Police: Man danced nude in the street
FORT PIERCE, Fla., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said they arrested a man accused of dancing naked on a residential street late at night.
The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office said a deputy responded to a Fort Pierce neighborhood at 1:05 a.m., Aug. 15 on a report of a naked man walking in the street, TCPalm.com reported Thursday.
The deputy spoke to a woman who said she was awakened by her dog barking and looked into the street and saw a man dancing naked.
"He appeared to be dancing around in front of the house and later fell in front of her house," the affidavit states.
The woman said she helped the man to a nearby home, where the deputy later spoke to John David Kinder, 25.
Kinder said he was unaware of any naked men seen walking in the area but the deputy noted Kinder had dirt and debris on his back and the woman identified him as the nude dancer.
Kinder was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct.
Man shot in grocery store fight
CLACKAMAS, Ore., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- An Oregon man who was shot in the leg during a fight at a grocery store said other customers came to his rescue.
William Young Jr., 59, said he confronted a man Tuesday at the Clackamas Fred Meyer store when he spotted the other man watching his wife punch in her personal identification number at the check-out terminal, The (Portland) Oregonian reported Thursday.
"I told him to get back but he kept staring," Young said. "I didn't know if he was planning to carjack us or what. Then we got into it."
The other man pulled out a handgun, which fired a round into Young's leg while the men struggled. Young continued to fight and other customers joined in to restrain the gunman.
Young was treated and released from a local hospital.
The suspect, Jerry Thomas Harryman, 66, was treated for minor injuries and arrested on a charge of first-degree assault. He was ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail.
Police said Harryman had a permit to carry a concealed weapon, which was revoked at the time of his arrest.
Man crashes bulldozer into home
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Police in Missouri said they are trying to identify a masked man who crashed a bulldozer into a woman's home while she was inside with her two daughters.
Investigators said the 33-year-old St. Louis woman and her daughters, ages 13 and 8, were on the second floor of the home when they felt the house begin to shake and looked out of a back window to see a bulldozer rolling toward the home, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Thursday.
"She saw the driver of the bulldozer leap from it, leaving it in gear," St. Louis Police Lt. Robert Ceriotti said. "She grabbed her two kids and ran out the front.
"When I tell you it's a bulldozer ... this is a massive, massive piece of earth-moving equipment," Ceriotti said. "It's almost as wide as the house. I can't believe this lady is so fortunate to be alive. It's God's work is what it is."
The woman and her daughters, who were not injured, have moved in with a relative. Police said they had to leave all of their belongings behind because the house is too dangerous to enter.
Police said they are trying to identify the driver of the bulldozer, who had disguised his face with a surgical mask.
"We do have a person of interest," Ceriotti said. "She's going through some civil actions with a relative of her deceased fiance, but we don't know if it's him."
Lemonade stand gets 14 corporate backers
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A girl in the Chicago suburbs said she has recruited 14 corporate sponsors for her lemonade stand, which raises money for a horse therapy facility.
Gabriella Cooperman, 12, of Highland Park said she started raising money for the Equestrian Connection seven years ago after her developmentally delayed sister, Danielle, 7, learned to walk and talk with the help of a therapy horse at the facility, the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday.
"She started when she was 2 years old," Cooperman said. "I saw the incredible change in her abilities. I knew not everybody could afford the therapy."
Cooperman said her lemonade stand had five corporate backers last year and raised $6,000 for the Equestrian Connection.
The seventh grader said her sponsors for this year include ConAgra Mills, which donated 180 bags of flour for cookie-making, and Guittard Chocolate Co., which contributed 90 bags of chocolate chips.
She said the Chicago Bears have also pledged to give an autographed football to be auctioned for the charity.
"It makes me feel very wonderful inside," Cooperman said.
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