On Jan. 26 at 12:43 p.m., a resident with an itchy trigger finger inadvertently shot a .40 caliber bullet into his hand. According to the Cuyahoga Falls police report, the man was taking apart a handgun, and it went off. His wife drove him to a local hospital following the accident.
Quite a pairing
An Akron man was arrested at Giant Eagle on Jan. 26 after he tried to steal $92 worth of steaks and air fresheners. Police charged the hapless crook with theft, a first-degree misdemeanor.
On Jan. 25, someone reportedly crept through the front door of a man's 3rd Street home and stole his Xbox 360 and several video games. The man said the home was unlocked at the time of the burglary. Total loss: $500.
As seen on TV
A woman living in the 100 block of Madison Avenue called police after someone broke out her back window and stole her flat panel HDTV. Total loss: $300.