New emails have arrived at the SF Chronicle from the kidnappers. They are offended that the police and media are calling their kidnapping a hoax. They are demanding an apology and retraction immediately.
Or what? They'll sue? Have they retained a law firm?
Or what? They'll sue? Have they retained a law firm?
No lawyers yet but they did threaten the police. One would think that it's against the law to threaten law enforcement.
On Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that it received an anonymous email from Huskins’ alleged abductors, demanding Vallejo police apologize by noon to Huskins for saying her purported ordeal was a hoax or “I/we may be the direct agent of harm.”
The Los Angeles Times has also received an email from an anonymous sender, but police declined to comment about the email, and its authenticity has not been verified.
The email includes a 19-page letter, in which the alleged kidnappers try to clear Huskins’ name by describing details about the reported abduction, as well as a series of auto thefts and burglaries in the area.
The anonymous sender wrote: “The Mare Island kidnapping was a training mission to test means and methods that would be used on higher net worth targets.”
FBI spokeswoman Gina Swankie declined to comment on the emails except to say the agency was aware of them.
When asked whether the alleged kidnapping was a hoax, Swankie said the agency doesn’t “have any conclusions.”
Store manager spots woman stuffing meat in her pants
DeLAND, Fla. (AP) _ A man and woman have been arrested in central Florida after police say they stole more than $300 worth of meat from a grocery store.
Deputies told The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/1bh9GQ8) 48-year-old Doris Rowe and 54-year-old Kenneth Edwards drove 26 miles to a Winn-Dixie store in DeLand where a store manager saw Rowe stuffing meat products and other items into her pants.
Deputies say the manager stopped Rowe and she hit the manager in the neck, dropping pork ribs, two packs of detergent and three water filters. Rowe fled the store and got into Edwards' truck. Deputies apprehended them at a traffic stop. Both were charged with grand theft and robbery.
Professor sues Wal-Mart over 'clean toilets' description
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana State University professor is suing Wal-Mart for libel after he says an employee at the Bozeman store listed his occupation on a fishing license as a "toilet cleaner."
Gilbert Kalonde, assistant professor of technology education at MSU, filed the suit this past week in Gallatin County District Court.
Kalonde is seeking unspecified damages.
Wal-Mart spokesman Ragan Dickens told The Associated Press: "To our knowledge an administrative process to resolve this with Dr. Kalonde is ongoing. We've not been served with the lawsuit, but we take the claims seriously and will respond appropriately with the court."
Someone in Virginia is shaving other peoples’ cats
WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — Why would someone go around shaving other people's cats?
The mystery has the attention of police in Waynesboro, a small city in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley where someone has been taking cats and precisely shaving their underbellies or legs. It's happened to seven cats since December.
Police Capt. Kelly Walker said Friday that all the cats have been returned otherwise unharmed, but some seem bothered. Walker says all the cats clearly had owners — they were well-groomed and wearing collars. He says police aren't sure what crime has been committed, but the owners "would just like it to stop."
Cops put parking lot crack cocaine in ‘lost and found’
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Police in northeastern Pennsylvania say they’ve put about $1,600 worth of crack cocaine in their “lost and found box” in hopes of reuniting the drug with its rightful owner.
The (Wilkes-Barre) Citizens’ Voice (http://bit.ly/2rVu6I4 ) reports the drug was found in the parking lot of a shopping center outside Wilkes-Barre (WILKS’-ba-ree).
Wilkes-Barre Township police posted about the find on the department’s Facebook page. In a post headlined “FOUND ITEM,” police quipped the drug had been placed in the department’s “lost and found box” and invited the owner to come retrieve it.
Mr Met gives fan the finger, employee out as team mascot
NEW YORK (AP) — Even Mr. Met is frustrated with the team’s disappointing start.
New York’s funny-looking mascot flashed his “middle” finger at a fan during Wednesday night’s 7-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, and the team says the employee who did it won’t work in the costume again.
A person tweeted video of the incident, which soon went viral online, and the club quickly issued a statement.
“We apologize for the inappropriate action of this employee,” the Mets said in an email attributed to the organization. “We do not condone this type of behavior. We are dealing with this matter internally.”
Airline worker tracks down cancer patient’s bag, delivers it
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A cancer patient says a Southwest Airlines employee went above and beyond to help track down her missing luggage that contained important medication.
Stacy Hurt says she called customer service July 23 at Pittsburgh International Airport after her luggage failed to arrive on a flight from Nashville.
She was panicking because the bag contained medication that helps her with the side effects of chemo for her colon cancer. It also had sentimental items like a rosary and a lucky T-shirt. She was worried it wouldn’t arrive in time for her chemotherapy appointment the next day.