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March 21, 2008 at 6:00 AM   |   Comments

Pizzeria owner cooked up fake $50s

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y., March 21 (UPI) -- The owner of a Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., pizzeria has pleaded guilty to cooking up counterfeit money in the back office of his business.

Prosecutors said Frank Donato, owner of The Brick Oven Pizza Shop, pleaded guilty to one felony count of first-degree forgery, admitting he created 16 false $50 bills in the back office of his restaurant, the New York Post reported.

Donato, who was arrested Oct. 9, is due to be sentenced June 18. The Post said he is expected to serve five years probation.


'This is Hillary' but not THAT Hillary

WARREN, Ohio, March 21 (UPI) -- A Warren, Ohio, newspaper admits it incorrectly reported that U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., was fielding questions in a congressman's local office.

"It was incorrectly reported in Tuesday's Tribune Chronicle that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton answered questions from voters in a local congressman's office," the newspaper wrote.

Reporter John Goodall, assigned to write the story, spoke by phone with Hillary Wicai Viers, communications director for U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson, D-Ohio. When Viers answered the phone "This is Hillary," the reporter believed he was speaking with the Democratic candidate who had made several visits to the Mahoning Valley previously.

The quotes from Viers were incorrectly attributed to Clinton.

''We rely on reporters to gather accurate information, and in this case, that obviously did not happen," said Frank Robinson, editor of the paper.

The newspaper takes the matter very seriously and the matter is under review, Robinson said.


Woman, 66, catches alleged robber

CAMAS, Wash., March 21 (UPI) -- Police in Camas, Wash., said a 66-year-old woman chased down and wrestled a 22-year-old armed robbery suspect to the ground.

Joshua Crowley was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery after he allegedly held up a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise at knifepoint, KPTV, Portland, Ore., reported.

A store clerk dialed 911 immediately after the suspect exited the fast-food restaurant and the manager ran outside and alerted drive-through customers and passersby that the store had been robbed and pointed out the suspect as he fled.

Mary Chamberlain, 66, one of the motorists alerted by the manager, followed Crowley in her car before exiting the vehicle and confronting the suspect, police said. She wrestled Crowley to the ground and police arrived within seconds to arrest the alleged robber.


Police: Car alarms deter home burglars

WINDSOR, Ontario, March 21 (UPI) -- Homeowners who have cars with alarms can scare off burglars by keeping their key fobs next to their pillows, the Ontario Provincial Police recommend.

On the Canadian force's southwestern Ontario Web site, a tip is posted suggesting that homeowners who hear suspicious noises during the night should hit the "panic button" on the alarm control.

"It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation," the site says. "If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar or attacker won't stick around."

While the regional site praises the potential of car alarms for home theft, the OPP main site's statistics indicate the gadgets aren't doing much for vehicle thefts -- about 52,000 vehicles are stolen in Ontario each year, and 18,000 of them are unaccounted for.

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