Beyond the county: California man drives to police station drunk; Florida man robs bank, takes off clothes, throws money away
California man arrested for driving drunk to police station
PETALUMA, Calif. — A Northern California man showed up at a police station to talk about a hit-and-run crash, only to be arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after police determined he had driven to the station intoxicated.
The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa reports that 68-year-old Richard Elwood was awaiting a morning interview Tuesday in the police lobby when the smell of alcohol tipped off a desk clerk.
Petaluma police Lt. Tim Lyons said Wednesday that officers determined that Elwood had driven to the station while under the influence of alcohol. Elwood was arrested and booked into Sonoma County Jail.
Lyons said Elwood is the suspected driver of a hit-and-run Monday and had been called to the station after a witness gave police the license plate number of the departing vehicle.
Man robs bank, then gets naked and throws money
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Authorities in Florida say they arrested a man who robbed a bank, stripped naked and ran down the street throwing stolen money.
According to the FBI, 25-year-old Alexander Sperber said he woke up Tuesday morning and decided to rob a bank to start his career as a comedian.
According to a federal criminal complaint, authorities say he parked his car at the bank, made a gun motion with his hand and demanded money from the teller. She allegedly gave him about $4,700 in a bag. Officials say a red dye pack exploded, leaving dye on his clothes and on a cast on his left wrist.
The Sun Sentinel reports Sperber was taken to the hospital and found to be coherent and uninjured. He was charged with bank robbery. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.
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