ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation. But a young man in Anchorage, Alaska decided to venture out on potential thin ice when authorities showed up with a warrant for his arrest. Police say when they arrived to serve Siaosi Sila, the teenager ran off toward an ice-covered lake. He thought he was OK on the ice -- but police weren't so sure how thick the ice was. So instead of standing on it, there was a standoff. Eventually the teen surrendered.
NOT QUITE IN THE SWIM
IRRIGON, Oregon (AP) -- It could be considered rule-one for a criminal who jumps into a river to escape capture: make sure you know how to swim. Apparently a man trying to flee police in Eastern Oregon hadn't gotten to that page of the crime handbook. Authorities chased a stolen car that went through two fences and a gate near the town of Irrigon. Once the car got stuck, the driver fled on foot and jumped into the Columbia River. He tried to do the backstroke to cross the river, but tired himself out quickly and begged officers to come get him. They obliged, wading into chest-deep water to arrest 20-year-old Zacharay Lawrence Bartz. He faces vehicle theft charges, among other counts.
THAT WAS, "LIKE," A BIG MISTAKE
SYDNEY (AP) -- An Australian politician is learning the hard way you should be careful about what you click the "like" button on when using Facebook. Western Australia Minister for Education Peter Collier is drawing fire for "liking" a photo without realizing it showed a teenage prankster exposing himself. Collier says he had no idea the teen was playing a popular prank called "sneaky nuts" -- apparently spawned by an Australian comedian who ruins group photos by secretly exposing himself. The teen in the photo Collier liked bragged about the post on Twitter last month -- and that "exposed" the official's apparent approval of the act. An embarrassed Collier has since apologized.
CAR THEFT VICTIM FINDS VEHICLE AT HER DRIVE-IN WINDOW
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) -- When a woman in Washington state had her car stolen from her apartment complex, she could have used a break. She got one at the McDonald's where she works -- when she saw the stolen SUV in the drive-thru lane. While the suspected thief looked to place an order, the car theft victim placed an order of her own -- calling for police to swing by to retrieve her car. Officers arrested the driver at the restaurant. Apparently the person who took the car wasn't only into swiping vehicles. Police say a search of the trunk turned up clothes that had been stolen from department stores.
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