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In less time than it took a North Brunswick patrolman to write a ticket for an unregistered vehicle, the driver got his car registered online Thursday.
When officer Jason Zier pulled over a 1992 Mazda 626 on Thursday afternoon, the vehicle’s registration had expired. By the time he’d finished writing up Sean Leach for the infraction, the car was legal again.
That’s because the 36-year-old Jersey City man had a cell phone, a friend with a computer who he could reach and the foresight to use the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s online registration service.
Leach’s ingenuity did not save him from getting a ticket, but it did keep him from having his car towed _ and getting socked with the towing bill.
Zier pulled Leach over on Route 130 after noticing the sticker on his license plate was expired. When Leach told Zier he had not gotten around to renewing his registration, the officer mentioned that drivers can register online, North Brunswick Police Department spokesman Capt. Donald Conry said.
Leach took the renewal form the commission had sent him from his visor, which contained the access code he needed to renew. While Zier issued the summons and ordered the tow, Leach called a friend who took his credit card number and other information and renewed the registration for him, Conry said.
When Zier came back with the ticket, Leach told him the car was now registered. The computer inside Zier’s patrol car confirmed it.
“It’s immediate,” Conry said.
Zier canceled the tow truck _ no longer needed since it was to tow an unregistered car off the road.
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A Brazilian woman who was shot in the chest by robbers on a bus survived the attack because she had stuffed money into her bra.
The woman was travelling on the bus in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia when it was held up by two armed men.
The incident took place in Bahia’s capital, Salvador, where 58-year-old Ivonete Pereira travelling to her summer home in the nearby town of Lauro de Freitas.
Because of frequent bus attacks in the region, she hid 150 reals (£45) in 20 and 10-real notes coiled inside the left cup of her bra.
When the bus passed through the Boca do Rio neighborhood, the robbers suddenly announced their intention. A shoot out ensued with a police officer on the scene and a stray bullet hit Pereira.
Her bra was stuffed with just enough cash to absorb most of the impact, although she still had to be taken to hospital to have the bullet removed.
Read more: Bra saves woman’s life in robbery shooting
Talk about being at the right place at the right time. You’ve got to watch the video!
A Grosse Pointe Park police officer is being called a hero for pulling a toddler out of the street.
The rescue was captured on the officer’s patrol car Dash Cam video.
Officer Ryan Willmer was talking with a driver he had just pulled over for speeding on Altar road when he heard a woman yelling for her son.
The woman and her 3-year-old son had just come out of a grocery store when the toddler darted out into the busy street.
When the officer saw the child in the street he quickly ran out, scooped the boy up and handed him back to his mother.
The toddler was not hurt.
Officer Willmer said he was just doing his job and that many of his colleagues would have done the same.
Read more and watch this story: Hero Cop Saves Little Boy