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Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:00 am
Curses, foiled againJeffrey Wood, 19, announced a robbery at a convenience store in Washington, D.C., where two police detectives were shopping. They were in plain clothes but one had her badge hangin
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Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:00 am
Curses, foiled again• Police looking for a bank robber in New Kensington, Pa., found suspect Shane Lindsey, 32, two blocks away at a restaurant where he stopped for chicken and biscuits. Officers en
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Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:00 am
Curses, foiled againClayton Dial, 23, pulled a gun and demanded cash at a Japanese restaurant in Champaign, Ill., only to have chef Tetsuji Miwa thwart the robbery. “I instantly grabbed my sushi kni
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Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:00 am
 Curses, foiled again• Police said Eric Frey, 29, handed a pizza shop employee in Uniontown, Pa., a note written on toilet paper. “I have a gun,” it read. “Give me $300.” The worker hit
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Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:00 am
Curses, foiled againPolice charged Kahlif Aleem Buggs, 32, with fraudulent use of debit cards after Tamara Thomas noticed a family “shopping like it was Christmas” at a Family Dollar store in DeKa
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Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:00 am
Curses, foiled again• Fugitive Jacob Moore, 25, tried to divert police attention from his home where officers were preparing to execute a warrant by calling in a bomb threat to an elementary school
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Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:00 am
Curses, foiled againAfter police linked Ralik Hansen, 28, to a smash-and-grab robbery at a jewelry store in New York City, he eluded them for seven months until a FedEx delivery driver knocked on the
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Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:00 am
Curses, foiled againWhen Damontay Wright, 19, drove himself unaccompanied to a road test facility in Jonesboro, Ark., for his driver’s license, a police officer approached to ticket him for driving
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Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:00 am
Compiler’s note: Chronicling human folly gets harder every year because as foibles proliferate, the odd seems commonplace. These unbelievable-but-true news stories, however, stand out as the year’
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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:00 am
Curses, foiled again• Police investigating a theft at a coin laundry in Great Falls, Mont., captured suspect Curtis Dear, 28, after following his footprints in the snow to a nearby residence. They f

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