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Traffic cop makes shock pull over proposal

A Texan police officer got his work mates to stage the mock detention of his wife so he could ask her to marry him. • A police officer hatched an elaborate plan to "arrest" his girlfriend in order to ask for her hand in marriage. Sara Wolff (pictured left) started to cry as she was informed by her boyfriend's colleagues that

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Burglar hides in ceiling, lands near cop

Burglar hides in ceiling, lands near cop

Attempted robber in the USA did not make a smoking getaway. • A burglar looking to make some easy money at a discount store climbed into part of the ceiling via the roof - and promptly lost his grip and fell, landing in front of a police officer. Police in Houston, Texas, received a call of a potential burglary at the store, and a nearby u

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Police catch 'tomb raiders' with £38 million antique collection

Police catch 'tomb raiders' with £38 million antique collection

After a 14-year investigation culminating a number of warehouse raids, police uncover huge haul of antiques stolen by a gang of looters. • Italian police have discovered €50 million worth of antiques after an investigation into an illegal looting gang. A total of 5,361 artefacts dating as far back as the 8th century BC were uncov

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Man in watermelon mask scares passengers

Man in watermelon mask scares passengers

Beijing commuters were alarmed to share their ride home with a man with fruit on his head. • A man has been questioned by police after travelling on the Beijing Metro with a watermelon on his head. Passengers and subway staff in the Chinese capital called police after several people said they were unnerved by the sight. The man h

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You live in Norway - expect snow, say police

You live in Norway - expect snow, say police

A force in Agder receives calls from residents who report problems caused by the countries usual weather condtions. • Police in Norway have had to remind people that they live in Norway and to stop reporting inconveniences caused by snowfall. The force has received calls from concerned residents who are running late for work and have no

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