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July 6, 2014

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Man charged in punching death of soccer referee

A Michigan referee of an adult-league soccer match died two days after being punched in the head by a player. John Bieniewicz, 44, died at Detroit Receiving Hospital from injuries suffered in what police said was an unprovoked attack. The blow left the victim unconscious and not breathing on the field, Livonia Police Chief Curtis Caid said. After the attack, the player fled the field and waved his middle finger at the crowd. The alleged attacker, Baseel Abdul-Amir Saad, 36, was charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder. He was being held on $500,000 bail, police said. But they say they expect those charges to change as a result of Bieniewicz’s death. — CNN

Big cyber hack of health records is only a matter of time

The health world is flirting with disaster, say the experts who monitor crime in cyberspace. A hack that exposes the medical and financial records of tens of thousands of patients is coming, they say. It’s only a matter of when. As health data become increasingly digital and the use of electronic health records booms, thieves see patient records in a vulnerable health care system as attractive bait, according to experts. On the black market, a full identity profile contained in a single record can bring as much as $500. — Politico

Woman steals police cruiser, breaks into man’s house

After you’ve been accused of stealing a $1,300 laptop from Best Buy, why not steal a cop car too? Police in Boynton Beach, Fla., said Candice Kelly, 33, did just that. While being questioned for shoplifting, a handcuffed Kelly managed to get behind the wheel of a police cruiser and take off. Two officers followed her in a second cruiser, and their chase ended with a fender bender between the two cop cars. When officers got out of their cruiser, they didn’t see Kelly, but they heard a man shouting nearby. They found him holding down Kelly in his front lawn. He said she had run into his house and he had wrestled her out. — Sun Sentinel

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