Police in Lulea, Sweden, report that they detained a Norwegian man who was seen “stumbling about” drunk while wearing a Superman costume.
Police Officer Erik Kummu told the Swedish-language Norrbottenskuriren paper residents had reported a highly intoxicated man walking around the Storhedan shopping center late Wednesday night.
“He was seen stumbling about in a pretty drunk condition,” Kummu said. “It is dark up there and there are all kinds of little slopes and hills, so we had to see if he was in need of help.”
Kummu said the man was determined to be too intoxicated to take care of himself and was taken to the police station to sleep off his drunkenness.
The officer said the man was seen stumbling around drunkenly the next night wearing the same Superman costume and was reportedly kicked out of a restaurant.
He was not detained for a second time.
A 63-year-old Ontario woman is facing careless driving charges because she just couldn’t resist a good book.
On Tuesday an Innerkip officer was conducting a routine patrol on Highway 401 in the Woodstock area when he spotted a driver reading a book in plain sight while travelling at 100 km/hour.
Carmen Velocci has been charged with careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act.
Ontario Provincial Police said they laid dozens of traffic-related charges over the long weekend and say they are “reminding the public that impaired, distracted, and aggressive driving will not be tolerated.”
A 26-year-old Deepak Sandhar Singh from Hayward, California, is facing more than a dozen felony vandalism charges after he admitted slathering 150 headstones at a Union City cemetery with vegetable oil.
He told authorities that he merely intended to ward off evil spirits.
The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged Deepak Sandhar Singh on Friday with 15 counts of felony vandalism in connection with the defacing of grave markers at the Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park.
Singh told police he bought a two-gallon jug of soya bean oil from a local market and used it on the metal plates on the headstones because they “were evil” and needed to be purified with oil.
Singh also left small plastic figures, pieces of string and ribbons at several grave sites and was seen by grounds keepers moving flowers between headstones.
The damaged headstones were discovered on Thursday by cemetery workers. Singh was arrested on Friday and taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, where he later posted bail.
Chapel of the Chimes General Manager Harry Blakeman said that the headstones were all cleaned on Friday. Clean up costs were estimated at $5,000.
Blakeman said that it was the only time the cemetery had been vandalized in recent years.
A mother was arrested in front of her young children and had to spend the night in jail because she had not returned a Twilight book and DVD.
Lori Teel was arrested and handcuffed at her Portales, New Mexico home in front of her five small children on June 12.
She had borrowed $36 worth of library materials not returned since 2010.
Police had arrived at Mrs Teel’s home after receiving a call that her husband, Jimmy Teel, had assaulted someone, according to the Albuquerque Journal.
It was while they were at the couple’s house that Portales police realised there was a warrant out for Mrs Teel’s arrest for the missing young adult fiction and movie.
Her attorney, Eric Dixon, says arrest warrants were mailed last year to an address at which Mrs Teel hadn’t lived since childhood.
However, the mother of five was arrested all the same in front of her children, aged one through ten, and spent the night in the Roosevelt County Detention Centre.
She said: ‘My kids are still very emotional. They had to stay with a complete stranger.’ She was released the next day on a $610 bond.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon DVD and Stephanie Meyer’s novel Twilight both had a due date of October 5, 2010, but Mrs Teel said she couldn’t remember checking them out.
However, library records show that both items were checked out in her name.
A judge had placed a warrant for her arrest after she failed to show up in court, but records show that the court summons were sent to her childhood address.
Now the mother is suing the city.
Mr Dixon wrote in the tort claim: ‘Ms Teel and her small children have been traumatised, humiliated, embarrassed, subject to ridicule, and otherwise suffered pain and suffering and other damages as a result of this wrongful arrest.’
The Albuquerque Journal reported that charges against Mrs Teel were dropped earlier this week.
A 400-pound woman in Florida decided to strip down to her birthday suit while she sat on a bus bench in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday afternoon.
Patricia McCollum was arrested and charged with exposure of sexual organs in public and was initially held on a $100 bond.
The 52-year-old, who is currently homeless, was sitting buck naked on a bus bench at 3900 N. Ocean Blvd. She claims she was only trying to put on a different outfit.
“That’s why I was changing my clothes on the bus bench. I don’t have anywhere else to stay but bus benches,” McCollum said during a first appearance court hearing Thursday.
McCollum has a laundry list of petty offenses, according to documents.
This doesn’t seem to be McCollum’s first offense of this kind either, several officers in the past have observed and warned her about similar behavior.
The impromptu nudist, who uses a walker to stand, currently collects Social Security disability checks, according to her statements in court.
A couple were taken into custody in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after driving from a liquor store with their children strapped to the hood of the car with a tow strap.
Aaron Stefanski, father of three of the children and the driver of car, thought that it would be fun for the children to ride on the hood of the car. Jessica Clark, the parent of the fourth child allegedly assisted him with strapping the children the car.
The children, ages four, five, six and seven appeared unharmed and were quoted in the local paper as saying they agreed to do it because it sounded like fun.
Stefanski, 29, has been charged with neglect of a dependent, operating a vehicle while intoxicated and four counts of criminal recklessness. Clark, 29, has been charged with neglect of a dependent.
Child Protective Services is investigating possible child neglect.