Well, not all weird. I did include some "stupid criminal" stories too. If you have any you've seen that you'd like featured, PM me the info and if possible, a link to the source.
Apparently, Cassie Edwards, who writes those trashy romance
novels, didn't know you're supposed to give credit to someone when you cut and
paste their information and put it in your book. Not only did she fail to give credit, the
guy whose stuff she lifted is a nature writer for Newsweek, Paul Tolme. Yep, she copied his work about the
black-footed ferrets word-for-word and plunked it right into the middle of one
of her books. Duh!!
Better Watch What and
WHERE You Eat
Take a truck full of fish processing waste with an open
cover, temperatures in the teens and add fifty bald eagles and what do you
get? Birdsicles! In Kodiak, Alaska, the eagles swarmed into
the truck and began gorging themselves on the fish waste. Mmmmm, tasty! But they got so dirty, they couldn't fly or
clean themselves. Some sank into the mess and were crushed, some froze to
death. To rescue the rest of them, the
truck had to be dumped so wildlife officers could retrieve the eagles and treat
them to a warm bath with dish soap to clean them up. Ewwwwww!
Boogity, boogity, boogity!
If you're going to rob a bank, it's probably not a good idea to have an
easily identifiable Rusty Wallace NASCAR plate on the front of your car. Two yahoos in Pennsylvania found that out the
hard way, when someone familiar with their car gave a tip to the police. Oh, and the drywall compound one of them used
as a disguise? Ummm, it was still all
over their clothes and the inside of the car.
Watch your step!
Oh, and you might want to watch where you step, too. Yep, drunk driver in North Carolina crashed
his Camaro and fled the scene. Of
course, the yard where he crashed it belonged to a guy with four dogs who hadn't
done his poop patrol. You guessed
it. When Mr. I've Had A Few Too Many got
out of his car, he stepped right in a big pile of doggy doo-doo. Left a trail for the cops to follow,
even. He had someone drive him back to
the scene. When the officer asked him to
step out of the vehicle, it was hard to tell which was worse - the smell of
alcohol or the "evidence" on his shoes!
You've got to think things
When you steal something for ransom - you might want to include the
details - like how to pay up. Guy in
Idaho Falls apparently overlooked that tiny little item after he stole video
games, a CD player, camera equipment and other items from a woman's truck. She found one of her videos in her mailbox
when she discovered the theft and reported it, but didn't understand it until
she sat down to watch the tape. The
video, which was of the recent birth of her child (no comment on that one) had
been partially taped over. By the thief
going for the Jesse James look with a handkerchief over his face demanding
$3,000 in ransom...and no other info. "We're
not dealing with brain surgeons here," police Lt. Joe Cawley said.
As Ron White says "You can't fix stupid"