Teens Throw Milkshake at Woman Who Throws Back $2,000


A woman who was struck with a milkshake and angrily threw her purse at a vehicle full of teenagers lost $2,000 after the handbag flew into the open vehicle window, Palo Alto police said Monday.

The incident started Sunday, June 24, just before midnight, Sgt. Brian Philip said. The woman was walking east on University Avenue near Rudy’s Pub when a white Range Rover full of male teenagers driving recklessly southbound on High Street approached. One of the occupants allegedly threw a vanilla milkshake and struck the woman as she approached the corner, Philip said.

Police believe the woman retaliated by throwing her alligator-skin purse at the vehicle. The purse sailed through the open window and ended up inside the vehicle, and the teens drove off, he said. The woman denied throwing her purse at the car, but Philip said there is no indication it was snatched from the victim.

The woman lost $2,000 and the alligator purse, plus personal items, he said. Police are looking for the teens but have no descriptions. If found, they could face charges including battery for striking the woman with the milkshake, or possession of stolen property or misappropriation of property, Philip said.


The Hamburglar Lives! Bag of McDonald’s Swiped From Customer


After not being heard from in a decade, the Hamburglar struck Wednesday night in Austin.

And you thought the Hamburglar was nothing but a goofy-looking figment of Ray Kroc’s imagination!

Wednesday night, he made an appearance at a McDonald’s in Austin, Minnesota, swiping a bag of greasy goodness from a customer’s hungry hands.

Here’s how the Big Mac heist went down — according to the Albert Lea Tribune, the Hamburglar was loitering near the drive-thru window at about 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday when a McDonald’s employee reached out to deliver a $6 bag of food to a customer.

Timing his strike perfectly, the Hamburglar ran up to the window, grabbed the bag from the employee’s outstretched arms, and ran off.

The employee described the suspect as a skinny white male wearing baggy pants.  He has not been caught. 

Philly Cheesesteak Shop Raided for Drugs – Again


South Street mainstay Jim’s Steaks gets the sandwiches right, but it can’t quite seem to keep the cops from storming through the door with drug warrants. Tuesday night, for the second time since August, police served a narcotics warrant at Jim’s, busted an employee for his alleged involvement and confiscated drugs, police sources said.

At the steak shop, on South Street near 4th, and at a house on Dickinson Street near 20th, where a second warrant connected to the bust was served, police confiscated marijuana, drug paraphernalia, pills and cash. Police also arrested a 55-year-old cook while he worked at Jim’s on Tuesday night. He was identified Wednesday as Nathaniel Danny Cyrus, of Dickinson Street near 20th in Point Breeze. His bail was set at $10,000.

In August, cops nabbed a manager at the steak joint, Andre McMillian, 48, during another bust. In that raid, narcotics officers confiscated cocaine, marijuana, 272 Percocet pills, 95 Xanax pills, 21 Endocet pills and $2,400 cash — all with an estimated street value of $25,300. That case is pending.

The shop’s owners said at the time that they had no knowledge of the alleged drug activity.