Nice Tuesday, 19 Action News Gets Action, Man Dies After Eating Roaches

Freeze warnings continue for counties away from the lakeshore through 9am. This afternoon will be a little warmer with clear skies. It will not be as cold tonight with the clouds increasing and the wind picking up out of the south. Showers will arrive out ahead of a cold front Wednesday morning. Expect the rain to linger into the early afternoon. The end of the week will be mainly dry with a weak clipper system moving through Thursday night into Friday.

Disabled veteran Ken Blackmon was without his specially equipped van after it was stolen at East 74th Street and Wade Park Avenue. The theft, which happened in the middle of the night last weekend, was caught on video by a security camera. However, the picture is taken from a distance and the camera, which does not record continuously, did not catch the bad guy getting in the van. Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority police reviewed security tapes and have interviewed people.  Monday, a community activist called 19 Action News reported Ed Gallek and said he had seen the van. He called CMHA Police, and they were able to locate the vehicle. They're still waiting to give Blackmon the good news.

Florida Police are investigating a case in which a Florida man died after eating dozens of cockroaches and worms as part of a contest.  Edward Archbold, 32, took part in the contest at a reptile store in Deerfield Friday night. The winner would get a python.  Police say Archbold won the contest, but started throwing up afterward. He later collapsed in front of the store and was taken to a hospital, where he died. "They were giving away a really expensive snake, so, you know, people do what they have to do, I guess. But it's a little, not my cup of tea for sure," said a witness. The store owner says the contestants had to sign a waiver saying they are sober and don't have allergies to shellfish, which have similar allergens to cockroaches.

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager