A pregnant California woman has filed a claim saying she found a bloody fingertip in a salad at an Applebee's restaurant in Paso Robles..............
Cathleen Martin of Atascadero says that she was with her husband and child at the restaurant in December and everyone ate from her Chinese chicken salad.
Attorney Eric Traut of Santa Ana says the manager confirmed the fingertip belonged to a cook.
A letter from Applebee's says the restaurant can't force the cook to undergo tests, but a spokesman says the cook has volunteered to undergo screening.
The claim is the precursor to a lawsuit. It seeks unspecified damages, medical expenses and lost income.
In Pittsburgh, a man charged with robbing a bank was jailed after he showed up to fight a traffic ticket in court.
23-year-old Eric Wagner Jr. was arrested Wednesday after Allegheny County sheriff's deputies did a routine records check when Wagner appeared in Traffic Court.
District Judge Eugene Ricciardi dismissed the ticket for driving with a suspended license saying, "You got bigger problems than this."
Wagner remained jailed Friday, unable to post $500,000 bond. Hmmm, I wonder if he spent all of the money he stoled.
Police say a suspect in some other Pittsburgh-area bank robberies identified Wagner as the man who robbed Wesbanco Bank on Dec. 21. The other man told police he acted as a getaway driver.
Court records don't list an attorney for Wagner who faces a preliminary hearing Wednesday.
Police in Warwick, Rhode Island, have deleted a Facebook post that obliquely suggested two accused thieves might be "stupid."
Their alleged crime? Stealing Hubcaps From a police cruiser parked in the police department parking lot.
That actually is pretty stupid. But the fact that they were actual able to pull it off makes the police look more stupid.
Shawn Bartis, 18, and an unnamed 17-year-old were arrested Sunday night after two detectives spotted them attempting to steal hubcaps, a siren control box and a spotlight from a police car.
The teens we recharged with larceny and tampering with an automobile.