Today’s Weird Crime Links September 24, 2012

On September 24, 2012, in Weird Crime Digest, by CrimeWatch

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  • Woman reports theft of green mushroom growing in her front lawn
    An Athens, Georgia, woman reported that 15 pots and a green mushroom were stolen from her yard and garage according to an Athens-Clarke County Police report. The woman told police that some of her pots and a salmon steamer were missing from her carport. She told police that she had been saving the pots for [...]
  • Police officer fatally shot wheelchair-bound one-armed, one-legged man ‘armed’ with a pen
    A schizophrenic double amputee waving a pen from his wheelchair was fatally shot early on Saturday by a Houston, Texas, police officer, authorities said. Police were called to the personal care home at around 2 a.m. because resident Brian Claunch had become agitated after his caretaker refused to give him a soda and a cigarette, [...]
  • Deputies find attempted burglar asleep on floor
    Sheriff’s deputies in Oregon who were responding to a burglary call, say that they found a 20-year-old man asleep on the kitchen floor of the home. The Washington County sheriff’s office says that the homeowner discovered the sleeping stranger early Friday. Deputies arrived to find Cristian Villarreal-Castillo, who had in his pockets small electronic devices [...]
  • Brothers arrested for video game brawl
    Two brothers from Wisconsin were arrested after a game of “Madden NFL” turned into a physical altercation, police said. Michael Mayweather, 21, and Abrey Mayweather, 19, were playing a game of “Madden NFL” Monday in Abrey’s Racine apartment when Michael became upset about losing and his brother’s name calling. Residents of the apartment building Abrey [...]
  • Man faces jail sentence for having sex with abandoned sofa
    A 46-year-old Waukesha man is facing charges after an off-duty police officer jogging through the Pebble Valley neighbourhood found the man having sex with an abandoned sofa, according to a criminal complaint. Gerard P. Streator was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court, Wisconsin, on Thursday with one count of lewd and lascivious behaviour. If convicted, [...]
  • Oil-soaked underpants-clad burglars escaped with gold and cash
    Three burglars, clad in just underpants and their bodies soaked in oil, escaped with 80 sovereigns of gold worth about 19 lakh (£22,000, $35,000) and 2 lakh (£2,300, $3,750) in cash from a house in Ponneri, about 55km from Chennai, India, on Monday night after assaulting the owner. Police said the burglars broke the iron [...]
  • Iranian cleric hospitalised by ‘badly veiled’ woman
    An Iranian cleric said he was beaten by a woman in the northern province of Semnan after giving her a warning for being “badly covered.” Hojatoleslam Ali Beheshti said he encountered the woman in the street while on his way to the mosque in the town of Shahmirzad, and asked her to cover herself up, [...]
  • Man faked brain injury to get caregiver to change his soiled underwear
    A New Hampshire, man with a record for faking a brain injury so unsuspecting in-home nurses would change his underwear has been arrested again for attempting a similar ruse. Eric Carrier, 24, was charged by Hampton police on a single felony count of attempt to commit indecent exposure. Carrier’s latest arrest comes roughly a year [...]
  • Ketchup caused fear and alarm
    A man in Scotland has appeared before Perth Sheriff court accused of causing fear and alarm by spraying tomato sauce. Jamie Green, 29, is alleged to have shouted and sworn and sprayed tomato sauce over kitchen worktops at an address in Perth on the 20th of August. He also faces three other charges, two of [...]
  • New York inmates sue over lack of dental floss
    Eleven inmates in a suburban New York jail have sued their prison for $500m (£300m) and access to dental floss, saying they are losing their teeth. In a civil rights lawsuit filed on 10 September, the inmates say they are suffering cavities and pain because they are unable to floss. Deputy Correction Commissioner Justin Pruyne [...]
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Today’s Weird Crime Links September 21, 2012

On September 21, 2012, in Weird Crime Digest, by CrimeWatch

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  • Sentence reduced for killer in bizarre ‘wee stab’ case
    A Scottish man’s 10-year jail term for a bizarre killing has been cut by two years on appeal. Colin McFarlane, 50, and Mark Gallagher, 37, had struck a deal to end a feud after Mr Gallagher appeared in court charged with stabbing McFarlane’s son. The men met behind the pavilion of a park in Alexandria, [...]
  • Hot sauce tantrum ends in arrest
    Police in Michigan said a woman squirted a convenience store clerk with ketchup because she was angry about a lack of hot sauce. Troy police said the Pontiac woman became angry and squirted the clerk with ketchup around 1:22 a.m. Tuesday because there was no hot sauce for her nachos. “When a Troy Officer pulled [...]
  • Thief brings a knife to a beer fight (video)
    A knife-wielding robber was no match for a convenience store clerk who armed himself with cans of beer. On Tuesday, a man, later identified as Steven Paul Larson entered a Citgo gas station in Port Orange, Florida. Security camera footage shows Larson enter the store with a shirt over his head, waving a knife and [...]
  • Man who hacked student election site, changed it to ‘erection’ is fined
    A former Western University graduate student in Canada who hacked into the students’ union election site last February has been fined and granted a conditional discharge. 23-year-old Keith Horwood pleaded guilty Thursday to intercepting computer functions and mischief to data for successfully breaching the University Students’ Council election website on election night. He posted remarks [...]
  • KFC customer goes on rampage after being refused a bargain bucket (video)
    A KFC restaurant was driven into and two vehicles, including a police car, were repeatedly rammed when staff refused to serve a bargain bucket to an irate ‘drive-though’ customer because they were closed. Hugh Brown, 50, flipped out and went on the rampage with his car when staff at KFC in Oakley Road, Corby refused [...]
  • Man accused of causing fear and alarm by being aggressive with a black pudding
    A 47-year-old Scottish man has appeared before Perth Sheriff court accused of causing fear and alarm by being aggressive with a black pudding. Bradley Davidson is alleged to have behaved in a threatening and abusive manner before hurling the blood sausage across a room. Mr Davidson denied the charge and the case will be heard [...]
  • Jail for pirate lady who stole passenger ferry
    A drunken woman in England stole a passenger ferry on the River Dart in Devon and shouted ‘I’m Jack Sparrow’ and ‘I’m a pirate’ as she drifted away from police on the shore. 51-year-old Alison Whelan had been on a two-day bender drinking Lambrini and eating hallucinogenic plants when she sought late-night shelter with a [...]
  • Woman accused of shoplifting beer, feminine cream and Alka-Seltzer
    A Florida woman’s grocery shopping trip ended at the Land O’ Lakes jail after deputies say she tried to walk out of a Holiday Sweetbay without paying for her beer, feminine cream and heartburn tablets. According to a Pasco County complaint affidavit, Janet Lynnette Dolinger of Holiday, Florida, was observed concealing a four-pack of a [...]
  • Police arrest man with bags of women’s and girls’ underwear … and pornography in his hat
    Police are seeking information regarding a 30-year-old Glendale, California, man who was allegedly in possession of more than a dozen pieces of women’s and girls’ underwear. Detectives believe the man, Fernando Oureoles, stole underwear because he gave inconsistent statements when questioned about having the clothing, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. Police are asking anyone [...]
  • Man arrested for shoving green tomato in wife’s mouth
    60-year-old Dennis Eskew of Bozeman, Montana, has been arrested for partner/family member assault after police say he shoved a green tomato in his wife’s mouth. On Monday, Sept. 17, Eskew’s wife called 911 saying that Eskew threw her down to the floor and was throwing things at her. When Gallatin Co. Sheriff’s deputy, Cindy Crawford, [...]
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Today’s Weird Crime Links September 20, 2012

On September 20, 2012, in Weird Crime Digest, by CrimeWatch

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  • Man on horse arrested for DUI
    A man has been arrested for a DUI … on a horse. Sheriff’s deputies in Jessamine County say that this was a first for them, but the man who’s charged in the case says he just as shocked as cops. “I had know idea you could be arrested for something like this,” Danny Reynolds said. [...]
  • Man bursts into fit of rage after another guy tries to stop him masturbating in public
    An act of chivalry enraged a man caught in a sex act into an attack on the person who interrupted him. It started with a man exposing himself and masturbating shortly after midnight Monday outside a Northside apartment building, according to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department report. The suspect became upset when another man tried [...]
  • Man points gun at pregnant woman for smoking cigarette
    A man was arrested on suspicion of pointing a handgun at a pregnant woman because she was smoking a cigarette near downtown Bellingham in Washington State. The man rolled up in a blue Dodge pickup with the passenger window down. A 28-year-old woman, who later told police she’s about eight months pregnant, was walking on [...]
  • Mom sues police and neighbor after she is arrested for letting her kids play outside (video)
    A nosy, busybody neighbor and an incompetent cop are being sued by an irate mother. Allowing your kids to play on scooters outside the house on a quiet street seems innocent and common enough. But a Texas mom was arrested and spent the night in jail after a neighbor complained that the children were ‘unsupervised’. [...]
  • Man with noisy ducks fined
    A Welsh man has been ordered to pay £270 over his noisy ducks following a year-long dispute with neighbours. Christopher Hunt, from Whitchurch in Cardiff, pleaded guilty last week to breaching a noise abatement notice after a year-long dispute with neighbours over his noisy feathered friends. Cardiff Council said its noise pollution team first contacted [...]
  • Man stopped by police for driving with TV cabinet strapped to his car bonnet
    An idiotic Australian man was stopped by police after he was spotted driving in Salisbury, with a TV cabinet strapped to his car bonnet. The incident happened on Thursday, September 13, at 3.40pm. Police Superintendent David O’Donovan said the driver’s actions were “dangerous and absolutely ridiculous”. “While the picture itself might seem humorous, this could [...]
  • Drunken MythBusters fan refused to take sobriety test
    A man being questioned in a DUI investigation smelled of alcohol and told deputies he’s “not taking no sobriety test. I done seen it on the MythBusters,” Dustan Edward Carpenter, 35, is quoted as saying on Sept. 12. A St. Lucie County Sheriff’s deputy stopped Carpenter shortly after 11 p.m. after spotting his Ford Focus [...]
  • Man accused of using small dog to beat girlfriend
    A Florida man picked up his girlfriend’s dog and beat her with it during a heated argument, police said. Michael Wayne Jones, 42, is in jail on charges of domestic battery by strangulation, criminal mischief and animal cruelty. He was fighting with his girlfriend last Thursday at their Sanford home when she decided to leave. [...]
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Today’s Weird Crime Links September 19, 2012

On September 19, 2012, in Weird Crime Digest, by CrimeWatch

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  • 16-year-old boy stabs mother to death for being too selfish
    Japanese police arrested a 16-year-old boy following the discovery of the body of his 43-year-old mother. She was found stabbed to death at her apartment Tagajo, Miyagi Prefecture. One of the woman’s neighbors, a 66-year-old woman, told police that she heard the woman calling for help at around 2 p.m. on Sunday, Fuji TV reported. [...]
  • Police seek McDonald’s robbery suspect described as 6 or 7-year-old child
    Police in Washington, D.C. are on the lookout for a 4ft tall suspect with a likely under-developed voice. An unusual wanted ad posted by police in Washington, D.C. on Sunday night described their suspect as being merely 6 or 7 years old. While with a group of boys described as being between the ages of [...]
  • One-legged Boris Becker endangered traffic, charges to be filed
    Boris Becker nearly caused an accident in northern Germany last week after a cardboard cut-out of the former tennis star with a leg missing, was left standing in a road in the middle of the night. The cut-out caused cars to swerve to avoid it, potentially causing an accident. “He wouldn’t have won Wimbledon like [...]
  • Couple arrested after sex in moving car, then chasing witness with gun
    Police said they arrested a Florida couple who are accused of using a gun to threaten a motorist who spotted them having sex behind the wheel of a moving car. The Nassau County Sheriff’s Department said Suzanne Welker, 31, was “naked and could be seen clearly by everyone in the area” around 3 p.m. Sunday [...]
  • Peeping Tom banned from entering any female changing rooms or toilets for five years
    A voyeur in England who tried to spy on the Chinese Olympic swimming team in a women’s changing room has been banned from female changing rooms and toilets for five years. Declan Crosbie, 25, from Lea Farm Place, Leeds, was caught peering over cubicles as team members were getting changed at a Leeds sports centre. [...]
  • Armed scratch card robber hunted
    An armed robber in England is on the run after stealing scratch cards from a petrol station in Cornwall. Staff at the Shell garage on the A30 at Fraddon were threatened with a hand gun at about 22:30 BST on Monday. Devon and Cornwall Police said armed officers and the force helicopter were involved in [...]
  • Man jailed after bizarre break-in at youth training centre
    A man has been jailed for four weeks after a bizarre break-in at a youth training centre in which he caused thousands of pounds worth of damage and played the Playstation for four hours. Paramkesh Ballgobin, 20, of no fixed abode, tumbled through the ceiling of Road 2 Success, formerly Sutton and District Training Centre, [...]
  • Man agrees to pay broom-hitting fine
    An 88-year-old German man has dropped his appeal and agreed to pay a $2,610 fine for hitting his 65-year-old son with a broom. The men, who share a house in Maisach, appeared in court Monday before Judge Michaela Welnhofer, who twice had to shout at the pair to stop them from quarrelling in the courtroom. [...]
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Today’s Weird Crime Links September 18, 2012

On September 18, 2012, in Weird Crime Digest, by CrimeWatch

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  • Inmate says he is too obese for execution
    A condemned Ohio inmate who weighs at least 480 pounds wants his upcoming execution delayed, saying his weight could lead to a “torturous and lingering death.” Ronald Post, who shot and killed a hotel clerk in northern Ohio almost 30 years ago, said his weight, vein access, scar tissue and other medical problems raise the [...]
  • Man arrested for stealing his own car
    A man from Delaware was arrested for allegedly stealing his own impounded car, then leading police on a 35-minute chase before driving into a pond, police said. Donald Smith II, of Bear, was arrested early Friday and charged with theft, trespass and related offenses for the incident, the Philadelphia Daily News reported. Police said Smith [...]
  • Judge sentences groom to 4 years in prison then weds couple
    A judge has sentenced an Oklahoma man to four years in federal prison on a firearm charge. Minutes later performed a marriage ceremony to wed the new inmate and his longtime girlfriend. Thursday was a busy day for Larry Austin and Dustie Trojack. First they obtained their marriage license, then Austin pleaded guilty to the [...]
  • Cat ‘arrested’ after home break-in attempt
    A “fat and aggressive” cat named Oscar was arrested by police at the weekend for trespassing into a home in northern Swedish home and stealing food. A family in Piteå took action after what they first thought was a stray cat had been terrorizing the family’s own felines. They left out a cat trap for [...]
  • Man fined for using mobile phone while driving horse-drawn carriage
    The passengers on board a horse-drawn carriage ride in the Swan Valley, Australia last month got more excitement than the brochure advertised when the flashing lights of a police motorcycle pulled them over. Swan Valley Wagon Trails operator 56-year-old Ross Gundry was at the reins when he was pulled over and fined $250 for being [...]
  • Police capture sex offender after his girlfriend ‘likes’ their department on Facebook
    Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office used Facebook to track down a missing sex offender after his girlfriend “liked” the department’s page on the social networking site. 29-year-old Dyllan Naecher is a convicted sex offender in Maryland. He was allegedly hiding out with his girlfriend Samantha Dillow, 22, in Virginia. It is not sure what motivated Dillow, [...]
  • Man accused of stealing condoms and five bottles of lotion
    69-year-old Harry Johnson apparently had a big night planned when police say he tried stealing condoms and bottles of lotion from a Roxbury, Massachusetts, store. Johnson is facing charges of unarmed robbery after he was arrested outside the Tremont Street Walgreen’s & Stop Shop Shopping Center, police said. According to police, Johnson walked into the [...]
  • Property boundry dispute led to exchange of saliva and ‘boob to boob’ confrontation
    A dispute between two women in Georgia over whether property line markers had been moved ended in spitting, profanity and a close confrontation. Gwinnett County Police were called to the Ridgemill Terrace residence after the homeowner confronted the neighbor regarding the survey sticks. The Hamilton Mill homeowner told police she hired surveyors to mark her [...]
  • Electrician tasered by police for having a screwdriver in his pocket
    A Welsh man who went shopping after repairing a pub’s lights was Tasered by armed police because he still had a screwdriver in his pocket. Chris Thomas received four bursts of 50,000 volts from police officers after they confronted him in the Peacocks store in Swansea city centre in February last year. An armed response [...]
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Today’s Weird Crime Links September 18, 2012

On September 18, 2012, in Weird Crime Digest, by CrimeWatch

The latest from the world of Weird Crime

  • Inmate says he is too obese for execution
    A condemned Ohio inmate who weighs at least 480 pounds wants his upcoming execution delayed, saying his weight could lead to a “torturous and lingering death.” Ronald Post, who shot and killed a hotel clerk in northern Ohio almost 30 years ago, said his weight, vein access, scar tissue and other medical problems raise the [...]
  • Man arrested for stealing his own car
    A man from Delaware was arrested for allegedly stealing his own impounded car, then leading police on a 35-minute chase before driving into a pond, police said. Donald Smith II, of Bear, was arrested early Friday and charged with theft, trespass and related offenses for the incident, the Philadelphia Daily News reported. Police said Smith [...]
  • Judge sentences groom to 4 years in prison then weds couple
    A judge has sentenced an Oklahoma man to four years in federal prison on a firearm charge. Minutes later performed a marriage ceremony to wed the new inmate and his longtime girlfriend. Thursday was a busy day for Larry Austin and Dustie Trojack. First they obtained their marriage license, then Austin pleaded guilty to the [...]
  • Cat ‘arrested’ after home break-in attempt
    A “fat and aggressive” cat named Oscar was arrested by police at the weekend for trespassing into a home in northern Swedish home and stealing food. A family in Piteå took action after what they first thought was a stray cat had been terrorizing the family’s own felines. They left out a cat trap for [...]
  • Man fined for using mobile phone while driving horse-drawn carriage
    The passengers on board a horse-drawn carriage ride in the Swan Valley, Australia last month got more excitement than the brochure advertised when the flashing lights of a police motorcycle pulled them over. Swan Valley Wagon Trails operator 56-year-old Ross Gundry was at the reins when he was pulled over and fined $250 for being [...]
  • Police capture sex offender after his girlfriend ‘likes’ their department on Facebook
    Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office used Facebook to track down a missing sex offender after his girlfriend “liked” the department’s page on the social networking site. 29-year-old Dyllan Naecher is a convicted sex offender in Maryland. He was allegedly hiding out with his girlfriend Samantha Dillow, 22, in Virginia. It is not sure what motivated Dillow, [...]
  • Man accused of stealing condoms and five bottles of lotion
    69-year-old Harry Johnson apparently had a big night planned when police say he tried stealing condoms and bottles of lotion from a Roxbury, Massachusetts, store. Johnson is facing charges of unarmed robbery after he was arrested outside the Tremont Street Walgreen’s & Stop Shop Shopping Center, police said. According to police, Johnson walked into the [...]
  • Property boundry dispute led to exchange of saliva and ‘boob to boob’ confrontation
    A dispute between two women in Georgia over whether property line markers had been moved ended in spitting, profanity and a close confrontation. Gwinnett County Police were called to the Ridgemill Terrace residence after the homeowner confronted the neighbor regarding the survey sticks. The Hamilton Mill homeowner told police she hired surveyors to mark her [...]
  • Electrician tasered by police for having a screwdriver in his pocket
    A Welsh man who went shopping after repairing a pub’s lights was Tasered by armed police because he still had a screwdriver in his pocket. Chris Thomas received four bursts of 50,000 volts from police officers after they confronted him in the Peacocks store in Swansea city centre in February last year. An armed response [...]
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