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Woman leaves mother's home in handcuffs

Woman leaves mother's home in handcuffs

Brooksville, Florida -- A Brooksville woman left her mother's home in handcuffs Thursday after she refused to leave.

According to police, 64-year-old Mary Atherton-Wright's mother called police saying her daughter, who came over to visit, wouldn't leave and was destroying her house. When officer arrived they told her to leave or she would be arrested.

Mary refused and a struggle ensued between her and the officers. She was eventually arrested and charged with trespass and resisting an officer without violence.

She is being held on $1,000 bond.

13-year-old admits to stealing AK-47

Brooksville, Florida -- It's a situation that could have ended in tragedy.

Hernando deputies say a 13-year-old boy admits to stealing an AK-47 assault rifle.

10 News has learned the boy's mother is a maid and he had been helping her clean a home in Spring Hill. He grabbed the gun and some ammo from the home because, detectives say, he really liked it and knew his mother would never buy one of his own.

After a detective notified the mother of the theft, she eventually located the rifle bag hidden in her son's closet.

Man steals swing set for scrap metal

Man steals swing set for scrap metal

Brooksville, Fla. -- Brooksville Police Department officers were called to the home at 630 North Avenue in response to a stolen fence and swing set.

When they arrived, it was revealed that the suspect, 31-year-old Charles Robinson, had stolen the fence and swing set, hauled them away and scrapped them out at a local recycling center.

Robinson was arrested for dealing in stolen property and petit theft. He was taken into custody and transported to the Hernando County Jail where he is held on $5,250 bond.

Officers find crack pipe in 'special' hiding place

Officers find crack pipe in 'special' hiding place

Brooksville, FL -- Officers got a surprise during a thorough search of a woman as she was being processed at the Hernando County Jail Tuesday.

According to Brooksville Police, 33-year-old Jeri Chambers was arrested around 4 a.m. during a traffic stop at the intersection of Cobb Road and Cortez Boulevard. During a K-9 sniff of the car, officers were alerted to a small amount of crack cocaine in Chambers' purse, who was a passenger in the car.

Employees fight back against robber

Spring Hill, FL -- Employees at a tattoo store didn't take an robbery attempt lying down. Instead, they fought back and captured the robber.

According the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, on Jan. 28 around 8:05 p.m., 44-year-old David Pereira entered the Addiction Ink tattoo store, at 10485 Haley Street, and demanded for the owner and his sister's money back.

Four employees struggled with Pereira and held him down until police came.

Dentist takes cigar shop to court over smoke

VALRICO, Florida (AP) - A Tampa Bay area dentist is sick of his office smelling like the cigar shop next door.

So Edmund Rahal went to Hillsborough County Circuit Court last week, asking a judge to intervene. Rahal wants an injunction to bar the odors wafting over the Twisted Cigar shop next door to his dentist office.

Mailbox and road sign thefts in Royal Highlands area

Mailbox and road sign thefts in Royal Highlands area

Hernando County -- The Hernando County Sheriff's Office says they are investigating several instances of criminal mischief that took place on Thursday, Dec. 8.

At least three stop signs were lifted from the ground and left in a wooded area near the roadway. Sixteen reports of missing mail boxes were reported to the sheriff's office, and officers say they expect more. Most of the mailboxes were intact but moved to another location, but some were damaged.