Idiots Among Us in PA

First this guy:

SCOTTDALE, Pennsylvania — A man left his sleeping 4-year-old son home alone while he went outside and pretended to be a ninja warrior, police say.

The Daily Courier of Connellsville reported that Ross Hurst was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after police found him dressed all in black and “playing ninja” on a borough street. Scottdale is about 35 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

Police say Hurst, 28, told them his mother was watching the child, but the boy’s grandmother said Hurst never asked her to babysit.

In an affidavit, Patrolman Joseph Lane said that he asked Hurst “why he was playing by himself” at around 1.30 a.m. on March 3.

“He replied that there are not a lot of people who want to play ninja,” the newspaper quoted Lane’s affidavit as saying. “I advised him that it looked to me that he was doing something else. Hurst stated that he was not doing anything wrong and was going home.”

Hurst is due in court on March 30, according to the newspaper.

via Cops: ‘Ninja’ dad left 4-year-old son home alone – U.S. news – Weird news –

Then these two geniuses:

A Pitcairn, Pa. couple was behind bars after police said the woman posted a picture on Facebook of a stolen 3-carat diamond ring that her boyfriend gave her.

Trafford police said Robert Driscoll, 21, gave the nearly $12,000 ring to his girlfriend, Crystal Yamnitzky, 20, after stealing it from a home that he had visited with Yamnitzky and her cousin.

A picture of the ring was posted on Facebook by Yamnitzky, saying it was a gift from Driscoll. Channel 4 Action News’ Jennifer Miele reported that Yamnitzky’s cousin saw the post and told some friends, who alerted police.

Driscoll’s grandmother told Channel 4 Action News reporter Jennifer Miele that Driscoll was under pressure to give an engagement ring to Yamnitzky, his longtime girlfriend.

“All the time, ‘I want a ring. I want a ring. I want a ring.’ Well, so do I. You know, I’m not going to get a ring,” said Mimi DeCario.

She said Yamnitzky would not let up and wanted a ring very much, but Driscoll did not have money to buy one, so he ended up stealing a ring and giving it to Yamnitzky to make her happy.

DeCario said Driscoll caved in after a night of partying.

“They got high. They got high. He relapsed because of her … jabbing at him,” said DeCario.

Police said Driscoll also stole several pieces of jewelry from the home in Trafford and sold them at a jewelry store in Monroeville for $250.

Police questioned Yamnitzky and then tracked down Driscoll. Both were arraigned Tuesday on charges including receiving stolen property and were unable to immediately post bail.


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