Police: Fast-food worker threw hot cooking oil at customers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a Philadelphia fastfood worker threw hot oil at customers during an argument at the drive-thru window.
Police allege the employee threw the cooking oil through the window during a dispute with three women over an order at about 3 a.m. Saturday at a Checkers restaurant.
A 20- year- old woman burned on her left arm and left leg was taken to Mercy Hospital in stable condition. Police say another 20-year-old woman and a 26-year-old woman were burned on their left arms, legs and head but declined treatment.
Twenty-eight-year-old Latifah Linder was charged with aggravated and simple assault, reckless endangering and related offenses. Checkers says it is cooperating with police.
▶IOWA BOY WHO WANTED RACING STICKERS
FOR HIS CASKET DIES: OSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) — An 11-year-old Iowa boy who wanted racing stickers to cover his casket has died.
Michael Sytsma (SIHTZ’-muh), of Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa, says Caleb Hammond died Monday. He declined to say where.
Caleb’s stepmother, Kaylee Hammond, posted a photo of the boy on her Facebook page and said in a post Saturday that he had taken a turn for the worse Friday.
His family brought him home to Oskaloosa, about 55 miles southeast of Des Moines, after determining the painful leukemia treatments he’d been undergoing at a Des Moines hospital weren’t working and other options offered little hope.
Race drivers and others answered his call for the stickers, and he was even given a chance to drive a race car at a local track, under the guidance of a 12-year-old racer.
▶POLICE: MAN OFFERS TO ‘BUY’ TEEN GIRL FROM
PARENTS: BOSTON (AP) — A New Hampshire man who authorities say offered cash to “buy” a 13-year-old girl from her parents before grabbing her arm in an attempted kidnapping has been ordered held on $7,500 bail.
The judge also said Monday that if Alfred Patterson posts bail, he must stay out of Massachusetts and away from the victim and her family.
Police say Patterson, of Raymond, approached the family near Faneuil Hall about 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
After making the offer to “buy” the girl, police say he grabbed her by the arm and attempted to drag her away. The child’s father intervened and the man ran away. The man was apprehended nearby.
Patterson’s attorney, Patrick Colvario, said the man has cognitive issues and may not have known the girl was underage.
▶BLIND, DEAF DOG ALLEGEDLY ABANDONED BY
OWNER FINDS NEW HOME: TETERBORO, N.J. (AP) — An ailing blind and deaf dog that allegedly was abandoned by its owner along a New Jersey roadway is now being cared for by an animal rescuer who specializes in hospice care.
Bruna, a Boston Terrier believed to be at least 15 years old, was found Sept. 1 by a good Samaritan near Teterboro Airport. It initially was turned over to the Bergen County Animal Shelter.
Officials say the dog has dislocated knees, arthritis and an infected, open wound on her hindquarters.
The dog’s owner faces an animal cruelty charge for allegedly pushing the dog out of a moving car, which she denies.
The owner says she didn’t want to leave the animal in her hot car, so she left it in a grassy area while she went shopping. She said she intended to return for the dog.
▶WOMAN DIES MORE THAN A YEAR AFTER OHIO
THRILL RIDE ACCIDENT: COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 19-year-old woman has died just over a year after she suffered a traumatic brain injury in a thrill ride accident at last year’s Ohio State Fair.
An attorney for Jennifer Lambert says she died Friday. She had been in long-term care since the accident that killed an 18-year-old high school student.
Attorney James Arnold says Lambert died from liver failure and that her death may not have been directly related to the injuries she suffered at the fair.
Lambert was 18 when a carriage on the Fire Ball ride broke apart and slammed onto the midway.
The ride’s manufacturer blamed the accident on a rusted steel arm that held the carriage.
Lambert earlier this year received a $1.8 million settlement from the ride’s owner and two private inspection companies.
▶OFFICIALS: CHURCH FLOOR COLLAPSES DURING
FUNERAL, INJURES 10: HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Authorities say the floor of a historic Louisiana church collapsed during a funeral service, sending a dozen people into a 4-foot deep hole.
It happened in Hammond, where the director of administration, Lacy Landrum, tells The Daily Star at least 10 people were rescued Saturday at the Greater St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church.
The Rev. Shelton Myers tells WBRZ-TV that the hole opened in the church’s foyer. Hammond Fire Department Chief Jesse Hodges says two of them were taken to a hospital.
The church’s website says it opened in 1867 as the first black church in Hammond. Myers says the entire building is closed and needs to be inspected for termites before it can reopen.
▶OFFICIAL: TEEN ACTING ‘BIZARRELY’ KILLED BY
FRIEND’S PARENT: ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina coroner says witnesses report a teenager was acting “bizarrely” before he was fatally shot by a friend’s parent.
Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore tells news outlets 17-year-old Brandon Nathan Tyson, of Williamston, died Saturday from a gunshot wound to the head. Shore says Tyson and several teens attended a high school football game Friday night and then gathered at a home.