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The man’s handgun, which was in the waistband of his pants, went off at about 12:30 p.m. — an apparent “accidental discharge,” according to Shannon Sessions, a Lynnwood police spokeswoman.
“It made a loud noise and scared a lot of people in the store,” Sessions said. “I believe he shot himself in the testicles and he also had some injuries to his leg and foot. He was obviously in shock.”
Nobody else was hurt and no one appeared to be with the man, she said.
Police and fire responded, and the man was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle before police had a chance to interview him extensively. Sessions had no further details about the man.
Lynnwood police are continuing to investigate but “at this point it does look like it’s accidental,” Sessions said. A manager at Lowe’s said store personnel are not commenting on the incident.
Frank Pierce, 91, had a $240 ticket for his winnings, but it was snatched from him at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday before he could cash it in.
According to police, the suspect, a 56-year-old man, grabbed the ticket and ran out of the casino, 555 E. Lafayette Blvd.
A police spokeswoman said Pierce followed the man out of the casino, and pointed him out to a police officer. He then collapsed and later was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The suspect’s name and city were not available from police by press time.
Heartland Security is locally owned by Peoples Cooperative Services, Tri-County Electric, and Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services along with 10 other Minnesota cooperatives and provides security systems, video surveillance and card access to both business and residential customers throughout Minnesota.
Thomas M. Vega of St. Charles is regional sales manager for Heartland Security with 20-plus years in the security industry.
“Heartland Security has not only demonstrated its ability to thrive in a challenging economy, but has also shown it is an innovator by offering new creative security services in the marketplace” stated Jeff Johnson, Security Pro program director.
“This is truly a great honor for Heartland Security and shows how our dedicated employees believe in our commitment of providing the best in life safety and property protection throughout the communities we serve,” added Guy Adams, Heartland Security’s general manager
Contemporary Security Canada has posted job openings for security screeners, who will be using metal detectors to vet people going into the security perimeters in Toronto and Huntsville.
Guards are expected to work from June 15 to June 28, clocking as many as 120 hours.
“They’re going to be an augmentation to the security staff,” said Sgt. Michele Paradis of the summits’ Integrated Security Unit.
Meanwhile, a director with a Toronto security firm said a work order has been distributed that requires security guards be posted at GO Transit stations “all across the line.”
GO spokesperson Vanessa Thomson said the service is looking to hire security for the summit, but declined to discuss details because it “could compromise the safety and security of our customers.”
“GO Transit is taking reasonable steps to ensure the movement of our customers as best as possible,” she said.
None of the CSC guards will be carrying weapons and they will always be working alongside police officers, Paradis said.
Details of the guards’ specific tasks haven’t been released yet, but they will mainly be used as screeners at checkpoints, entrance gates and other busy locations, she said.
“It’s much the same way (private guards) were used at the Olympics,” she said.
In fact, CSC was in charge of 90 per cent of the Vancouver Olympics security screening staff who x-rayed bags and performed security checks as spectators entered the venues.
The firm received 11,236 applications for the Olympic gig and many of the 5,000 jobs went to students, First Nations and retired police and military personnel.
All staff hired to work the summits must have an Ontario Security Guard licence and pass mandatory training, the CSC job posting said.
The full-time gig pays $20-24 an hour. Accommodation, transportation, uniforms and most meals will be provided.
The company is holding interviews at the Humber College School of Creative and Performing Arts from now until June 7.
The men’s identities were not released, and no charges had been filed Monday. But family members said the men were stepbrothers who had gone to the club with a third brother who was 15.
Deputies were called to the Pink Monkey Cabaret off U.S. 290 near Giles Lane at 3:17 a.m. after receiving a report of a disturbance, Travis County sheriff’s spokesman Roger Wade said. Wade said the business offers full frontal nudity, and because of that, it is not allowed to serve alcohol. Patrons may bring their own. The club’s website says it is for ages 18 and up. He said the business was open at the time of the shooting.
When deputies arrived, they found two men who had been shot in the parking lot, Wade said. One man died at the scene, and the other was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin and died about 8 a.m., Wade said.
Witnesses told investigators that the shooting happened after a disturbance that escalated into a fistfight, Wade said.
Managers at the club, which remained open Monday, declined to comment.
Marilu Hernandez, 22, identified the dead men as her brother Jose Hernandez, 24, and stepbrother Arturo Rodriguez, 26, both of Austin.
She stood outside the club Monday with relatives after putting flowers and candles by the front of the building, where Hernandez died, she said. Relatives also put flowers and candles in a grassy strip by the side of the building where Rodriguez was shot before he was taken to the hospital and died, she said.
Hernandez and Rodriguez had gone to the club with her 15-year-old brother, who witnessed the shooting, Marilu Hernandez said. Her brothers had left the club and were getting into their car when a female customer came out with some men and accused one of the brothers of stealing her iPhone, Marilu Hernandez said. That led to the fistfight and the shooting, she said.
“I can’t believe this was all over a stupid telephone,” Marilu Hernandez said, with tears in her eyes. Jose Hernandez and Arturo Rodriguez worked construction jobs at the same company, she said. Jose Hernandez had attended Del Valle High School and Reagan High School but did not graduate, she said.
Both men had daughters and common-law wives, Marilu Hernandez said. She said Hernandez and Rodriguez helped pay her tuition at technical school and also gave her rides whenever she was studying late.
“Jose was always smiling and always wanting to help,” she said.
GALVESTON TX June 1 2010 – Police were called to Wal-Mart Shopping Center shortly before 11 o’clock Sunday night after an employee getting off work was attacked in the parking lot by a group of out-of-town trouble makers.
The victim, not identified by police, told investigators as he walked to the car of friends waiting to give him a ride home, he found a group of Hispanics antagonizing the friends.
As he approached the car he was punched in the face by one of the Hispanics who then started chasing people around the parking lot with a baseball bat. Two others were hit with the bat, one in his head the other in his arm. They were taken by ambluance to UTMB for treatment.
A security guard at the store told police a citizen who saw the man chasing people with the bat, intervened and took the weapon away from him.
Police arrested Alex Palomo of Houston and charged him with 2 counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon, 1 count of Assault Causing Bodily Injury and 1 count of Criminal Mischief. He is held in the Galveston County Jail in lieu of bonds totaling $512,000.
Palomo’s 20-year old nephew was also jailed when he interfered with the arrest of Palomo. Ariel Navor Ham was booked into jail for Interfering with a Police Officer. His bond is $1500.00
Source: NY Daily News June Smith, 72 and posthysterectomy, was no candidate for motherhood. Or fatherhood.
Her quarterly Medicare billings – contradicting anatomy, gender and common sense – showed otherwise.
The paperwork asserted the senior citizen submitted to a pregnancy test, semen analysis and prostate exams. The pricey lab work was handled in far-flung locales: Florida, California, Arizona and New Mexico.
For more than three years, scammers using Smith’s stolen ID number ripped off Medicare for close to $50,000 in patently bogus billings – despite the retiree’s efforts to alert workers about the ongoing theft. “It’s just people behind a desk, I understand,” Smith said.
“But when you pay for testing of the male anatomy on a woman, I don’t know what kind of dumbbells they’re hiring.”
The first sham bill was dated Nov. 23, 2006, for $1,134.70.
When the latest arrived last month at her upstate Grahamsville home, the thieves were billing Medicare for more than $17,000 for the past three months. The grand total of Medicare fraud, she estimated, approached $50,000.
And nobody listened when she made phone calls, wrote letters and tried to alert somebody – anybody – about the scam.
“Why wouldn’t I report it?” Smith asked. “They say, ‘If you see something, say something.’ Well, I got something in the mail and I said something.”
Her story is hardly surprising. An estimated $60 billion a year in federal health care money is stolen, making medical fraud one of the nation’s most lucrative crimes.
Peter Ashkenaz, a spokesman for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, confirmed Smith’s story but insisted the agency was on the case.
“We regret that Mrs. Smith has the impression that little has been done in response to her complaints,” Ashkenaz said.
Smith is unsure how her Medicare information was hijacked – and experts say that’s not unusual, either.
Smith, the mother of three grown kids, finally hired an ID theft specialist to sort out her woes.
Her biggest fear was that Medicare – after paying the phony fees – would cut off its funding when she needed it.
An investigator from IDTheft911 found there was no record that a billing doctor in Arizona even existed.
A Florida business, Safe Medical, was little more than a storefront with an answering machine, the investigators discovered.
In one case, Smith recalled, her quarterly Medicare statement showed the government had finally rejected a submission.
Three months later, the bill was resubmitted – and paid in full.
Some cases are even more outrageous, said Adam Levin, chairman of IDTheft911.
“There’s a famous story about a woman who walked into a hospital administrator’s office, threw both legs on the desk and said, ‘Do I look like a double amputee to you?’” Levin recounted.
A man who police said was speeding toward a security guard after a domestic quarrel at a Woodlawn neighborhood apartment complex died after he was shot by the guard Monday afternoon.
Quintin Sharp, 25, of the 6300 block of South King Drive, was pronounced dead at 5:30 p.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Sharp was attempting to flee the scene about 3:40 p.m. in a car with a 6-year-old boy when he was stopped in the parking lot of the South Side complex by security guards, said Police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez. When Sharp accelerated toward one of the guards with a vehicle he had taken from a woman, another guard opened fire, striking Sharp in the head, Perez said.
It is not clear if the woman was a girlfriend or wife, or if the boy was Sharp’s son.
After Sharp was shot, he crashed nearby in the 6400 block of King Drive, Perez said. The child, who was a passenger in the car, suffered minor cuts from flying glass in the shooting, Perez said. Sharp was taken to the hospital where he later died.
So far, the incident is not being investigated as a homicide but as an aggravated assault because the car was being used as a weapon, Perez said.