Saturday, October 31, 2009

Motorists Issued Citations in Texas For Not Speaking English

The Birth of the Non-English Speaking Traffic Ticket

Monday, October 26, 2009

Can’t speak English? You better not be pulled over in Texas … Nearly forty people have gotten "no-English" traffic violation tickets:

The Dallas Police Department said it was embarrassed by what it calls a mistake by rookie Officer Gary Bromley after he stopped Ernestina Mondragon for making an illegal U-turn.

In addition to being cited for the U-turn violation, Mondragon received another ticket for being a "non-English speaking driver."

Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle issued an apology:

"We don’t have abilities to determine proficiency in any language, and we shouldn’t be doing it in the first place," Kunkle said. "I apologize to the Spanish-speaking Hispanic community."

After a review of the records, Kunkle said about a half-dozen officers had issued a total of 38 similar citations. He said police would recommend to the courts that any pending cases be dismissed.

Classic Display of Police Lunacy and Overkill in Boulder, Colorado

Boulder, CO police target nude pumpkin run

A snow-covered pumpkin sits outside a home in Denver, Colorado, ready for action.

The runners will brave freezing temperatures and trigger happy cops.

Dozens of police officers are being deployed to the US city of Boulder, Colorado, at great expense, to try to prevent a zany yet harmless annual Halloween tradition.

Each year, dozens run down the city's snowy streets wearing only trainers and a hollowed-out pumpkin on their heads.

But, this year, the police are ready to try to provoke violence by arresting anyone who takes part in the Naked Pumpkin Run. Calling the naked run "an abomination to the Lord," a local Church of Christ minister for a church just emerging from Chap. 11 bankruptcy, stemming from fraud and the distribution of a controlled substance for use at prayer meetings, speaking at a "Clothes Not Optional" rally, said the naked run was another indicator of the moral decay of the nation, with innocent citizens being exposed to naked bodies by the 1,000's.

Police estimated that a crowd of more than 5,000 is expected to stand along the runners' traditional route and be "forced to see naked bodies passing by in the dark," said a fat, ugly prude from Kansas. "I've been attending every year for the past 7 years and it disgusts me every time," she continued, until being muzzled by an attendant from the local SPCA, which is co-sponsering the event with the Knights of Ponce de Leon.

Officials say they will charge pumpkin-clad runners under the city's law against indecent exposure. When asked to describe indecent exposure, the police chief said it was exposure that was not decent.

According to the Wall Street Journal, more than 40 officers will be present on the traditional route, with two elite teams of officers patrolling nearby, ready to attack dangerous nude runners with pumpkins on their heads with rubber bullets, tasers, AK-47's and at least one Patriot missile. (used to attack Iraq)

Last year, some 150 nude people turned out for the 10th event of its kind, which happens after nightfall. About two-thirds were male and a third female.

Similar runs have also taken place in other US cities including Seattle, Portland and Arcata, without incident because the cops stayed home and passed out treats to young children.

On its website, the group warns potential runners that "the violation of the Western societal more, enforced by law, of unclothed public exposure can indeed land you legal consequences. Furthermore, the decision to participate is yours and yours alone".

Let Me Just Run in Here and Grab a Quick Beer Before I Waste This Dude.

Another reason not to smoke. It can kill you.

Reuters Oddly Enough

October 30, 2009

Continuing with the theme of curious responses by onlookers who are present at a crime scene. Most say, Ho Hum.

Maybe you’ve already seen the video of a mafia-style hit on a guy with a mafia criminal record. It’s pretty strong stuff, and also fairly surprising.

A guy is smoking a cigarette outside a bar, a dude in a baseball cap walks into the bar, then comes out and kills cigarette guy with several shots.

Meanwhile, a woman checking out her scratch-off lottery ticket just keeps on doing that, then walks away. Even the hitman just walks off. What ever became of cops?

For those of us trained in human behavior, this raises a number of questions but one question stands out above all the others:

What the hell is going on?

He Smashed Into a What?

Man convicted in orange pedicab hit-and-run

Oct 30 2009

PORTLAND, Ore.— The Mercedes driver testified he didn't see the 6-foot-tall orange rabbit driving a pedicab because he was fumbling for a dropped cell phone.

Pedicab driver Kate Altermatt tells The Oregonian she finds that hard to believe, noting she was wearing a bright orange bunny suit _ for Easter _ and her Cascadia Pedicab was lit up with reflectors and a blinking red light. She says the crash sent her flying and totaled the pedicab.

She confronted the driver Wednesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

After a daylong trial, Judge Karin Immergut found Edward Cespedes-Rodriguez guilty of hit and run driving for leaving the scene of the crash last April 12.

But Immergut cleared the 34-year-old Portland man of recklessly endangering another person.


Information from: The Oregonian,

Friday, October 30, 2009

Thong Theft Thwarted

Kentucky woman allegedly fled store in hoodie, two pair of underwear-Police photo taken without hoodie

OCTOBER 28--A woman whose shoplifting bid was thwarted by employees at a Kentucky lingerie shop fled the store Monday night wearing only a hoodie and two pairs of stolen thongs. According to police, Kendra Clem, 23, was trying on garments in a dressing room at Intimate Apparel in Lexington when employees became concerned that she was trying to pinch items. When workers confronted Clem, she allegedly shoved Becky Howard, the store's owner, which prompted a clerk to pepper spray Clem.

After a scuffle, Clem fled the business, leaving behind her purse, ID, and the sweatpants and underwear she wore into the establishment. Howard told TSG that the stolen thongs--one white, one pink--cost $22.99 and $18.99 respectively. She added that customers are not usually allowed to try on underwear unless they insist on doing so (and then the items can only be tried atop their own undergarments). Clem, pictured in the below mug shot, was charged with second degree robbery, according to a criminal complaint. Free on $5000 bond, she declined to comment on the alleged thong theft when reached this afternoon at her home. Clem's bust Monday evening was the second time in a month that she had been collared by Lexington police. On September 30, Clem was busted for allegedly trafficking and possessing OxyContin, the powerful painkiller.

Pair of Dopes Try To Commit Burglaries Using Homemade Disguises

Iowa cops nab 'permanent marker' burglary suspects

Oct 28 2009

CARROLL, Iowa— Police had no trouble identifying two men accused of trying to break into a Carroll apartment. Police were responding to a call about an attempted burglary when they pulled over a car matching the alleged suspects' vehicle. Inside the car, officers found two men with their faces blackened with permanent marker. Police said the caller described two men with painted faces attempting to break into an apartment Friday night before driving off.

Matthew McNelly, 23, and Joey Miller, 20, were arrested at gunpoint after officers were told they might be armed. Neither man had a weapon. McNelly and Miller were each charged with attempted second-degree burglary. Both men were released after posting bond.

Attorneys for the men declined comment Tuesday.


Information from: Daily Times Herald

Iraqi Dad Runs Down "Too Westernized" Daughter in Arizona Parking Lot

Police: Ariz. dad ran over 'Westernized' daughter

Oct 30 2009

Note the strong family resemblance, especially in the cheeks.

PEORIA, Ariz.— Police in a Phoenix suburb say an Iraqi immigrant has been arrested in Georgia for allegedly running down his daughter because she was becoming "too Westernized."

Police in Peoria are releasing few details but say 48-year-old Faleh Almaleki is in custody. They aren't saying where he is being held.

Jim Joyner, a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service in Atlanta, says Almaleki was arrested Thursday when he arrived at Atlanta's airport.

Twenty-year-old Noor Faleh Almaleki is hospitalized in serious condition. Police say the Almalekis moved to the suburb of Glendale from Iraq during the mid-'90s.

Police say Faleh Almaleki was upset that his daughter had become too "Westernized" and he aimed his car at her Oct. 20 in a Peoria parking lot.

Combination Cross Dresser and Burglar

Cops: Man tries woman's clothes, flees in boxer shorts

Oct 29 2009

Might not be the actual burglar, but a reasonable facsimile

ADRIAN, Mich.— Police say a burglar broke into an Adrian home before fleeing in only his boxer shorts and a pink baseball cap. The Daily Telegram reported the 25-year-old Detroit man broke into the home through a front window and removed valuables from the woman's bedroom.

Police said he was surprised by the home's residents and fled on foot wearing the woman's baseball cap and his boxer shorts.

He was arrested a short distance away and told an officer his clothes were taken by several girls, whom he was chasing. His clothes were found nearby.

He was charged with home invasion, larceny in a building and cocaine possession.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Lawyer Uses "Blubber" Defense In Trial of Fat Man

Too fat to kill? Fla. man uses weight as a defense

Oct 28 2009

By BETH DeFALCO - Associated Press Writer

Edward Ates is shown in this undated photo provided by his attorney and released by the Trenton, NJ prosecutor's office, Wednesday Oct. 28, 2009....

HACKENSACK, N.J.— A man accused of running up and down a flight of stairs to kill a former son-in-law is offering a novel defense: At 5 feet 8 and 285 pounds, he was just too fat to have pulled it off.

An attorney for Edward Ates is making the case that his client wouldn't have had the energy needed to fatally shoot Paul Duncsak, a 40-year-old pharmaceutical executive, from a perch on the staircase.

Houston defense attorney David Berg, author of "The Trial Lawyer: What It Takes To Win," an analysis of trial tactics and strategies, said that he had never heard of such a defense but that it could work.

Prosecutors claim Ates drove from Fort Pierce, Fla., to Duncsak's $1.1 million home in Ramsey, about 25 miles northwest of Manhattan, in August 2006 and shot him as he came home from work.

Duncsak was talking to his girlfriend on his cell phone when he entered the house and was shot. After hearing a scream from him, followed by a thud, the woman called 911. Police arrived minutes later, but the killer was gone.

Police quickly suspected Ates and found him 24 hours later at his mother's home in Sibley, La.

According to Lesnevich, the trajectory of the bullets shows that Ates wasn't physically capable of the shooting.

Duncsak was shot six times as he walked down a hallway. Lesnevich said the shooter first fired from a staircase leading to the basement. That was followed by several shots fired head-on. In order to do that, Lesnevich said, Ates would have had to run up the stairs.

Lesnevich also says it would have been impossible for Ates to clean up the shell casings and flee the house before police arrived minutes later, let alone to have driven alone 21 hours straight to his mother's house in Louisiana.

Duncsak's mother, Sophia, has said Ates became vengeful toward her son after Paul Duncsak refused to give his father-in-law $250,000 in 2003 to keep Ates' struggling golf course in Okeechobee, Fla., afloat.

Early in testimony Wednesday, Ates' doctor testified that bounding up the stairs would have caused Ates to become short of breath and shake, making it difficult to keep his wrist straight enough to accurately fire a gun at someone from a distance.

When Ates took the stand Wednesday, he testified that he often needed to take breaks while driving, implying that he wasn't capable of making the drive to Louisiana _ a trip prosecutors say was orchestrated to create an alibi.

"I can't drive too long," he said.

He also directly denied killing his former son-in-law, saying he had no reason to want him dead.

While obesity appears to be a rare strategy for a murder trial, the defense was used recently in Ohio by double murderer Richard Cooey, who argued that he was too fat to execute.

He argued that at 5 feet 7 and 267 pounds, his obesity made death by lethal injection inhumane because it would be difficult for prison staff to find suitable veins to deliver the deadly chemicals. There were no such difficulties when he was executed this month.

Prisoner Prefers Life On Death Row Because The Amenities Are Better

Lifer requests death sentence for better amenities

Oct 27 2009

Santa Ana, Calif.— A white supremacist gang member convicted of murder has told the Southern California jury deciding his penalty that he wants capital punishment because prison amenities are better on Death Row.

Billy Joe Johnson is already serving a 45-year sentence for a different killing and is locked down most of the day.

He testified Tuesday in Orange County that he's heard Death Row isn't so bad, especially compared with his current living conditions.

His attorney says the 46-year-old figures that by the time his death sentence appeals run out, he'll be 65 or 70 years old and won't want to live longer anyway.

To try to convince the jury that he deserves death, Johnson testified he's killed two other people and never been caught.

The High Cost of Poop - 31 Years Per Pound

Man who threw feces in CA courtroom gets 31 years

Oct 26 2009

DIEGO— A man who sneaked a bag of his own feces into a San Diego courtroom during his home-invasion robbery trial, smeared it on his lawyer and threw it at jurors has been sentenced to 31 years in prison.

Superior Court Judge Frank Brown on Monday sentenced Weusi McGowan for robbery, burglary and two assault charges stemming from the feces-flinging incident during his January trial.

McGowan, who attorneys say suffers from mental illness, had asked for a mistrial because he believed jurors had seen him in restraints when he entered the courtroom.

Several days after his request was denied, McGowan pulled out a bag of excrement he had hidden in his clothing, rubbed it on his lawyer and tossed it at the jury, hitting one juror's computer case.


Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune,

While They Are There They Should Look For The Tooth Fairy, Too

Bigfoot hunters turn to rugged W.Va. wilderness

Oct 28 2009

ELKINS, W.Va.— A team of Bigfoot enthusiasts is hoping to find the legendary creature in the bogs and barrens of a West Virginia wilderness area.

Members of Sasquatch Watch of Virginia went camping in the rugged Allegheny Mountain highlands of the Dolly Sods Wilderness Area with GPS navigators, cameras, voice recorders and plaster of Paris to make casts of huge footprints.

Billy Willard, founder of the group, says they're looking in places where people have reported sightings. He says he has never seen Bigfoot himself.

Bruce Harrington, the group's self-described skeptical member, says he has yet to see convincing proof that the creature exists.

The group took plaster casts of suspicious prints but didn't spot the creature during the expedition last weekend.


Information from: West Virginia Public Broadcasting,

Hot Former Teacher Seeks Contacts: 3,000 Men Apply in Four Hours

Hot Fla. sex offender-teacher seeks probation change

Oct 27 2009

AP Photo/Chris O'Meara

TAMPA, Fla.— A former Florida teacher who had sex with a 14-year-old student wants to be allowed supervised contact with the children of her relatives and friends.

Former Tampa-area teacher Debra LaFave is serving seven years probation, and one of the conditions is a ban on contact with children. Her motion to ease that restriction is expected to be heard in court Thursday.

Lafave served more than 2 1/2 years of house arrest before being freed last year. She pleaded guilty in 2006 to two counts of lewd and lascivious battery for having sex with the boy in a classroom and her home.

The case became tabloid fodder at several turns. LaFave had posed in skimpy outfits for modeling shoots, and her lawyer once suggested the blonde was too attractive to go to jail.


Information from: St. Petersburg Times,

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Man Gulps Fat Cockroaches - 16 To Be Exact

Man stuffs mouth with 16 cockroaches in record bid

Oct 25 2009

LANSING, Mich.— A Michigan pet store employee got himself a mouthful of cockroaches _ on purpose. The Lansing State Journal reported Sean Murphy on Friday stuffed 16 Madagascar hissing cockroaches into his mouth. He was trying to set a new Guinness World Records mark and said the old record was 11.

Murphy initially got 12 squirming cockroaches into his mouth, but then kept adding them until he got to 16. He says it was a "big surprise" since he's never fit that many in his mouth before "in one try."

No mention was made of whether any of the cockroaches were hissing at the time, nor how many roaches the store keeps in inventory.

The employee of Preuss Pets in Lansing says each cockroach was at least 2 1/2 inches long. Murphy says he might try for 20 next year. A video of the feat was posted on the newspaper's Web site.

Murphy's effort would need to be certified by Guinness for it to be official.


Information from: Lansing State Journal,

Men Set Up Flashing Booth At Breast Event

Women urged to turn bras into welcome cash, for charity

Sunday 25th October 2009

A LADIES night was held to raise money for the breast unit campaign.

Held at the Scout Hut in Cockshute Hill, there was a bra recycling unit for old bras to be donated, and for each one, an amount will go towards selected charities.

Stalls at the event included Phoenix cards, Pampered Chef, Body Shop, Jacobs Well crafts, reflexology and handbags.

Entrance cost £2.

Just outside the Scout Hut, two men caused a ruckus when they also offered to give women money for their old bras if they would take them off right there and briefly display their breasts for a camera shot. About a dozen women had already disrobed at the kiosk before the police were summoned by authorities to the Ladies Night event.

The women who had stood, bare breasted outside the building to be photographed were issued citations for indecent exposure. By then, the two men operating the illegal kiosk had disappeared, leaving behind the old bras and taking with them only memories and photos of the partially disrobed women.

One More Good Reason Not To Be Out Late at Night If You Look Like a Zombie.

Man ordering food called a zombie, then punched twice

Oct 25 2009

IOWA CITY, Iowa— Iowa City police are investigating an early morning assault in which a man accused another of being a zombie, then punched him twice. Police said the assault occurred at 1:17 a.m. Sunday at an Iowa City restaurant south of the University of Iowa campus.

A man was ordering food when he was approached by another man who called him a zombie, then hit him in the eye. When the victim tried to call police on his cell phone, the man punched him again, breaking his nose.

The man then ran out a back door.

The victim was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Girl With Mermaid Syndrome Dies

Maine girl with 'mermaid syndrome' dies at age 10

Oct 24 2009 03:09PM CDT

(AP Photo/Portland Press Herald, Gregory Rec)

PORTLAND, Maine— Shiloh Pepin, a girl who was born with fused legs, a rare condition often called "mermaid syndrome," and gained a wide following on the Internet and national television, has died. She was 10.

Doctors had predicted she would only survive for days after her birth at the most, but the girl, described by her mother as "a tough little thing," died at Maine Medical Center on Friday afternoon, hospital spokesman John Lamb said. She had been hospitalized in critical condition for nearly a week.

Being born with "mermaid syndrome," also known as sirenomelia, meant that the Kennebunkport girl had only one partially working kidney, no lower colon or genital organs and legs fused from the waist down.

Some children who have survived sirenomelia have had surgery to separate their legs, but Shiloh did not because blood vessels crossing from side to side in her circulatory system would have been severed. She had received two kidney transplants, the last one in 2007.

Her story was featured recently on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and other national television programs.

Earlier this month, her mother, Leslie Pepin, said her daughter came down with a cold that quickly turned to pneumonia. Shiloh was rushed to Maine Medical Center on Oct. 10 and was placed on antibiotics and a ventilator.

For a while, Leslie Pepin said, things were looking up. "She's a tough little thing," she said of her daughter earlier this week.

Shiloh was a fifth-grader at Kennebunkport Consolidated School. "She was such a shining personality in that building," said Maureen King, chairwoman of the board of the regional school district. Counselors will be available next week to talk to students.

Through the television shows, news articles, Facebook and other Web sites, Shiloh inspired many.

"I live in Iowa. I have cerebral palsy. I love your video," 12-year-old Lydia Dawley wrote to Shiloh on Facebook. "You have a great personality I wish you lived close so we could be friends and hang out. You opened my eyes because you are so brave."

Friday, October 23, 2009

Dumb Crook No. 23,429

RAPID CITY, S.D.— A 60-year-old Rapid City man has been sentenced to four years in prison for robbing a bank in the city. Police said Lonnie Pannell walked into the downtown Dakotah Bank on Feb. 5 without a weapon and demanded money. He got away with about $2,800.

Might not be the actual robber but could be with no weapon and that mean face. Jeez...

Pannell was arrested less than 24 hours later when his car ran out of gas near Chadron, Neb. Court documents said that when Pannell was booked into jail, he named "robbery" as his occupation.

Pannell, who also goes by the last name King, pleaded guilty in July.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Drunken Imbecile Drives Motorized L-Z-Boy Home From Bar and Crashes Into Parked Car

Man pleads guilty to DWI in motorized La-Z-Boy

Oct 22 2009

A motorized La-Z-Boy chair driven by Dennis Anderson of Proctor was operating when he hit a parked vehicle in August of 2008. Anderson pleaded...

(AP Photo/Proctor Police Department via Duluth News Trubune)

A motorized La-Z-Boy chair driven by Dennis Anderson of Proctor was operating when he hit a parked vehicle in August of 2008. Anderson pleaded guilty to a DWI charge on Monday, Oct. 20, 2009.

DULUTH, Minn.— A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to driving his motorized La-Z-Boy chair while drunk. A criminal complaint says 62-year-old Dennis LeRoy Anderson told police he left a bar in the northern Minnesota town of Proctor on his chair after drinking eight or nine beers.

Prosecutors say Anderson's blood alcohol content was 0.29, more than three times the legal limit, when he crashed into a parked vehicle in August 2008. He was not seriously injured.

Police said the chair was powered by a converted lawnmower and had a stereo and cup holders.

Sixth Judicial District Judge Heather Sweetland stayed 180 days of jail time Monday and ordered two years of probation for Anderson. His attorney, David Keegan, did not immediately return a call for comment.


Information from: Duluth News Tribune,

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cokehead Cops or Cokehead Canines?

Probably not the actual officers or dogs pictured above (note the date on calendar) but a substitute reasonable facsimile, except one of the officers was a woman.

Cops allegedly lose 2-gram bag of cocaine used to train dogs, try to shift blame to dogs.

Oct 21 2009

NAPLES, Fla.— Police in Naples are on the lookout for cocaine. Somehow, they lost their stash. A 2-gram packet was discovered missing this summer from a narcotics kit used in training. Two officers lost it in April, but they're unsure where. It could've been the police parking lot or an airport rental car, but the most likely spot was a hotel.

The veteran pair checked out the kit to train their police dogs, but the one who usually handles the drugs was called to a scene. By the time she returned, the dogs were energetic and destroying the hotel room.

The officers said they were focusing more on straightening up the hotel room than collecting the drugs, so the bag probably got left.

Without specifically pointing fingers at the dogs, the officers left the impression that the dogs ingested the cocain, got high and went on a rampage in the hotel room. The highly-trained animals normally are placid and calm but if high on a narcotic they might act strangely, according to a passer by who studied veterinary medicine for two months.

The officers weren't reprimanded _ supervisors say it was an honest mistake.

Other members of the narcotics squad, speaking on condition of similarity, were not so sure.

When queried by reporters the supervisors refused to comment on what the two officers, a male and a female, were doing in a hotel room, especially with two dogs. The dogs were not available to comment.


Information grossly modified from: Naples Daily News,

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

British Woman Cleared For Take Off

Woman's snoring is louder than a jet engine - Odd News

Friday, October 16, 2009

A woman who snores at an ear-busting 111.6 decibels has been named as one of Britain's loudest snorers.

Jenny Chapman's snores are so loud she frequently wakes herself up and her long suffering husband has been forced to spend five nights per week sleeping in their spare room. It was not made immediately clear where he sleeps the other two nights. And it's probably not what you are thinking because the couple has no children.

The 60-year-old woman from Peterborough says she has had the problem for her entire life and even remembers waking her entire family up with her snores when she was five. Jenny's parents refused to have her euthanized, so she grew and with her grew her snore. As an adult, the blast of Jenny's snores is capable of propelling an adult through the air. (See photo above)

Last week Jenny took part in a snoring 'boot camp' where her snores were measured at 111.6 decibels, eight db louder than a low-flying jet. She was joined by five other snorers at the Hilton Warwick, where they took orders from Heartlands Foundation NHS Trust consultant ENT surgeon Dr. Matthew Trotter, as well as a professional personal trainer and a diet expert from MK Personal Training Academy.

"I thoroughly enjoyed the whole weekend and have come away feeling determined to continue to tackle my snoring problem head on," said Jenny.

"The course content was spot on, from the ENT seminar through to the nutritional theory session and fitness practical. I’m certainly going to be applying all of the things that I have learnt this weekend once I get home"

Graham Carr-Smith, of Helps Stop Snoring, who organised the event said: "We managed to lower the level of snoring in five out of the six candidates which is testament of the fact that a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet, combined with our natural snoring remedies, really does work."

An official with the War Department said the government is interested in hiring Jenny, to sleep and snore in the same room with young Royal Air Force cadets, to accustom them to the roar of a jet engine. The official indicated that hiring Ms. Chapman would be much less expensive than the jet fuel consumed by the jet engines running at full throttle for the cadet training operations. He also stated it would provide Mr. Chapman some much needed respite from the "infernal racket" made by his wife whilst sleeping.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Burrito Wielding Teen Arrested For Mexican Style Attack

Armed With A Deadly Burrito

Felony charge for teen who tossed Mexican "missile" at car as a prank

OCTOBER 14--A South Carolina teenager is facing a felony charge for throwing a "deadly missile" at a moving vehicle. The armament in question was a burrito.

According to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office report, the 15-year-old suspect, a passenger in a Dodge, allegedly threw the burrito Saturday afternoon at John Addie's Honda as the cars traveled alongside each other on a Florida street. Cops discovered burrito remnants inside and outside the Honda, as well as on Addie, who was not injured when struck by the flying burrito (somehow, Addie's Honda suffered a chipped windshield during the incident).

After tracing the Dodge's license plate, cops confronted the teenager, who admitted throwing the burrito as a "prank." He claimed no other object was thrown at the Honda, though cops concluded that there was evidence that "a hard object caused damage" to Addie's car. The admitted burrito tosser, pictured in the above mug shot with his eyes concealed because he is a minor, was booked into jail and later released into his father's custody.

A Deputy Sheriff, speaking on condition of proximity and serendipity, said it was possible the charges could be enhanced to a "hate" crime, which carries a 5 to 20 year sentence.

Cheese Head Fan Eager To Eat Cheese and Watch the Green Bay Packers Play Football

Typical Green Bay Cheese Head Fan

Man takes car on 1,000-mile test drive

Oct 19 2009

JANESVILLE, Wis.— A Massachusetts man kidnapped a car salesman during a test drive and drove the vehicle more than 1,000 miles to Wisconsin. Authorities said a Wisconsin State Patrol trooper pulled over a 32-year-old man near Edgerton, Wis. on Friday for speeding, reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle without owner consent. The car salesman managed to jump out of the vehicle when it slowed for a toll booth near the Massachussetts state line.

The incident began Thursday afternoon when the man and a Honda car salesman went on a test drive but the man refused to return to the dealership. He made no attempt to prevent the salesman from getting out of the vehicle at the toll station.

The suspect is expected to be extradited to Massachusetts to face charges of kidnapping, larceny of a motor vehicle and unarmed robbery. The man declined to make a statement until he consults his lawyer(who he claimed to be famed Wyoming attorney Gerry Spence), other than to say he wanted some good Wisconsin cheese and wanted to go see the Packers play on Sunday at Lambeau Field, in Green Bay.

Unfortunately for the man, Green Bay was playing in Detroit that Sunday.

Information significantly modified from: The Janesville Gazette,

Hungarian Cops at Work in Budapest, Picking Up Litter

Entire police force in Hungarian town quits after winning more than 10 million pound lottery, citing demoralizing working conditions

15 Oct 2009

The 15-member police force of Budaors, Hungary, scooped the jackpot with their winning ticket on Tuesday and all resigned on the spot.

Police chiefs have scrambled back-up units to the region until more full-time officers can be recruited. Meanwhile robberies and burglaries have soared since the news was released, as crooks took advantage of the police holiday.

It was the sixth biggest win in Hungarian lottery history.

The mayor issued a special appeal to all crooks in the region to take a temporary holiday from crime until more officers could be hired.

A local crook, interviewed by reporters after the mayor's appeal, said he and his fellow crooks had families to feed and rent to pay and could not afford to take a crime holiday. He predicted an uptick in all crimes except murder and sexual assault, as crooks try to get in some early holiday theft. "I can knock over a toy store and give my kids a really big Christmas this year," said another crook who requested anonymity, fearing police retaliation when the town hires some new cops.

It was speculated by the town mayor that all 15 winners and their families would move to Budapest or Disney World.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

School Principal Reved Up BY Teen Sex in Cafeteria

Principal Peeping Tom

Louisville educator screened surveillance video of teen school sex

OCTOBER 8--A Kentucky principal last month screened school surveillance footage showing two teenagers having sex in the lunchroom and provided lurid play-by-play commentary as fellow educators watched the video in his office. In the wake of a probe of his bizarre behavior, Dave Wilson retired last week as head of Louisville Male High School. According to the below redacted witness reports released by Jefferson County Public Schools officials, on September 3 Wilson summoned several co-workers to his office. They arrived to find a darkened room with five chairs pointed toward a large white screen. Using a projector connected to his laptop, Wilson, pictured at right, screened a ten-minute video showing the teens having sex the prior afternoon. "Hey, baby, why don't you come over here and grab my pencil," and "It won't take me long, I am like the minute man," were two of Wilson's comments as the video played, according to witnesses. While the pantsless girl, an 11th grade student, sat in the boy's lap, Wilson slowed the video down and remarked that the group could watch it in slow motion or he could speed the clip up and "make him go even faster." At the video's conclusion, Wilson could be seen approaching the teens. One witness reported that "Wilson and others" had been watching the students in real time, and when they "were finished having sex," Wilson entered the cafeteria to "run the students out of the building." The school district's probe of Wilson also turned up allegations that he showed up to school events intoxicated and made inappropriate comments to students and staff. In a September 29 letter, Wilson announced his retirement, effective after he had used up his remaining vacation and personal days. (6 pages)

Keep This Under Your Hat - Oops! Maybe Not;

Police nab blockhead pothead

October 16, 2009

Police say an officer spotted 29-year-old Cesar Lopez inside a convenience store with a bag of marijuana stuck to his forehead.

Investigators say Lopez was seen peering inside his baseball cap in Lebanon, about 120 kilometers north-west of Philadelphia.

When Lopez looked up, the officer noticed a small plastic bag appearing to contain marijuana stuck to his forehead.

Police say the officer peeled the bag off Lopez's forehead and placed him under arrest.

Lopez then claimed he was an illegal immigrant and asked to be deported to Guatemala. Immigration authorities were contacted who informed the police that Lopez was a naturalized U.S. citizen.

He has been charged with drug possession. Police do not know whether Lopez has an attorney. A local attorney said the arrest was illegal because the marijuana was discovered as a result of an illegal search and that Lopez might be able to sue the police for violating his civil rights and for assault and battery.

Authorities say the sweatband of a baseball cap is a frequent hiding place for drugs. It is also used to keep condoms, which may also contain marijuana.

Fat Man in Texas Tops Out at 2500 + Pounds

Fattest man in world discovered in Texas

Oct. 17, 2009

A Texas man who tips the scales at 2,513 pounds allegedly eats nothing but greens and yogurt. The man, who requested anonymity, sits around eating raw green vegetables and drinking iced tea 18 hours a day. He sits in a specially constructed chair which enables him to go to the bathroom without getting up from his chair. He told reporters he is trying to get down to 160 pounds by December 31, 2014.

To keep clean the man is hosed down weekly by volunteers from the local fire department.

Dead Man Mistaken for Halloween Decoration

Neighbors thought dead man was Halloween display

Oct 16 2009

No photo of real dead man available - substitute dead man

LOS ANGELES— Residents of a Southern California apartment complex say they saw a lifeless body slumped on a neighbor's patio, but didn't call police because they thought it was part of a Halloween display.

Mostafa Mahmoud Zayed had apparently been dead since Monday.

Cameraman Austin Raishbrook, owner of RMG News, told the Los Angeles Times he was at the scene in Marina del Rey Thursday when authorities arrived. The 75-year-old Zayed was slumped over a chair on the third-floor balcony of his apartment with a single gunshot wound to the eye.

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department investigator says the case is an "apparent suicide."

Raishbrook says neighbors told him they noticed the body Monday "but didn't bother calling authorities because it looked like a Halloween dummy."

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I Asked You Politely To Stop Banging On Those Damned Drums. My Head Hurts.

Dad, 83, accused of opening fire on drumming son

Oct 16 2009

SAN ANTONIO— San Antonio police are investigating the wounding of a man after his elderly father allegedly opened fire when the victim refused to stop drumming. Police said the son, in his 50s, suffered a non-life threatening head wound early Friday while at the home the men share. Police said his 83-year-old father was detained on an aggravated assault charge.

Police said the son, who was grazed in the head, ran down the block to call for help.

San Antonio police did not immediately provide further details Friday to The Associated Press

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Put A Little "Tramp" in Your Girlfriend or Wife And a Little "Trash" in Your Life

"Trashy" lingerie made from old Coke cans - Odd News

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

An artist has created a provocative range of underwear made entirely out of soft drink cans.

Ingrid Goldbloom collected her first cans from a beach trip and developed the idea to weave them together, creating bustiers, garters and under garments that would make any blacksmith blush.

Each piece takes approximately two days to complete and Goldbloom begins by cutting strips of aluminium from the drinks cans and weaving them together, finally assembling them based on clothing patterns she traced from real lingerie.

10 items from her collection have now been acquired by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! … hopefully they won't be wearing them as we have to say they don't look overly comfortable.

Virginia Man Maintains Free Rat Cemetary: Burial Service With Organist and Guests Extra

Photo shown on right is typical dead rat.>>>>>>>

Virginia man allowed to let dead rats rot on property

Oct 14 2009

PULASKI, Va.— A pet shop owner accused of illegally dumping 200 dead rats on his property in Pulaski County doesn't have to clean up the carcasses. Retired Pulaski General District Court Judge Danny Bird said Tuesday that the carcasses on Alexander Nelson IV's property can decompose naturally. But Bird told Nelson that if he dumps any more carcasses, it's a violation.

Nelson has told others that he loves rats, and can't bear to grind their bodies up in his garbage disposal. "That's too cold, and inhumane," according to Nelson.

Virginia State Police charged Nelson in June after 200 rat carcasses were found covered by tarpaulins on the property. No explanation was given why the state troopers were looking under tarpaulins for dead rats.

In September, the judge agreed not to convict Nelson if he got rid of the rats, and gave him one month to do so. State Police Trooper M.A. Newberry testified at Tuesday's hearing that Nelson hasn't complied.

The judge agreed to wait another six months and set another hearing for April 13.


Some of the Information from: The Roanoke Times,

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Man Defends Ex-Girlfriend From Killer Fish - Gets Probation Nevertheless

Oregon man given probation and psychological eval for stabbing his ex-girlfriend's fish to death

Oct 13 2009

Donald Earl Fite III is shown in a booking photo provided by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, in Portland, Ore....His aquatic foe,DeLorean, is pictured above left, before tragic death.

(AP Photo/Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)

Donald Earl Fite III is shown above in a booking photo provided by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, in Portland, Ore. Fite, 27, who attacked his ex-girlfriend and killed her pet fish has been sentenced to two years probation and a psychological evaluation. According to court documents, Donald Earl Fite III wanted to reunite with the woman last July, but she didn't want to get back together. Fite shoved the woman against a wall, grabbed her hair and tossed her against a bathtub. The woman fled, but returned to find her fish on the floor with a knife through it.Court documents say Fite told an officer, ''If she can't have me, then she can't have the fish.''

PORTLAND, Ore.— A Portland man who attacked his ex-girlfriend and impaled her pet fish this summer has been sentenced to two years probation, a psychological evaluation and community service. Donald Earl Fite III, 27, pleaded guilty Tuesday to animal abuse and domestic violence assault.

According to court records, Sarah Harris had broken up with Fite but returned to her Portland apartment July 25 to find him lying on her bed, saying he wanted to get back together.

When Harris tried to leave, Fite shoved her against a wall, grabbed her hair and tossed her against a bathtub.

Harris fled but returned with an officer to find her fish _ a bright purple betta named "DeLorean" _ on the wood floor with a knife through it.

According to court records, Fite quickly admitted killing the fish, telling police: "If she can't have me, then she can't have the fish."

Fite's attorney, Tom Macnair, said Tuesday that killing the fish was a "very low point" in his client's life. In his own defense, Fite pointed out that the fish was the size of his own head and he was concerned for his exes' safety living with such a large killer fish.

"He is, nonetheless, absolutely mortified and ashamed about what he did to the fish," MacNair said in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Fite, who had no previous criminal history, declined to make a statement.

Harris did not attend the hearing. In a phone interview with The Oregonian newspaper, she recalled crying hysterically when she saw the fish with a knife sticking through it.

"Donald bought the fish for me, and I'm sure he knew how much I cared for it," she said.

Betta fish, also known as Siamese fighting fish, are colorful freshwater aquarium fish that usually are between 2 and 3 inches long.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

First Grade Boy Sentenced to Month and a Half in Reform School For Bringing Dangerous Weapon To School Lunchroom!

Scouts Using Camp Tool to Eat

Del. 1st grader faces reform school for Using Boy Scout camp tool to eat lunch

Oct 12 2009

NEWARK, Del. -- A Delaware first-grader who wanted to eat lunch at school with his favorite camping utensil, a combination folding fork, knife and spoon, now faces 45 days in reform school.

Hundreds of people were expected to attend a school board meeting Tuesday evening to object to the suspension of 6-year-old Zachary Christie from Downes Elementary School for bringing the camping utensil from home.

The folding knife is banned as a dangerous instrument under the Christina School District's zero-tolerance policy in the student code of conduct and officials said they have to act regardless of his age or what he planend to do with the instrument.

Zachary's mother, Debbie Christie, is appealing her son's suspension and said she'd prefer that the district's policy take into consideration a child's age and intent.

"Our hands are tied and we cannot use common sense or sound reasoning in this instance but must retain our image of stupidity and intolerance to teach these little budding gangsters a lessor," said one official, who requested anonymity to conceal his own stupidity and intolerance. His name is Irwin Schmolz.

"I understand why they have the policy," said Christie, "but I don't agree with the implementation of it," she told NBC's "Today."

In an interview on CBS' "Early Show" on Tuesday, Zachary said weapons don't belong in school.

"I agree that they shouldn't bring dangerous weapons to school but I don't think the punishment should be this bad," Zachary said. "It's not fair."

Zachary is being homeschooled for now.

"I do sometimes miss my friends and want to go back," Zachary said.

State Rep. Terry Schooley, who sponsored a bill to give districts more flexibility on punishments, expects a crowd at Tuesday's school board meeting.

"This has gotten really crazy. It's ridiculous," Schooley said. "There are going to be hundreds of people at the school board meeting. It's going to be a circus."

Post Script - In a happy ending, the boy's sentence was commuted by the School Board, after 15,740 parents showed up to protest, although the school only has 300 students. The board president told reporters the board wasn't yielding to public pressure, it simply decided that there were mitigating factors in Zachary's case that warranted leniency.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Woman's Strip To Avoid Arrest Lands Her In Jail, For Stripping

Police: Wis. woman strips in effort to avoid arrest

This woman may not be the real stripper>>>>>

Oct 12 2009

SHEBOYGAN, Wis.— Police say a Wisconsin woman stripped in front of her children in an attempt to avoid arrest for shoplifting, then scuffled with officers and exposed herself through a squad car window.

Julia E. Laack, 36, of Sheboygan was charged Friday with felony battery of a peace officer, resisting an officer, shoplifting and two counts of disorderly conduct, the Sheboygan Press reported.

The criminal complaint alleges Laack stole a bag of beef jerky and a lighter at a convenience store Thursday afternoon. Police went to her home. The complaint said she refused to come to the door and began screaming and swearing at three children in her house, telling one that the incident was all his fault.

Police entered and tried to calm her down. With her children present, the complaint said, she stripped to her underwear and told the officers they couldn't arrest her because she would be naked.

Laack struggled with the officers as they tried to arrest her, the complaint alleged, kicking one in the groin and spitting in the mouth of another.

While in the squad car on the way to the police station, the complaint said, Laack exposed her buttocks against the rear window.

The complaint said Laack had a preliminary blood-alcohol level of 0.112 percent. The legal blood-alcohol limit for driving is 0.08 percent.

Laack remained in jail Friday night. A man who answered the phone at her home declined comment.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Gunfight At The No Account Bar

Gunmen sought in Ohio bar shootout; no one hit

Oct 10 2009

TOLEDO, Ohio -- A wild gunfight involving at least five gunmen sent patrons fleeing from a northwestern Ohio bar, but police say no one was injured. See for yourself.

Related Videos

* Video: Gunfire Erupts in Toledo Bar
* Video: Raw Surveillance Footage

The gunfire lasted for several minutes Thursday night and was captured on a video surveillance system at the Route 66 Kitchen in Toledo.

Deputy Police Chief Don Kenney says the gunshots escalated from a fistfight that apparently began when a bar employee asked a man who was trying to sell marijuana to leave.

Police are still looking for the suspects. The shooting took place near the University of Toledo campus. Police say they don't believe any students were involved but provided no evidence or explanation for this disbelief. A close look at the survveillance video provides some images that might well be students.


Information from: The Blade,

Saturday, October 10, 2009

$9,000 - $10,000 To Starve For Three Days And Sweat To Death In High Dollar Lodge

Site of Former Sweat Lodge - Now Dismantled

Sweat lodge victim's family says she was in shape


PRESCOTT, Ariz.— A 38-year-old New York woman who died after sitting in a sauna-like sweat lodge at a scenic Arizona resort was an avid surfer and hiker who was "in top shape," took self-improvement seriously and had a passion for art, a family spokesman said.

Kirby Brown of Westtown, N.Y., was one of two people who died Thursday evening after being overcome in the crudely built hut during a spiritual cleansing ceremony. Authorities on Saturday identified the other victim as 40-year-old James Shore of Milwaukee.

Nineteen other people were taken to hospitals, suffering from burns, dehydration, respiratory arrest, kidney failure or elevated body temperature. Most were soon released, but one remained in critical condition Saturday.

Brown had no pre-existing health conditions that would have kept her from participating in an otherwise safe activity, said cousin and family spokesman Tom McFeeley. That two people died and 19 others became ill at the Angel Valley Retreat Center indicates that "something went horribly wrong."

"Our only thought is shock, sadness and surprise," McFeeley said. "There will be plenty of time to react to the truth of what happened here, but we believe it is pointless to be angry or to place blame or to make assumptions before we understand what occurred here."

A man who answered the door at Shore's address in Wisconsin said he had no immediate comment.

Autopsies on Brown and Shore were conducted Friday, but the results weren't disclosed pending additional tests.

Authorities haven't determined what caused the deaths and illnesses but ruled out carbon monoxide poisoning.

Yavapai County Sheriff Steve Waugh said Saturday his detectives were focusing on self-help expert and author James Arthur Ray and his staff as they try to determine if criminal negligence played a role. Waugh said Ray refused to speak with authorities and has since left the state. No charges have been filed.

"We will continue this investigation down every road that is possible to find out if there is culpability on anybody relative to the deaths of these individuals," Waugh said.

He said it could be three to four weeks before they knew if criminal charges would be filed.

Ray's recent postings on his Twitter account said he was "shocked and saddened" by the tragedy.

"My deep heartfelt condolences to family and friends of those who lost their lives," he wrote. "I am spending the weekend in prayer and meditation for all involved in this difficult time; and I ask you to join me in doing the same."

Ray's company, James Ray International, is based in Carlsbad, Calif. Ray's publicist, Howard Bragman, expressed condolences in a statement Friday but declined to speak about the deaths. Bragman didn't return a call Saturday from The Associated Press.

The Angel Valley Retreat Center is owned by Michael and Amayra Hamilton, who rented it to Ray for a five-day "Spiritual Warrior" retreat that promised to "absolutely change your life."

Amayra Hamilton said Saturday that Ray has held the event at the resort for seven years, and there never have been any problems.

The resort remained closed to the public Saturday, Hamilton said. The sweat lodge has been dismantled, (See photo above) and a ceremony was conducted for those affected by Thursday's incident.

"The whole situation is very traumatizing for everybody," she said.

The people at the retreat, whose ages ranged from 30 to the 60s, paid between $9,000 and $10,000 to attend.

Between 55 and 65 people were crowded into the 415-square-foot sweat lodge during a two-hour period that consisted of eight 15-minute rounds and various spiritual exercises led by Ray, Waugh said. After each round, the flap to the crude structure was raised to allow more heated rocks to be brought inside.

Authorities said participants were highly encouraged but not forced to remain in the sweat lodge for the entire two hours.

The participants had fasted for 36 hours as part of a personal and spiritual quest in the wilderness, then ate a breakfast buffet Thursday morning. After various seminars, they entered the sweat lodge lightly dressed at 3 p.m.

Two hours later, a woman dialed 911 to say that two people, whom Waugh identified as Brown and Shore, did not have a pulse and weren't breathing.

A nurse hired by Ray was directing rescue efforts including CPR when emergency crews arrived, Waugh said. Shore and Brown were pronounced dead when they arrived at a hospital.

Sheriff's Lt. David Rhodes said authorities are looking into whether there was a lag time between the first signs of medical distress and the emergency call.

McFeeley said Brown had attended similar retreats, although he wasn't certain whether any were hosted by Ray. He said Brown, who grew up in Brooklyn and Westtown and spent time in Mexico, saw the outing as a chance to continue on a positive path in life.

Brown, a graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo, had two sisters who recently got married, two new nephews and a focus on "making the world more beautiful for someone, not only with her art but with her heart," McFeeley said. Although the family is saddened by her death, he said Brown created a roadmap by which others should live.

"She was the least selfish, kindest person I knew," he said.


Associated Press Writer Dinesh Ramde in Milwaukee contributed to this report.

Priorities: People Who'd Rather Get Drunk and F--k Than Eat

Officials: Food stamps swapped for booze, porn, and Viagra

Regular Customer right:

Oct 09 2009
DETROIT— Viagra and pornography are not staples on the government's food stamp list. But authorities say a Detroit liquor store supplied them during a series of illegal deals.

Federal prosecutors filed fraud charges this week against three people who worked at Jefferson's Liquor Palace.

The alleged scheme worked this way: Food stamp recipients would get cash from the store in exchange for swiping larger amounts off their electronic cards. The store would then be reimbursed by the U.S. Agriculture Department.

And in some transactions, the government says the store provided informants Viagra, liquor and porn in exchange for swiping about $2,000 off food stamp cards.

The government says fraud at the store topped $130,000 over 2 1/2 years. The store is closed.

Fake Beauty Pageant Held in Hungary

Hungary pageant for surgically enhanced beauties

Oct 10 2009

Winners of the Miss Plastic Hungary beauty pageant (photo above left), queen Reka Urban, center, first runner-up Edina Kulcsar, right, and second-runner up Alexandra...

(AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky) .. Ms. Busty-right

Winners of the Miss Plastic Hungary beauty pageant, queen Reka Urban, center, first runner-up Edina Kulcsar, right, and second-runner up Alexandra Horvath, left, smile together after the contest in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, Oct. 9, 2009. It's a night for unnatural beauties. With contestants showing off breast implants, nose jobs and face lifts, Miss Plastic Hungary 2009 will strive to promote the benefits of plastic surgery in a country where such artificial enhancements are viewed mostly with a wary eye.

BUDAPEST, Hungary— It was a night for unnatural beauties. Contestants showed off breast implants, nose jobs and face lifts as Miss Plastic Hungary 2009 strove to promote the benefits of plastic surgery in a country where artificial enhancements are viewed mostly with a wary eye.

"I think this competition is long overdue," said photographer Marton Szipal, one of the pageant judges. "Hungarians used to laugh about plastic surgery but it's time for Hungarian women to care more about their appearance. They are the most beautiful in Europe."

Plastic surgeon Dr. Tamas Rozsos said the pageant also meant to show that cosmetic corrections did not necessarily have to be about oversized breasts, bulbous lips and skin stretched to near tearing point.

"This is about restoring harmony ... eliminating asymmetries and giving women the opportunity to have normal features," Rozsos said. "Plastic surgery has a bad reputation in Hungary but its mostly due to the exaggerations."

Despite Hungary having been hit hard by the global economic crisis with the government forced to scale back spending on health services, Rozsos said that the number of surgeries had been rising year by year.

"People for whom this is important always find the money," Rozsos said.

To qualify for the pageant, the 18 Hungarian residents had to prove they'd gone fully under the knife _ mere Botox or collagen injections did not count. Nearly all the contestants showed off augmented breasts, with reshaped noses also popular. One finalist had surgically adjusted toes.

Organizers claimed contestants were expected to show "a perfect harmony of body and soul," but the three-part pageant concentrated almost exclusively on the women's physical attributes and the usually conspicuous wishes for world peace went missing.

Miss Plastic candidates were at least 18 years old and included a former rhythmic gymnast, a firefighter married to a police officer, a mother of three and several strippers. There was a special category for women over 30.

Pageant queen Reka Urban, a 22-year-old hostess, won an apartment in Budapest, first runner-up Edina Kulcsar was given a new car and second runner-up Alexandra Horvath took home diamond jewelry worth 2 million forints ($10,800). The winners' plastic surgeons also received awards.

The pageant was disrupted by the appearance of an enormously physically enhanced woman from America, Ms. "Busty," who appeared almost surrealistic. Some of the contestants thought she ought to be excluded because she was not Hungarian, others because her enhancements were too extreme. The judges insisted on a closer look, to verify their authenticity. One of the judges was cautioned by the chief judge for excessive palpation of Ms. Busty's boobs. In his own defense, the judge said modern implants are difficult to detect because they are much softer and more pliable than the older silicone boobs. "I was only feeling the woman's breasts to make sure they were not real," he said.

Midnight Rambler 4 - The First Anniversary of BS

October 10, 2009

Greetings BizarreStuffers:

It's been several months since the Midnight Rambler posted here. The editors of BizarreStuff want to maintain that tradition and what better way than by celebrating our first year in print. BizarreStuff published its first story on October 13, 2008.

Since then we have published more than 500 bizarre stories. Here at BizarreStuff we specialize in the most bizarre stuff anyone can find, anywhere on the planet. Compare our product with that of other blogs, such as News of the Weird, or the Smoking Gun and we think you will be convinced no other publication is as bizarre as BizarreStuff.

Our membership has grown steadily. Beginning with only one follower, BizarreStuff now boasts 23 subscribers (it's free.) This number is significantly short of our original goal of 5,000 followers by July, 2009. But we remain optimistic as word of the blog spreads throughout the cyber world.

Each of you, our regular subscribers, can help, by enrolling one additional subscriber, a friend, a relative, your minister, thus doubling our membership.

Thanks for your continued loyalty and support and we look forwared to serving you in the coming months and years with the most bizarre news found anywhere.

Paraphrasing the New York Times famous slogan, we at BS proudly proclaim: "All the news that's unfit to print."

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Reuters Apology For Story Misguided - BizarreStuff Finds the Real Boxer

Boxer loses, bursts into teats

Regret the Error

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

ReutersAn unfortunate typo from a Reuters story about a heavyweight boxing match (note the final sentence in this screengrab): "teats"

Subsequently, BizarreStuf discovered a heavyweight boxer who fit the description perfectly.

Fat Man Dances Naked in Dallas - Spectators Unimpressed

Dallas police seek pudgy naked backyard dancer

Not the right guy but just imagine this dude dancing naked. Yeowow!

Oct 08 2009

DALLAS— Dallas police are looking for a man who they said repeatedly sneaks into backyards, dances around naked and then runs away. Police believe the man has been exposing himself in the same neighborhood since 2005. The most recent incident was on Sept. 30.

Police said he usually climbs a fence or goes through a gate and either dances naked or jumps in a swimming pool naked. Police said he also has danced naked on top of a backyard air conditioning unit.

Police said they're looking for a pudgy man who is about 6 feet tall and covers his face while dancing.

Dallas Police Senior Cpl. Janice Crowther said police want to catch him before it escalates into something worse.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mom Puts Daughter Inside Cardboard Box On Top of Van To Keep Box From Blowing Off.

Ala. woman lets daughter ride in cardboard box on top of van while driving on state highway
Oct 05 2009

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. — An Alabama woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after police say she let her daughter ride in a cardboard box on top of their van. Albertville Police spokesman Sgt. Jamie Smith said the 37-year-old woman was arrested Sunday after police received a call about a minivan on a state highway with a child riding on top.

Probably not the real mom but is a reasonable facsimile>>>>>>>>>

Smith said the woman told police the box was too big to go inside the van, and that her daughter was inside the box to hold it down. "Why hell yes I told her she could ride up there. If not it would have blowed away and that was a perfectly good box, clean with no holes or nothing." said the woman.

Smith said the mother told officers it was safe for her daughter because she had the box secured to the van with a clothes hanger.

The 13-year-old daughter wasn't harmed and was turned over to a relative. A jail worker said the mother was out on bond Monday.

On release from custody the mother demanded the return of her box. Smith said no one involved with the arrest or the towing of the van to the police lot knew what had happened to it. He said the department would send out a wrecker to look for the box because it was too large to fit inside a police cruiser.

Contributing to this story from Stockholm, Sweden was Olaf Ericson.