By Nick Keppler
12:45 PM EST, November 13, 2012
In the 11th hour of her Senate campaign, Republican Linda McMahon tried to align herself with President Barack Obama in Connecticut's overwhelmingly Democratic cities. Flyers distributed in Hartford, Bridgeport and New Haven featured pictures of both and read, "President Barack Obama and Linda McMahon will fight for us." They failed to mention that McMahon is a Republican or that she supported Obama's opponent, Mitt Romney. She even hired African-American temp workers to stand outside polls passing out flyers while wearing pro-McMahon/pro-Obama T-shirts, but not even they were convinced. Natasha Parker, stationed in New Haven, told the New Haven Independent news website that her temporary job in the McMahon campaign "doesn't mean I have to vote for her." (McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, lost, despite having poured $97 million of her own money into two attempts at the Senate.)
Despite a New Haven Superior Court judge's pleas that he enlist a lawyer, Dr. Lishan Wang continues to represent himself and lengthen his murder trial by submitting odd requests to the bench. Most recently, Wang, who is accused of gunning down a colleague in Branford in 2010, requested the credit reports, public school records, possible criminal histories, proof of residences and mental and physical health records of the police officers who responded to his alleged crime, as well as lists of any aliases or nicknames they have used. "You want me to get their credit reports?" asked Judge Patrick Clifford, as he read the motion. Most of the requests were denied, reports the New Haven Register. (The judge might be relieved Wang did not submit any poetry with this set of filings. "Injustice invigorates me like a trumpet / Calling for a march to the battlefield," he wrote in a work titled "I Am of a Different Species," according to a Yale Daily News article.)
Miguel Enamorado and Steven Panagatos allegedly burglarized a Stamford home and found a small marijuana-growing operation. The two reportedly wrote a note demanding $50,000 be left in the garage upon their next visit or they would submit photographs of the pot to police. The homeowner hired a private investigator, who convinced him to go to the police himself, reports to the Stamford Advocate. With the two giving the homeowner the date they planned to return, the PI waited for them and passed their identifying details to police. The man reportedly destroyed the plants, which he was growing for personal use, and has not been charged with anything.
Police in Providence, R.I., say they found a drunk, 22-year-old woman from Cheshire wedged between two buildings near Brown University. Courtney A. Malloy reportedly could not explain how she got stuck in the eight-inch gap that separated City Sports and FedEx-Kinko's. Her feet were apparently two feet off the ground and her body horizontal. Firefighters attempted to reach in and pull her out but the space was too narrow, so they smashed a hole through a wall from inside one of the buildings, reports TV station WPRI.
Keith Hinds allegedly stole the car of a Chinese food delivery driver after finding it idling in West Hartford. The driver called his boss who contacted the remaining customers on the route, telling them their food had been stolen with the car, but they said their orders had been delivered; Hinds apparently took over for the driver so he could pocket customers' cash. Armed with the addresses of the remaining customers, police tracked and nabbed Hinds (who was reportedly carrying a crack pipe), reports WTNH.
Lance Samuel Raye of Meriden is 19 while his girlfriend Tacara Woods is 30, yet he apparently proved himself to be the (marginally) more mature one in the relationship when a conflict between them escalated. Raye smashed the windshield of Woods' car with a crowbar, but she responded by trying to run him over with said car, police told the Record-Journal newspaper. Several people called 911 after witnessing a car veer through several backyards trying to hit a fleeing man.
Police were called to the Trumbull Marriott on reports of an incoherently drunk, wheelchair-bound man who had urinated on himself. They soon escorted 32-year-old Charles McKiney, in town from Texas, to Bridgeport Hospital, where he allegedly propositioned a nurse. Though assuredly tempted, she turned McKiney down, leading him to punch her in the face, police told the Connecticut Post.
A man was spotted masturbating in the Milford Walmart, reports the Connecticut Post. He is described as white, heavyset and between 40 and 50 years old and was dressed in jeans and a grey T-shirt.
Despite being 70 years old, Ann Moynihan reportedly proved to be a handful to the two police officers who allegedly saw her driving erratically in Wethersfield. Moynihan was "abusive" during a sobriety test and landed kicks on both officers as they attempted to handcuff her, police told the Hartford Courant. She was charged with DUI.
At about midnight, an alarm was set off in a sauna within Wesleyan University's Freeman Athletic Center. Police allegedly found student Paul G. Lowther drunk and naked in the sauna, reports the Courant. Lowther, 22, reportedly said he was there for a pool party that was supposedly happening.
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