Odds and ends for November 26


Bargain hunter forgets about child

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police say a Massachusetts man left his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son in a car while he went shopping for Black Friday bargains, then went home with his new 51-inch flat screen television and left the toddler behind.

Police, alerted by store security, found the boy asleep in the vehicle in a Kmart parking lot at about 1:30 a.m. Friday. They forced their way into the car and took the boy to the hospital as a precaution.

Meanwhile, they tracked the man, 34, to his Springfield home.

He told police he lost the boy while shopping, panicked and called someone else for a ride. The boy’s mother was working. Police say they expect to charge him with reckless endangerment to a child.

Vandalism charge tossed for fighter

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A misdemeanor vandalism charge has been dismissed against mixed martial arts fighter and reality show host Jason “Mayhem” Miller, who was found naked in a Southern California church.

Court records show that the 31-year-old Miller had the charge dismissed at a hearing Wednesday.

Miller was found nude in a church three months ago by a pastor who called authorities when he found books and CDs that were strewn about and missing boards from a previously broken window.

Orange County prosecutors said Miller was accused of breaking at least one picture frame, spray-painting inside the church and damaging a propane tank and other items.

Miller, has fought for several organizations including the UFC, and hosted the MTV show “Bully Beatdown.”

 

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