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Linthicum Heights woman gets stuck in glue project

THE BALTIMORE SUN

A Linthicum Heights woman didn't just get stuck with doing a weekend home improvement project - she got stuck in it.

Anne Arundel fire officials said the woman had to call for help after apparently losing her balance and falling into the tile glue she had spread while installing linoleum in her kitchen Sunday evening.

A team of paramedics arrived to find the woman stuck to a chair, in a cross-legged position and wearing undergarments, with a cordless phone glued to her hand, said Battalion Chief John M. Scholz, a fire department spokesman.

Paramedics used solvent to dissolve the glue and free the woman and said she had a sense of humor about her "sticky situation."

She apparently had fallen in the glue in the kitchen but didn't get stuck immediately. By the time she went to make a call from her home office, she realized she was stuck.

"She thought it was a hoot," said paramedic Keith Lefler. "She was very good about it and elated to be free finally."

Man robs elderly couple in den of their home

A gunman walked into the den of an elderly couple's home in Truxton Heights and robbed them Monday, Annapolis police said.

Anja Bury, 66, said she was in the den watching television, with her husband a few rooms away, when the man walked in about 10 p.m. and demanded her money and valuables.

Her husband, Frederick Bury, heard the voices and entered the room. The gunman took his wallet, his wife's purse with her keys, and jewelry.

The couple were not injured. "This was some stranger with a gun. It can happen to anyone," Anja Bury said.

The robber is described as black, in his late 30s to early 40s, clean shaven, about 6-feet, 3-inches tall and weighing 255 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-293-5421.

Gunman confronts clerk, robs Linthicum gas station

A robber who pulled a sawed-off shotgun from his pants held up the night attendant at a Linthicum gas station late Monday, county police reported.

The gunman walked into the Shell station in the 700 block of Nursery Road about 11:30 p.m., confronted the 49-year-old clerk and demanded money, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the county police robbery unit at 410-222-3465.

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