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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A Mobile County woman’s Halloween fun turned into a medical emergency. Part of her costume took a frightening turn. 

Anna Tew was ready to start creeping around in the dark this coming Halloween in her new zombie costume. But she’s the one who got the scare when she realized her fangs weren’t going anywhere. 

It cost Anna Tew nearly $3 to finish her transformation into the undead. But the expense grew when her fake teeth wouldn’t come out. 

“I was trying to remove them then because they were just tight,” Tew told WKRG.  Tew used the glue that came with the teeth, however, the adhesive wasn’t temporary. 

Tew says, “It went on and on and I was trying to get them out, and after it was over with, I tried until it was like 2 o’clock this morning. They wouldn’t budge.” Tew continued, “I even took a pair of wire clippers and cut the tips off of those.” She says she was in excruciating pain but wasn’t sure whether to go to the emergency room. Eventually, she found an emergency dentist who could help. 

“He talked about drilling. They had a saw, talked about taking [them] off in sections, and they couldn’t numb it because they were scared they would actually pull my teeth out,” said Tew. “So he went in and picked and pulled and I squealed like a baby and they got them out.”

Dr. John Murphy was able to rescue Tew’s teeth Saturday at his office at the Alabama Family Dental. 

“Just the natural state of your teeth, and your gums can sometimes cause something to adhered and get stuck,” Dr. Murphy explains.

Tew says she learned a lesson and one she hopes to save others from. Tew says she will never use them again. 

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – A gas station surveillance camera captured video of a driver backing into a pump and starting a large fire.

Mobile Police say the man did it on purpose. A manager says the man was mad because the station had just closed and he couldn’t get gas.

The fire happened just after 11:00 p.m. Sunday. Police say 27-year-old Ernest Parker backed his vehicle into the pump at the Spirit gas station at Schillinger and Old Shell.

Parker was arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal mischief.

In the surveillance video, a worker’s husband can be seen rushing to the fire with an extinguisher to try and put it out.

Firefighters eventually arrived to get the fire under control.

Thursday morning, caution tape was draped around the area where the damaged pump was removed.


MOBILE, Ala (WKRG) – In a Facebook post shared more than 2,000 times, a Mobile woman claims she was kicked out of The Shoppes at Bel Air because of her shorts.

In the post Gabrielle Gibson writes:

I was literally harassed and kicked out of the Bellair mall in Mobile, AL today because of what I’m wearing. Apparently grown men couldnt contain themselves so I get kicked out. Security officer J. Mathis initiated that he was looking at my ass cheeks and it was a problem. Dont look at my ass then theres a thought? As well security officer Davis and head of security Jim chavis were extremely rude and completely unprofessional about the situation. I told them i have bigger thighs and its just to hot for jeans that I cant help they ride up a bit. It doesnt bother me then it shouldnt bother you. They went as far as to threaten to call a police officer. From what i seen today everyone had short shorties on. I mean come on its August and 100° outside. I dont know why i was pinpointed. Im just disgusted with the behavior of all these people. I was just having a good time trying to look around. Everyone can share this. This whole incident has made me embarrassed.

Edit: #slutwalk 
#share #belairmall #mobile

She also shared a link to a Facebook event called “Bel Air Mall “Daisy Duke” SlutWalk” where women are being asked to come to the mall in their “Daisy Dukes” on Aug. 4.

Ok ladies – it’s time to bring out the booty shorts and crop tops (if you’re feeling it.) One gorgeous young woman was SHAMED and ASKED TO LEAVE because her shorts were “too short.” I have personally worn shorts shorter than what she wore and walked past security and police and no one said one word. It’s summertime. In South Alabama. It’s hot. WEAR WHAT YOU WANT. Don’t allow anyone to shame you for what you choose to wear. We’re banding together to support our sister in solidarity – women’s bodies are not shameful. We shouldn’t be forced to cover up because men can’t control themselves. Bring your ass (literally) and descend on Bel Air with us. Share with your friends! #SistersInSolidarity #StopShaming#WhatIWearDoesntEqualConsent

WISH-TV’s sister station WKRG has reached out to the Shoppes at Bel Air for comment and is waiting to hear back from their corporate offices. 

MOBILE, Ala (WKRG) — Police say a couple was caught on camera trying to steal nearly $1,000 in school supplies from a Mobile Office Depot. When a clerk tried to stop them, they turned on the clerk, shooting the clerk with pepper spray.

It happened Sunday at the Office Depot at 3500 Highway 90 West. Police say the thieves were driving a brown 90s Crown Victoria with dents all over and a bungee cord holding the trunk shut.

Descriptions from police: Female: White, 5’5 and approx 130 pounds, short brown hair, bloodshot eyes, acne/sores on face, tattoos on chest, black short sleeve shirt, white shorts, white tennis shoes and armed with pepper spray

Male: White, 6’1-6’2 approx 185-200 pounds, short brown hair, black short sleeve shirt, black tennis shoes and camo pants

Police say they will both be charged with robbery and illegal use of a chemical defense spray once they are identified.

SARALAND, Ala. (WKRG) — Saraland Police are investigating a wild rampage in the lobby of Walmart. The incident was caught on camera.

The video shows a young man throwing things in the store and yelling while he’s doing it. At one point he grunts loudly as he tosses a tire towards the front door. There’s more noise as he disappears behind the closing doors for a moment. Then the door reopens while customers look on. 

The young man walks over to a wheelchair and screams, “All I did is ask that you don’t mess with me,” as he flips the wheelchair over. 

The person who shot this video said it happened Monday. 

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A LeFlore High School senior was in the hospital and could not walk the stage with her fellow Class of 2018 Monday. At least not in person, anyway.

Thanks to the partnership between the Mobile County Public School System and USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital, Cynthia Pettway was able to virtually “walk” across the stage using a robot fully cloaked in a cap and gown.

“She has worked very hard to get here and was devastated… So when we introduced this idea to her… Took us a little while to convince her that although she couldn’t be here physically, she could be here remotely… And after that she got on board and was very excited about it,” said Stephanie Maddox with MCPSS. 

The school system says Pettway had more than 40 family members and friends gathered in a conference room at the hospital to watch the graduation broadcast live.

You could hear the crowd at the Mitchell Center cheer as the robot took the stage in the video provided by MCPSS.