April 29, 2013 |
WHEN ERICA CODY'S fiance was killed in December, leaving the 26-year-old woman to raise their 1-year-old son on her own, the last thing on Cody's mind was worrying about drama at work. But Cody, who works for Delaware Avenue-based McGinn Security as a contracted guard at Philadelphia University in East Falls, said her employer made an already stressful time worse. "When he gets killed, they give me a hard time for the days I had to take off for the funeral," Cody said in a recent interview.
April 18, 2013 |
The first time I walked into a supermarket in northern Israel, I was surprised when a guard stopped me to check my handbag. How could I have shoplifted? I hadn't even stepped into the store. Then I realized he was checking for a bomb, far more concerned with what I might sneak into the store than what I might sneak out of it. The security measures I've grown accustomed to in Israel, where I've lived for the past 20 years, await many Americans since the deadly attack at the Boston Marathon on Monday.
April 16, 2013
A road-rage incident turned into a shootout Sunday afternoon in North Philadelphia when a private security guard and another man traded fire at 13th and Wallace Streets around 2:15 p.m., police said. It was not immediately clear who fired first, or how many shots were fired. The security guard pursued the man, who was in a car with several others, police said, to the 800 block of Reno Street. The man then jumped out of the car, the security guard reported, and barricaded himself in an apartment building.
April 15, 2013 |
A road rage incident turned into a shootout Sunday afternoon in North Philadelphia when a private security guard and another man traded fire at 13th and Wallace Streets around 2:15 p.m., police said. The security guard pursued the man, who was in a car with several others, police said, to the 800 block of Reno Street, where the one man jumped out of the car and barricaded himself inside an apartment building. The car he exited, a silver Buick Century with Delaware tags, drove away, police said.
April 1, 2013 |
A Sicklerville man pulled a knife during a brawl at a night club in Cherry Hill, stabbing three patrons and a security guard early Sunday morning, police said. Daniel Skillings, 32, of the unit block of Hampshire Road, has been charged with aggravated assault with injury, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose. The fight broke out at 2:09 a.m. at Top Dog America's Bar & Grill, 2310 West Marlton Pike, when two patrons began to fight on the second-floor dance floor.
January 24, 2013
A New Jersey man has been arrested in the theft of four large flat-screen televisions from a Delaware County Walmart over a five-day period, police said Wednesday. Matthew Colleluori, 34, of Wildwood, was spotted by store security at the Marple store Tuesday attempting to leave with an unpaid item. He fled after a struggle with a security guard and drove off at high speed. His vehicle eventually crashed into two police cars as he tried to exit I-95 at Route 420. Empty packets of heroin were found in his car, according to court documents.
January 23, 2013 |
SOLVING this "Thriller" was easy as 1, 2, 3 - oh, simple as do, re, mi. A pair of autographed Michael Jackson shoes that were reported stolen from an auction at the Loews Hotel in Center City early Sunday have been returned to their owner. Martino Cartier, a salon owner from Blackwood, N.J., said that he brought the shoes and a jacket belonging to Jackson to be auctioned off at the Hair O' the Dog gala at the hotel Saturday night. The proceeds from the auction were to support his charity, Friends Are By Your Side, which provides wigs to cancer patients.
January 18, 2013 |
A security guard at a check-cashing business shot and killed a Camden man who brandished a gun while trying to rob the store early Wednesday, Camden County authorities said. Josean Torres, 19, was shot about 9:30 a.m. at Ben's Check Cashing at Mount Ephraim Avenue and Liberty Street in Camden, according to the Prosecutor's Office. He died at Cooper University Hospital an hour later. Torres and another man allegedly entered the business via a second-floor storage space by knocking a hole through an abandoned building next door.
December 28, 2012 |
In her Overbrook bedroom, Denise Williams had 15 shopping bags of presents for her grandchildren, which she planned to give them when they celebrated together the day after Christmas. Williams never got to deliver her gifts. On Thursday, police identified the 54-year-old grandmother of six, who worked as a security guard at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as the fatality in a Christmas night hit-and-run in Kensington. Just after 8, witnesses said, Williams was sprawled on the sidewalk in the driveway of the closed Family Dollar store on Frankford Avenue.