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A 66-year-old woman said a man tried to rob her with a rifle Tuesday night.
Police said the robbery happened in her own driveway on Jefferson Avenue in Rock Hill.
The victim said she went for her gun and hit the panic alarm on her car and the suspect ran off.
Police searched the area for the robber but did not find him.
To see more local news stories, click here.Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:26:51 -0400
Target can't seem to catch a break.
The retail giant is now under fire for poorly altered photos of a model wearing a bikini on its website.
In the photos the model has been given a square thigh gap and her already thin arms have been "touched-up" to appear smaller.
The photos stirred up a strong reaction on the website Jezebel and also got twitter users talking.
The worst, most horrible part of this (aside from the horrible Photoshopping skills of whatever poor graphic design intern got assigned to do this) is that this product is for their junior's line. This is what is being marketed and pushed on young girls—this absurd image of a crotch that absolutely does not and cannot happen naturally. This what young girls have to look at and try to reconcile with their own, normally shaped bodies.
One Twitter user said, "Really Target? If you're going to photoshop your models to have 'thigh gaps' at least do it so no one can notice #fail."
By Tuesday, the images were gone from Target's website. But the controversy rages on. The 'thigh gap' as it is called, is something many teens aspire to, even though it is an unrealistic body image. Media reports say teens seek plastic surgery to thin their thighs, in order to more closely resemble the Photoshopped models.
A representative of Target provided the following statement on this issue, "This was an unfortunate error on our part and we apologize. We have removed the image from our website."Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:18:46 -0400
Jung Do does not speak English. But she didn't need to understand the words to realize the terror a young mother was experiencing in front of her barber shop in Washington.
On Feb. 28 just after 5 p.m., that young mom pulled up to the "We Buy Gold" store in Federal Way.
A disheveled woman in her 40s approached her truck and said something about needing a ride, but kept walking. She got to the store's door, and opened it for the mother, who had left her truck running with her 5- and 2-year-old daughters inside.
As soon as the mother stepped forward, the older woman ran over to the car, jumped in, and locked the doors.
Jung Do watched the mother clawing at the door handle, with no success. "She was crying, she was mad," told Seattle TV station KIRO 7 through an interpreter.
Surveillance video shows the scene that caught Do's attention. As the suspect threw the car into reverse and sped away, the young mother tried to run and catch it. She couldn't. She turned around, hysterical and yelling for help. That is all the video shows.
But recently released court documents describe what happened next. The suspect, 49 year old Natalie Merriam Hulme, allegedly drove about 10 miles away to Kent, Wash.
Something went wrong with the truck, and she brought it to a stop right by Riverbend Golf Course. She threw open the door and started walking around in rush hour traffic.
Alan Leeder was driving by and saw the truck with its door open and two little girls inside. He instinctively knew to slow down because he sensed something was wrong. Some golfers approached the truck, and the five year old inside told them a "mean woman" had stolen them from their mom.
The golfers started yelling to Leeder. "'Yeah, you need to stop her,'" he heard them shout, "'That woman abducted these kids.'
He got out of his car and started after her, as she weaved through stopped traffic. "She was like pulling on door handles, trying to get into several cars."
She finally found one with an unlocked door and climbed in. Inside, was a pregnant woman, and the suspect sat on her, then started hitting her in the stomach. Leeder grabbed the suspect and pulled her out of the car and onto the sidewalk. He said her mouth was foaming and she was "out of it."
Police were on the scene very quickly and arrested the suspect. The young mother identified her and was reunited with her children.
Leeder is a father himself and says he's happy he could be a hero. "It felt really good to see that the kids were safe," he said.
Natalie Merriam Hulme has a record, including hit and run, forgery, and theft. Now she faces kidnapping and motor vehicle theft charges; her bail was set at $200,000.Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:13:13 -0400 News Source: MedleyStory More Local News Stories