Weekly news briefs: April 7

Last updated: April 6, 2015 at 11:22 a.m.

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Local
Carjacking balked by armed bystander
A passerby prevented an armed robbery April at a Smyrna car wash, according to 11 Alive news. Smyrna Police offficer C.D. Graeff said the witness observed a juvenile man hold a woman at gunpoint demanding her vehicle. Upon recgnizing the threat, the unamed passerby withdrew a firearm and shot the suspect in his shoulder. An employee at the car wash who witness the event then held the suspect at gunpoint until officers arrived. The juvnile will be charged with felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor theft by taking of a moter vehicle, according to Graeff. Police are currently looking for several other suspects.

National
Daytona Beach child molester beaten then sentenced to 25 years
Daytona Beach Police pardoned a Florida father for the beating he gave the molester of his child, according to The Independent. The offender Raymond Frolander survived the assault and is now faced with a 25-year prison sentence. Frolander, then 18, was interrupted while abusing the man’s son, then 11, and knocked out while before police were called. Police Chief Mike Chitwood said the father’s actions were dismissed because he was just “acting like a dad.” The father said he let the offender live so he could learn his lesson behind bars.

“He’s going to learn in the next 25 years why I let him live,” he said.

Global
Victims of Islamist extremism sue media over unsafe reports
Six victims of the Jan. 9 hostage situation in France are suing media outlets for compromising their safety during the event, according to Hurriyet Daily News. Patrick Klugman, the attorney representing those victims, said outlets such as French BFMTV publicly revealed the hiding location of his clients while Amedy Coulibaly led a violent siege on a supermarket. Klugman said the terrorist was monitoring news stations to assess his predicament.

“[Those hiding] could have been at risk if Coulibaly had been aware in real time what BFMTV was broadcasting,” he said.

The lawsuit demands $16,300 in retribution for risking the lives of those hiding from the jihadist.

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