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WEIRD NEWS: Blogger's Police Standoff, Cheesecake Factory Bathroom Robbery

Patch brings you weird news headlines of the week from Maryland.

Annapolis Man Charged with Threatening to Open Fire in Library
Police say John Joseph Marchesikie, 73, claims to have been "just playing" when said he would "blow this place up."


Someone stole a GPS, flashlights and an alcohol ignition device worth a total of $1,450 from an unlocked vehicle in the parking lot of Rudds Pest Control on Friday, according to police.


AF James MacArthur, who blogs as the Baltimore Spectator, live streamed negotiations during a standoff with Baltimore police in Waverly on Saturday night. MacArthur surrendered peacefully, police said.

Prisoner Charged with Attempted Murder in Struggle With Police Officer at St. Joseph
A 30-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder in an apparent escape attempt in which a police offer was grazed by a bullet at St. Joseph Medical Center.

Police: Man Robbed in Cheesecake Factory Bathroom
Howard County police report a man was robbed by two men inside the bathroom of the Cheesecake Factory on Wednesday afternoon.

Missing Man Found Dead in Trunk of Car in Parking Lot
Maryland State Police are investigating a possible homicide of a missing Frederick County man whose body was found Monday in the trunk of his car parked in a Montgomery County lot.

Alleged Remains of Wife's Buried Body Approved for Trial Evidence
Remains found buried in concrete underneath a shed in an Elkridge backyard can be used as evidence in the state’s trial against Robert Jarrett Jr., a judge ruled Monday. 

Editor's note: This feature appears on several Patch.com sites across Maryland.

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