From the cops:
Several teens checked into Kaiser Hospital Friday after becoming violently sick from taking “piperazine” pills. Cops say the pills, which are popular in the rave scene, are also used in the manufacture of plastics, resins, pesticides, brake fluid and other industrial materials. Piperazines, especially BZP and TFMPP have become an extremely popular substitute in the club and rave scene for MDMA (due to their similarity in effect to amphetamines like MDMA).
A drunk man threatened the manager at Red Lobster. He then went across the street to Target, where security thought he might have a gun. Cops didn’t find a gun, but arrested him for being drunk in public.
Thieves at Home Depot had a plan on Saturday. The loaded their carts with identical merchandise. One thief paid for the merchandise in his cart, then passed the receipt off to the other thief. That tricked the cashier, who let the second thief through the check-out line. But a crime prevention officer figured out the ruse and detained one of the thieves.
From the wire: