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WHO@ Newsletter - March 26, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Man returns overdue books from 1920s

While donating books to the Dormont Historical Society in Pennsylvania, a man discovered he was actually returning overdue library books from the 1920s.

The books were checked out from Dormont School in the 1920, which is now the Dormont Municipal Building, home to the historical society, KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh, reported Friday.

Paul Kaminski, of Dormont, said he drove a box of books back from his cousin's home in Arizona. Inside the box he discovered the overdue books.

"A fine of five cents a day shall be paid on each book which is not returned according to the above rule," was printed in the books, Kaminski said.

That fine would come to a $1,600 library fine for one book that was checked out in 1924.

Kaminski said the books were probably checked out by his father and uncle, who attended Dormont School in …

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WHO@ Newsletter - March 19, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Florida woman bit on buttocks by bear

Wildlife officials in Florida said a woman walking her dog was bitten on the rear end by a black bear.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Joy Hill said the woman was walking her dog at an apartment complex on Sable Drive in Longwood around 7 a.m. Friday when the bear attacked, the Orlando Sentinel reported Friday.

The woman sustained four puncture wounds to her rear end and was taken to Florida Hospital Altamonte for treatment, Hill said.

Hill said wildlife officers are setting traps for the bear, which they plan to euthanize.

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WHO@ Newsletter - March 12, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried...Judge's stolen plate spotted on Facebook

Authorities in Florida said an "idiot" thief stole a judge's nameplate from the door of a courtroom, then posted a picture of himself with the item on Facebook.

Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti said deputies arrested Steven Mulhall, 21, of Coral Springs, Thursday after seeing the picture of the suspect holding Broward Circuit Judge Michael Orlando's nameplate on Facebook and verifying he was in the courtroom Feb. 23, the day the plate went missing, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Friday.

"The nameplate is like only $40, not that big of a crime, but what an idiot. He puts it on Facebook," Lamberti said. "Here he is flaunting it on Facebook. He violated the terms of his parole by stealing, from a judge no less. He's got multiple convictions for petty theft, so no…

WHO@ Newsletter - March 5, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Mother runs down burglary suspect on foot

A mother of three told a would-be burglar outside her parent's Florida home to "run fast" before chasing him down on foot to be arrested by police.

Betsy Stibler, 41, was checking on her children when she spotted the burglar going through her father's car around 2 a.m. Thursday, Naples (Fla.) Daily News reported.

Stibler said she called 911, then confronted the suspect.

"I said, 'You may as well stop. The police are coming. And if you are going to run, you better run fast and more than three miles because I'm a runner,'" Stibler said.

The suspect, identified as Roy Wayne Hansen, 21, took off, the newspaper said.

Stibler, who has run six 5K races in the past year, caught up to Hansen and cornered him between two homes and waited for Collier County sheriff's deputies…