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May 29, 2012 at 6:00 AM
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Officer allegedly broke in to do laundry

RANKIN, Pa., May 29 (UPI) -- Police in Pennsylvania said an officer was charged with trespassing and criminal mischief for allegedly breaking into a neighbor's home to do laundry.

Investigators said Rankin police Officer Jason Rocco was arrested after the owner of the home, who had not lived in the house for several months, told police he noticed the electric bill was unusually high and he visited the residence to discover the dryer running with clothes inside, WPXI-TV, Pittsburgh, reported Monday.

Rocco was questioned by officers and he told them the back door to the home had already been broken and he entered the house because he "just had to do some laundry."

Woman charged with stealing ambulance

CHICAGO, May 29 (UPI) -- Chicago police said they arrested a woman accused of stealing an ambulance and crashing it into two parked vehicles.

Investigators said Cassie Weathersby, 30, allegedly took the ambulance around 10:45 p.m. Sunday from outside Saint Bernard Hospital and she soon crashed the vehicle into two parked vehicles in the 6700 block of South Indiana, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Monday.

The Chicago Tribune reported Weathersby, who was not injured, was charged with the theft of the ambulance, driving on a suspended license and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Malaysian license plate sells for $165K

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 29 (UPI) -- Malaysia's Sultan of Johor placed the high bid of $165,261 to obtain a "WWW 1" license plate for his vehicle.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said the sum paid by Sultan Ibrahim Ismail Sultan Iskandar, who outbid 9,999 other interested parties, was the highest price ever paid for a license plate in the country, the Malaysia Star reported Monday.

Transport officials said the bidding, which began April 30 and ended May 14, reached such high levels due to "WWW" being an abbreviation for the World Wide Web.

'Darth Vader' robs Ohio bank

TOLEDO, Ohio, May 29 (UPI) -- Authorities in Ohio said a man wearing a Darth Vader mask and black clothes robbed a bank with a semi-automatic pistol instead of a light saber and the Force.

FBI Special Agent Stephen Anthony said the "Star Wars" villain went into the Huntington Bank on Monroe Street in Toledo just after 3 p.m. Wednesday, showed the pistol to tellers and demanded cash, WEWS-TV, Cleveland, reported Monday.

The FBI said the Sith lord, who was wearing black sweats and is estimated to be 20 to 25 years old, fled on a BMX bike with an undisclosed amount of money.

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