Police in Colorado got a tip about the location of a getaway car from a bank robbery. So they stopped about 25 cars on the street, handcuffed EVERY ADULT, and wouldn’t release them until they consented to a vehicle search.
–They DID catch the robber . . . but only after what sounds like one of the wildest civil liberties violations we’ve heard about in the U.S.
–There’s no word from any civil liberties group yet on this. Regardless of your political affiliation, the idea that the cops could just do mass traffic stops and handcuff people until they consented to unconstitutional searches is FREAKY.
32-year-old Steven Mercado, allegedly walked into the Susquehanna Bank in Vineland, New Jersey and passed a note to one of the tellers telling her that he had a gun and demanding money.
- After the teller gave him the cash, he jumped in his Ford Taurus and took off….only, his car ran out of gas after only a block…and he had to pull over use his cell phone to call for a cab.
- That’s when police found him, sitting in his getaway car….waiting for the taxi.
- He was arrested and charged with armed robbery.
A 10-month old cat named Tabitha miraculously survived nearly 2 hours in a washing machine.
–The cat’s owner, 63-year-old Karin Bennett, said that she put a load of laundry in then left the house to run errands.
–When Bennett returned home, she said she looked everywhere but couldn’t find the cat. She finally found Tabitha after hearing strange noises coming from the washing machine.
–The drenched kitty was alive even though it suffered through a full one hour and 45 minute washing that included a spin cycle.
–She rushed her cat to the vet where it was treated for shock, water in the lungs and hypothermia.