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FARA Believe It or Not

Do you have any stories you would like to share about strange, unusual, or funny reasons for false alarms?  How about outlandish things that happen in the course of your usual work day?  I know we all have them, so let‘s share and give everyone a chuckle!  Please forward your stories to bradshipp@4yoursolution.com and we‘ll put them in the next edition for all to share,

  • Alleged burglar tells two deputies ‘I want to go to jail’
    9.21 – Sentinel Record – An intoxicated and homeless man allegedly caught burglarizing a house late Monday reportedly told Garland County sheriff’s deputies he broke into the home because he wanted to go to jail.
  • Man hides after JCPenney jewelry theft — then falls through …
    5.20.21 – BND,com — A man in Illinois was hospitalized when police say he tried to climb into a JCPenney ceiling and fell through after reportedly stealing jewelry …
  •  Calling 911: Brood X cicadas in north Georgia …
    5.22.21 – 11 Alive – 911 calls about ‘alarms’ in north Georgia likely Brood X cicadas, officials say. Union County Emergency Management says a lot of its recent …
  • Omaha homeowner receives bill for false alarm
    4.27.21 -WOWT – Omaha, Neb. Still, Betty received four notices from the city’s False Alarm Reduction Program. … The first was a $25 fee then $45 when she didn’t pay on time.
  • Burglar who left driver’s license at scene sentenced …
    4.23.21 – WICHITA CO., TX (KFDX/KJTL) — A careless burglar who got caught after he left his driver’s license in a church he burglarized pleads guilty to …
  • An Arkansas man stole a police patrol car moments after he …
    4.18.21 – An Arkansas man was caught stealing a police car moments after he was released from the county jail. Cordell Coleman, 33, had been released from custody on Thursday after a public intoxication arrest. After he was caught driving away in an officer’s car, Coleman was charged again with felony theft.
  •  Hungry Golden Retriever Accidentally Starts House Fire
    4.9.21 – Inside Edition – When Ashely O’Donnell and her husband went to bed, they left a plate of cookies near the stove, and once the lights were out, their dog Molly made her move. The golden retriever accidentally hit a knob, turning on the stove and setting a spatula on fire. Smoke filled the kitchen, and minutes later, the smoke detectors went off, waking Ashley and her husband just in time to put it out. But dogs turning into accidental arsonists is more common than you’d think. Here’s how to prevent it.