Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Expensive Taste

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - Police in a southwestern Pennsylvania township said they've recovered one of two rings a man swallowed after he allegedly stole them from his mother - and are waiting for his digestive system to produce the other.

Fifty-three-year-old Robert Spriggs was charged with theft for allegedly stealing the rings, each valued at $30,000, while visiting his 81-year-old mother on Saturday in North Strabane Township.

Police said Spriggs swallowed one he had in his pocket during questioning. Police said he has previously swallowed the other ring.

Spriggs is in the Washington County Jail in a cell without a flushable toilet. Police said they had recovered one ring Monday, but it wasn't immediately clear if they had found the other. Online court records don't list an attorney for Spriggs.


I really wouldn't want to be the one who has to check his crap every day for the ring. That's just gross...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A clean, minty fresh, getaway.

A shoplifter tried to make a clean getaway after stuffing 30 tubes of toothpaste down her knickers in a bizarre heist.

The crook attempted to sneak out of the shop while her male colleague distracted shop assistant Jana Brezikova, who gave chase.

Video footage of the confrontation - shot by a passer-by - shows the thief fishing out boxes of toothpaste and mouthwash from her baggy tracksuit bottoms in Prague in the Czech Republic. The incident - which resembles the Vicky Pollard shoplifting scene from Little Britain - has become a massive YouTube hit after more than 300,000 people watched it in just four days.

Check out the video here.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Myspace Bandit

A Florida Keys teen was arrested Sunday evening after deputies found a computer logged onto his Myspace account in a home that had been burglarized, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office says a caretaker for the home on Sugarloaf Key reported the burglary. Preparing to remove hurricane shutters from a door, the caretaker saw someone sitting on the living room couch.

Deputies arriving at the house found no one inside, but they did find a back window open, empty soda and food containers, and some marijuana on a coffee table. The deputies also found a bedroom computer turned on and logged into the MySpace account of Robert Rupp, 18, of Big Coppitt Key, the Sheriff's Office said.

Rupp was found a short time later walking around the neighborhood with two screwdrivers in his pockets.

Rupp told a deputy he had been in the house because it was cold outside, authorities said.

Rupp was charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools and theft.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Believe It or Not: Ugly Dogling Gets Ripley's Makeover

 Ripley the Dog: Before

That little gray mass might look like a stuffed toy that's been left in a mud puddle for a couple of months.
But beneath all the matting lies a genuine, living, breathing little dog... and his Ripley's transformation from matted mutt to lovable pup is a true Believe It or Not! story.

The doggie was found in a ditch, with his fur so badly matted that it even covered his eyes. He was brought to My Heart's Desire, an animal shelter in Houma, La., covered in so much matted fur that even his eyes were hidden.

The staff there named him "Ripley" because they couldn't believe anyone would treat a dog so badly.
And when the Ripley's company found out, they wanted to make sure the little dog's story had a true "Believe It or Not" ending.
Ripley the Dog: After So while the shelter gave the dog a TV-worthy makeover, Ripley's pitched in with a $400 donation to the shelter and a gift card to the dog's eventual owners for grooming, toys, food and more.

The company also says it plans to keep tabs on the dog.

"We are putting his story in the 2012 edition of our 'Ripley's Believe It Or Not!' book," Ripley's spokesman Tim O'Brien was quoted as saying. "His life will be very public. It will be a big deal when he's adopted. I hope his new owners understand they'll have to share him with the world."

O'Brien says he thought of adopting the dog himself.

"Whoever gets him is getting a great dog," he told AOL News. "I'm tempted to drive down from Nashville and adopt him myself. My family wants me to."

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Man Accused Of Corn Dog Attack By Mustard-Coated Woman

A man accused of throwing a mustard-covered corn dog that hit his live-in girlfriend during a weekend fracas faces misdemeanor charges, according to a recently released arrest affidavit.

Fort Pierce police arrested Tommie Lee Mckeliver, 48, on Saturday after his girlfriend told investigators he "got mad at her and threw a paper plate that contained a mustard covered State Fair corn dog on it." The corn dog crashed into her chest area, leaving her "coated" in mustard.

"(The girlfriend) stunned by the situation then found herself being pushed out of the room, and (the) door locked behind her," the affidavit states.

The alleged corn dog attack happened shortly before 2 p.m. at an apparent hotel in the 500 block of North Second Street.

Generally speaking, corn dogs are hot dogs coated in cornmeal batter and deep fried. They are served on a wooden stick with some corn dog connoisseurs preferring to dip their dogs in ketchup, mustard or other condiments. The affidavit didn't specify what type of mustard coated the corn dog Mckeliver is accused of throwing. 

Police knocked on the door of the room but got no response. The girlfriend said she could get a spare key from the hotel manager and opened the room. Mckeliver was seated and listening to headphones.
Police asked the accused corn dog chucker for his name.

"(Expletive) you you fat white (expletive) ies ant gunna tell you my name," Mckeliver is quoted as saying.
Mckeliver never supplied police with his name, but an intake deputy at the St. Lucie County jail recognized him.

Mckeliver, of the 500 block of North Second Street, was arrested on misdemeanor charges including domestic battery and resisting without violence.

Honestly now, why did the police take this seriously?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Man Calls Police To Check His "Nasty" Marijuana Purchase

A Uniontown man Wednesday called police because what he believed was marijuana that he bought on the street tasted "nasty."

Now, investigators said, the 21-year-old man could be charged with possession of a look-a-like drug. He was not immediately arrested, and police declined to release his name.

Police were summoned at 9:59 p.m. to the man's apartment on Millview Street.

He reported that he had just bought a small amount of what he thought was marijuana. The taste turned him off, so he called police to check it for him, said police Det. Donald Gmitter.

Officers arrived and found the green, leafy substance laid out on a paper on a table.

Police said a field test kit used on the material was negative, Det. Gmitter said.

Officers still confiscated the substance, which may be a kitchen spice instead of intoxicating weed.

As dumb as the complaint sounds, Det. Gmitter said it's not nearly the first time someone has called to report being ripped off during the commission of illegal activity.

"We've had people call about prostitutes who, after they give them the money, they run away," Det. Gmitter said. "That's happened quite a few times."

The investigation is simmering.


Help, police! I think my pot is oregano!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Great Wheeled Jewel Thief

Two people are in police custody following an unbelievable attempted jewelry store heist in El Paso, Texas.

Security camera footage shows 44-year-old Noemi Duchene and 45-year-old Luis Del Castillo arrive outside of Estate & New Jewelry late Tuesday morning with Del Castillo pushing Duchene in her wheelchair.

Duchene then gets out of her chair, covers her head and upper body with a large black trash bag and enters the jewelry store while Del Castillo waits with the chair.

Once inside Duchene pulls a kitchen knife and demands "everything".

Store owner Linda Bradely decided not to comply and drew a stun gun in response.

"We're chasing each other around like keystone cops," Bradely recalls. "I knew I could outrun her because she was obviously not very quick."

A store customer eventually tackled Duchene and held her until police arrived.

Del Castillo was still waiting outside with the wheelchair and was also arrested.

Investigators say the pair live in an apartment across the street from the jewelry store.