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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Woman charged for damaging neighbor’s racy Easter display

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who used garden shears to destroy her neighbor’s racy Easter display has been charged with criminal mischief. The display at a dental office in Clifton, New Jersey, featured five mannequins dressed in lingerie, all holding Easter baskets and surrounded by Easter eggs. It had drawn mixed reviews from neighbors, as well as passers-by who stopped to take photos. A television news crew was filming the display earlier this week when 37-year-old Desiree Shepstone took it down. She says she didn’t want her 16-year-old son to be subjected to the “disgusting” display. The dentist who created the display, Wayne Gangi, says he will soon have it back up. He says he got the idea for the Playboy bunnies-themed decorations during a trip to Party City.

Police look for traveler who left ashes at Alaska airport

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Police are looking to reunite cremated remains with the traveler who left them behind at an Alaska airport. The Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday that someone traveling through the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport last August left a Ziploc bag with human ashes at a security checkpoint. Airport Police and Fire Sgt. Dan Juarez says the ashes were in lost-and-found for more than six months before police were notified. The bag of ashes doesn’t contain any identifying information. Juarez says it’s possible the traveler might not even know the remains are missing if they haven’t opened the urn since traveling with it. The remains will be stored at a cremation center if they aren’t claimed in the next few weeks.

Man hid stolen diamonds

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he tried to hide nearly four dozen stolen diamonds in his anus. A criminal complained filed in Albuquerque’s Metropolitan Court says an officer cracked the case after seeing Eusebio Padilla remove “a baggy” from his rear end during a traffic stop on Sunday. Court documents say Officer Daniel DeGraff found 44 small diamonds in the baggy and Padilla admitted precious stones were likely stolen.