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July 14, 2010 at 6:30 AM
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Suit: Groom didn't know bride was married

MONSEY, N.Y., July 14 (UPI) -- A New York appeals court threw into question the future of a $100,000 ring a man is demanding back from the woman he wed while she was still married to her ex.

Abe Konstam, a lawyer for Larry Lipschutz, 53, of Monsey, said the appellate court overturned a Rockland judge's ruling ordering Nadia Kiderman, 48, to return the diamond engagement ring, leaving the jewelry in the hands of a third party until the parties resolve the issue or it goes to trial, the New York Daily News reported.

Konstam said Lipschutz, a real estate mogul, was unaware Kiderman, a dentist, was still married to Howard Nass at the time of their September 2006 Jewish wedding.

However, Anthony Piscionere, a lawyer for Kiderman, claims Lipschutz knew Kiderman was still married and was satisfied she had obtained a Jewish religious divorce, called a get, from a rabbi.

"His concern was not a civil divorce but a get, a Jewish divorce," Piscionere said. "He told her that as long as she gets the get, he wanted to marry her."


Police: Robber had cane, oxygen tank

NEW YORK, July 14 (UPI) -- New York police said a geriatric robber with a cane and an oxygen tank fired three shots at a clothing store before fleeing empty handed.

Police sources told the New York Post the man, believed to be in his 70s, announced a stickup at 9 p.m. Friday at high-end clothing store Sarar and fired off a round at a fleeing customer.

The man also fired off two rounds at the manager, but none of the bullets hit anyone, the sources said. They said one of the bullets tore through eight suits and came to rest in the jacket pocket of the ninth.

"You want one? You want another one?" the sources quoted the man as saying while shooting at the manager.

The suspect fled in a black Cadillac, police said.


Pantless mannequin sparks obscenity debate

BEATRICE, Neb., July 14 (UPI) -- A Nebraska store owner who is considering legal action against his city claims police broke the law by covering a window displaying a mannequin with its pants down.

The Beatrice Police Department said officers used tape to cover a portion of the window at Hannah's Treasures because a citizen complained and Kevin Kramer, the owner of the store, could not be reached, the Beatrice Daily Sun reported.

Police said the complaint was focused on the mannequin's lower region, which was exposed due to its pants falling down to its feet.

Kramer said he called police to ask about the tape and was told to report to the police station, where he would be cited on a disorderly conduct charge, the newspaper reported.

However, Kramer said he contacted lawyer Dustin Garrison and the police department dropped the charge when he threatened action against the city on allegations of trespassing, destruction of property and littering on the part of officers. Kramer said he is still considering pursing legal action against the city.

Tobias Tempelmeyer, city attorney, said the case would hinge on whether or not the display was obscene under the law.

"The U.S. Supreme Court and State of Nebraska have a system to determine if something is obscene. At this point, I'm not willing to say one way or another," he said.


Parents turn in bank robbery suspects

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 14 (UPI) -- The parents of two young men suspected of robbing a South Florida bank turned them over to authorities, police said.

Andrew Wright, 18, of Palm Beach Gardens surrendered Sunday afternoon, the Palm Beach Post reported. A few hours earlier, police say, his father, Gary Wright, recognized Andrew on surveillance video shown on local TV and had a talk with him.

Police said they got a call from Michael Jeezalik's parents who said they had seen the 24-year-old and Wright cobbling together a robbery note Friday afternoon.

The Bank of America branch in Boynton Beach was robbed Friday afternoon by a gun-wielding young man wearing a natty pinstriped suit and gray fedora. Jeezalik's parents said that was Wright's outfit when he left their house.

Both young men were in federal custody.

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