While You Were Sleeping: Vermin in the Trees, Jewel Bandits in Jail, and an Asian Man in a Wig Who Wants Your Wallet

From odd to awful, a selective lineup of this week’s illegal incidents organized by neighborhood


Wild Animal Gang Gets Trapped in Tree by Vigilantes
LAPD got a call that a mountain lion was roaming the streets of Foothill. When they arrived on the scene it became clear the only threat was rabies.



Panorama City:

Smoking Kills, or at Least Assaults
Beware bi-pedalers with nicotine cravings. A man is reported to have used a cigarette as a weapon in an assault.


“Smash and Grab” Jewelry Thieves Didn’t S & G Fast Enough
The LAPD arrested seven men who, in robbing a Lincoln Boulevard store, destroyed a jewelry display case, maced bystanders, and made a (brief) run with the loot.

All Points Bulletin:

Bandit With Real Gun, Fake Hair on the Loose
The LAPD is asking for the public’s help to catch a suspect who is responsible for a series of robberies since December 2012. According to a press release, the suspect is described as a male Asian, 25-30 years old, who stands 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs about 160 to 180 pounds and wears a blond or black shoulder-length wig.  He is driving a BMW SUV possible “X5”, beige or light-colored.

The suspect walks into a business disguised as a female wearing a wig and sunglasses, and as he approaches the employees, he pulls out a handgun, orders them to the ground and demands money and jewelry. 

Authorities are offering a $25,000 reward for identifying the suspect. Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact Robbery Homicide Division Detectives Freddy Arroyo or Daniel Jaramillo at (213) 486-6840.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).”

Photograph courtesy of LAPD


Stay Out of the Slammer This Fourth of July
Fireworks are illegal. Get the lowdown with our very own Ask Chris. No orange jumpsuits before Labor Day!