Now that's a slap on the wrist

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New Brunswick: After demanding cash at a convenience store, two Saint John teens were charged: a 19-year-old with robbery and a 16-year-old with breach of probation. After his glasses were scratched with a knife during the incident, the storekeeper grabbed a piece of shelving and hit the 19-year-old on the wrist.

Ontario: A 50-year-old woman in Guelph is charged with theft after she allegedly fished through the pouch hanging from a man’s wheelchair, took his wallet, and yanked the lit cigarette out of his mouth. The man wheeled around downtown until he spotted the accused at a restaurant. She returned the wallet, but had already smoked the cigarette.

Manitoba: A woman headed from Calgary to Halifax was charged with assault, mischief, endangering the safety of an aircraft and failing to comply with a flight crew. The 47-year-old St. John’s resident was subdued by passengers after she bit a 77-year-old man and tried to open the cabin door. The pilot made an emergency landing in Winnipeg.

Alberta: Police in Edmonton are looking for a woman in her thirties who is accused of stealing an elderly lady’s purse. The 78-year-old victim thought she had met a kind stranger when she stopped for directions. The accused told her she was going the same way and hopped in the passenger’s seat to navigate. But instead of directions, the elderly woman got a dose of pepper spray and the good Samaritan ran off with the purse.

British Columbia: A 22-year-old was arrested in Kelowna and accused of robbing a house in Summerland and taking off in the owner’s pickup truck (Spud, the owner’s border collie, was napping in the back). Police say three revolvers were stolen, along with a shirt, jeans, a cowboy hat and boots. The man is also accused of helping himself to a beer and a shower. The truck was spotted the next day and the man was arrested. Spud was unharmed.

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