State police are looking for a Pennsylvania man who allegedly scammed a Grand Island resident out of a mint condition, 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card worth $2,500.
William Krebs of Elsie Lane said he was selling baseball cards in the Niagara Falls Convention & Civic Center Saturday when the suspect, a Bradford, Pa., resident, purchased two Mickey Mantle cards, circa 1951 and 1952, from him for $3,500, using a line of credit check, police said.
On Sunday, the man returned the two cards to Krebs, saying he changed his mind and had put a hold on the check. When Krebs looked at the cards, however, he told police that the 1952 card he sold the man had been switched with another one that was in poor condition and worth only between $700 and $1,000, police said.
Flock of pheasants leads to accident
WHEATFIELD -- A motorist was injured Wednesday morning when she stopped her car to protect a small flock of pheasants on Nash Road and was struck from behind by another vehicle, Sheriff's Deputy Michael Messina said.
Constance L. Anthony, 49, of Townline Road, Sanborn, was treated for a neck injury in St. Joseph Hospital in Cheektowaga, Messina said. The second driver, Donna D. Hayes, 53, said she was treated for a neck injury by her family doctor, Messina said.
The accident occurred at 7:20 a.m. when Ms. Anthony saw several pheasants in the middle of the road on Nash about a quarter-mile south of Errick Road. When she stopped her car, she was struck by Ms. Hayes' car, Messina said.