An Instacart shopper believed he heard someone loading guns in a bathroom stall. Police arrested a man with 6 guns

The witness rushed out of the bathroom and notified staff at the Publix Supermarket. When police arrived soon after, they arrested a suspect as he was exiting the bathroom — with six loaded guns in his possession.

The suspect, identified as 22-year-old Rico Marley, now faces a slew of charges related to the incident, which came just days after 10 people were killed in a mass shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado.

It was that tragedy that was fresh in the mind of the Instacart shopper, Charles Russell, he told CNN affiliate WSB.

“I saw an AR-15,” he said. “And I was like, you know, this kind of startled me just again with events that recently happened in the grocery store up in Colorado.”

Authorities have not said what they believed Marley intended to do with the weapons.

According to the police incident report, Russell was entering the men’s restroom when he “heard clicking sounds from the bathroom stall.”

“It sounded to him like someone was loading firearms,” an Atlanta officer wrote. “He also told me that he saw an AR-15 style rifle leaned against the wall.”

By the time the officer arrived at Atlantic Station — a commercial and residential complex in Atlanta just north of downtown — the supermarket appeared to have been evacuated, the report says.

The officer wrote that he donned a ballistic helmet and took his city-issued rifle into the store, where he immediately saw the suspect coming around the corner from the restroom, just feet away. The officer ordered the suspect to put his hands up and not move, the incident report says.

“The accused appeared to be surprised when he saw us that close to him,” the officer wrote. Marley was detained without incident, the report says.

Suspect denied bond

After arresting Marley, police recovered six firearms: a DPMS AR-15-style rifle, a 12-gauge Maverick Arms Modell 88 shotgun, three semi-automatic 9 mm pistols and a .38-caliber revolver. All of the weapons were loaded and the rifle, shotgun and three 9 mm pistols all had a round in the chamber, according to the police report.

The suspect, who was wearing body armor when he was arrested, had the four handguns in his clothing while the rifle and shotgun were being carried inside a bag, the report says.

An photo of the weapons Atlanta police said Rico Marley had with him when he was arrested.

Marley has been charged with six counts of possession of a firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies and five counts of criminal attempt to commit a felony.

Marley, who’s being represented by a Fulton County public defender, waived his first court appearance Thursday, where Judge Rashida Oliver ordered him to be held without bond due to the “danger risk to the community at large.” He’s being held in the Fulton County Jail.

The Fulton County Public Defender’s Office did not respond to CNN’s request for comment Thursday.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Publix said the company was cooperating with investigators and that “the safety of our associates and our

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Man, 22, charged with rape, assault in store bathroom attack | Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a department store bathroom in Philadelphia has been charged with rape, robbery and aggravated assault, police said.

Police announced charges Wednesday afternoon against 22-year-old Jaleel Uqdah, who had been arrested that morning at his west Philadelphia home.

Investigators allege that he entered a third-floor restroom Sunday morning at the Macy’s on Market Street in Center City and waited for about 20 minutes before a 55-year-old woman entered. They allege that he then jumped into the woman’s stall, dragged her into another stall, menaced her with sharp wooden skewers and threated to kill her before sexually assaulting her and fleeing with between $60 and $80 stolen from her.

Captain Mark Burgmann of the Special Victims Unit said Uqdah has a previous record but not involving sexual offenses. He called the attack “pretty brazen” and said investigators are taking “a good hard look” at whether the defendant might be responsible for other crimes in the city.

Burgmann said the perpetrator went into the bathroom “within three minutes” of entering the department store.

“He went nowhere else but that bathroom,” Burgmann said. ”So it sure seemed like that was his intent when he got there.”

Burgmann credited help from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority in finding the suspect. Surveillance video from SEPTA buses and businesses near his west Philadelphia residence allowed investigators to track the suspect’s movements and identify him, Burgmann said.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether Uqdah had an attorney; a listed number for him couldn’t be found Wednesday.

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Man set bathroom on fire after saying he’d blow the place up

A Des Moines man was arrested this week after authorities said he set fire to a bathroom in a business.According to court documents, security cameras caught Joseph Barrese Jr. went into the bathroom of Big Dog Billiards at 4:10 p.m. Jan. 4. Police say he used lighter fluid and a flame to start a fire in the bathroom. The police report states Barrese exited the establishment about three minutes later. Four minutes after he left, staff noticed a haze in the bar. Big Dog Billiards staff then found the fire in a bathroom stall as well as the lighter fluid. “Flames were described as being three to four feet high on the wall moving toward the ceiling,” the police report stated. Barrese was identified by multiple witnesses and employees. “(Barrese) was also heard making comments about ‘blowing the place up’ approximately 20 minutes before the fire was discovered,” the police report stated. Cameras at a Casey’s show him stealing lighter fluid and getting matches. Barrese has been charged with first-degree arson as well as other offenses and is being held at the Polk County Jail.

A Des Moines man was arrested this week after authorities said he set fire to a bathroom in a business.

According to court documents, security cameras caught Joseph Barrese Jr. went into the bathroom of Big Dog Billiards at 4:10 p.m. Jan. 4. Police say he used lighter fluid and a flame to start a fire in the bathroom.

The police report states Barrese exited the establishment about three minutes later. Four minutes after he left, staff noticed a haze in the bar.

Big Dog Billiards staff then found the fire in a bathroom stall as well as the lighter fluid.

“Flames were described as being three to four feet high on the wall moving toward the ceiling,” the police report stated.

Barrese was identified by multiple witnesses and employees.

“(Barrese) was also heard making comments about ‘blowing the place up’ approximately 20 minutes before the fire was discovered,” the police report stated.

Cameras at a Casey’s show him stealing lighter fluid and getting matches.

Barrese has been charged with first-degree arson as well as other offenses and is being held at the Polk County Jail.

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Designers reimagine New England ski house decor to create a modern ‘man cave’ up north

Josh E. Linder and Thomas Henry Egan III liken reaching Rangeley, Maine, to a trek to the North Pole. The designers, principals of Boston-based Evolve Residential, drove up in Linder’s hybrid right before the pandemic to install the finishing touches on a client’s new home. “It was a long, slow ascent up a mountain on black ice with fresh powder on top,” Linder said. “We didn’t see any other cars, just a tractor carrying logs barreling at us.”



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It turns out there is a less precarious route; reassuring given the region gets an annual snowfall of 200-plus inches. Linder and Egan’s clients, a Cambridge family of five, purchased the four-bedroom home last year, primarily to take advantage of the snowmobiling trails that crisscross the area, which also boasts a series of lakes. “The views are showstopping,” Egan said. “There are towering pines, and everything is covered in snow.”

The house, however, was nothing special. Although nestled in the trees on a hill, the structure itself was essentially charmless. “It was a 1980s developer house in the most pristine natural setting,” Linder said. The first step was to remove the unsightly pressure-treated wood deck, which wrapped from front to back. To replace it, Egan designed a wide, covered front porch inspired by the Adirondack-style cottages that dot the area. “It needed a defining architectural feature,” he explained. “Now it looks homey and warm.”

The revamped façade, now stylish and welcoming, set the tone for the interior scheme. While the whole family convenes here from time to time, the husband, teenage sons, and their friends visit most often. The directive was that the rooms feel relaxed. The décor was not to echo that of the stylish summer home the firm designed for the family on Massachusetts’ South Coast. “We had to reinvent the concept of a ‘man cave,’ ” Egan said.

The question became how to infuse their signature vibrancy into spaces that felt laid back and approachable. “It had to be tamer overall — less colorful and not too primped,” Linder said. The solution was to embrace the color blue and lean into natural materials, including fir, birch, leather, and jute. “Navy can go in many directions, but at the end of the day, it’s a masculine color,” Egan said. “The house had to be comfortable for men from the moment they entered.”

Knowing everyone would enter from the side door, the designers turned the mudroom area into a cozy place to hang out. Two George Smith chairs that came from the wife’s parents are at the ready in front of a cast-iron wood stove against a new stacked-granite wall. The storage — baskets and hooks and a live-edge wood bench — happens behind them. “You can relax on the chairs while you warm your feet; it’s not just a repository for wet clothing and shoes,” Egan said.

In addition to dressing up the space with local stone and woodwork painted Benjamin Moore’s “Hale Navy,” the designers

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Man arrested in separate Winter Garden shootings planned to kill again, cops say

Winter Garden police on Friday arrested a 24-year-old man they say was responsible for two shootings, including one that killed another man earlier this week.

Phillip Alonte Stalnaker is facing charges of first-degree murder from a shooting earlier this week and attempted murder stemming from a Sept. 20 shooting, said Winter Garden Capt. Scott Allen.

Allen said Stalnaker also is a suspect in a fatal shooting from Wednesday that left 60-year-old Jose Manuel Clas Gonzalez dead. Police were called around 8:42 a.m. to a home in the 1000 block of Lincoln Terrace. Officers started CPR and paramedics took him to Orlando Regional Medical Center where he died, Allen said.

Gonzalez was apparently being robbed and a fight ensued, leading to the shooting.

Stalnaker was arrested shortly after 2 p.m. Officers found a gun they believe he used in both shootings, Allen said.

“Investigators interviewed Stalnaker and he admitted to being the suspect in both cases, and that today’s arrest has kept him from committing an additional homicide that he had planned to commit,” Allen said in a emailed statement. “Because of the investigation conducted by the Winter Garden Police Department, and with the assistance of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Winter Garden is a much safer place tonight.”

An arrest affidavit was not immediately available.

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Hugh Jackman Visits The Winter Garden Theatre, Future Home of THE MUSIC MAN

“When Broadway is ready for us … we will be ready for you!” he writes in the caption.

Hugh Jackman visited the Winter Garden Theatre where the upcoming production of The Music Man will be staged, and posed for a photo, shortly after the announcement was made that the Broadway shutdown will be extended through May 2021.

“When Broadway is ready for us … we will be ready for you!” he writes in the caption.

Check out the photo below!

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, THE MUSIC MAN starring Jackman and Sutton Foster, will now begin previews December 20th, 2021 and an opening night has been set for February 10th, 2022.

The production, directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, will also star Tony Award winner Jayne Houdyshell as Mrs. Shinn, Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays as Mayor Shinn, Tony Award winner Marie Mullen as Mrs. Paroo, and Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley as Marcellus Washburn.

One of the most universally cherished treasures of the American musical theater, THE MUSIC MAN was an instant smash hit when it premiered on Broadway on December 19, 1957. It went on to win five Tony Awards, including the prize for Best Musical, and ran for 1,375 performances. The original cast album held the number one position on the Billboard charts and stayed on the album charts for 245 weeks. The recording won the first-ever Grammy Award for Best Original Cast Album. The Smithsonian Institution ranks THE MUSIC MAN as one of the “great glories of American popular culture.”

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The man behind the Huntington’s Chinese Garden art

Before he left China in 1986, Che Zhao Sheng’s shifu, or teacher, said to him, “After you go to the United States, share some of our Chinese culture with them if you have a chance.” The shifu was a penjing master, the man who taught Che the art of creating miniaturized trees and plants in pots, pruned and constricted over time to take the shape and spirit of their full-size siblings.



a blurry image of a man: The Huntington's resident penjing artist, Che Zhao Sheng, in the newly expanded Chinese Garden at the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. (Josie Norris / Los Angeles Times)


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One of Che Zhao Sheng’s penjing at the newly expanded Chinese Garden. (Josie Norris / Los Angeles Times)

Today, more than three decades later, the student is fulfilling that legacy, and in a major way. Che is specialist gardener for the penjing court, the Verdant Microcosm, in the newly expanded Chinese Garden at the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino.

A spry 69-year-old with a broad-brimmed straw hat and a water bottle tucked into the side of his workman’s pants, he is surveying the 21 penjing brought from his home garden, plants that have been unloaded in a cluster on the ground. He points out the varieties — Chinese elm, olive, ficus — then suggests we go look at one of his favorites down the hill.



a vase with flowers in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Che Zhao Sheng places a penjing on its stand in preparation for the Chinese Garden expansion's opening. (Josie Norris/Los Angeles Times)


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Che Zhao Sheng places a penjing on its stand in preparation for the Chinese Garden expansion’s opening. (Josie Norris/Los Angeles Times)

The court is composed of winding paths, whitewashed walls and occasional pieces of gnarled Taihu rock imported from Lake Tai in China. We pause before a twisting juniper tree a few feet high, positioned on a stone pedestal, dramatic against a creamy wall. Its elegant, broad canopy flows from a weathered trunk. Che is anxious to finish installing the other penjing in time for previews, so we head back up the hill. It looks like the other gardeners are on break, so we continue our interview in the shade of the pavilion that overlooks the landscape.

Born in Guangzhou, China, Che started studying penjing when he was 26. He practiced with Lu Zhi Quan, the son of noted master Lu Xue Ming, in Guangzhou, and later became a student of Master Lu himself. In 1986, Che immigrated to the United States, eventually settling in San Gabriel.



Teruo Chinen wearing a blue shirt: Penjing specialist Che Zhao Sheng. (Josie Norris/Los Angeles Times)


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Penjing specialist Che Zhao Sheng. (Josie Norris/Los Angeles Times)

“When you first arrive as a Chinese [immigrant], you’re penniless,” he says in Chinese. “You have to be willing to do all kinds of work.” He’s taken jobs in restaurants, he’s worked as a residential gardener. He started as a volunteer at the Huntington, helping to develop and to tend to a small collection of black pine penjing.

“When we began building the Chinese Garden,” says

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Kenner man arrested in connection with Carousel Garden vandalism, second suspect at-large

Two people broke into City Park’s Storyland and Carousel Gardens on Oct. 4, breaking windows, damaging the carousel and writing racial slurs on the rides.

NEW ORLEANS — One suspect has been arrested and an arrest warrant has been issued for another after two people were caught on camera vandalizing City Park’s Carousel Garden and Storyland.

According to New Orleans police, officers arrested Pablo Amador, 24, at his Kenner home. When investigators searched the home, they found a plaque that had been stolen from the Carousel according to police.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Monica Okada, 22, as well in relation to the crime.

Two people broke into City Park’s Storyland and Carousel Gardens on Oct. 4, breaking windows, damaging the carousel and writing racial slurs on the rides.

Photos from City Park show broken glass, graffiti and tails ripped from carousel horses. Officials say it also looks like someone stabbed the antique band organ and one of the carousel horses with a screwdriver.

The racially-charged graffiti includes the N-word and the phrase “Hitler Salute.”

Both suspects are accused of simple burglary, simple criminal damage to property and criminal damage to historic buildings or landmarks by defacing with graffiti.

New Orleans police said tips through Crimestoppers aided in the investigation.

Okada, also believed to reside in the Kenner area, remains at large and remains wanted for arrest in connection with this incident.

Anyone with additional information on this incident or on the whereabouts of Monica Okada is asked to contact NOPD Third District detectives at 504-658-6030 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.

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Police concerned after man tells young girl to get into his truck in the BC Interior

For the second time this week, RCMP in the BC Interior are investigating a suspicious incident that has all the makings of a possible child abduction attempt.

The latest incident happened Tuesday afternoon in Williams Lake as a young girl was walking alone between 3-3:30 pm.

According to police, she was in the area of Proctor Street and 3 Avenue when an unknown man in a truck called her over and told her to get into his vehicle.

Fortunately, “the child did not comply and ran from home however did not immediately report the incident,” said an RCMP release.

Police provided the following description of the man who was allegedly involved:

  • Heavy
  • In his thirties
  • Fair to Medium skin
  • With red, black and blue tattoos (believed to be on his arms)
  • Short, dark brown to black hair
  • Moustache
  • Spoke English with no accent

They also provided a description of the vehicle he was driving:

  • Red and shiny with grey or silver stripe on the door
  • Appeared brand new, or had been recently been washed
  • Runs quietly
  • Large

“We are very interested in identifying and speaking with the driver of this truck to determine what his intentions were with this child,” said S/Sgt. Del Byron.

“If you were in the area of 3 Avenue and Proctor Avenue yesterday afternoon and were a witness to this incident, or have dash-cam or other surveillance video we are asking that you call us.”

Although the two incidents happened just over 100 kilometres apart on back-to-back days, the RCMP says there have been no links found between this incident and the one that occurred in Quesnel on Monday night.

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Police searching for masked man who ‘grabbed and dragged’ child in the Interior

Police in the BC Interior are on the lookout for a suspect who allegedly tried to abduct a child in Quesnel on Monday.

According to police, an 11-year-old boy is safe after being “grabbed and dragged” by an unknown man on the river walk trail between the Quesnel River Bridge and the Lebourdais Park ball diamond. The incident occurred shortly after 7 pm when the boy was on a walk with his family.

At one point in the walk, the boy stopped to rest while his parents trudged forward. When he stopped, a man in a mask ran at the boy and grabbed him from around his neck.

As the boy was being dragged from behind, he was able to fight off the attacker and run to the safety of his family.

The suspect, who fled the scene, was described as being 5’9″ and skinny. He was wearing a ski mask, blue hoody, white shirt, jeans and sneakers.

“The man fled on foot toward the direction of Shepherd Avenue and Murphy Street. The investigators believe that the suspect may have been captured on dashcam video, home surveillance, or may have caught the attention of witnesses,” said Cpl. Steve Pelletier. “We are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect. If you have any video, or may have witnessed this event, please call the detachment.”

This alleged attack happened in an area close to a playground, recreation centre and sports field where young children play. Parents are recommended to have talks with their kids about safety plans if they are approached by strangers.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact Quesnel RCMP at (250)992-9211.

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