- Associated Press - Friday, May 26, 2017

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SWAN STATUE STOLEN BY NAKED MAN HAS BEEN FOUND

The Polk County Sheriff’s office says the statue was found by a 32-year-old man who was fishing on a pond in Lakeland. The man returned home from fishing Thursday and told his family about the statue. When they saw the news of the stolen statue on TV Friday, they called authorities. Officials say the swan doesn’t appear to be damaged.

MAN FATALLY SHOT OUTSIDE FLORIDA AUTO BODY SHOP

Benjamin Rodriguez Barral died after being shot Wednesday morning in Tampa at AA Autobody. Tampa police say the suspect, 34-year-old Alex Glenn Alfonso, is in custody. Police say Alfonso owns the shop, and that he went back to the scene to turn himself in after previously fleeing. Police spokesman Steve Hegarty says it’s very unusual that someone would return to a crime scene within the hour.

MEN CHARGED WITH TAKING SEA TURTLE EGGS FROM FLORIDA BEACH

Raymond Saunders and Carl Cobb, both 50, were charged Wednesday with possession of more than 11 marine turtle species/eggs and illegal taking or disturbing of a marine species turtle nest. Florida wildlife officials noticed the men just north of Blind Creek Beach in St. Lucie County. Biologists and people who monitor the nests had noticed possible illegal activity for the past several weeks.

REPORT: FLIGHT RETURNS TO MIAMI, STORM DAMAGE TO WINDSHIELD

A Madrid-bound Air Europa flight was forced to return to Miami International Airport on Wednesday night after a lightning strike cracked the co-pilot’s window. No injuries were reported. Airport spokesman Greg Chin says the 178 passengers on Flight 98 departed from Miami at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday but returned two hours later after the damage, reportedly caused by severe weather in the area.

MAN GETS LIFE SENTENCE FOR FATAL STABBING OVER PAIN PILLS

Robert Wayne Vaughan Jr. was sentenced on Thursday after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder and robbery. Authorities say Vaughan had been trying to buy pills from 68-year-old Patricia Pedraza at her Panama City home in February 2016 when the two got into an argument over money. Vaughan called Pedraza a derogatory name, and she struck him.

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