Lede exercise for Comm 421

Re-write these complicated ledes by making them simpler while following rules from syllabus and class:

A 41 year old woman, Cathy Smith, who lives in Bexley, was arrested by Columbus PD after she left her 2-year old female child in her Jeep for 3 hours Sat. afternoon at Polaris Fashion Place Mall while she shopped for clothes for herself and ate lunch with friends. Happened last Saturday.


A group of sophomore students at OSU who reside in Drackett tower dorm were caught stealing city property such as traffic cones and traffic signs, as well as stealing University property including office chairs and desks, while they were intoxicated at around 11 pm on Friday, according to Columbus and OSU PD.


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