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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

‘Baby’ found dead near park turns out to be realistic doll

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say what appeared to be a dead infant found outside a park in New York City turned out to be a realistic-looking doll. A runner spotted what she thought was a baby shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday in a grassy area outside Crocheron Park in the Bayside neighborhood of Queens and called 911. Police initially reported that a 3-month-old baby was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives descended on the park in droves to look for evidence. A crime scene tent was set up. But police say a closer look revealed the baby was in fact a doll or prop. They say the doll was wearing a diaper and had bruising suggestive of having once been a living infant. The episode is under investigation.

Police: Man faked heart attack while accomplice robbed store

MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — Police say a man faked a heart attack in a Massachusetts convenience store while his accomplice hopped over the counter to steal money from the register. Malden police on Facebook say they responded to the store Sunday afternoon on reports of a theft. Officers were told two white men entered together. Witnesses told police one “faked a heart attack” while the other grabbed the cash. Both suspects then fled. Police are looking for them. Police say that in addition to holding both men accountable for the robbery, they also want to make sure the suspect’s “ ‘heart problems’ have been taken care of by a medical professional.” Police posted surveillance video and images of the men, hoping the public will help identify them.