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Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Man trips armed suspect fleeing from the fuzz

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A word of advice to anyone contemplating a life of crime: always be aware of your surroundings. Another tidbit of life advice to any soon-to-be criminals out there: maybe try something else?

I’m sure that’s what the suspect in this video is thinking after he was arrested and taken to the Franklin County Jail where he had plenty of time to reflect on his life choices.

The suspect in the video who fell flat on his face was on the run from the cops and appeared to be carrying a weapon of some sorts. Most people, myself included, would see a situation like this arise, run inside to the nearest adult, cry (a lot), and just hope no one notices I just wet my pants. But for the man who was just standing outside of the west side Columbus Library waiting on his granddaughter, he was the slyest and coolest cat in the city.

Just wait for it, wait for it, wait for it, and BAM! How’s that brick pavement taste, my man? Here, maybe these handcuffs can help take your mind off the pain in your face…

It turns out the suspect was armed with a Glock holding 28 shots, but it didn’t do him a damn thing thanks to the help of the man outside the library. After Sir Runs-A-Lot was tripped (with the most graceful and perfectly timed trip, we may add), he dropped his weapon and was immediately cuffed and taken downtown.

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Columbus firefighter on leave after attempting sexual conduct with teen

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A Columbus firefighter is being charged with attempted sexual conduct with a minor.

According to court documents per 10TV, 54-year-old Walter Lash is on leave without pay following conduct involving a 15-year-old girl on Feb. 26.

Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin released a statement to 10TV on the charge:

“We have been aware of the charges against Lash. This is devastating to the division and is in no way representative of the values that define us as public servants. Lash will be afforded due process in court as anyone would be and then will face appropriate actions by the division of fire.”

Lash being held at the Franklin County Jail, and is due to be arraigned on Thursday.

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2 former OSU football players facing rape, kidnapping charges

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Two Ohio State University football players have been arrested and charged with rape and kidnapping.

Amir I. Riep, 21, and Jahsen L. Wint, 21, were charged late Tuesday by Columbus police and are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning in Franklin County Municipal Court, reports Columbus Dispatch.

The incident is alleged to have occurred the evening of Feb. 4 at the apartment Riep and Wint share on Sawmill Place Boulevard.

The two men have been dismissed from the Ohio State football team.

To read more from the affidavit filed by Columbus police about the alleged incident, visit The Dispatch.

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Police investigating Short North shooting, 2nd in 3 days

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Police are investigating a shooting in the Short North, the second in the area in just three days.

According to 10TV, two men got into an argument with two other men just after 3am this morning in the 700 block of North High St. One of the men walked back to a vehicle to get a handgun and fired eight shots.

One man was shot in the back, and another man was cut on the ear by a knife.

A witness told police the suspects left the scene in a silver Ford F-150 pickup truck.

https://twitter.com/ColumbusPolice/status/1224349070904504322

On Friday, a bystander was shot in the face by a stray bullet outside Monarch Lounge located at 700 North High St.

If anyone has any information, they are asked to call police at 614-645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.

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