AUBURN, Mass. — Police in Auburn are crediting a quick thinking 12-year-old girl with thwarting a man she saw breaking into her home.
Chief Andrew Sluckis Jr. said the girl hid in a closet and called 911 when a man broke in Monday afternoon.
After the suspect left, the girl came out of the closet and took a picture of the man as he tried to break into a neighbor's home.
The suspect, identified as 53-year-old Clinton Joyce, of Worcester, was arrested a short time later. A police dog located a pry bar authorities believe was used in the break-ins.
Joyce was charged with attempted breaking and entering and malicious destruction of property.
Sluckis said Joyce is on probation and parole. It’s not clear if the suspect has a lawyer.
LAS VEGAS SEEKS TO MAKE WATER CONSERVATION SEXY
LAS VEGAS — Another part of the drought-ridden West is attempting to make water conservation sexy, this time with funny ads in Las Vegas.
The Southern Nevada Water Authority this week launched a campaign on television, radio, print and social media themed: “There’s Nothing Sexier Than Saving Water.” The ads were developed by R&R Partners, the firm behind Vegas’ most famous tagline: “What Happens Here, Stays Here.”
The new advertisements depict people adjusting watering clocks as members of the opposite sex ogle with lust. It coincides with the new fall restrictions that began Tuesday, which through Oct. 31 limit watering to three days a week and prohibit sprinklers during the day and misting systems at businesses.
In June, San Francisco officials also unveiled sexy ads, which urged residents to go “full-frontal” and take short, steamy showers.
BABY BORN IN BACKSEAT OF UBER CAB IN NEW YORK
NEW YORK — Officials said a baby girl was successfully delivered in the backseat of an Uber car parked at the mouth of the Lincoln Tunnel.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the tunnel, said the birthing process began about 5:15 p.m. Monday while the baby's 32-year-old mother was riding in the ride-hailing company’s car.
The driver flagged down two Port Authority officers, telling them he had woman in labor who “couldn’t wait.”
The Port Authority said an employee delivered a healthy baby in just minutes. It was the second baby senior agent Greg Nimmo has delivered while working for the authority.
The mother, who had been traveling to the hospital from Hoboken, N.J., was transported to a hospital along with her new daughter.
— Compiled from wire service reports