Possible meteor lights up California night sky

Possible meteor lights up California night skyiStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — A dazzling display of what appeared to be a meteor flashing across the night sky in California sent social media users into a frenzy on Monday night.

Southern California residents reported seeing a bright green light in the sky that lasted for several seconds on Monday evening, according to ABC affiliate KABC.

One woman posted a video on Twitter that appeared to capture the meteor lighting up the sky behind her.

East Lake #SanDiego #Meteor @ABC7 @Daledemi19 pic.twitter.com/2bujXekrKR

— Faye Heddings (@heddingsfaye) April 11, 2017

Some mistook the flash for an airplane crash in Hesperia, California, but no wreckage was reported, KABC said.

That was a rad little flash in the sky to end band practice, San Diego. #meteor pic.twitter.com/ktSmpA2C0i

— David Eli Martin (@davidmartin08) April 11, 2017

Other Twitter users suspected that it could have been the result of some of military activity in the area, but the U.S. Department of Defense downplayed that possibility.

If you were lucky enough to see the meteor tonight, you can report it to @amsmeteors 🤓: https://t.co/ljHfwjFC4x pic.twitter.com/jZ8z93Avp0

— THE L.A. SCENE (@TheLAScene) April 11, 2017

The bright light was reported across southern California at around 9 p.m. local time and was spotted as far east as Arizona.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Read more

Thieves ram stolen truck into Florida gun shop, make off with guns and ammo in daring heist

Thieves ram stolen truck into Florida gun shop, make off with guns and ammo in daring heistiStock/Thinkstock(ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla.) — Police are searching for a group of thieves who drove a pickup truck through the front of a Florida gun shop and robbed it on Sunday.

The Zephyrhills, Florida Police Department released surveillance footage of the robbery on Monday, showing the pick-up truck barreling through the front of the Sunshine State Armory at around 2 a.m. Sunday.

Need public’s help solving burglary at Sunshine State Armory at 2:15AM on 4/9/17. Call ZPD at (813) 780-0050 w/info. https://t.co/CRlucgiGne pic.twitter.com/mdDKNDNmb4

— Zephyrhills Police (@ZephyrhillsPD) April 10, 2017

At least three suspects stole an “unknown amount of firearms and ammunition,” before fleeing the scene, the department said.

The truck was later found burned in a wooded area nearby, according to police.

Police are offering a $2,500 reward for any information that leads to arrests in the case.

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Read more