Baltimore police are searching for thieves who made off with more than $500,000 worth of Hennessy cognac from a shipping yard in Baltimore County.
On Sunday March 23rd just before 5 a.m., police say, the thieves stalked Serve U, a shipping company on the edge of the city, walking past dozens of trucks and cargo trailers in the yard to a container that police believe they knew contained the top-shelf liquor.
"They were able to gain access to a 2001 freightliner truck," police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter told the news station. "They backed that truck up and hooked it up to a trailer that had a cargo container on it."
The thieves cut a lock on the gate and drove the container off the yard. According to authorities, they made off with more than 2,000 cases of Hennessy cognac, worth $514,000.
"We don't know exactly where the cognac had come from or its final destination," Wachter told the news station.
Detectives found the truck and the trailer abandoned in a Baltimore intersection later that week, minus the booze. They have no suspects and no leads but are searching for witnesses who may have seen suspects unloading their haul.
There's a $2,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest.
But if they know anything about this they probably have far more than $2,000 in Henessey so..........
Angela Timmons, 54, an employee at Virginia College in Greenville, S.C. allegedly sent her daughter a text that said, "could hear gun shots being fired inside the school."
A sheriff's deputies report obtained and posted by The Smoking Gun said that when Timmons' daughter got the text, she called 911 on her crazy Mama.
"My mother works at Virginia College and she just called me saying that they're hiding in a file cabinet office because there are gunshots on campus," April Timmons told the dispatcher.
When deputies arrived at the scene, they found nothing unusual. But through the course of their investigation, they say they discovered Angela Timmons was responsible.
Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said he was not amused.
"I'm not very happy about this. I don't mind letting you know about it," That is not a good April Fool's joke. We got deputies that drove very quickly to get over here, without regard for their own life. They go into that school expecting the worst. It just wasn't funny."
Timmons, who allegedly told police she'd played this type of practical joke before, was arrested and charged with aggravated breach of peace and disturbing a school, and being the world's dumbest mom.
Marine wildlife experts in Australia issued a stern warning to beach goers after photos of teen posing with a dead shark came to light.
The girl, who has not been identified, was among several people who came to check out a copper shark that washed up on Marcoola Beach, north of Brisbane on Wednesday morning.