When I think of Chicago, of course I think of fine upstanding citizens… Barack Obama.. Rahm Emmanuel.. and then there’s these two:
Dareka Brooks, 22, of Milwaukee is charged with one count of armed robbery. (Prospect Heights Police)
(CBS) – A Prospect Heights teen used an iPad to arrange what he thought would be an encounter with a prostitute but instead got robbed of the electronic device and a piggybank after being pepper-sprayed, police said.
The 14-year-old victim set up the meeting online using a website for sexual liaisons, Prospect Heights police said.
When the woman arrived at the teen’s residence Wednesday, she reportedly told him to undress. Then she allegedly used pepper spray on him and fled with his iPad, a piggybank and a jar full of money, authorities said.
Police were able to track the suspect when she later used the iPad.
Charged with one count of armed robbery was Dareka Brooks, 22, of Milwaukee, whose bond was set at $10,000. Her next court appearance is set for May 31.
The teen victim is safe, police said.
Yes, you read that right…
A 14 year old boy ordered a hooker online… Invited her home… She robbed him…
A Montana man whose 12-year-old golden retriever ate five $100 bills hopes to be reimbursed by the federal government.
The dog ate my homework paper!
Wayne Klinkel tells the Independent Record that his dog Sundance ate the bills while he and his wife were on a road trip to visit their daughter.
Eat your greens!
Klinkel says he carefully picked through the dog’s droppings, and his daughter recovered more when snow melted.
He says he washed the remnants of the bills and taped them together and sent them to the Treasury Department’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing with an explanation of what happened.
The bureau’s website says an “experienced mutilated currency examiner” will determine if at least 51 percent of a bill is present and eligible for reimbursement. The process can take up to two years.
As many of you know by now, Google has decided to scrap their RSS reader/syncing service called Reader on July 1st, 2013. This has been a major disappointment to me, as I’m a huge fan of the product and use it frequently on a daily basis. Not only do I use the web application on Google’s site, I also often use a native application called Reeder on both my Macs and iOS devices. I’m also a bit annoyed at Google, for scheduling this retirement on such short notice.
Like millions of other people, I’m currently looking into an alternative solution, both self-hosted or just having the sync data stored in something like iCloud or Dropbox, while using a front-end application still.
I’m already seeing mentions on various sites about several alternatives, but one self-hosted web application has peaked my initial curiosity, called Fever. If anyone else has any suggestions or opinions based on past-experience with a specific solution, I’m all ears and would love to hear about it.