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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1994 | Associated Press
A sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man in a ski mask who was walking around a campground wielding a hammer. Two deputies were called to KOA Kampgrounds on Thursday because residents complained that the man was acting strangely and scaring them. "The deputies attempted to talk him into putting the hammer down," said San Joaquin County Sheriff's spokesman Mike Esau. "He walked toward them, holding the hammer above his head in an attack manner."
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SPORTS
February 6, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia -- Russian snowboarder Alexey Sobolev crashed near the end of his second run at Thursday morning's slopestyle qualification round at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. However, not all of the questions from reporters afterward were about his performance. After his run, he held up his board in the finish area, waiting for his scores, and quite visible to the TV cameras was a design on his snowboard of a knife-wielding woman wearing a ski mask, which is what the members of the feminist punk rock band Pussy Riot wear when they perform.
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NEWS
December 19, 1987 | Associated Press
A city sewer worker accused of being the "Ski Mask Rapist" was arraigned Friday on 101 felony counts as he listened from an adjoining room guarded by bailiffs. George Anthony Sanchez, 26, faces a maximum penalty of 625 years plus life in prison if he is convicted on all counts, according to Alan W. Nudelman, supervising prosecutor for the Santa Clara County district attorney's office.
NEWS
October 31, 2013 | By Saba Hamedy
A man could be charged with attempted murder of a peace officer, authorities said, after he allegedly fired shots at two L.A. County deputies during a traffic stop on the 60 Freeway in Industry. At about 10:25 p.m. on Wednesday, the deputies were trying to conduct a traffic stop when 20-year-old Jesus Navarro failed to yield, L.A. County sheriff's Sgt. Jeffrey Kim said. “At that point, the deputies saw a flash of light and then heard gunshots and realized they were being shot at,” Kim said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1995 | PAUL ELIAS
A bandit wearing a black ski mask and brandishing a semiautomatic handgun robbed a Westlake bank Thursday morning, officials said. The robbery occurred about 11 a.m. at the Coast Federal Bank on Agoura Road, according to Gary Auer of the FBI. The robber entered the bank, produced a 9 millimeter handgun and ordered a customer to the floor before jumping over the counter and robbing two tellers, Auer said. The gunman escaped on foot and no injuries were reported.
NEWS
March 8, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
George Sanchez, known as the "ski mask rapist," was found guilty Tuesday by a Superior Court judge of 115 crimes against women in nine Bay Area communities. The 27-year-old sewage worker faced multiple charges of rape, oral copulation, assault and burglary. The victims were 26 women, ranging in age from 16 to 83, from February, 1985, to November, 1987.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1988
A man wearing a ski mask and carrying a rifle robbed a Tustin gas station of an unknown amount of cash early Tuesday, police said. A car pulled into Ben's Chevron at 13922 Redhill Ave. about 2:27 a.m. The passenger, wearing a ski mask, got out of the car and confronted the attendant in the service bay. The suspect "pointed the rifle at (the attendant) and told him to open up the cash register," Tustin Police Lt. Houston Williams said.
NEWS
December 26, 1987 | STEVE WILSTEIN, Associated Press Writer
The "Ski Mask Rapist" case could be grist for one of Police Chief Joseph McNamara's best-selling cop novels. Laced with as much sex, violence, and mystery as McNamara's "Fatal Command" and "The First Directive," the ski mask case is unfolding as a tale of cool detective work marred by blunders and discord at the highest ranks of the police force.
NEWS
June 23, 1994 | CARLA HALL and ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As police released new details of a stormy encounter between a jealous O.J. Simpson and his ex-wife late last year, lawyers defending the football legend were allowed to examine detailed evidence in the double murder case against him, including coroner's photos, tissue and blood samples and tapes of an unusual three-hour interview he gave investigators the day after the killings.
NATIONAL
September 29, 2010 | By Richard Fausset and Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
A student disguised with a ski mask and armed with an AK-47 assault rifle terrorized the University of Texas at Austin on Tuesday, firing a number of shots on campus before killing himself on the sixth floor of the main library, authorities said. No other injuries were reported, but the event shook the sprawling campus, which was the site of one of the most notorious school shootings in American history. In 1966, troubled student Charles Whitman shot and killed 14 people and injured more than 30 from the observation deck of the university's iconic tower.
SPORTS
August 14, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Tony Romo became the highest paid player in Dallas Cowboys history this off-season when he signed a contract extension worth $108 million over six years. Presumably it was all legally done, with all the proper forms signed by both parties. But in the eyes of former Houston defensive lineman Travis Johnson, the Cowboys quarterback has been robbing the team ever since he became a starter back in 2006. "He is a thief," Johnson said of Romo during a segment on CSN Houston. "They need to bring him up on federal charges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
A man shot and wounded by police officers in Harbor City on Wednesday night was wearing a mask and suspected of preparing to commit a robbery, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Around 6:40 p.m., plainclothes officers saw a man in a ski mask they believed was preparing to commit a crime near Pacific Coast Highway and Belle Porte Avenue in Harbor City, the LAPD said. When uniformed officers arrived on scene and got out of their police car, the masked man turned toward them with his arms extended in a shooting stance, said  LAPD Lt.  Andy Neiman.  The man was shot and immediately transported to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, Neiman said.
HEALTH
June 5, 2013 | By Andrew Gastelum
There's good news. And then there's bad news. And Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett isn't really sure where his current situation lands him. Beckett will be shut down from pitching over the next four weeks, during which he will undergo “aggressive rehabilitation” and then determine whether he will pitch again this season or have season-ending surgery. “Surgery is Plan F,” Beckett said. “You always want to avoid surgery if you can. We are going to try a lot of different things in the next four weeks to try to reassess things.” The righty was in Dallas over the last three days seeing a specialist to examine the nerve irritation and numbness in his fingers over the last few weeks.
NATIONAL
October 4, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
A Connecticut man who shot his 15-year-old son to death will allow police to investigate the boy's computer and phone in the search for answers after the shooting , his attorney said. The man, Jeffrey Giuliano, told police he had gone outside about 1 a.m. on Sept. 27 after his sister had called him about a man lurking outside her home dressed in black and wearing a ski mask. The brother and sister live next door in New Fairfield, Conn. Authorities said the masked person, holding a shiny object, approached Giuliano in a threatening manner.
NATIONAL
September 28, 2012 | By Tina Susman
A man shot and killed a masked intruder apparently trying to break into his sister's home in suburban Connecticut, only to discover the suspected burglar was his own 15-year-old son, police said. It was not clear why the teenager, Tyler Giuliano, was lurking outside his aunt's home at about 1 a.m. Thursday dressed all in black and wearing a ski mask. Police say the aunt, who was home alone, called her brother -- Tyler's father, Jeffrey Giuliano -- who lives next door. The elder Giuliano rushed from his home with a loaded gun and opened fire on the masked individual, who confronted him with what appeared to be a weapon in his hand, according to police.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2011 | By Steve Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
On a sunny summer afternoon in downtown Manhattan, several uniformed cops are nervously pacing outside a police station. Inside, a hostage situation is brewing. A sinister-looking man hovers in the corner while a police officer lies on the ground. Across the hall, a tall man with a ski mask threatens two detectives. Scared and confused, the officer on the floor reaches for his revolver and squeezes off a round. Then the director yells cut. The incidents aren't part of a New York City crime scene; instead, they represent key moments in an episode of the CBS thriller "Person of Interest," which offers a dark and conspiracy-minded view of the country's biggest metropolis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 2011 | By Richard Winton and Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
Two men were shot by a masked gunman as they stood smoking cigarettes in front of a nightclub in Little Tokyo early Saturday morning, police said. Los Angeles Police Lt. Paul Vernon said both victims were in critical condition after surgery following the shooting outside Vault XXI Boutique Lounge, at 333 S. Alameda St. "We're lucky more people were not injured in this attack," Vernon said. "It appears the victims were targeted by the suspect as they stood at the entrance to the nightclub.
NEWS
December 24, 1986
Police arrested a paroled sex offender in connection with the attempted rape of a Stanford University graduate student on campus. Abel E. Adams, 29, of Fairfield, was booked on a charge of assault with intent to commit rape in an attack on the 27-year-old woman, police said. The woman said she was walking near the Stanford Arboretum when a man wearing a ski mask forced her into nearby bushes. She said she fought off the attacker, escaped and hailed a passing motorist for help.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 2011 | By Richard Winton and Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
Two men were shot by a masked gunman as they stood smoking cigarettes in front of a nightclub in Little Tokyo early Saturday morning, police said. Los Angeles Police Lt. Paul Vernon said both victims were in critical condition after surgery following the shooting outside Vault XXI Boutique Lounge, at 333 S. Alameda St. "We're lucky more people were not injured in this attack," Vernon said. "It appears the victims were targeted by the suspect as they stood at the entrance to the nightclub.
NATIONAL
September 29, 2010 | By Richard Fausset and Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
A student disguised with a ski mask and armed with an AK-47 assault rifle terrorized the University of Texas at Austin on Tuesday, firing a number of shots on campus before killing himself on the sixth floor of the main library, authorities said. No other injuries were reported, but the event shook the sprawling campus, which was the site of one of the most notorious school shootings in American history. In 1966, troubled student Charles Whitman shot and killed 14 people and injured more than 30 from the observation deck of the university's iconic tower.
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