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I know there have been plenty in the past, but lets get this party started with this one.




A Madison County woman was arrested accused of "raising cane" at a Winchester car dealership.

Laqueeta Penman and her boyfriend went to the Rod Hatfield Dealership in Clark County to trade in their car. They got a Dodge Challenger, but Penman says her boyfriend changed his mind.

She says the problem started when they tried to get the old car back - there was a disagreement about money and getting the key back.

According to the citation, Penman was "raising cane" at the dealership.

Investigators say a deputy asked her to leave several times when she was being disorderly but she wouldn't. Penman and her boyfriend are accused of fighting a deputy after he tried to arrest Penman. The citation says the deputy tried to use a taser, but Penman grabbed it out of his hand.

"I don't know who was the scariest. Either it was the detective attacking me was the scariest, or the people at the car shop who watched it. It was 20 people and no one helped," Penman said. "I was getting beat down there."

LEX 18 tried to speak with witnesses at the dealership, but a manager said there was no comment.

Penman is facing several charges including assaulting a police officer and disarming a police officer.

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Louisville junior guard Kevin Ware appeared in Kentucky's Barren County Court today and plead guilty to two charges dealing with speeding from the night of Oct. 26.

Ware was pulled over while driving a friend's 2013 Dodge Challenger, clocked at 95 miles per hour in a 45 MPH work zone. Ware missed his court date for the infraction last week, but showed up Monday and saw his fine from the judge leveled at $268, according to a court clerk that contacted CBSSports.com.

The matter of the car Ware was driving at the time of the ticket was cleared last week by Louisville's compliance office.

Ware's violation "was amended to speeding 25 MPH over" the limit, according to the clerk, and the guilty plea means Ware has until May 23, 2014, to pay the fine.

Ware scored two points in six minutes off the bench in Louisville's 93-84 loss to North Carolina on Sunday.

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS)–”I hear a ‘Boom’ and first thing I think is gunshots,” said neighbor Melissa Johnson.

She and other neighbors woke up to a loud noise at Fairhill Square in Kensington around 2:45 this morning.

They couldn’t believe what they saw next, calling it a scene from a movie.

“Whoever that did this, I am assuming that they thought they were in the ‘Fast and the Furious’ movie,” she said.

But this was no action film, as police chased the driver of a Dodge Challenger up a narrow Leithgow Street.

Police say the driver was pulled over for not stopping at a stop sign.

When the officer got out of his cruiser, police say the man fled at a high speed.

The driver then lost control of the car and plowed into a playground and landed on top of a slide in Fairhill Square on West Huntingdon Street.

Jorge Vargas witnessed the incident. “When I go to the corner, I hear it ‘Powwwww.’”

Witnesses say the driver was able to get out and tried to run inside a nearby building.

Erika Torres explained, “The guy ran out and ran into a building right there.”

Jorge Vargas saw the suspect and alerted police.

“I said ‘yo, yo, yo.’  So the police came and I said, ‘he go this way, he go this way.”

Workers from the Department of Recreation are working to remove the slide so the rest of the structure can be available for children to play on.

Neighbors say the park is an important part of their community.

“We have a lot of events out here,” Torres explained.  “They have movie nights out here.”

Workers tell us it will take a couple of days for the playground to reopen.

No arrests have been made, but a handgun was found inside the car.

Detectives are continuing to investigate

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WATERBURY -- Police say they seized a large bag containing a substance that's believed to be heroin Monday from a man driving a Dodge Challenger with out-of-state license plates.

Officers David Shaban and Tierone Touponse came upon the car on Donald Terrace at about 4 p.m. Another man was getting inside the Dodge at the time, but was detained by the officers.

Police also detained the driver of the car, Thomas Santos, of 12 Shelter St., after police reported he reached for something near his waistline as they were near the car, which had Maryland plates. Touponse pulled a sandwich bag out of the back of Santos' waist that held about 8 grams of a substance that's believed to be raw heroin.

Raw heroin can be cut with substances, which dilute the purity, but increase its volume for sale on the street. Santos also had about $800 in his pocket and a rubber band on his thigh that was being used to hold plastic baggies to his leg.

During a search of the car, police found about 7 grams of marijuana, plastic bags and small rubber bands, which are used to package drugs.

Santos was charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell, among other charges.

Santos was arraigned Tuesday in Waterbury Superior Court where he told a judge he needed help with a drug problem.

He was held on a $75,000 bond and is due back in court Dec. 30.  

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A Shreveport man is jailed facing felony charges following a hit and run accident in this morning.

Just before noon on Thursday, Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to a “shots fired” call near the intersection of Pierremont Road at Southern Avenue. Police learned of an earlier hit-and-run accident which occurred on East 70th Street at Southern Avenue in which a man operating a 2010 Dodge Challenger reportedly rear ended the operator of a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban before allegedly fleeing the scene of the crash.

It was further learned that following the collision, the driver of the Suburban allegedly gave chase behind the fleeing Challenger until which time both vehicles came to a stop near the intersection of Pierremont Road at Southern Avenue.

Information gathered by officers suggests the driver of the Suburban, 50-year-old Philip Hashieder, exited his vehicle armed with a semi-automatic handgun and approached the driver of the Challenger who was stopped at the red light.

Witnesses told police Hashieder fired at least once at the Challenger striking the vehicle’s rear tire, as its driver, 25-year-old John Peters of Shreveport, drove away. No injuries were reported during the shooting. Police were able to make contact with both drivers following the incident.

For his alleged his role in the incident, Peters was cited for hit-and-run driving. Hashieder was arrested and charged with illegal use of a weapon and subsequently booked into the Shreveport City Jail. A weapon believed to have been used during the course of the incident was recovered by authorities and submitted as evidence.

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I consider this a crime.....




I don't get too excited by these. If that's their thing, then go for it. I see some vehicles in "the hood" that while tasteless to me, have some really exquisite workmanship on them and I admire their passion, however misguided I think it is. 

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Authorities on Thursday identified a 24-year-old alleged gang member as the "green-eyed shooter" in a car-to-car road rage incident near the 5 Freeway in Arleta in July.

Luis Alberto Gutierrez Jr. is accused of shooting Richard Ruiz, Los Angeles police said. Witnesses who were in the red Kia that Ruiz was driving recalled seeing the gunman's "striking" green eyes during the attack, according to police.

Gutierrez was driving a gray Dodge Challenger when he overtook and fired into the Kia, according to an LAPD news release Thursday.

“Our victim was a nice kid, with no gang ties or criminal history,” LAPD Lt. Paul Vernon said in a statement.

Ruiz and his friends were on their way to play basketball when Gutierrez "decided to rage for no good reason," Vernon added.

HOMICIDE REPORT:  Richard Eduardo Ruiz, 22

Police believe Gutierrez has been on the run since August after investigators followed up on a tip and visited his workplace a few weeks after the shooting. Detectives later found his Challenger abandoned in Montebello.

Gutierrez’s possible connection to the killing surfaced after an employee noticed he drove a similar Dodge Challenger and began altering his appearance following the incident, police say.

“Interestingly, we impounded the car and sent notices to the owner, but he’s never appeared to claim his car back,” Vernon said.

Police say Gutierrez belongs to a San Fernando Valley street gang under the moniker “Green Eyes” and may be headed for Mexico. He is on probation for carrying a loaded gun and has missed appointments with his probation officer, police said.

Anyone with information was asked to call Det. Ryan Verna at (818) 838-9976.  Anonymous tips can be called into Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or sending a text message to 274637. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  


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The Pizza Hut on Peachtree Parkway was recently held up by two men, both wore masks and one carried a black revolver.

It was past 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, when two masked men entered the restaurant and walked through the kitchen's swinging doors to the back pointing a black revolver at one employee and demanding money.

One of the employees, Ernie Mulic, 35, who had just finished his shift and was about to leave, saw the two masked men enter the store and ran out the back door to find help. He stopped at the first place he found open, the IHOP a few doors down and asked one of the customers to call 911.

The robbers demanded money from the two employees still inside, Aaron Garcia, 30, and Alejandro Rodriguez, 20. Rodriguez opened the cash register, the unarmed robber grabbed the cash from the register then struck the employee on the head. 

Rodriguez told police the robber who had struck him then grabbed him and dragged him to the rear of the store demanding his cell phone.

The armed robber then demanded Garcia open the safe. But Garcia told him he couldn't open it. The robber kept demanding that he open it, Garcia told police  the armed man kept saying, "No body wants to die tonight right?"

Garcia opened the safe and the two robbers escaped with over $600 in cash, leaving in a late model white Dodge Challenger that headed south toward Holcomb Bridge Road. 

Two other employees, Barrington Stennett and Flor Perez, both were in the back of the restaurant talking to Mulic when they saw the two masked men talking to Garcia and Rodriguez. The two hid in the restaurant's freezer and called 911. 

Later while the Gwinnett police officer was interviewing witnesses, the store received a phone call from someone asking if the "pizza had been delivered already." The store employees said they don't usually receive calls that late in the evening. The employee asked what address and the caller said "Holcomb Way" and then hung up the phone.

Description of the robbers:

The first: Black male, 5'11" to 6'3" weighing between 170 and 200 pounds and around 22 to 28 years old. He was wearing a black mask that covered his full face except his eyes and a black jacket with letters on it, similar to a high school varsity jacket. The man also was wearing black or dark colored shoes with distinctive red stripes on the shoes.He was armed with a black revolver, possibly a 38 caliber. 

The second robber was described as a black male between 5'9" and 6'1" and weighing between 170 and 200 pounds. between 17 and 22 years old. He was wearing a red zip-up hoodie type jacket. He wore a plastic, Halloween type Iron Man mask that only showed his eyes. 

The case has been turned over to Gwinnett County PD's detectives.

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There was a crash, but I think this fits into the crime category for the Challenger.





A driver was hospitalized with possible internal injuries after crashing into a business in the 1300 block of Leopard on Tuesday. Police believe the accident was the result of street racing.

It was around 11 a.m. when police say two vehicles, a silver Nissan and a black Dodge Challenger, were driving at around 80 miles per hour on Leopard near City Hall. The driver of the Nissan crashed into the Brooks Tire building and the Dodge fled the scene.

There were several witnesses who say they saw the two vehicles speeding down the street, some even coming close to being hit.

"It just sounded scary," said DeAnna Casarez, who heard the accident. "I knew something was wrong, and it didn't sound like anything I'd ever heard before."

"They were going at least 80-85 miles per hour down the street," Larry Davis said.

An ambulance was called out to the scene to take the driver of the Nissan to Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital. Police say that driver may have sustained internal injuries.

Police are still looking for the driver of the black Dodge Challenger. They are asking that he turn himself in.

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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Monday night there was a high speed chase in San Francisco that led to at least one crash and police opening fire. The chase ended at Waller and Stanyan streets. The area was closed Monday night for a few hours.


It looks like a cement block ended the chase between police and the driver of a black Dodge Challenger. A red vehicle involved in the chase was an unmarked police car.

It all started in the Bayview when police suspected the driver had a weapon. The driver took off leading police through the Taraval District where police say the driver tried to ram a patrol car.

They also say he struck a civilian vehicle and injured an officer who was on foot.

One officer fired a shot into the car but did not hit the suspect.

The chase finally ended in the Haight near Golden Gate Park. No weapon was found.

Police say there are a lot of separate crime scenes along the way so it will take a while to wrap up the investigation.

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Police say they found a car with Pennsylvania tags and smoke billowing out of its windows Sunday in what appears to be a case of arson.

According to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report, Deputy Shane Van Dyke was conducting a routine business check at a storage facility about 10:50 a.m. when he found an abandoned 2009 Dodge Chal­len­ger near the end of Bea­ver Drive, which runs behind the business.

One of the car’s front seats had been doused in lighter fluid and set on fire, according to the report.

Van Dyke tried to contact the vehicle’s owner in Phila­delphia but was unable to reach her over the phone. The car was taken to Chancey’s Wrecker Service for storage.

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Samuel's booking photo via SFPD The guy arrested in that December 30 high-speed chase that led from Potrero Hill to the Upper Haight has pleaded not guilty to charges of felony evading police, assault with a deadly weapon, hit-and-run causing injury, and misdemeanor hit-and-run causing property damage, as Bay City News reports.


29-year-old Jacques Samuel was driving a black Dodge Challenger with Nevada plates near 25th and Dakota just before 9 p.m. last Monday night when officers attempted to pull him over. They had observed a weapon on the passenger seat, but Samuel refused to pull over and led cops on a chase onto 280, over to 19th Avenue, and ultimately ending up near Waller and Stanyan where he crashed into a concrete barrier, right near SFPD's Park Station.

In the process, Samuel allegedly struck and injured an officer while trying to evade capture. When he finally crashed his own car, he tried to run, but was quickly detained.

It turns out Samuel was on felony probation for an earlier crime, which is probably why he didn't want to be caught with the weapon. He was arraigned on Friday and will return to court January 22.

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A 35-year-old Beaufort man arrested in a drug investigation Thursday also was charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend in November, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

James Odom was a passenger in a car on Ajuga Drive in Beaufort about 1:30 a.m. Nov. 24, when the driver pulled alongside four women, including Odom's 28-year-old ex-girlfriend, Sgt. Robin McIntosh said. Odom got out of the black Dodge Challenger with a gun in his hand, McIntosh said.

The ex-girlfriend was struck in the back of her head with what she believed to be the gun, she told officers. Odom began to punch her, tried to undress her and handed the gun to the car's driver, McIntosh said.

When he could not force her into the car, Odom allegedly began to drag her down the road.

Odom continued hitting her as the car followed closely, McIntosh said. At one point, the driver got out and tried to stop the assault, but he was unsuccessful. Odom asked to have the gun back, but the driver refused and left, according to McIntosh.

The assault lasted for about 30 minutes, until the woman was able to get into the back of a friend's car and they drove away, the victim told officers.

Odom was arrested Thursday after the Sheriff's Office Drug Investigations Section searched a home on Beeburst Lane for suspected drug activity, according to a news release.

Investigators seized 1,268 grams of marijuana, less than one gram of cocaine, 17 hydrocodone pills, three guns, $665 cash and drug paraphernalia, the release said.

Odom was charged with kidnapping, criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, possession of a firearm during a violent crime, unlawful carrying of a pistol, possession of cocaine, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

He was at the Beaufort County Detention Center on Friday, with bond set at $105,000.

Deputies also arrested 26-year-old Lorenzo Rivers of Beaufort at the home on charges of possession of a controlled substance, simple possession of cocaine and possession of a stolen firearm.

Rivers was at the detention center Friday, with bond set at $25,000.


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An East Side man was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, unlawful carrying of a weapon and possession of a prohibited weapon after he was stopped for speeding early Sunday morning, El Paso police report.

Around 1:25 a.m., a police sergeant saw a 2013 Dodge Challenger traveling east along the 11700 block of Montana traveling 82 mph in a 55 mph zone. The sergeant stopped the vehicle and observed signs of intoxication in the driver, who was identified as 21-year-old William Lynn of the 3700 block of Hueco Valley.

The sergeant also saw a pistol inside the open center console of the car.


An officer from the DWI Task Force responded to take over the investigation. Lynn refused a breath test and was taken for a blood draw, police said. While under arrest for the DWI charge, police learned that Lynn was in possession of a loaded .45 caliber pistol and had a set of brass knuckles concealed on himself. He was booked into El Paso County jail and his bonds totaled $6,500.

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A morning pursuit of stolen vehicle initiated by the victim of a crime, ended in no arrests.

Edinburg police said they got a call from a man whose black Dodge Charger had been stolen from Pharr. He informed police he was chasing the suspect.

The chase happened on Raul Longoria and Texas Highway 107 around 11:00 a.m., according to Lt. Trevino with the Edinburg Police Department.

Edinburg police ensued the pursuit down Alamo Road, but lost the driver when he turned south, as he was traveling at a high-rate of speed.

The pursuit was called off once the suspect could no longer be found in the area.

The victim filed a stolen vehicle report with the Pharr Police Department.

The suspect will also face an evading arrest charge.

If you have any information on the crime or known the whereabouts of the black Dodge Charger, contact Edinburg police at (956) 289-7700.

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Kind of funny... "if you have any information on the crime or known the whereabouts of the black Dodge Charger, contact Edinburg police at (956) 289-7700." but they don't provide a tag number.  So call in anytime you see a black Challenger :)

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I can't believe no one has posted this yet from Facebook.


ATTN: $10,000 REWARD for whoever brings us back Joel's car which was stolen within the last 24-48hrs. Everyone please be on the look out for this black/red trailer. It was stolen today from the shop and inside of it was the Superbird!! Please call us if you spot the thief: (909) 388-2536 Sad day for Team ST...

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TULSA, Oklahoma -

The Tulsa Police Department arrested two men after an armed robbery early Monday.


Police said three men armed with a shotgun broke into an apartment in the 5300 block of East 47th Place at about 1 a.m.

Officers said the men tied up their victims and demanded drugs and computers. Police said one of the suspects used a carpet stapler on a victim's lips. The men also took a black Dodge Challenger belonging to one of the victims.

Officers said they got a tip the car could be found at the Whataburger at 14th and Peoria at about 3 a.m. Police officers found the car and two men eating inside the restaurant.

They were identifed as Angel Rodriguez, 22, and Mario Mediano, 19.

Police called the restaurant and had the employees move inside a cooler, then entered the Whataburger and arrested Rodriguez and Mediano.

Police said they found the items taken in the robbery inside the car.

Angel Rodriguez was booked into the Tulsa County jail on complaints of first-degree burglary, robbery with a firearm, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property and possession of a firearm. He is being held in lieu of $112,000 bond.

Mario Mediano was booked on complaints of first-degree burglary, robbery with a firearm and joyriding. His bond was set at $140,500.

Jail records show Rodriguez has a February 14, 2014 court appearance and Mediano has a February 18, 2014 court appearance.

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