Mick's Morning News: 09.26.18

Lawyer For Plane Theft Suspect Wants Mental Evaluation For Client  (Sharpes, FL) -- The lawyer for a man accused of trying to steal an airplane hopes a doctor can get to the bottom of what led to his client's actions. Nishal Sankat's lawyer recently announced he wants the 22-year-old FIT student to get a mental evaluation. Sankat is on suicide watch at the Brevard County Jail Complex in Sharpes. He was arrested last week for trying to steal an Airbus at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport.

Naked Man Arrested At Chick-Fil-A  (Palm Coast, FL) -- A man is facing charges after a bizarre incident at a Flagler County Chick-fil-A. Deputies arrested Palm Coast 30-year-old Cory Hatzl after he was found naked this week on Palm Coast Parkway. Deputies say witnesses told them Hatzl was naked when he started running after a bicyclist, and he yelled at people to look at him. The charges against Hatzl include disorderly conduct, but deputies did not say what caused him to act that way.

Teen Robbery Suspect Arrested  (Orlando, FL) -- A man accused of targeting delivery drivers for robberies is off the streets. Orange County deputies recently arrested 19-year-old Adrian Gomez for the armed robberies of two delivery drivers, a taxi driver and a man he met online. All four incidents took place in the last two weeks. No one was hurt, but Gomez is accused of stealing hundreds of dollars in cash, 800 dollars worth of sneakers, an iPhone and a watch.

Lifetime Movie Based On Tampa Woman's Ordeal  (Tampa, FL) -- The life-threatening ordeal a Tampa woman went through will be the subject an upcoming TV movie. Lifetime this Sunday night will air 'Believe Me: the Lisa McVey Story.' In the 1980s, the then 17-year-old was kidnapped by serial killer Bobby Joe Long, but she was the only one of his kidnapping victims to survive. She's now an SRO in Hillsborough County, and she recently told Fox 13 News she's the voice for all of Long's victims and will be until the day he's executed.

NASA Spots Its Silent Mars Rover In Photo  (Houston, TX) -- The Mars rover Opportunity is still silent, but no longer lost. NASA spotted the robot on Tuesday in a high-resolution photo taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The rover went silent on June 11th when a global dust storm swept around the planet. That blocked out the sun keeping the batteries on board from recharging. NASA officials say the skies are clearing but the rover is still asleep. The robot is on the slopes of Perseverance Valley. It was making its way down the slopes when the storm started. It arrived on Mars in 2004 and was expected to survive for only a few months. While unlikely, technicians are sending signals in the blind hope that it is able to reset its internal clock and resume communications.

President Starts Riding In New $1.5 Million Limo  (New York, NY) -- President Trump is riding around New York in a new one-point-five-million dollar Cadillac limo. Nicknamed like its predecessor, The Beast, it weighs 20-thousand pounds and is designed to survive nearly every type of possible attack. It also has a fridge filled with blood of the same type as the president and has a number of James Bond-type features, including being able to create a smokescreen or an oil slick to thwart any pursuit. The Secret Service also took delivery of an identical car that usually travels with The Beast to make it harder for anyone to target the President.

TODAY IN HISTORY:

2005, U.S. soldier Lynndie England was found guilty of abusing prisoners at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. England was featured in a number of pictures one of which showed her posing holding a leash tethered to the neck of a naked prisoner.

1990, the Motion Picture Association of America announced the new NC-17 rating.

1986, William H. Rehnquist was sworn in as the 16th chief justice of the United States. Antonin Scalia was sworn in as the 103rd member of the Supreme Court.

1969, the "Brady Bunch" debuted on ABC.

1960, the first televised presidential debate took place between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy.

1789, Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first Secretary of State.

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