Suspect returns to burglary scene for lost keys, cellphone

Suspect returns to burglary scene for lost keys, cellphone


TWIN FALLS, Idaho — A man is charged with burglary after police said he returned to a Twin Falls, Idaho, home for his forgotten car keys and cellphone.

A woman called police when she found her home ransacked Saturday, with a stranger’s cellphone on the bed and a strange car parked behind the property.

Police were at the scene when 22-year-old Caleb Shay Funke was dropped off near the vehicle. Officers said Funke told them he loaned the car to a friend and the keys got locked inside.

Keys found inside the burglarized house unlocked and started the vehicle.

Court documents said Funke acknowledged during an interview with police to being involved in at least two other burglaries Saturday.

He’s due back in court Sept. 25.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A bear that wandered into a pizza shop in Colorado Springs was hauled out of the store before she could get her pie.

Colorado Springs Police Department spokeswoman Catherine Buckley said a school resource officer at Palmer High School was told there was a bear near the school Monday, and went to check it out.

While looking for the bear, the officer was flagged down by employees at Louie’s Pizza about a bear in their store nearby.

The bear fell asleep in the back of the store on a rack of boxes and was tranquilized before she could get a pizza.

Customers had to wait in line until the bear could be removed.


DANVILLE, Ky. — Police said a woman was hit with a hot flying brisket when a contestant’s temper flared during a beef over a shared cooker at a central Kentucky barbecue festival.

Danville police said they were called to the Kentucky State BBQ Festival after a dispute was reported between contestants who were sharing a cooker Sunday.

Mary Berry of Bardstown told officers she was hit in the shoulder, neck and head by the slab of hot meat, which was estimated to be between 200 and 250 degrees when it was thrown.

Police said 42-year-old Mike Owings of Cunningham told officers he threw the brisket because he lost his temper but “didn’t mean for anyone to get hurt.”

Now, police said he faces a misdemeanor charge of wanton endangerment.

— Compiled from wire service reports


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