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OMG PD: Alleged Mugger Thwarted by Cup of Tea, SWAT Team

This week's stories include an alleged mugger who was doused by a cup of hot tea, a man who allegedly attempted to steal from the 'poor box' of a local church, and more evidence that the elderly can still run afoul of the law.

Woman Fights Off Mugger with Cup of Tea: According to a report in the Norristown Patch, a man who attempted to mug a woman in a Wawa parking lot left empty handed after she splashed him in the face with her just-purchased cup of hot tea.

Making matters worse for the failed mugger was the fact that the incident occurred in front of police, who were parked in a nearby SWAT truck.

Read the full story here.

Divine Intervention: According to a report in the Ambler Patch, a man unsuccessfully attempted to steal from the "poor box" of a local church just weeks before Easter.

Read the full story here.

Panty Thief Gets Prison Time: According to a report in the Upper Dublin Patch, a Dresher man will spend the next 11½-to-23 months in prison after breaking into his neighbor's home to steal her underwear.

After his initial burglary arrest, the man was again arrested a few months later after he was caught using a camera to look up a woman's skirt at the King of Prussia Mall.

Read the full story here.

Elderly Man Cited After Brawl at Manor Care: According to a report in the Pottstown Patch, a 75-year-old man was cited for disorderly conduct after getting into a fight with a fellow patient at Manor Care.

The report states that the alleged assailant confronted the victim, saying that he "needed to be in a nut house." When the victim attempted to walk away, the man then allegedly punched the victim in the face multiple times.

Afterwards, the man reported told police that he had killed three people, and noted that he had been a boxer in his youth.

Read the full story here.

See also:

OMG PD: Man Charged with DUI After Allegedly Passing Out at McDonald's Drive-Thru

HarleyGirl04 March 31, 2013 at 08:12 PM
As for the elderly man from Manor care...I understand that he shouldn't have put his hands on the other resident however does anyone know if he's a Alzheimer patient because that would play a major factor in this situation and he shouldn't be held accountable but the staff who is hired to watch them should be charged with negligence.
Kathy Turtle March 31, 2013 at 08:41 PM
"Afterwards, the man reported told police that he had killed three people, and noted that he had been a box in his youth." We never had any boxes in my class at school but did have a bunch of squares...
Keith Heffintrayer April 01, 2013 at 03:12 PM
Kathy: That's definitely one of the more creative ways to point out a typo. Well done!
Lee April 03, 2013 at 01:35 AM
Gee I know people text it as an easy acronym, but I think titling any entry in a news service 'OMG' is really inappropriate.

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