LINCOLN, Neb. — A robbery by any other name would smell as stinky.
Someone swiped the entire stock of roses at Country Floral and Gifts early Thursday. And the thieves didn’t stop with the 400 roses — they also took more than 100 stuffed animals and ripped apart candy bouquets to take the chocolate.
“It was a clean sweep,” said owner Lynda Worm. “They stole our vacuum cleaner.”
Most upsetting to her, however, was the loss of a three foot, bright pink, stuffed bunny that had been in the family for 15 years.
“It’s a sentimental thing,” she said. “We just want it back.”
Very bad hair day
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — A man who was upset over a haircut allegedly threatened to ram a salon with his pickup truck.
Paul Peyton III, 29, was upset with the grooming he received at a Fantastic Sam’s salon, Kootenai County prosecutors argued this week during Peyton’s trial.
Peyton drove his truck onto the sidewalk in front of a salon in Post Falls on Dec. 12. Peyton denied trying to hit the salon, telling police he had put the truck in the wrong gear and accidentally lurched forward.
Peyton is charged with felony aggravated assault. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Peyton had gotten a haircut a week earlier at a different Fantastic Sam’s in Coeur d’Alene. Unsatisfied with the job, he later returned and was offered a second cut — after which he demanded his money back.
Peyton was told he would have to talk to the owner, Carol Holloway, at the Post Falls shop, reports said. He later went to the shop.
“He just looked angry and distraught,” Vali Moore, receptionist at the store, testified. Peyton complained to a waiting customer that he had a “butchered haircut,” Moore said.
Peyton got into his truck, backed it up and then accelerated over the curb and onto the sidewalk in front of the store, witnesses said. Peyton then sped away.