It must be true...
I read it in the tabloids
■ A robbery suspect who eluded authorities for a year lost his freedom when he applied for a job at an Arizona police department. Alberto Saavedra Lopez, 32, had been wanted since 2016 after he allegedly stole $5,000 from the bank where he worked in Cottonwood, Ariz. He recently applied for a dispatch position at the Cottonwood Police Department. His arrest warrant came up during a background check, so officers scheduled a job interview with Lopez and arrested him for felony theft when he showed up. Police said Lopez was now “out of the running” for the dispatch job.
■ A Russian man crashed a stolen armored personnel carrier into a supermarket and then climbed through a shattered window to swipe a bottle of red wine. Local media said the unnamed man was feeling “bored” when he stole the tank-like vehicle from a training ground in northern Russia and went on a joyride. He drove through a forest and into the small Arctic town of Apatity, where he crushed a parked car beneath the vehicle’s tracks before smashing into the store. Police later arrested the man, whom they described as drunk.
■ Quebec City’s ice hotel was forced to temporarily shut down last week after a fire broke out in one of its 14 frozen rooms. Witnesses said the blaze began when a candle fell on a guest’s sleeping bag, forcing an evacuation of the hotel—made entirely of ice and snow. Manager Jacques Desbois said he struggled to convince people he was not joking when he told them there’d been “a fire in the igloo.” ■