An Alaska man pulled right into the express line to jail when he was busted for driving under the influence â while behind the wheel of a motorized shopping cart at a grocery store.
Merrill Keith Moses was trying to drive out of the store's parking lot when cops arrived on the scene. His escape was hindered by a store employee who was holding onto the handlebars of the cart in order to impede his progress â and who told officers that Moses regularly piloted similar carts while wasted.He was given a preliminary Breathalyzer test, which measured his breath-alcohol content at .310 percent â nearly four times the legal limit.
An elderly New York City woman was confronted by two thugs trying to pull a home invasion robbery, so she grabbed her phone -- not to call 911, but to crack the men over their heads!
Queens resident Margaret Mazzio saw two guys dressed in FedEx vests trying to force their way into her house, and made the call to handle the situation herself. Her daughter-in-law, who was also in the home at the time, says, "My mother-in-law laid into him with her house phone. She swung and hit him right in the head. He lunged in at her like he was going to attack her, and my sister-in-law grabbed him by the arms and threw him out the door."
Golf is one of those things that's SUPPOSED to be a great way to relax . . . but usually has the EXACT opposite effect. And THIS is what happens when a golf freak-out goes to the EXTREME.
Last Thursday afternoon, 59-year-old Glenn Lott was playing golf in Oakland Township, Michigan, just outside Detroit. On the 13th hole, a 65-year-old golfer in his group started questioning Glenn about his score on the last hole. So Glenn FLIPPED OUT on the guy. He grabbed his five-iron, swung it at the guy, BROKE it over the guy's arm, then used the jagged shaft to STAB the guy in the same arm. The guy took off running, so Glenn hopped in a golf cart and tried to RUN HIM DOWN. The other golfer got away safely. He was treated on the scene and needed stitches. It's not clear if they knew each other, or if they were just randomly paired up. But Glenn is facing a felony aggravated assault charge.
Some Canadian high schoolers weren't satisfied with cleaning out their lockers at the end of the year, so they decided to clean out the whole school â by placing an ad attempting to put it up for sale!
The ad, placed by a group of graduating seniors, shows an asking price of $1.2 million, which includes the grounds of Paul Kane High School in St. Albert, Alberta â and even throws in a full staff, including all full- and part-time teachers.They also agree to include the sophomore and junior classes at the school, noting to sellers that students are built for "optimal performance," and will "meet your every need," from drama performances to haircuts in the cosmetology lab.
A North Carolina woman saw her disability scam spin out after she took a spin of her own â as a contestant on The Price Is Right!
Cathy Wrench Cashwell had been collecting a pension for several years after claiming she couldn't carry out her duties as a postal worker because of a serious shoulder injury she suffered on the job. She had filed paperwork claiming that she couldn't stand, sit, kneel, squat, climb, bend, reach or grasp in any way.But during the course of an investigation, one eagle-eyed worker spotted her on the game show, where she was able to raise both hands above her head and give a hearty spin to the showcase showdown wheel. She pled guilty on Monday to charges of federal fraud charges.That sort of outcome had to make her come on down â way down.
Sagging your pants makes you look like an IDIOT. Which is why this story warms our hearts.
On Friday, 22-year-old Rasheed Garcia of the Bronx, New York was at home. And Rasheed's a guy who likes to wear his pants so they're SAGGING down below his buttocks. Anyway, the house caught on FIRE. The fire was on the first floor, and Rasheed was on the third floor . . . so he had to JUMP to escape. In the process, he suffered BURNS on his BUTTOCKS . . . all because he was sagging his pants. And according to a fire department source, quote, "He had his pants around his buttocks. He got burned on the buttocks. If he had pants on [right], he wouldn't have gotten burned." He's in stable condition.
This is one of those stories about AMERICAN LAZINESS that's REALLY hard to defend. Like, if a pretentious German tourist started berating you about it, you might have to sit there and take it.
Apparently, ready-made popcorn is seeing a huge sales growth in the U.S. . . . because we've become SO LAZY we think that microwaving a bag of popcorn is too much work. In the past year, microwave popcorn has grown 0.84%. Popcorn that's already popped has grown 11.9%. Colleen Bailey is the brand director at Orville Redenbacher. And she says, quote, "Microwave popcorn was all about convenience, having only to wait three minutes to get warm, delicious popcorn. As times changed, the definition of convenience has changed." An industry analyst took that even further. She says Americans love already-popped popcorn because, quote, "You don't have to take the extra step of opening the box, opening the wrapper, [and] hoping you have the skill to watch it so you don't ruin [it]."
On Saturday night, 26-year-old Jeffery Tyler Siegel of Jonesboro, Arkansas was on a date, taking a romantic walk through the Crowley's Ridge Nature Center. When suddenly, a KNIFE-WIELDING MANIAC attacked.
Jeffrey jumped in front of his date, told her to run, then stayed back to fight the guy off. He took two small slashes to the chest, but managed to make the guy run away.
The police and K9 units combed the area for hours, but couldn't find the knife-wielding maniac. Then they noticed Jeffrey saying things that didn't add up . . . and his date told them Jeffrey was texting right before the attack. So they figured it out . . .
Jeffrey had STAGED the entire thing to impress his date. The guy with the knife was really just his friend.
The police told Jeffrey if he admitted it they wouldn't file charges. He admitted it, they kept their word, and the case is closed.
Jeffrey's date was NOT impressed, by the way. She told a reporter that what he did was, quote, "not very heroic."
This is a pretty good way to foil a couple of idiotic amateur robbers.
Last Thursday, 23-year-old Jeremy Lovitt and 19-year-old Gabriel Gonzales went to a Burger King in Stockton, California to rob the place. As some of the employees gave them cash, one employee noticed the guys' getaway car outside the restaurant and idling. So he snuck outside, hopped in, and DROVE OFF in their getaway car. When Jeremy and Gabriel got outside and found their car missing, they panicked and started running. But the cops quickly caught up with them and arrested them. (FOX 40 - Sacramento / NBC 24 - Fresno)
You've probably never heard of Dorset, Minnesota. It's a TINY town in central Minnesota with 22 residents. But THIS is going to get them on the map.
The new mayor of Dorset is . . . a FOUR-YEAR-OLD. His name is Robert "Bobbie" Tufts, and obviously he's the youngest mayor in the country. Dorset doesn't hold elections for mayor . . . they just put everyone's name in a hat and pick out the mayor for the year. And this year, Bobbie won. It's not entirely clear what his job duties are as mayor . . . we're guessing it's just a few public appearances and nothing else. Other than having a random mayor, Dorset's other attempted claim to fame is calling itself the "Restaurant Capital of the World" . . . because they have more restaurants per capita than any other city. I think the mayor thing is a better angle. (Opposing Views)
There aren't many pranks OLDER than putting a "KICK ME" sign on someone's back. But this might be the first time it's found its way into a LAWSUIT.
Harvey Palacio of Albuquerque, New Mexico is an employee at Intel. And he just filed a LAWSUIT against the company because his coworkers put a "kick me" sign on his back last August . . . and actually DID kick him. Harvey says his coworkers usually gave him a hard time, and it peaked with the "kick me" sign. When he went to his boss to complain, his boss ALSO kicked him. The lawsuit is seeking an unspecified amount for damages. Two of the employees who kicked Harvey, including his boss, have already been convicted of petty misdemeanor battery. They each got 16 hours of community service and lost their jobs. Harvey is still working at Intel. Intel says it's reviewing the lawsuit. (Huffington Post)
According to a study earlier this year, 7% of men and 2% of women say if they see an animal in the road . . . sometimes they INTENTIONALLY try to hit it.
An NBC affiliate in Oklahoma City wanted to see if people would SWERVE to avoid an animal in the road. So last week, they put a rubber turtle in the street and observed what happened over two days. In general, most people swerved out of the way. But not everyone did. Four drivers went to the dark side . . . and INTENTIONALLY RAN OVER the turtle. And one car of guys saw the turtle, stopped . . . and STOLE IT. The news chased them down to get it back. The driver told them he stole the turtle because he RACES TURTLES. Quote, "It looked real. I was waiting for it to pee on me. He's not going to win any races."
Thursday was a big day for 58-year-old Erin James of Brookfield, Illinois. She just got her license back after a DUI conviction last year. And to celebrate getting her driving privileges back . . . she went out DRINKING.
You can see where this is going. Her license renewal came to a very quick end . . . because a few hours later, she was pulled over driving herself home, and was arrested for drunk driving. Erin blew a .155 on the breathalyzer, which is just about double the legal limit. The police say Erin intentionally drove someone else's car to the bar because her car had one of those court-ordered breathalyzer ignition locks. This time, Erin is looking at losing her license for TEN YEARS . . . and seven years in prison.
What kind of grandson tries to SELL OUT his sweet old grandmother? She better cut him off from butterscotch candies after THIS.
This happened back in March, but the details didn't come out until a court hearing this week.
On March 2nd, 22-year-old John Ventresca Junior of Center Township, Pennsylvania was driving drunk. He pulled into a convenience store parking lot . . . and ended up hitting TWO parked cars and crashing into a POLE.
When the cops got there, John told them his GRANDMA was driving . . . and that she was inside using the bathroom. He told the cops his grandma crashed because, quote, "she's old, broke her shoulder, and is wearing a sling."
But his grandma wasn't even there. He made the whole thing up to try to pin it on her.
John is facing a DUI charge, plus charges of driving with a suspended license and causing an accident involving unattended property.
Maybe when it comes to catching the DUMBEST criminals, a really soft, plush, comfortable place to sleep works better than an alarm?
Last week, 25-year-old Christopher White of Waterford, Wisconsin got hammered, and broke into a Remax real estate office in Burlington, Wisconsin.
First, he grabbed all the computers and took them outside. But before he could leave with them, something caught his eye. There was a large BEARSKIN RUG on the wall . . . and it must've looked too good to pass up.
So Christopher pulled it down off the wall, curled up on it, and went to sleep.
When employees got to work around 8:30 A.M., they found him sleeping on the rug. The cops came, woke him up, and arrested him.
One of the realtors from the office summed up the night. Quote, "You can't fix stupid. You can just arrest it."
Back in March, a private company called Mars One announced they were offering FREE TRIPS to Mars in 2023.
But there was a catch . . . it's a ONE-WAY ticket. So you're not just volunteering to GO to Mars, you're also volunteering to DIE ON Mars.
Who'd be interested in THAT deal? It turns out, a LOT of people.
One week ago, Mars One opened up the application process . . . and in just the first two days, 33,000 PEOPLE applied to take the one-way trip to Mars.
The application process is still open to anyone who's healthy and over age 18. You can submit your application at Mars-One.com. They're only planning to take 24 people in the end, so the odds aren't with you to die on Mars.
There's a shoplifter in Colorado who dresses sharp . . . and shoplifts stuff to KEEP him looking sharp. He's hit several Walgreen's stores this month, and stole teeth-whitening strips, weight loss pills, condoms, and Rogaine. Police are still looking for him.
This is a pretty vicious cycle: There's a shoplifter in Colorado who doesn't arouse much suspicion because he LOOKS sharp and rich. But he only looks that way BECAUSE of his shoplifting . . .
The sheriff's department in Jefferson County, Colorado is looking for a repeat shoplifter who hits Walgreen's stores in the area.
He's black and in his late 30's, he comes into the store wearing a sweater, tie, and nice pants. And he has a tightly groomed mustache and beard.
Then he steals teeth-whitening strips, weight loss pills, condoms, and Rogaine.
He's hit several stores this month, and stolen THOUSANDS of dollars worth of stuff.
A Florida woman ended up behind bars for calling 911 to complain that she'd been robbed of 50 bucks â by a drug dealer who wouldn't return the cash she gave him after she decided she didn't want to go through with the transaction.
Katrina Tisdale dialed the emergency number twice to report a theft, but when officers responded to the call, she told them she needed help in retrieving the money she'd given to her regular dealer because she realized she didn't have any other cash left over from her social security check.
Tisdale was arrested on charges of misusing the 911 system â the same charge that landed her in jail two years ago.
A Romanian man ended up behind bars after he called cops to report a burglary ... at a house he was already in the middle of burglarizing!
Marius Ionescu was ransacking the home when he heard a loud noise and panicked, hiding under a bed and calling police to report the intruder. When the officers arrived at the address, they conducted a search and found just one person on the premises â Marius, still cowering in the bedroom.
A spokesperson for the police department in Benesti, where the crime occurred, said, "The noise he heard was probably just the family cat. He already has a criminal record for similar break-ins, and given his nervous disposition, he probably should look for another job."
THIS is what happens when you get swept up in trying to be the COOLEST MOM EVER and forget about things like "boundaries" and "laws."
A few weeks ago, 43-year-old Susan Becker of East Northport, New York took her 15-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter out to buy a BB GUN. Then, she drove them around Long Island . . . so they could SHOOT AT CARS.
The police got more than SIXTY reports of broken car windows from BBs over the past two weeks. They finally caught Susan this weekend.
Susan was arrested on Friday and charged with criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child. She's locked up right now on $30,000 bail and is due in court tomorrow.
One of the highlights of eating really sugary cereal... besides diabetes...is drinking the milk that's left in the bowl. Because all that sugar soaks in, and turns it into some kind of impossibly delicious super-milk.
Well . . . a company is FINALLY selling milk that tastes like the milk from the bottom of a cereal bowl.
The company is called Cow Wow, and their "cereal milk" is just about to roll out nationwide.
The milk comes in two flavors. We haven't tried them, but from the packaging we're guessing they're modeled after the milk left behind by Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles.
They have two more flavors coming out later this year. And based on the packaging for those, we're guessing they're designed to taste like Lucky Charms, and the HOLY GRAIL of cereal milk flavors . . . Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
The milk comes in eight-and-a-half-ounce packages, and they have about 175 calories each.
A Judge breaks his own rule and enforces punishment on himself!!!
Raymond Voet is a district court judge in Ionia, Michigan. And he has a strict policy that if your cell phone goes off in the courtroom, he'll hold you in contempt of court.
And on Friday, during a trial, a phone went off in Voet's courtroom. There was only one problem . . . it was HIS OWN PHONE.
And to his credit, he stuck by his rules . . . and held HIMSELF in contempt of court. He hit himself with the standard $25 fine.
Voet says he just switched from a BlackBerry to a Windows phone, and he must have bumped the phone.
Quote, "That's an excuse, but I don't take those excuses from anyone else. I set the bar high, because cell phones are a distraction and there is very serious business going on . . . I broke the rule and I have to live by it."
A bank robber in Florida lost his grip on an easy heist when he set down his pistol while stuffing cash into his getaway bag and found himself held at gunpoint by a teller.
The suspect, said to be in his late 40's, entered the branch with his gun already drawn and demanded money from one employee. The man behind the counter reportedly started handing over the greenbacks right away, but when the pace got to be too much for the crook, he put down his gun, which the teller grabbed "without hesitation."
Police say he ran and was seen heading north on a light colored bicycle.
A burglar breaks in and feeds the family dog pudding... So the dog decides to go with him!!
If this happened to me, I'd be angry at the burglar . . . but I'd be even ANGRIER at my dog.
On Saturday night, a couple in East Wenatchee, Washington came home and found a BURGLAR in their kitchen. And their dog, a lab-pitbull mix named Buddy, wasn't attacking the burglar . . . because the guy was feeding Buddy some PUDDING.
The burglar turned out to be 38-year-old Jason McDaniel, and the couple asked him what he was doing there . . . as you do when you find a burglar in your house, feeding your dog pudding.
Jason told them he was looking for a guy to KILL. And when the couple explained that the guy he was looking for didn't live there, Jason decided to leave.
And as he walked out . . . Buddy the dog WENT WITH HIM. Apparently all it took was a little pudding to COMPLETELY shift Buddy's loyalty to Jason.
The cops tracked Jason down and arrested him for residential burglary. But they DIDN'T find Buddy at his apartment . . . so now Buddy is MISSING.
A 33-year-old woman was arrested and jailed over the weekend in Longmont, Colorado, after she admitted to pushing and choking her boyfriend.
So, what set her off? Allegedly, Samantha Malson's boyfriend would not stop singing âThrift Shopâ by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis â even after she asked him â25 timesâ to stop. Who can blame her? (TimesCall.com)
Women are three times more likely to feel love at first sight with their dog than with their boyfriend!!!
According to a new survey by a pet insurance company, women are three times more likely to have felt love at first sight with their DOG, than with their husband or boyfriend.
Three out of four women said that they fell in love with their dog the first time they saw it. Only 27% said they felt that way the first time they met their boyfriend or husband.
In fact, 43% of women don't even REMEMBER the first time they met their man. But 77% remember meeting their dog for the first time, and said it was one of the most important moments of their lives.
But men shouldn't feel too badly about the survey. Women said they were more likely to decide to get a dog based on instant attraction . . . but there are a lot more factors for them to consider before starting a relationship.
On Monday night, a 31-year-old man from San Dimas, California was on a date and wanted to impress the woman. So he came up with a HORRIBLE plan . . . to intentionally CRASH into another car. Not sure how that's impressive, but whatever.
He SLAMMED into a 48-year-old man's car. They both pulled over and got out. And the guy kept trying to impress his date by taking a SWING at the driver he'd just hit.
Unfortunately for him, the 48-year-old knew how to fight. So he GRABBED the 31-year-old, held him in a bear hug and took him down. That ended the fight.
The 31-year-old managed to get away and drive off. The police tracked him down and arrested him for assault with force likely to cause great bodily harm.
There's no word on whether his date was impressed by him causing an unnecessary car accident, then getting beat up.
A Florida woman rang up a heap of trouble by calling 911 eight times within the course of an hour â to complain that the phone she was using wouldn't make calls.
Kellie Williams had just purchased a new phone and couldn't figure out how to get it out of its pre-sale mode, which only allowed her to make emergency calls. So instead of reading a manual, she opted to call the emergency number to ask for advice on the matter â eventually cursing out a dispatcher who told her to call the phone company for help.
Between expletives, she said, "You're the only person I can call" and demanded that someone be sent over to fix her phone. (Central Florida News 13)
It wasn't so happy for the Easter Bunny -- or at least for a guy dressed up as the holiday character.
The man in the rabbit suit was driving down Interstate 8 in La Mesa, California on Saturday on a red motorcycle with a sidecar when he was pulled over by a California Highway Patrol officer for not wearing a helmet. It seems a helmet and his bunny ears didn't play well together.
Although he was caught crying in a photo, it wasn't a complete rotten-egg experience for the bunny. In a possible nod to the holiday spirit, the officer opted not to give our furry friend a ticket and let him off with a warning about the dangers or riding a motorcycle without a helmet.
March 24th is going to cost everyone in this family a FORTUNE in presents. They'd better start saving now . . .
Last Sunday, on March 24th, a baby named Olivia was born in Devon, England. And March 24th is ALSO her MOTHER'S birthday. But get this . . . HER mother's birthday was ALSO March 24th.
Nicky Woodgate is the grandmother. She was born on March 24th, 1962, and turned 51 this year. Her daughter . . . Natasha Woodgate . . . was born on March 24th, 1992. She turned 21 this year, and just had Olivia on March 24th.
Olivia wasn't supposed to be born on the 24th . . . she was actually due on the 19th. But she showed up five days late, giving all three women in the family the same birthday.
The odds of a grandmother, mother, and daughter all having the same birthday are 133,225 to one. And the odds of Olivia having a child on March 24th one day are . . . 48 million to one.
A woman stabs her boyfriend and throws his prosthetic leg!!!
On Monday night, 48-year-old Michelle Thomas of Greenwood, South Carolina got into a fight with her boyfriend. It turned physical . . . and ESCALATED.
Michelle ended up STABBING him, mostly on his hands as he put them up to block her. Then she ran . . . and made sure he couldn't chase her.
Turns out the boyfriend has a prosthetic leg. So Michelle YANKED IT off him . . . then THREW IT in the yard so he couldn't chase her. At least, he couldn't chase her without hopping, which isn't particularly effective in a chase.
He also had a SPARE prosthetic leg . . . maybe in case a crazy woman threw out his original one day? But Michelle grabbed THAT one and also threw it into the yard.
The boyfriend was treated for cuts to his hands. Michelle was arrested for aggravated criminal domestic violence.
A Florida couple ended up in the slammer after refusing to pay for their Grand Slam breakfasts -- and threatening fellow patrons for not forking over any dough to help.
Lisa Marie Antonucci and Leonard Patrick Baker settled in at a Denny's in Lake Worth and proceeded to hoover down about $35 worth of chow, but when the check came, they were able to produce only about eight bucks between them. They stood up and asked for donations to help them out of the jam, but when no one came forward, they grew loud and threatening -- then bolted for the exit.
By that time, a manager had called cops, who arrived while the pair were still in the parking lot. And here's a shocker -- officers found that they'd stolen the restaurant's silverware on their way out.
Well . . . at least this guy knows his mom can't give him a guilt trip for getting arrested.
Around 1:00 A.M. on Sunday, a 27-year-old from Newmarket in Ontario, Canada was pulled over and arrested for drunk driving. He was taken to the station, and when he was released a few hours later, he called his MOM to come pick him up.
So his 53-year-old mother got in her car to go get him. But when she got there, the SAME COP smelled alcohol on HER breath, and gave her a breathalyzer. Even though it was around 4:00 A.M., SHE was drunk too.
So the mother was ALSO arrested for drunk driving.
Both of them had their licenses suspended, and are due in court next month.
Ever pay a thousand bucks for an ice cream sundae? That's what a Florida man was forced to do after he tried to steal one â which would've only cost him three dollars in the first place.
Tobias Franklin ordered the frozen treat, then asked the owner how much it cost. When he got the answer, he grabbed the dish and bolted, only to have the owner call cops, and take part in the chase himself â leading to Franklin's capture a few blocks away.
The 20-year-old was charged with a third-degree felony, and held on $1000 bond.
Whatever you do, don't forget to bring your wife a gift!!!
A Florida woman allegedly threatened to kill her husband after he returned from a trip without a gift for her.
Sandra Guedes, 36, from Port St. Lucie, was upset her husband came back from a trip to Brazil with nothing for her â but booze for himself and watchbands for his friends.
Her husband went to sleep in their bedroom when Guedes reportedly came in and told him she cut the band of a watch he bought for his buddies. She also ripped a Harley-Davidson T-shirt and dumped out a bottle of Cachaca.
The husband told police that when he went to check on the items, Guedes came in with a foot-long knife and threatened to kill him if he returned to the bedroom. When police arrived she admitted to everything but denied threatening to kill her husband. Guedes was arrested on an aggravated assault charge. (WPTV)
I've always wanted to know what the sexiest day of the week was... Now I know!! A new survey asked people to name the SEXIEST DAY OF THE WEEK. Not surprisingly, Saturday came in first, with 37% of the vote. Followed by Friday at 23%, Sunday at 16%, Monday at 8%, Wednesday at 7%, Thursday at 6%, and finally Tuesday at 4%.