Priest in underwear chased molested boy down street

The Portland Oregonian sets this story with a compelling lede:


It was close to midnight Sunday when Woodburn resident James Curths saw the 12-year-old boy running down the street toward him. Curths said the child, panting and out of breath, begged for help, telling him a man was chasing him.

Moments later, a man rounded the corner wearing only underwear. He stood a short distance away, trying to wave the boy over as Curths and his sister-in-law prepared to drive the boy to relatives.

Turns out the man in underwear was 46-year-old Angel Armando Perez, priest at St. Luke in Salem, Ore. He may have taken cell phone pictures of the alleged molestation.

In any event Perez, who said the incident was brought on by too much drink, has been charged with a host of sex crimes and DUI.

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Underwear thief prowling Pasadena

I don’t know the full details of this story, but it’s among several proposed to run in the Star-News Thursday morning. Here’s what we will report:

A local burglar has been rummaging through some upper class Pasadena homes, but he is not after jewels or gold. This thief has been stealing women’s underwear and fleeing the scene, police and residents say.

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