Only in America
■ A man who tried to rob a California Starbucks is suing the customer who stopped him for using “excessive force.” Ryan Flores was threatening the cashier with a knife and fake gun when customer Cregg Jerri hit him with a chair. Flores then stabbed Jerri in the neck, but Jerri seized the knife and stabbed Flores repeatedly. “The guy, in my opinion, went from a Good Samaritan to a vigilante,” said Flores’ mother.
■ A Texas judge instructed a jury that God had advised him that a defendant was not guilty. State District Judge Jack Robison called jurors out of deliberation to tell them of his revelation. The jury convicted the defendant anyway, but Robison said he has no regrets. “When God tells me to do something,” he said, “I gotta do it.”