Police: Suspects pocket-dialed victim
NAPLES, Fla., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said two sisters were arrested after inadvertently pocket dialing the hotel they had allegedly just robbed.
Naples police said a woman wearing sunglasses and a black bandana covering her mouth entered the InnPlace Hotel Nov. 18 and put her hands in her pockets, indicating the presence of a weapon, WBBH-TV, Fort Myers, Fla., reported Wednesday.
The woman demanded money from the register and fled with an unspecified amount of cash, police said.
Investigators said the phone rang while the clerk was waiting for police to arrive, and the clerk discovered it was an accidental pocket dial. Police said the clerk recognized the voices of the suspect and Ashlie Alewine, 22, a former employee who had been fired two days before the robbery.
Police said the women discussed the robbery while the clerk listened in on their conversation.
Officers spoke with Shelby Alewine, the owner of the cellphone number used to call the hotel, and she told police she sometimes shares the phone with daughters Ashlie Alewine and Nakilya Wright, 18.
Police said Wright was identified as the woman who robbed the hotel.
Both suspects were arrested Friday and charged with robbery and petit theft.
Hero dog getting closer to surgery
DAVIS, Calif., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Veterinarians in California said a dog credited with saving two girls from being struck by a motorcycle is getting closer to receiving reconstructive surgery.
University of California-Davis veterinarians said Kabang, a 2-year-old dog who lost her muzzle in last year's motorcycle crash, successfully underwent chemotherapy for the tumors that delayed her facial surgery, The Sacramento Bee reported Wednesday.
The vets said Kabang is now undergoing heartworm treatment before the reconstructive efforts can begin.
"Kabang begins her third week of 'bed rest' following her first heartworm treatment," a Dec. 18 update on the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital's website said. "This will continue for about another three weeks. She is eager to go outside and play, but is accepting her needed rest well."
Kabang was brought to the UC Davis hospital in October. The money for her care was raised via fundraising efforts on social media sites.
Police: Man pulled pellet gun at McD's
ST. CLOUD, Fla., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said they arrested a man accused of brandishing a pellet gun at a McDonald's drive-through window when he was told the eatery wasn't open.
St. Cloud police said Donald Delong, 21, was one of three people in a car around 4:30 a.m. Sunday when it pulled up to McDonald's drive-through and Delong asked if he could go inside the restaurant and use a coupon he had for a free meal, WESH-TV, Orlando, Fla., reported Wednesday.
Police said Delong pulled out a pellet gun when the employee said the restaurant was not open.
Officers said Delong was arrested at the Pizza Hut next door to the McDonald's and charged with aggravated assault.
Sumo wrestlers pose for Google Street View
TOKYO, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Sumo wrestlers in Tokyo posed for mobile cameras as the online mapping system Google Maps Street View rolled past their stadium.
The photo session was staged Tuesday with the aim of showcasing sumo and the Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo's premier sumo venue, and included 68 sumo wrestlers lined up in front of the building as Google's nine cameras, offering a 360-degree view of the area, traveled past on a specially equipped bicycle, Mainichi Shimbun reported Wednesday.
The pictures will appear in Google's Street View next year, allowing users to see the area as if they were traveling through it.