Police in Huntington Park, California, are fighting crime with a robot that strolls sidewalks, using a 360-degree camera to look for bad guys. The robot — which they’re calling “HP Robocop” — will keep an eye on areas such as parks and city buildings. HP RoboCop has also been programmed to say things like “excuse me” and “good day to you” when it crosses paths with actual humans. (KABC-TV) (That thing is one 44 magnum away from being Robocop.)
WFLA claims a prosthetic ear recently washed up on Holmes Beach in Manatee County, Florida. The person, who found the ear gave it to the police. They posted a picture of it on social media and asked its owner to come forward. (Can you imagne being ther desk segarent on duty when someone walks in and says, yes, I’d like to turn in this ear.”)
A Louisiana man found himself on an overly candid camera — after he ransacked his neighbor’s garage and stole a load of stuff, including a video system that live-streamed the entire heist. Franklin E. Welzbacher broke into the garage last week and started helping himself to some tools and painting gear. When he noticed the camera, the 43-year-old did a double-take and reached up to steal that, too — forgetting to turn it off, and insuring it would record him all the way home. It did. The owner called the cops and Franklyn was arrested.