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  • Priddy's Colorado driver's license (9NEWS)

    Imagine you're a waitress, out with friends on a night off, when you lose your wallet. Cash, credit cards, driver's license—all gone. Your bank later informs you that checks are being issued in your name.

    It's a pain, but you carry on. Two weeks later, you're at work when four people walk in and sit in your section. They start ordering drinks. You ask to see their IDs. A woman in the group hands a driver's license to you. You look down, and it's yours.

    That is precisely what police in Colorado say happened to Brianna Priddy, a server at a Lakewood Applebee's.

    Priddy, though, didn't panic.

    "I handed it back to her and said, 'Sure, I'll be right back with your margarita,'" she told Denver's NBC affiliate.

    [Related: Applebee’s fires waitress who posted receipt from pastor]

    Priddy called the police, and tried to act normal while waiting for them to arrive.

    "I put on my server smile and tried to take care of them, but I was shaking like crazy," she said.

    When police arrived, the woman, whose name has not been released, was arrested on suspicion of theft, identity theft and criminal impersonation. Police also found narcotics in her possession.

    "Dumb criminal," Lakewood police spokesman Steve Davis told Denver's 9NEWS. "That's the first thing that comes to mind."

    Even dumber: the suspect is 26, Davis said.

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  • Woman finds $7,000, turns it right in

    Are people becoming more honest? It certainly seems so. A few weeks ago, a couple near the Golden Gate Bridge turned in a bag with more than $11,000 inside. Last week, an anonymous man returned a wallet with $800 cash. And today, we learn about an airport worker in Atlanta who found (and returned) an envelope stuffed with $7,000.

    Pamela North Hollowaay spoke with about how she stumbled upon the envelope stuffed with 70 $100 bills near the Park & Ride at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. "I showed the money to the [shuttle] driver, then I went right inside and turned it in right away."

    She continued: "I could've kept the money, but I didn't do that. I'm an honest citizen. I'm a taxpayer, and I believe in doing the right thing."

    After the envelope was in the hands of airport police, a man called to see if anyone had turned in the money. WSBTV reports that the man, later identified as a podiatrist from Alabama, was able to identify the writing on the envelope as well as

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  • Raw: Thousands of Sharks Swim Down Fla. CoastWPTV in Florida reports beaches in the Palm Beach area are closed, because thousands of sharks are swimming off the coast. NOTE: Video is silent. (March 6)

    Several beaches in South Florida are closed off to swimmers because thousands of sharks have been spotted swimming alongside the shoreline. WPTV reports that an estimated 15,000 sharks are migrating north using the currents of the Atlantic as part of their annual voyage home after heading south for the winter.

    The station says most of the sharks it has spotted so far appear to be spinner sharks, which are known for leaping out of the water and spinning in the air as they hunt their prey.

    And while swimmers are being kept out of the water during this especially crowded shark passing, one expert says we are actually much closer to the elusive predators than we might like to think.

    Florida Atlantic University shark researcher Steve Kajiura told TC Palm that during the months of January

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