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Man punches Albuquerque mayoral candidate after taunting him with flying dildo

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Man punches Albuquerque mayoral candidate after taunting him with flying dildo

A mayoral hopeful in Albuquerque was punched at a campaign event by a man who was also accused of flying a drone adorned with a dildo around the candidate while he was on stage.

It’s the second time the “Dongcopter” — complete with its own Twitter account — has harassed a New Mexico politician in recent days.

Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III, who was not injured, brushed off the brazen Tuesday night stunt as the work of “political operatives,” according to The Albuquerque Journal.

The incident, which was partially captured on video, happened as about 70 people gathered to hear the Democrat speak at the Revel Entertainment Center, the paper said.

The venue’s owner confiscated a drone attached to a sex toy that was flying over the stage while the candidate spoke, and 20-year-old Kaelan Ashby Dreyer tried to get it back, according to the report.

“Is that a dong on a drone?” a woman in the audience reportedly asked.

A scuffle ensued and Dreyer threw a punch at the sheriff’s arm while reportedly yelling “he’s a tyrant.”

“He tried to take a swing at me and he glanced across my arm,” Gonzales reportedly said. “He struck me and I just took a step back. It wasn’t anything I was very concerned about. I’ve been in a lot worse situations”

The suspect was arrested on charges of petty misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, the article said.

The candidate said he believes three other people were involved in the perverted exploit, according to the paper.

On Wednesday, Gonzales held a news conference where he accused Dreyer and his cohorts of working for incumbent Mayor Tim Keller, a rival Democrat.

“It was a coordinated effort, very intentional, and these people were trained,” the candidate reportedly said.

“I was trying to answer one of the lady’s questions that was with this group of four that were political operatives for somebody, I believe possibly the other campaign,” Gonzales said, according to the paper.

Keller’s campaign reportedly said it had no part in the stunt, which it called “disruptive, rude and immature”

“To suggest we were behind it is pathetic and the kind of desperation that has marked Manny’s troubled campaign,” Keller campaign manager Neri Holguin told the paper.

For his part, the suspect also dismissed the allegation.

“Manny Gonzales is trying to associate me with Tim Keller or radical leftist behavior,” Dreyer told the Journal. “I’m not a fan of Tim Keller either and identify as libertarian.”

Gonzales has less than three weeks to collect enough signatures to be on the ballet, the article said.

Video posted on a Twitter account entitled “Dongcopter” shows the adult aviation device flying outside a church that was being visited by Republican congressional candidate Mark Moores last week.

The owner of the account changed her background image to show the drone harassing Gonzales, and posted a direct attack on the candidate late Wednesday night.

“For the record @SheriffManny/@MannyForABQ Tim Keller sucks too (more on that later) but at least he isn’t a corrupt cop trump nut who fought against police lapel cams and every other form of accountability for years. We are all dongcopter. Not you tho.”

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Miami Beach building collapse

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More than 80 fire rescue units are responding to a partial building collapse this morning just north of Miami Beach and rescues are underway, officials said.

It was a high-rise condominium building and rescues of trapped residents were underway, reports CBS Miami.

A boy was pulled from the rubble of the collapsed condo building and was placed onto a stretcher, NBC 2 News reports.

According to CBS Miami, a man who was evacuated from a nearby hotel said, “The building – one of these huge buildings – gone! … The building – it’s gone. … The whole building’s gone. … Oh my gosh. This is the most insane thing I’ve ever seen in my life.”

It’s unclear if there are any injuries. Miami Beach police and fire departments are responding to the building in Surfside. 

Multiple police and fire departments from across Miami-Dade County are also assisting.

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Man sentenced to a year in prison for buying endangered animal parts

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Man sentenced to a year in prison for buying endangered animal parts

A Florida man was sentenced to prison last week for buying parts of dead endangered animals.

Steven Phillip Griffin II, 36, was sentenced to a year and day in a federal lockup after pleading guilty in November to receiving and transporting endangered species in violation of the Endangered Species Act.

Griffin was busted after he met undercover wildlife agents in Texas in May 2019 to buy two Southern White rhino horns, four elephant ivory tusks, one African lion skull and three leopard skulls for $9,750, investigators said.

In the two years leading up to the meeting, Griffin communicated with an undercover agent to negotiate the deal, according to the plea agreement.

He told the agent he collects dead animal parts, including skulls and full skeletons and even sent pictures of his collection.

After the meeting, authorities operating with a search warrant seized a variety of animal parts, guns and ammunition from Griffin’s Tampa Bay home.

He also pleaded guilty to possessing firearms and ammunition as a convicted felon.

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Man arrested for taking $1.2M yacht on joyride in upstate NY

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Man arrested for taking $1.2M yacht on joyride in upstate NY

A man was arrested after he stole a $1.2 million yacht and took it for a joy ride from upstate New York to Vermont over one of the Great Lakes, reports said.

And when 56-year-old Robert Morris was busted by police he made the outrageous claim he was only giving it a test drive, according to local reports.

The would-be captain took the 48-foot yacht christened “Volans” from New York’s Rouses Point Marina on Monday morning and was caught after crossing Lake Champlain to a state park off the coast of St. Albans, Vt., WCAX reported.

The boat, a Jeanneau Prestige 500, was located by a US Border Patrol helicopter, NBC 5 reported. Morris was nabbed on Burton Island by the St. Albans Police Department and slapped with multiple charges, including possession of stolen property, the station said.

At a court hearing the day after his arrest, Smith was talkative and said he “was water testing the boat after making mechanical fixes,” WCAX said.

Morris was a wanted fugitive in New Hampshire and had a list of prior arrests, according to WCAX. He had also told cops he was given permission to take the boat and said he was caught bringing the yacht back to its owner, which the owner denies, WCAX said.

The accused, who made an “inappropriate gesture” to the webcam as he left the meeting, will undergo a competency exam, the station reported.

Morris is to be extradited to New York to face additional charges, the report said.

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