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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 12:43 p.m., Thursday, December 15, 2005

Man steals purse from woman in wheelchair

Advertiser Staff

A man was arrested in Wahiawa yesterday afternoon after he allegedly snatched a purse from a woman sitting in a wheelchair.

The woman told police she had the purse in her lap when the man rode past her on a bicycle and grabbed the purse about 4:05 p.m.

Two witness who saw what happened chased after the man and caught him when he fell off the bicycle.

Police arrested the man on suspicion of second-degree theft. The purse was recovered intact.

Man accused of attacking girlfriend

A 30-year-old Hau'ula man was arrested yesterday after his girlfriend told police he allegedly punched and kicked her, pulled out a knife, threatened to kill her and cut her on the thigh.

The 26-year-old woman told police she had been arguing with her boyfriend at about 4:40 a.m. Dec. 3 when the man attacked her.

The boyfriend left before police arrived the day the altercation occurred, but surrendered to police yesterday and was arrested on suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree assault.

Counterfeit bills reported at restaurant

A 40-year-old man was arrested yesterday at the Pearl City Zippy's restaurant after he allegedly tried to pay for food items with counterfeit money.

Police said that when the cashier informed the customer the bills appeared to be counterfeit, he pulled several "good" bills out of his wallet to pay for the food.

Police were called and arrested the man, who was pointed out by the manager, on suspicion of first-degree forgery.