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Aug. 22, 2012 at 6:00 AM
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Couple arrested, then engaged

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A man proposed to his girlfriend immediately after the couple was arrested for aggravated robbery, San Antonio, police said.

Managers of a Family Dollar Store said they attempted to stop Treila Woods, 24, before she left the store Monday morning, suspecting her of shoplifting. The alleged driver of her getaway car, Sean Foxx, 24, watched her attempt to leave through a broken and unmoving door, and came inside to help her, police said.

"He sees she's in trouble so he goes on in the store to try to help her escape, goes in through one of the open doors. They exit the store. He threatens the managers, telling them he'll be back to get them because they were going to hurt his girlfriend," said Sgt. Daniel Alonzo of the San Antonio Police Department Robbery Task Force.

Foxx and Woods were arrested a short time later, after which Foxx proposed marriage and Woods accepted, KSAT-TV, San Antonio, reported Tuesday.

Man in hotel pool claims to be 'spec ops'

KEY LARGO, Fla., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said they arrested a Utah man who refused to leave a hotel pool while swimming fully clothed and claimed to be a special forces soldier.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said a deputy responded Sunday to the Marriott Key Largo Bay Resort and found Jason Youngblood, 30, fully clothed in the pool with security staff attempting to get him to leave the water, reported Tuesday.

The deputy said Youngblood responded to every question with "yeah," including an inquiry about where he is from, and eventually got out of the pool.

The deputy wrote Youngblood eventually got out of the pool and was acting erratically and unstable. The deputy attempted to escort Youngblood to his room, but he fought with the deputy and the pair struggled.

The sheriff's office said Youngblood's sister told the deputy he was a "federal agent" and Youngblood claimed to be "spec ops" while he was being arrested.

Youngblood, whose "occupation" was left blank on the arrest report, was charged with battery, assault and resisting arrest charges. He was ordered held in lieu of $8,000 bond.

Police: Caretakers abandoned boat

TREASURE ISLAND, Fla., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said two men who were supposed to be watching another man's boat took it out into the Gulf of Mexico and abandoned it offshore.

Investigators said Michael Frye Sr., 54, and Michael Frye Jr., 28, had a deal with a man from North Carolina to take care of his 1973 blue and white Tollycraft, but they tired of the craft when the man failed to pay and so they towed it out into the Gulf of Mexico and abandoned it 500 feet offshore, the Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times reported Tuesday.

"They weren't collecting the money, so they dumped the boat," Steven Timlin, a Treasure Island police officer, said.

The Fryes were charged with grand theft and littering.

Police said they are trying to contact the owner of the vessel.

Lab tech found drunk with monkeys loose

AUGUSTA, Ga., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Authorities in Georgia have arrested a lab technician who was found drunk and partially nude with two monkeys running loose out of their cages.

Coley Oneal Mitchell, 32, was found drunk and partially clothed in the Georgia Health Sciences University Lab Animal Services Technician locker room Monday while two monkeys were loose and unsupervised in the locked Animals Services Lab, WJBF-TV, Augusta, Ga., reported Tuesday.

Mitchell was charged with public drunkenness by GHSU police officers and turned over to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

A school representative said the monkeys were not harmed.

"No animals were harmed during the incident, but the university takes the allegations very seriously. GHSU does not condone behavior that conflicts with the research, education and clinical missions of the university and employees are expected to conduct themselves, at all times, with integrity and respect," the representative said in a statement.

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