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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 9:40 a.m., Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Thief can't pull off young female look

Advertiser Staff

Imagine the surprise on the cashier's face when a 51-year-old man with a stolen credit card tried to pass himself off as a 20-year-old woman.

The suspect tried to use the credit card about noon yesterday when the cashier noticed the card was in a woman's name and the person in front of her was no woman, police said. The cashier then asked the suspect for a Hawai'i driver's license and the suspect handed over the woman's stolen license.

Police were called and the suspect arrested for investigation of unauthorized use of personal information, fraudulent use of a credit card, 4th-degree attempted theft and 3rd-degree identity theft.

Charges are pending.

Man uses kitchen knives to hold hostages

Kidnapping and 1st-degree terroristic threatening charges are pending against a 44-year-old man who allegedly held an elderly couple hostage.

The suspect told the couple — a 79-year-old man and a 76-year-old woman — yesterday about 6:10 p.m. that they were his hostages, police said.

He used two kitchen knives to "terrorize" his victims, police said.

Suspect in assault case allegedly threatens witness

Police yesterday arrested a 27-year-old man in Kane'ohe who had allegedly threatened the witness in a case against him.

The suspect told the 32-year-old male witness, who is involved in Sept. 27 case assault against the suspect, that if he did not withdraw charges he would harm the witness, his family and his property, police said.

Charges are pending.