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Local bouncer shot in suspected targeted drive-by

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Police are on the hunt for the persons responsible for shooting and killing a bouncer at a nearby bar over the weekend.

Robert Lamont Woods, 37, of North Linden, worked as a bouncer at O’Toole’s Irish Pub and Grill and was walking two customers out to their vehicle in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The Dispatch reports that is when two men drove up, fired several shots at Woods, then fled and was last seen driving down I-270.

The men were described as black and in their 20s.

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Woods was transported to Doctor’s West Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Dispatch reports the Franklin County sheriff’s detectives believe Woods was targeted.

There were no reported disturbances that occurred in the bar that night.

Anyone who might have captured cellphone video around that time or has any information at all is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 614-525-3351.

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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:

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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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