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Mr. DiPietro told investigators he last saw her when he put her to bed the night before. Ayla ended up with her father after child welfare workers intervened while her mother, Trista Reynolds, checked herself into a 10-day rehabilitation program.

NORTH CAROLINA

Would-be robber punched in the nose by store clerk

HENDERSONVILLE — Police say a would-be robber who demanded money from a store clerk got a fistful.

Before the suspect could run off with any cash, the clerk at the We Buy Gold store in Hendersonville punched him in the nose Friday. Sgt. Dale Patton with the Hendersonville Police Department told the Times-News of Hendersonville that 25-year-old Mostafa Kamel Hendi dropped to the floor.

The clerk, 26-year-old Derek Mothershead, then grabbed the gun — it turned out to be a pellet gun — and called police who arrived and arrested the suspect.

Mr. Patton said the clerk was on high alert because the store had already been robbed once recently.

PENNSYLVANIA

Facebooked burglary leads to 4 suspects

PITTSBURGH — An 18-year-old Pittsburgh man is accused of burglarizing a market with three teens, then posted pictures on his Facebook page showing the suspects mugging with some of the loot.

Isaiah Cutler who has been jailed since Friday in the Dec. 12 burglary.

Police say Mr. Cutler, a 17-year-old and two 14-year-olds stole more than $8,000 worth of cash, cigarettes, candy and checks from the business. About an hour later, police say, Mr. Cutler posted pictures of the teens posing with the loot on his page on the social networking site.

The younger suspects have been charged in juvenile court and been released to their parents.

INDIANA

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