Po­lice: Fast-food worker threw hot cook­ing oil at cus­tomers

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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.

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