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Bird scooter scuffle leads to shooting suspect sought

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A teenager is in the hospital recovering from gunshot wounds following an argument over a Bird scooter.

On Monday around 4:30pm, 15-year-old Careun Howard and 18-year-old Jarrell Rodgers were attempting to rent a Bird scooter in the area of E 18th Ave and Gladstone Ave when a unknown black male approached them and told them it was already rented.

An argument ensued but eventually Howard and Rodgers walked away north on Gladstone Ave.

The unknown male returned as a passenger in a silver sedan traveling south on Gladstone Ave and open fired on the two teens.

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Howard was shot twice in the abdomen, once in the hip and once in the thigh. He was transported to the hospital and is in stable condition.

Two houses on E 23rd Ave were struck by gunfire, as well.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact Det. Kowalski at (614) 645-4189 or [email protected] or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-8477.

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Horny hoodlums snatch $2,000 worth of merchandise from adult store

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Columbus Police are seeking the public's help in identifying four individuals who stole lingerie and other, um, "goods" from the Lions Den store at 1144 Alum Creek Drive late Monday night:

https://twitter.com/ColumbusPolice/status/1163521235692740609

Staff at the store estimated the value of the stolen goods at around $2,000.

Is that a banana in your pocket, or did you just rip off a $600 "item" from Lion's Den? Police are asking anyone with information to contact detectives at 614-645-2072, or to email [email protected]

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Crime Spree: Man accused of committing 12 crimes in 30 minutes

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In a criminal rampage worthy of the Grand Theft Auto series of video games, Columbus police say a local man racked up a dozen crimes in just 30 minutes earlier this month.

29-year-old Rodney Edward King, Jr. allegedly committed his sprint of misdeeds on Aug. 6 between 9:54 PM and 10:15 PM.

King allegedly robbed the residents of five different apartments before throwing a rock at a cab on the street. He then threatened a COTA bus driver with a screwdriver, striking him on the foot.

King faces 10 felony charges and 2 misdemeanors, including aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, felonious assault, aggravated menacing and Criminal Damaging or Endangering.

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Disturbing: Hundreds of animals seized from local pet shop, home

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In a scene that's being described as "disturbing," hundreds of animals, both dead and alive, were removed from a local pet store and residency Tuesday.

Columbus Humane agents seized about 100 reptiles, more than 90 dogs and puppies, and more than 50 livestock animals (turkeys, goats, pigs) from the Petting Zoo Pet Shop on West Broad Street and the owner’s residence on Demorest Road, reports 10TV.

The rescue and recover mission was the culmination of a months-long investigation into multiple complaints of improper caring of animals.

Columbus Humane will soon make available a list of supplies needed to care for the surviving animals.

Once the owner is in custody, charges will be filed.

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