Digital Producer- St. Louis Business Journal
Some may call it an accident, but by most accounts, Kenneth J. Stokes, of Norwood, Mass., is a lucky man.
The episode began when the man, Clinton Alford, 22, was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk in Los Angeles and a man ordered him to stop. But Alford did not stop because the man did not identify himself as a police officer, the Times writes. Alford said someone grabbed the back of the bike, and he jumped off and ran.
The man, Zale Thompson, 32, was shot and killed Thursday when he reportedly attacked a group of rookie officers with a hatchet, critically injuring one. An errant bullet hit a female passer-by.
Reporter- Boston Business Journal
How many Americans have been victims of identity theft? According to a new FindLaw.com survey, 29 percent of U.S. adults say they’ve had their identity stolen. What’s more, about 10 percent say they’ve been hit by identity theft twice.
Identity theft can include everything from having personal data stolen by a computer virus to the theft of credit cards and IDs from a purse or wallet, and can result in serious damage to a person’s finances, credit, and quality of life.
What did the survey discover about identity theft victims, and what can you do to protect your own identity?