Archive for February, 2009

thumb_policeman_cartoonIn Kettering, Ohio, Genine Compton was charged with child endangerment after she was spotted breast-feeding and speaking on a cellphone while driving. Another driver spotted Compton and the police tracked her down by the license plate.
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160px-kfc_logosvgEmployees of the Kentucky Fried Chicken in Manchester, New Hampshire are no fools. Sure, a hoax caller who said he was from corporate convinced all three of them to discharge the fire extinguishers in the restaurant and then convinced them to strip. However, when they were told to urinate on each other, they suspected something was not quite right. The Colonel, it seems, rarely asks for employees to urinate on each other during business hours. That is when the Hazmat unit was called in.

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090227_deputy_videoKing County deputy Paul Schene, 31, has been charged with fourth-degree assault in connection with a videotaped showing him beating a 15-year-old girl on Nov. 29 incident in a holding cell at SeaTac City Hall. The video below shows a shocking escalation of violence by Schene.

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chelseadistrictA Massachusetts court clerk in the Chelsea District Court is facing federal charges after being arrested for allegedly have sex with an accused prostitute in court after promising her to get a charge dismissed. James “Jim” Burke, 41, has been suspended without pay and charged with one count of attempted deprivation of rights under the color of law and one count of deprivation of rights under the color of law.

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18815606_240x180BOSTON — The MSPCA in Boston is investigating a YouTube video that shows a man at a liquor store jumping up and down on a dog cage until it collapses. Th beagle inside is rescued by another person in the video.
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250px-chihuahua_01_kLawyer Paulette Taylor, 62, has sued her neighbor Theodore Henderson in Central Park New York for half of million dollars for his two yapping Chihuahuas.

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225px-official_portrait_of_barack_obama Saad Hussein, an Ethiopian immigrant in Chicago, has been arrested for allegedly sending Obama and his staff envelopes containing HIV-infected blood. This is the second time that someone has been charged with sending tainted blood in the mail with malicious intent. What is interesting about these crimes is the fact that there is virtually no chance of actual harm.
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250px-csi-lvmainI guess that we are not going to see a “CSI Kansas City” anytime soon. Police and medical examiners have had to change their finding of natural death of Anthony Crockett when the funeral home noted that he had three bullet holes in his head.

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dissolvexCritics are up in arms over the latest innovation from the good people of the tobacco industry: chewable tobacco that looks like candy. Orbs Dissolvable Tobacco is being test marketed in Portland and looks like a box of mints but has more nicotine than a cigarette.

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_45515090_splitLondon prosecutors have charged a couple after a bizarre death. Tony Virasami was caught on CCTV as he punched Kevin Tripp, 57, who died. The assault occurred after Virasami’s girlfiend, Antonette Richardson, called him over to complain that Tripp jumped in front of her in line. What is interesting about the case is that Richardson was convicted of manslaughter in the case – a charge that would never have been sustained in the states.

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viagra_280_741988aPfizer will presumably not be sued for a death in Russia after a twenty-eight year old mechanic Sergey Tuganov guzzled a bottle of Viagra pills to participate in a 12-hour orgy with two women on a bit.

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burrisThis is why I hate sequels. As politicians step forward to call on Illinois Senator Roland Burris (D., IL) to resign, his son Roland Burris II is now under investigation after receiving a state job as a housing-agency lawyer under ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s administration — only weeks after being hit with a tax lien and foreclosure papers.

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022609_watermelonMayor Dean Grose of Los Alamitos, California has resigned after sending friends an e-mail picture depicting the White House lawn planted with watermelons under the title “No Easter egg hunt this year.” Not only is the picture strikingly unfunny and racist, Grose sent it to an African-American businesswoman among his “small group of friends”– a group that is decidedly smaller this week.

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300px-nci_visuals_food_hot_dogAssistant District Attorney William Michael Olson, 36, has resigned from his position as a prosecutor with Clarke County, Georgia after being arrested for a drunken fight with a hot dog vendor. The vendor says that Olson ate a hot dog and then tried to leave without paying for it, leading to a tussle.

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gavel2There is an interesting verdict out of Riverside, California this week. A 56-year-old woman (identified only as Patricia) was awarded $7 million and a BMW sedan for exposure to herpes but a 77-year-old man.
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