Morning Brew: A Robber in Pajamas, Strickland's Chicken Shack, All-in-the-Family Crime Sprees and More!

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Crime has a face
  • Crime has a face
—Norwalk police are in the midst of a manhunt. Around 4 a.m. a man wearing red pajamas decorated with white moons and stars walked into a Mickey Mart and said he had a gun. His face was covered and he never displayed a weapon, but made out with $187 before hopping in his car and driving through the grass. Police did not get a description of the car, but are on the scent. (Sandusky Register)

—Ted Strickland's camp has taken offense to recent comments made by a spokesperson for Republican challenger John Kasich. In 2006, Strickland showed reporters a chicken coop his family lived in temporarily after a fire damaged their house. Rob Nichols, the spokesperson behind the fowl comments, had this to say: "Having grown up in a chicken shack on Duck Run, he has all but ignored our cities' economies and their workers." Strickland responded, saying he felt the need to "defend the chickens." (Columbus Dispatch)

—Sex offenders within 1,500 feet of Lorain parks and schools are being forced to move, and they only get seven days to do it. Of the city's 305 registered sex offenders, 150 are being relocated. Twenty-five notices have been sent out already, and each individual is required to comply within seven days or head to court and fight it out with city hall. Get out the tape measures!(Morning Journal)

—And the award for best mother of all time goes to... Samantha Brewer of Cincinnati! How did she win this award you ask? Well, Mrs. Brewer decided that she wanted to burglarize some homes, and who best to make sure no one is watching than your 6 and 7-year-old sons, right? So while Brewer was robbing homes, she made good use of her little ones, using her sons as a lookout or even having them climb through a window to open the front door for her. How was Brewer going to break through a window when she was pregnant? Of course her kids had to do it for her. That “Best Mom” trophy will be in the mail shortly, Mrs. Brewer. (Dayton Daily News)

—Over 2 million cribs from seven companies have been recalled because, well, they were the worst cribs of all time. The cribs all had what are called “drop sides,” which let a parent move the sides up and down to easier remove their child from this death trap. Except that these “drop sides” were prone to malfunctions, creating a “dangerous gap where babies' heads can become trapped, leading to strangulation or suffocation.” Was Peter Griffin the guy OKing these things for release? (Cleveland.com)

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