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Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, September 30th

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police are seeking a robbery suspect with nice nails.
They say a man got a manicure at a nail salon on West Rockland Street in Philadelphia on Sunday and then robbed the place at gunpoint.
Surveillance video shows the suspect grabbing money from one worker and then taking more cash from the register.
No one was injured.

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NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (AP) -- Police hope a farm device used to feed cattle will help corral a cow that has been on the loose for months in a central New York town.
Officers in New Hartford have put feed in a headlock feeder and placed the device along a road outside Utica where the rogue cow has been spotted. Headlock feeders have locking mechanisms that trap a cow's head while it's feeding.
Police tell the Utica Observer-Dispatch the 1,500-pound cow has been on the loose for several months. Efforts to identify its owner have been unsuccessful.
A local farmer has agreed to take the cow if it is eventually caught.
Motorists spotted the cow last week as it ran for several miles on a local road before bolting into the woods.

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Inspired by the popular movie "Wedding Crashers", a Florida couple is actually asking strangers to crash their wedding next month.
Lee County sheriff's deputy Paul Johnson and Shelly Osterhout say the more the merrier. They're hosting the Oct. 10 wedding at an outdoor shopping plaza. The couple, who met online, are promising an unforgettable surprise. They're planning for up to 1,600 people.
The Fort Myers News-Press reports the couple, who will honeymoon in Washington D.C. and Manhattan, say they're looking forward to the surprise of seeing who attends, both new friends and old ones.

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MIDDLETON, Calif. (AP) -- Medical marijuana dispensaries in Northern California are offering up to $200 in free cannabis per patient affected by a hugely destructive wildfire.
The Los Angeles Times reports the two companies are offering free products at five dispensaries in San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol and Lake County through Oct. 7.
Patients eligible for the products must have a medical marijuana prescription and home addresses in Cobb, Kelseyville, Middletown or Hidden Valley Lake.
Those communities were hit the hardest by the fire that ripped through 118 square miles, destroyed more than 1,950 homes and killed four people.
The two companies donated $20,000 worth of marijuana-related items in all. The offer began last Thursday.
The wildfire was one of the worst in state history. It is nearly fully contained.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say a 29-year-old man in Philadelphia continued to drive a car after being shot twice in the head.
Philly.com reports that police in the Kensington area of the city pulled over a car that was being driven erratically around 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The officers found the driver had been shot in the right forehead and right cheek. He was taken to Temple University Hospital where he is in critical but stable condition.
Police say the man was conscious and speaking, but declined to tell them where the shooting happened.

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island man has pleaded guilty to cooking meth in his trunk while driving around Glocester.
The U.S. Attorney's office says 40-year-old Kevin Lewis of Glocester pleaded guilty on Tuesday of manufacturing methamphetamine in the trunk of his car.
Prosecutors say he was stopped while driving in July by a police officer on a warrant from family court. The officer said he smelled acetone, which is associated with methamphetamine production, and also saw materials that can be used to make the drug.
Prosecutors say authorities then searched the car and found a batch of meth being produced in the trunk. Lewis has been in custody since his July arrest. He will be sentenced at a later date.

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SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) _ A councilor in a troubled New Mexico border city has been arrested on misdemeanor drug charges in the middle of a special council meeting.
Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office says Sunland Park councilor Sergio Carrillo was taken into custody Monday at city hall and the arrest stems from a traffic stop on Sunday.
The 29-year-old Carrillo was charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea told the Las Cruces Sun-News Tuesday that Carrillo was arrested at an executive session meeting of the council.
Gadsden Independent School District spokesman Luis Villalobos says Carillo also works as a substitute teacher in the district but has been placed on administrative leave.
It was not known if Carrillo had an attorney.

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DENVER (AP) - Employees at a Denver doctor's office say a man received $900 worth of wrinkle treatment and then bolted from the waiting room when it came time to pay.
KUSA-TV reports the man was injected with the wrinkle treatments Botox and Sculptra at Vitahl Medical Aesthetics in the upscale Cherry Creek neighborhood Thursday. When it came time to pay, his credit card didn't work and he ran out the door.
The alleged Botox bandit provided bogus medical and contact information, putting a wrinkle in police efforts to track him down. But employees took multiple photos of him, which he agreed to, before the injections.
Dr. Tahl Humes, Vitahl's medical director, says from now on employees will photocopy identification cards, and patients will have to pay for some procedures beforehand.

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MOUNT CARMEL, Tenn. (AP) -- A police officer in East Tennessee was suspended for three days for refusing to shoot a skunk that had bitten a child.
The Kingsport Times-News reports that Mount Carmel police Officer David Dean violated department policy July 27 when he gave his service weapon to fire Chief Ryan Christian, who killed the skunk so it could be tested for rabies.
Dean, Christian and animal control officer Eddie Seabolt responded to a report of a 6-year-old child who was bitten by the animal. Seabolt says it was Dean's responsibility to kill the skunk. Mount Carmel prohibits animal control officers from euthanizing animals.
In a written statement, Dean said he told Seabolt it's difficult for him to shoot animals unless they're trying to eat him.
The skunk didn't test positive for rabies.

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A woman in Florida clearly doesn't understand what happens when you call 911. 
Police in Fort Myers say 36-year-old Erin Klich tried to buy $75 worth of marijuana, but she was shorted. That's why she called 911 and said something needed to be done about it. 
When officers got there, she was still on the phone, complaining to dispatchers about what happened. 
When she told the officers her drug dealer had taken her money, they arrested her for misusing 911.
Police say they later found a bag of marijuana that belonged to her, so they added a drug charge and booked her into jail. 
Officers didn't arrest her dealer.
 

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