Jared Gurman, a diehard fan of AMC's hit zombie drama series Walking Dead from Long Island, NY, made the headlines this week after reportedly shooting his girlfriend in the back with a .22 caliber rifle during a heated argument over the plausibility of the show's premise happening in real life. For more details on the story, head over to NBC New York.
A tourist's snapshot of a New York City cop helping out a homeless man has gone viral, making the 25 year old NYPD officer Lawrence DePrimo an Internet hero. The photo, which shows DePrimo handing over a pair of boots to a barefoot man, was taken by Jennifer Foster, a visitor from Arizona who happened to be walking by the scene and noticed the random act of kindness, and posted to the Facebook page of NYPD on late Tuesday. In the past 72 hours, the image has gained more than 525,000 likes and 40,000 comments. For the interview footage with both DePrimo and Foster, head over to NBC Today.
Several attendees at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade allegedly found shredded confetti strips made from confidential documents belonging to New York City's Nassau County Police Department, according to the local TV station WPIX. Ethan Finklestein, a Tuft University freshman and one of the several parade-goers who noticed, says that he found legible imprints of phone numbers, addresses, social security numbers and police incident reports on the confetti strips, including an arrest log that read "At 4:30 A.M. a pipe bomb was thrown at a house in the Kings Grant' area." The Nassau County officials told the station that they will be launching an investigation and reviewing the department's procedures for the disposal of sensitive documents.
British Police are trying to identify a man responsible for knocking a 16-year-old girl unconscious around 12:36 PM (GMT) last week on High Street in Plaistow, London (as seen in the CCTV footage). Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Newham Violent Crime Unit (020-8217-5890) or Crimestoppers (0800-555-111) with the reference number S/194/12.
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