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Ex-Marine wears a surgical mask for his police mug shot… after being arrested for stealing 200 of them from a Nevada hospital

Peter Lucas, 35, from Nevada, was caught on CCTV appearing to shove masks up his jacket before walking out of Ioannis A. Lougaris Veterans Administration Medical Center in Reno on March 19 and March 23.



An ex-marine who has been accused of stealing 200 face masks from a hospital wore a surgical mask for his police mug shot.

Peter Lucas, 35, from Nevada, was caught on CCTV appearing to shove masks up his jacket before walking out of Ioannis A. Lougaris Veterans Administration Medical Center in Reno on March 19 and March 23.

Lucas has been arrested and charged with theft of health care property. He faces up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine if convicted.

Lucas approached a stack of face masks at the hospital before walking away appearing to hold something under his jacket, images from CCTV show.

Lucas is shown leaving the Veterans hospital with something apparently shoved up his coat

‘We will not allow the theft of personal protective equipment to go undeterred, endangering the safety of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals protecting our communities,’ US Attorney Nicholas Trutanich said in a statement.

‘Our military veterans served on the front lines to protect our country, and now our health professionals are doing the same in our fight against Covid-19.’

Lucas has admitted to taking the boxes, reports Kolotv, but claims he carried out the crime to give them to homeless people.

A door alarm was set off in the room on March 19, alerting police to the first robbery.

Footage shows Lucas walking up to a table staked with boxes of face masks before leaving with something stuffed under his coat

The hospital has ordered 94,000 face masks to protect its staff, and has received less than a third so far.

The US is currently at the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused the deaths of 16,715 people and seen 469,000 cases reported.

There have been 2,456 cases reported in Nevada and 86 deaths. 

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Black Teenager Attacked by Corrections Deputy in Florida, Investigation Underway



A Florida corrections deputy has been placed on leave after going on the attack against a 17-year-old at a juvenile center … and it’s all on video.

The teenager, Terrance Devon Reed III, was taken to the hospital after the violent altercation with Sarasota County Deputy Neil Pizzo last week. The surveillance footage shows Reed sitting on a bench with his arms tucked in his shirt when Pizzo marches toward him.

As Reed stands up and takes his arms out, the deputy immediately goes for his throat. A struggle ensues before Pizzo throws Reed to the ground, but at no point does the teenager appear to fight back.

Another deputy jumps in to try to wrangle Reed’s feet, and that’s when Pizzo strikes the teen on the back of the head multiple times. Reed’s then cuffed and helped to his feet … but not before suffering abrasions to his head.

The altercation reportedly began after Reed — who was previously arrested and charged with contempt of court, probation violations and cocaine possession — became uncooperative in a police lineup.

That, of course, doesn’t justify the violence by the deputy, and Sheriff Tom Knight says he’s disappointed in what he saw and Pizzo’s failure to de-escalate the situation.

Knight says he placed the deputy on administrative duty while an internal investigation is conducted.

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Tamar Braxton Boyfriend Files A Restraining Order Indicating Domestic



Tamar Braxton boyfriend is running to court asking for protection against her in what he describes as a domestic violence situation.

The singer’s BF, David Adefeso, filed for a restraining order Tuesday in L.A. seeking to prevent Domestic Violence and he’s asking a judge to grant him one against Tamar. For now, it’s unclear what he’s alleging she might’ve done.

It doesn’t look like the court has approved his request just yet  

At any rate, it’s another sign that things have been volatile lately in her life — especially as it pertains to David. Remember, he’s the one who called 911 not too long ago saying Tamar was threatening to kill herself. He also mentioned her WeTV beef to cops at the time.

Also keep in mind … family sources connected to Tamar have told us they believe she’s changed since getting with him — claiming her mood seems to align with his. We’ve also been told that David has come off as controlling in Tamar’s reality show, and that he’s been quite involved in her business decisions of late.

This continues to be a developing story…..

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Bodies of US Couple Found at Bottom of Well in Mexico



The bodies of a missing US couple have been found at the bottom of a well in Mexico.

Ian Hirschsohn, 78 and his 73-year-old wife Kathy Harvey had been missing since August 31, when they were supposed to return home to San Diego from a trip across the border.

Their abandoned car was found in Ensenada, just 90 minutes from the US border, last week.

Investigators then made the grim discovery on Thursday in an unpopulated area just south of the tourist hotspot.

The bodies were recovered over the weekend; San Diego police confirmed their identities, CBS8 reported.

Family members said the couple had been staying at a rented house in El Socorrito, about 200 miles south of the border, a town they frequented over the past 35 years.

Kathy texted her son Robert on August 28 to say they were going to either explore a gold mine or visit a beach; however the family lost contact with them on August 31.

After reporting them missing, the Consulate General in Tijuana finally informed the family the couple’s Toyota Land Cruiser had been found in Ensenada.

“She was really enjoying retirement and had multiple groups of friends,” Robert told the site. “She loved walking and traveling.  She had a huge bucket list of where she wanted to go.”

An investigation is now underway. The cause of deaths has not been revealed, nor has a motive, but investigators suspect foul play.

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