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A Cop Tried to Return $50 to a Woman. . . But She Led Him on a High-Speed Chase

Getting pulled over SUCKS 99.9% of the time. But you've gotta remember that other point-one percent . . . unlike THIS woman.

Around 3:00 A.M. on Tuesday, a 30-year-old named Christina Hines stopped at a gas station in Casselberry, Florida, just north of Orlando. Then, while she was leaving, the cashier noticed she'd left $50 on the counter.

And he tried to catch her, but she drove off. Luckily a cop happened to be there, and he offered to handle it. So the cashier gave him the fifty bucks, and he sped off to catch up with her.

But when he turned on his lights to pull her over . . . she WOULDN'T, and turned it into a high-speed CHASE.

At some point, the cop ran Christina's plates and found out her license had been suspended. And when police eventually stopped her with a spike strip, it turned out she had hypodermic needles and HEROIN in the car.

She's now facing charges for drugs, paraphernalia, driving without a license, and resisting an officer. No word on whether she got the fifty bucks back.

(Orlando Sentinel / WKMG)
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A Guy Busted for Drugs Showed Up to Court in a Stolen Car, with More Drugs

Earlier this month, 49-year-old James Manning got busted for possession of an unidentified controlled substance in Sonora, California. (About 130 miles east of San Francisco.)

And he was due in court on Friday. But he was in Redding, California . . . about 250 miles north . . . and didn't have a car. So he did the only sensible thing he could think of . . . and STOLE a 2001 Mitsubishi from a used car dealership.

Unfortunately, the owner of the dealership immediately reported it as stolen. Which James figured he could get around by changing the license plates.

But the car happened to have a GPS unit, which police somehow accessed . . . and found out it was parked right outside the COURTHOUSE.

(KCRA / CrimeGraphics.com)

So James was arrested AGAIN. And they also found MORE drugs, so they tacked on another controlled substance charge.

His 45-year-old wife Teresa was arrested too. Although she claims she didn't know the car was stolen . . . and that James told her he'd bought it earlier that day for $200. (???)
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A Cabbie Became a Getaway Driver Without Even Realizing It

Ben Sehon is a cab driver in Lawrence, Kansas. And last week, a 35-year-old named Antonio Gaitan got into his cab and offered him $600 to drive to Omaha, Nebraska. That's about a 200-mile drive.

And Ben jumped at the big fare. But Antonio asked if they could just make a quick stop at a credit union first, so he could cash a check before they went to Nebraska. And Ben agreed.

But he didn't realize Antonio was going in to ROB the credit union . . . and he had just become a GETAWAY DRIVER without realizing it.

They drove to Omaha, he dropped Antonio off, and Antonio paid him . . . with cash from the robbery.

Ben didn't find out about the robbery until he got back to Lawrence. He wasn't arrested . . . but his $600 fare was confiscated. Antonio was arrested in Nebraska.

(Fox 4 - Kansas City)
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Police in Portland Finally Catch the "Hipster Bandit"

If Portland, Oregon was going to be TERRORIZED by a notorious criminal, it only makes sense that he'd be a hipster in a fedora.

Back in October, a guy in thick black glasses and a fedora robbed two American Apparels and an Urban Outfitters in Portland. The media called him the Hipster Bandit or the Nerdy Bandit. And he's been on the loose ever since.

But the cops never gave up in their quest to find him . . . even though sorting through all of the guys in Portland with glasses and fedoras seems like a monumental task.

Finally, a few days ago, they caught up with him. Turns out the hipster bandit has a perfect hipster name . . . he's 31-year-old Thaddeus Lindsay-Woods.

He's facing first- and second-degree robbery charges.

(Huffington Post / Time)
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Cow Tipping Is Old News . . . the Hot New Move Is Smart Car Tipping

We've found 2014's urban, hipster alternative to cow tipping. Apparently, punks in San Francisco are now doing SMART CAR TIPPING.

These guys run around, find a smart car, and flip it either on to its side or onto its back.

According to one witness, he was out smoking around 1:00 A.M. on Monday when he saw about six or eight guys in hoodies run up to a Smart car and tip it over. The police say there were at least four Smart cars tipped over that night.

It's a funny-sounding concept . . . unless you wake up and find your Smart car tipped over. Each tipping probably causes thousands of dollars in damage.

The police say if they catch the Smart car tippers, they'll be facing felony charges.

(NBC 11 - San Jose)
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A Couple's Wedding Venue Burned Down Seconds After They Said "I Do"

I hate to predict that two people I don't know who JUST got married aren't going to make it . . . but based on the symbolism here, these two are doomed.

A couple got married at a historic building called Lakeview Pavilion in Foxboro, Massachusetts on Saturday night. And LITERALLY the moment after they said "I Do" . . . Lakeview Pavilion BURNED DOWN.

Jerry Cibley is the justice of the peace who married them. He says, quote, "I pronounced them husband and wife and they proceeded down the center aisle . . . and I saw some smoke."

The fire apparently started in some mulch behind the building. The building was 108 years old . . . and is completely wiped out. Luckily everyone got out safely.

But Cibley says the bride and groom are DEVASTATED.

(Sun Chronicle)
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You Can Get Over a Breakup Faster By Switching Your Ringtone

Next time you get DUMPED . . . DON'T spend a week locked in your room, listening to "All Out of Love" by AIR SUPPLY.

Instead, you can get over the breakup faster . . . by changing your RINGTONE. And your text message alert sound too . . . change it all.

That's because it's human nature to associate sounds with feelings. Since your ex probably called and texted you more than anyone ELSE, your ringtone and text alert will make you immediately think of them . . . and remind you how DEPRESSED you are.

So by switching to new sounds, you'll get rid of that trigger.

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A Guy Reported a Fake Burglary to Get Out of Work . . . And Gets Busted!!

31-year-old Dwayne Yeager of Brandon, Florida woke up Monday and didn't want to go to work. But his wife insisted that he suck it up and go. (Brandon is just east of Tampa.)

So he left around 6:30, waited for HER to leave, and then came home. And around 7:30 . . . he called police and reported a fake ROBBERY so he'd have a good excuse.

Then he set up the house to look like someone had broken in by opening one of the windows, and claiming he found the front door wide open. He even made up a story about seeing a white Honda Civic with a black fender driving away.

Then a bunch of cop cars showed up, which woke up all of Dwayne's neighbors. And he told one neighbor that she should probably check HER windows and make sure her KIDS were safe.

What Dwayne didn't realize was that one of those neighbors had SECURITY CAMERAS that showed a clear view of his house. And police immediately realized he was lying when they watched the footage.

So now his neighbors hate him, his wife thinks he's a lazy moron, and he got arrested for providing false information to police. No word on whether or not he still has a job.

(BayNews9 / WPTV / KSDK / TampaBay.com)
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Drunk Driver Pulls Over to Use the Bathroom at the Police Station

It must be nice as a cop when you don't have to MOVE and the criminals just come to you.

A 66-year-old man was driving drunk on Sunday night in Pittsfield Township, Michigan . . . and apparently, he needed to use the bathroom. So he pulled over at the first place he saw that had a public bathroom.

And it happened to be the POLICE STATION. But apparently that idea didn't bother him.

When he walked in, someone noticed he was drunk . . . so the cops popped up and gave him sobriety tests.

He failed . . . so they arrested him for drunk driving.

(Ann Arbor News)
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Facebook Post Lands Drunk in Trouble

A Michigan woman somehow passed a random breathalyzer test after having some drinks and should have left well enough alone ... but she didn't.

22-year-old Colleen Cudney is on probation for a 2012 drunk driving conviction and, as a condition of her probation, is not allowed to drink alcohol. After St. Patrick's Day, she was called in to a probation office to take the breathalyzer exam and passed. But then she went on Facebook to boast about her achievement saying, "Buzz killer for me. I had to breathalyze this morning and I drank yesterday, but I passed thank God."

Well, guess who happened to see her status? That's right – local law enforcement. They called her in for another test, but she failed to show up. Now, she could be facing up to 93 days in jail.

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A Woman Calls 911 Because She Wanted Help Finding Her Keys

A 26-year-old woman named Erica Lyle in Denver called 911 last week, and told them her BABY was locked in the car, and she couldn't find her keys.  But only half of that was true.

Two cops and a fire truck RUSHED to the scene to try to save the baby, but . . . there WAS no baby.

According to one of the cops on the scene, quote, "Her kids are not in the car, she just felt the need to go ahead and say that to get the fire department out here quicker" . . . to help her search for her missing keys.

The cops and firefighters did NOT help her open her car . . . they told her she needed to call a locksmith.

And Erica was charged with misuse of an emergency telephone. 
(ABC 7 - Denver)
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James Van Der Beek Once Let Justin Timberlake Use His ID to Get Into a Club

Back in the late '90s, JAMES VAN DER BEEK let JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE use his driver's license to get into a club . . . and it WORKED.

It happened in Vegas . . . and at the time, both 'N SYNC and "Dawson's Creek" were just starting out.  Justin was 17 years old, and James was 21.
James says, quote, "We were all going to some club and they were all too young.  And so I went in and somehow passed my I.D. back so that Justin could get in with [it].
"Justin used it to get in, and then tried to pass it out so LANCE [BASS] could get in.  [But] by the third time [the bouncers] saw a James Van Der Beek I.D., they were like, 'Ah, I don't think so James.'"  

(Here's video of the interview.)
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A Robber Is Caught When a Bartender Recognizes Him as the Creepy Guy Who Hit on

A 31-year-old named Keveen Quintanilla from Burlingame, California broke into a restaurant called Curry Up Now on Saturday, and robbed the place.

A few employees caught him in the act, but he got away before they could grab him. Fortunately, once the cops got there, one of the employees had a STRONG lead.

22-year-old Ashley Cullen is a bartender at Curry Up Now, and she told the cops she recognized the guy . . . because he was the CREEPY DUDE who had hit on her a few hours earlier when she was taking out the trash.
He'd also given Ashley his NAME and NUMBER.  And she gave them to the cops.
They pretended to be Ashley, and texted Keveen to set up a date at a donut shop.  When he got there, the cops arrested him.  He was charged with FIVE felonies, including burglary and meth possession.
A police spokesman says, quote, "This is a simple case once again proving when you think not with your brain but with your emotions, like this idiot was doing, you end up in jail." 
(CBS 5 - San Francisco) 

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Disneyland Has Been Invaded by Gangs . . . Exclusive, Hardcore, Disney-Loving Ga

Even if you're a giant man with huge muscles, a leather jacket, and a million tattoos . . . how tough can you look wearing MICKEY MOUSE EARS?
There are some articles going around online right now, about how GANGS have infiltrated Disneyland.  They're modeled after motorcycle gangs, with custom denim vests and tattoos . . . only they're not violent.  They're just adults who LOVE Disney.   Apparently there are about 20 or so of these gangs, and they're SUPER hardcore.  Like . . . for some of them, it's just as hard to get in as it would be to get into a REAL gang.  They even have names, like the Jungle Cruisers and the Main Street Elites.  For now, Disney seems okay with them . . . or, at least they're not going to crack down just yet.  Yes, they look intimidating, but they're not . . . some even take it upon themselves to help police the parks and report people breaking the rules.  But if this evolves into things like TURF WARS, or violence, or squeezing little children and tourists out of the park . . . obviously Disney would step in.  And now that they're getting press, we're guessing that crackdown will come sooner rather than later.  

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A Couple Ran Back Into a Burning Building To Save Their Flat-Screen TV

 If you run into a burning building to save a person or a pet, you're a hero.  If it's anything else . . . you're a MORON.  Here's a prime example.
Around 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, a fire broke out in the basement apartment of a building in St. Paul, Minnesota.  And when firefighters got there, they found the couple who lived there still inside . . . trying to rescue their flat-screen TELEVISION.  The couple's names haven't been released.  But according to a fire department spokesman, the unit was filled with black smoke when they arrived.  And the man and woman were in the middle of disconnecting the cords from the back of the TV.  Both ended up having to go to the hospital for smoke inhalation, but apparently they're okay.  And it turns out they were the ones who'd accidentally STARTED the fire while they were smoking.  Luckily, firefighters were able to contain it pretty quickly.  But it still caused about $90,000 worth of damage.  No one else was hurt . . . and officials say they're not sure if the television made it out or not.   
(St. Paul Pioneer Press)
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A Student Gets Jail Time For Hacking Into School Computers to Change His Grades

Remember in the movie "WarGames" when MATTHEW BRODERICK hacked into the school's computer to change his grades?  For three decades, people have been dreaming of hacking their way to straight A's.
Well, 25-year-old Roy Sun actually did it.  And now he's going to jail. Roy was an electrical engineering student at Purdue University in Indiana.  And not a very good one.  So he and another student figured out a way to hack into their professors' computers and change their grades.  First they secretly switched their professors' computer keyboards with hacker keyboards that record every key pressed.  Then they used the results to get their professors' passwords, and used the passwords to change their grades.  Roy changed eight F's and one D into A's.  The other student changed one of his girlfriend's grades.  Eventually they got caught, and both pleaded guilty to two counts of computer tampering and one count of conspiracy to commit computer tampering.  But the other fled back to Japan, where he's from, and he's been there since.  Roy was just sentenced to 90 days in jail, plus almost four years of probation after that.   
(Lafayette Journal & Courier)
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A Man Gets Out of a Speeding Ticket to Cash in a $50,000 Lottery Scratcher

Thursday was the luckiest AND most profitable day of this guy's life . . . in more ways than one.
On Thursday morning, police in Hingham, Massachusetts pulled over 22-year-old Scott Lowe of Rockland, Massachusetts for speeding.  And he had a hell of an excuse.  He told the cops he'd just won $50,000 on a $2 lottery scratcher . . . and he was heading to the lottery headquarters in Braintree, Massachusetts to cash it in.  The police noticed he was SHAKING from excitement.  He even showed them the ticket.  And he was telling the truth . . . he'd won $50,000.  So they let him GO . . . with a warning on his speeding ticket.  Which is kind of like winning a SECOND lottery for a few hundred dollars more.  Scott headed on to the lottery office and cashed in his ticket.   
(ABC 5 - Boston)  
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A Man Tried to Pay With a Trillion Dollar Bill

 This happened on Valentine's Day but the report just came out.
Back on the 14th, 53-year-old Michael Williams of Sumter, South Carolina went to Applebee's for lunch.  We're guessing he wasn't on a Valentine's Day lunch date, but you never know.  He tried to pay with his debit card, but it was declined.  So Michael offered to pay in cash . . . and pulled a TRILLION DOLLAR BILL out of his wallet.  Somehow, the staff figured out it wasn't real and they called the cops.  Michael wasn't arrested for using a fake bill, though . . . turns out he had an outstanding contempt of court charge so they arrested him for that. 

 (The State)
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A Lady Spends a Night in Jail For Keeping a Rented VHS Tape For 9 Years

Back in 2005, when Kayla Finley of Pickens, South Carolina was 18, she rented a VHS copy of "Monster-in-Law" from a video store called Dalton Videos.  Now, nine years later, Kayla is 27. . . and STILL has that VHS of "Monster-in-Law".
If you've been lucky enough to block "Monster-in-Law" out of your memory, it was a "comedy" with JENNIFER LOPEZ and JANE FONDA.  Dalton Videos has gone out of business, like almost all video stores . . . but while it was still around, the owner wanted JUSTICE.  When Kayla never returned his movie, he reported her to the cops . . . and they issued an ARREST WARRANT for her.  She's ignored all of their letters telling her to turn herself in for the past nine years . . . so finally, last Thursday, they arrested her for one misdemeanor charge of failure to return a rented video cassette.  She spent the night in jail and was released on Friday morning.   

(Huffington Post / NBC 4 - Greenville / Hollywood Reporter)   
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A Man Bites His Postman For Not Delivering a Check

You probably know the feeling of waiting anxiously all day to get a package in the mail or from UPS.  As an adult, it's pretty much the closest we get to the feeling of Christmas morning as a kid.  Life is sad.
Anyway, on Saturday, 25-year-old Robert Kiefer of Akron, Ohio spent the entire day anxiously waiting for a check to come in the mail.  Finally, around 3:30 P.M., his 56-year-old postman delivered his mail . . . but NO CHECK.  Naturally, Robert immediately placed the blame on the POSTMAN.  And, as if life isn't hard enough for postal workers right now . . . Robert ATTACKED the guy.  Robert PEPPER SPRAYED him, then BIT HIM in the leg.  They started wrestling in the streets until the cops came and broke things up.   Robert was arrested for assault and resisting arrest.  He's still locked up because he couldn't post $1,000 bail.  Obviously.  He didn't get his check, after all.   

(Akron Beacon Journal)   
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