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Man with 1st name ‘God’ sues agency

NEW YORK — A New York City man claims that a credit reporting agency falsely reported he had no financial history because his first name is God.

According to the New York Post, God Gazarov of Brooklyn says in a lawsuit that Equifax has refused to correct its system to recognize his name as legitimate.

He says an Equifax customer service representative even suggested that he change his name to resolve the issue.

Gazarov is a Russian native who is named after his grandfather. The 26-year-old owns a Brighton Beach jewelry store and is a graduate of Brooklyn College.

Crocodile caught wandering in mall

ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Don’t shed any tears for a crocodile that was captured wandering outside a pet store at a Northern California shopping mall.

California Fish and Wildlife officials have taken custody of the croc, are feeding it rainbow trout and will likely donate it to a zoo.

Police say the crocodile was apparently left outside the Roseville store by someone who didn’t want it anymore.

The animal had grown to 4-feet long, and its jaws had been wrapped shut with heavy-duty tape. There was a note identifying it as a Nile crocodile and requesting someone “call rescue.”

Police say no one was hurt Wednesday when the animal was picked up with the help of a catch pole typically used to nab stray dogs.

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