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    When Marcelo Fabian Pecollo was released from jail after just four years behind bars, a group of angry parents reportedly took the law into their own hands and beat the pedophile convicted of molesting five preschool children to death. (Source: Facebook)When Marcelo Fabian Pecollo was released from jail after just four years behind bars, a group of angry parents reportedly took the law into their own hands and beat the pedophile convicted of molesting five preschool children to death. (Source: Facebook)

    When a pedophile convicted of molesting five preschool children was released from jail after just four years behind bars, a group of angry parents reportedly took the law into their own hands and beat him to death.

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    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:47 PM EDT2017-04-23 01:47:26 GMT

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    Tucson police say a man was shot after trying to steal a car in the 2800 block of East Manchester Street.

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    He is described as a white male, 25 to 35 years old, 5-foot 8-inches to 6-foot tall with a medium build. According to a Tucson Police Department release in several of the robberies the suspect has shown the victims a handgun and has worn at least two different wigs as a disguise.   

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
Today's Most...Interesting photograph: A sheriff's department in Tampa now has pictures of a man who stole a smartphone,  thanks to the phone.

The owner of the phone had an app called Lookout on his Samsung 4. When a man stole it, and tried to unlock it, Lookout automatically snapped photos of him.

The app then forwarded the photos to the victim's email address, and the victim passed them on to the Hillsborough Sheriff's Department.

The department released the photos, hoping they'll lead to the suspect.

There are multiple apps that can take pictures like Lookout did, and there are also GPS-based ones that would be able to trace the phone.

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    First responders rushed to the scene of a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon in Whetstone. The crash happened near the junction of State Route 82 and State Route 90, according to Arizona Department of Public Safety. In response to an email asking for information, DPS confirmed that it was a serious crash involving a motorcycle and no other vehicles. Return to this story for updates as we learn them. MOBILE USERS: Download our app on your Apple and Android ...

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