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Dateline Florida

By TIMES WIRES
Published May 5, 2007


ROBIN HOOD DIDN'T GIVE IT BACK TO THE GUY HE STOLE IT FROM

Steve Casalegno says a knife-wielding home invader gave him a rude awakening Friday, breaking into his Fort Lauderdale home, tying him up with cords, driving him to a bank and withdrawing $120 of his money. Then the man give him back $20 when Casalegno said he was short of cash. He also stole Casalegno's sport utility vehicle and asked him if he needed a roommate.

Triathlete died from drowning

An autopsy completed Friday has concluded that "complications of drowning" was the reason Juli Wilson Marshall died three days after last Sunday's St. Anthony's Triathlon. But the autopsy does not explain why she drowned. Some early reports suggested she may have been kicked in the face by another swimmer - not unheard of in a crowded swim race. But Bill Pellan of the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner's Office said there was no evidence of such an injury.

Human-fed bear's last foray into town costs him his life

A 350-pound bear that wandered into a Jacksonville neighborhood Friday was captured and killed by state wildlife officials because he was a repeat offender. In 2005 the bear - designated N-35 by the tag in his ear - got into trouble in Seminole County, and last year state officials captured him again in Green Cove Springs. Both times he was relocated to the Ocala National Forest. Biologists determined that people had illegally fed the bear, so that the animal lost his natural fear of people and continued to show up in neighborhoods.

Dunedin student killed

Dunedin High School student killed in crash on U.S. 19.