Fire truck stolen while firefighters at work

ATLANTIC CITY – August 19, 2012 (WPVI) — Atlantic City police are searching for the person responsible for taking a fire truck while firefighters worked to free patrons trapped in an elevator.

Around 4:00 a.m., firefighters from Engine 7 were called to rescue several people trapped in an elevator at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino.

Hotel security reported at least a dozen people stuck inside on the fourth floor.

Firefighters were able to free the patrons within 20 minutes.

While fire crews worked, someone jumped into the truck and drove it about a block away before leaving it unattended.

Officials were able to recover the truck undamaged.

Police are still investigating. So far no word on any suspects or arrests.


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Man barricades himself in hotel, demands pizza and Paris Hilton

BELMONT, N.C. — An intense situation unfolded inside of a Belmont hotel on Saturday.

Authorities say 61-year-old Fredrick Denney barricaded himself inside his room at the Hampton Inn, threatening to shoot at police.

According to officials, Denney caused a disturbance at the hotel earlier Saturday morning.

Multiple agencies including the Regional SWAT Team responded to the scene on Cecilia Alexander Drive. Officials shut down the second floor of the hotel as they tried to reason with Denney.

NewsChannel 36 has learned his demands included pizza and to marry Paris Hilton.

After hours of negotiating, he was pepper sprayed and taken into custody.

Authorities said he’s had several run-ins with SWAT Teams in other states.  According to the Gaston County records, Denney is from Roseburg, Oregon.

He was taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation.  His bond was set at $90,000.  He’s now facing several charges including “intoxicated and disorderly.”


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Cheating husband and wife check into same hotel for affairs

A cheating married couple exposed their respective affairs after booking into the same hotel with their lovers.

Their misdeeds were revealed when they both emerged from their rooms at a hotel in Kenya in various states of undress after a power cut.

An onlooker told the country’s Standard newspaper that “all hell broke loose” afterwards as the husband and wife “wrestled each other to the ground”.

“I saw the woman scream and grab her husband, who slapped her hard with fury,” they said.

“The lovers, who were still in the rooms, were attracted by the loud confrontation but found man and wife tearing into each other.

“They both quickly slipped through the door and disappeared into the darkness.”

It is believed that the man had lied about having to stay late at work, which compelled his wife to organize a last-minute rendezvous with her partner.

Staff at the hotel in the township of Mlolongo say that the couple were regular clients.


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