misprint'

A New Mexico man said his elation at winning more than $500,000 from a lottery scratch-off ticket turned to disappointment when he learned it was a misprint. John Wines, a recent retiree from Roswell, said he bought the scratch-off from a local Shell station and he scratched the ticket to reveal five winning numbers, two of which were each worth $250,000. Wines said he took the ticket -- which has a stated maximum prize of $250,000 -- back to the gas station to show how he had somehow managed to win more than $500,000. "I took it back in and she told me that is not a winner," Wines said. "They told me that it was a misprint and they don't pay off for misprints." Wines contacted officials with the New Mexico Lottery and received a reply via email. "We did find a flaw in that particular pack of tickets and it's been reported to our printer. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I did complete a reconstruction of your ticket and it was not a winner," the email read. Wines said he was crushed by the news. "If it was $50 or $75, I would not think a thing about it," he said. "But this is $500,000." The New Mexico Lottery offered Wines $100 worth of tickets as compensation.


LEWIS; So folks will buy a faux-beer for their dogs? Aren't dog foods and a fresh bowl of water nutritious enough for the dogs? Yet perhaps a liquid nutrient may be good for older dogs. -R.S.