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02.05.

50 Cent Piece

My husband witnessed this while in the checkout line at Walmart:

Lady in front of him had purchases totaling 90 cents. She gave the cashier a 50 cent piece, 3 quarters, a dime and 5 pennies. Keep the denominations in mind. That is key.

Cashier: What’s this?

Lady: It is a 50 cent piece.

Cashier (examines it with a puzzled look): Ummm…

Lady: Yeah, that’s 50. And (counting the QUARTERS) 60, 70, 80. And this makes 85 (adding the DIME). 86, 87, 88, 89, 90 (counting the pennies..she at least counted those correctly).

Cashier (Holding up one of the quarters): I can’t accept this.

Lady: Why?

Cashier: It isn’t US currency. It says it is from Indiana.

My husband stood for a few minutes watching in disbelief as the cashier wouldn’t accept the quarter and neither the cashier nor the lady realized the coins actually added up to $1.40. Finally Jim couldn’t stand it any longer. He handed the 50 cent piece and 2 quarters to the cashier and said “This is $1. Give her 10 cents back. She can keep her Indiana money.”

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01.24.

The Ax Man

FAIRBANKS — A Fairbanks man who was being kicked out for causing a disturbance at Walmart last week allegedly took a hatchet from inside his coat and began swinging it wildly.

The store manager who reported the incident told Fairbanks police he did not feel threatened when an intoxicated man began yelling and swinging an ax “wildly at arm’s length” but was concerned about the safety of the customers, according to a criminal complaint filed in court. The man struck a wall with the ax and then left the store in a taxi that he was then kicked out of, the manager told police.

Fairbanks police arrested Justin Ray Tonelli, 27, a few minutes later at Fred Meyer. He smelled strongly of alcohol and was so intoxicated he was unable to stand up unaided, police said. The Walmart manager signed a citizen’s arrest form. Tonelli is being held at Fairbanks Correctional Center on charges of misdemeanor reckless endangerment and criminal mischief. Bail is set at $3,000.

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01.16.

Help!

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CITRUS HEIGHTS- A Walmart employee is hoping to reunite a child with the incredible book of rules that they wrote.

“Don’t get into other people’s business. Don’t call each other names. Clean up your messes. No eating other people’s food. One hundred eighteen is don’t keep saying please if someone says no. I like that,” said Raymond Flores as he reads off the kind of advice you might snatch up in the self-help section at Barnes & Noble.

“One hundred twelve is to try to make things fair,” reads Flores.

But these life lessons came to Walmart employee Flores at work, as he scanned the lot of his Citrus Heights store for empty carts.

“There really wasn’t much out there and I saw this book sitting in a parking spot, so I thought I’d pick it up and check it out,” said Flores.

After flipping through these little pages, Flores quickly realized he’d found something too special to be tossed.

“Rule number 154 was to protect this book,” he read.

Following the lead of the young author and Batman, one of his superhero idols, he wants to find the rightful owner.

“They put a lot of hard work into it. These rules mean a lot to them and probably to the parents, as well,” he said.

While it’s obvious the more trained hand of a parent wrote down several of the rules, page turning reveals words and wisdom penned by a little person.

“Ware (sic) your seatbelt.”

“Resicle (sic)”

“One of them is go to bed early if you have dance in the morning. That applies to more than just dance. If you have work, school, anything important; just prioritize,” Flores said.

“Put your shoes by the front door when you take them off,” he reads that line as he looks over at his own shoes piled by a doorway.

Other listed ‘rules’ to live by that appear to have come from a child, speak across years they’ve yet to live.

“Don’t leave your friends behind and no texting and driving at the same time,” Flores read.

The other reason’s he’s so interested in getting the book back to it’s author, is that it’s clear rule 158 was in progress when the book was lost.”

“I thought this was adorable. I just thought it was really nice and stuff. What kind of kid does this,” he said.

Flores can’t wait to find out.

He’s hoping this story reaches the book’s owner and it can be returned.

One the rules that might stand out the most: Don’t bite the dentist.

If you’re the author or connected to the child who is, Flores is asking you to email FOX40′s Sonseeahray Tonsall at s.tonsall@fox40.com.

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01.15.

PoWM: In The News

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Police in Cumberland County said a mother left her 20-day-old baby unattended in a car while she shopped at a Walmart.

Silver Spring Township police said an officer patrolling the Walmart parking lot noticed a car taking up three parking spaces. They said when the officer investigated, he discovered the infant girl wrapped in a blanket, lying on the floor board behind the passenger’s seat.

Police said the child’s mother, 29-year-old Nataliya Ward of Enola, came jogging up to the car a few minutes later and told police she ran into the store for only a few seconds because she needed to get food and didn’t have anyone to help her.

According to court documents, surveillance video showed Ward leaving the parked car with a shopping cart and returning 10 minutes later.

Police said the baby was not harmed, despite the cold temperature.

“It was like 25 degrees that day with the wind chill factor,” Silver Spring police superintendent Richard Hammon said. “We always have those horror stories every summer, somewhere, of a child dying. We do get those kind of calls, but this may be the first in the winter.”

Ward was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and leaving a child unattended in a vehicle.

Police said a referral has been made to Cumberland County Children and Youth Services.

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