True, and there are photos of it on the Washington City Paper site, which you can see if you click here. And check out the video above.
In Oklahoma City, it’s illegal for a minor to possess a “broad-tipped” permanent marker. Here’s the ordinance:
§ 35-201. – Prohibition on possession of aerosol spray paint by minors.
No person under the age of 18 years may possess an aerosol spray paint container or broad-tipped indelible marker on any public property unless accompanied by a parent, guardian, employer, teacher or other adult in any similar relationship and such possession is for a lawful purpose.
This is not academic, at least for one 13-year-old boy. As reported by The Oklahoman:
A 13-year-old was arrested Friday in Oklahoma City, accused of violating a little-known city ordinance that prohibits possession of a permanent marker in some circumstances.
The teen was caught using a permanent marker at Roosevelt Middle School by a teacher, according to the crime report filed with the Oklahoma City Police Department.
Delynn Woodside noted the marker had bled through a piece of paper onto the desk and reported to a police officer that she also had seen the teen writing on the desk with the marker, the report said.
Woodside, a seventh-grade math teacher, made a citizen’s arrest on the teen, and the police officer transferred the student to a Community Intervention Center that houses juveniles who have been arrested. The name of the minor was not released.
A citizen’s arrest under that law? And sending the kid to Juvie? Why go all “Gomer Pyle” on the kid (see above) instead of just sending him to the principal’s office for defacing school property? Here’s the source.
So you were dancing with another man, and you’re mad at him? Perhaps there’s more to the story, but on the face of it, yikes! Per the Northwest Florida Daily News:
The couple, who are engaged, live together and have children, were at Don’s Ice House on North Ferdon Boulevard where they got into an argument over the woman dancing with another man.
In case you missed that, she was dancing with another man.
They left and got into their car to go home. During the drive, Crestview Police officers were told, the woman hit the man on the right side of his face, causing minor injuries. She then grabbed him on his upper right arm, causing another injury, according to the report. When they arrived at her mother’s house, the woman allegedly hit the man again, injuring his lip.
Ouch! The charges?
She was charged with battery-domestic violence and has a Dec. 23 plea date.
A Minnesota man was thinking no such thought as he got ready to … spit! And he paid the price. As reported by www.kare11.com (Minneapolis):
“I was walking to get some pizza with some buddies,” Thomas said.
The 21-year-old said he was getting over an illness and he spit as he was walking. He quickly learned that’s illegal in Minneapolis.
He must have been really surprised when the police officer warned … wait, he didn’t get a warning?
Police officers driving by in Dinkytown cited him for spitting, which carries a hefty fine. According to the city ordinance if you spit on sidewalks, bus or public areas it’s a $115 misdemeanor.
That could fill the coffers pretty fast, assuming the miscreants pay.
Thomas calls the law “wacky” but he’s sucking it up will pay the fine.
Here’s the source, including a photo of Mr. Thomas.
Yes, you can probably finish the thought. Don’t bring a small gun to a big gun fight. Here’s one of the things that can happen if you do, as reported in the police blotter at HighlineTimes.com (Burien, Washington):
Seattle Police Department and King County Sheriff’s office arrested three men believed to be behind several recent robberies in Seattle and King County. Two men attempted to rob a West Seattle convenience store at gunpoint before being scared off by the clerk’s “bigger” gun. Two men entered the store and pointed a gun at the clerk. The clerk drew his own gun and the men ran out of the store. They drove away in a white Ford Explorer with a rear bumper held together by duct tape. The next night the Sheriff’s office deputies were called to Military Road South in Tukwila after two men stole a woman’s purse and cellphone and drove away in a White Ford Explorer with duct tape holding the bumper. The deputies found the Explorer crashed in a nearby ditch and the two suspects near by and arrested them. After the detectives interviewed the men, a third man was also arrested and booked into the King County Jail for robbery.
Doh! Now who could have predicted these guys would (1) try again and (2) get caught?
It’s not uncommon for arrestees to give the police someone else’s name. It is uncommon for someone to try to pin a rap on his brother. As reported by North Country Now (Potsdam, NY):
A Hannawa Falls man was jailed for felony driving while intoxicated and forgery following a traffic stop Nov. 30 on State Highway 56 in which he claimed to be his brother, Jason Capone, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies.
Aaron Capone, 36, was charged with aggravated DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation, second-degree forgery, first-degree offering a false instrument, and second-degree criminal impersonation, officers said.
Capone? A. Capone? This hardly seems fair. Nevertheless, it hardly excuses his conduct, both to the public, and his brother (unless there’s some history we don’t know about).
Officers allege that Aaron gave false information about his identity and signed several documents in Jason’s name. Deputies had reported Saturday that Jason Capone was arrested on the aggravated DWI charge and inadequate plate lights violation.
How drunk was he (allegedly)?
Aaron reportedly had a blood alcohol content of .24 percent, three times the legal limit of .08 percent. His license was suspended and he had a prior DWI conviction within the last 10 years, deputies said.
That there’s plastered.
He was arraigned in Pierrepont Town Court and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility in $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond, deputies said.
Here’s the source.
Not many Orders merit a block quote on Legal Juice. This one, from the case of Kissel v. Schwartz … out of Kentucky, most definitely does. So, without further ado:
“And such news of an amicable settlement having made this Court happier than a tick on a fat dog because it is otherwise busier than a one-legged cat in a sand box and, quite frankly, would rather have jumped naked off of a twelve foot step ladder into a five gallon bucket of porcupines than have presided over a two week trial of the herein dispute, a trial which, no doubt, would have made the jury more confused than a hungry baby in a topless bar and made the parties and their attorneys madder than mosquitoes in a mannequin factory; IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED AND ADJUDGED by the court as follows: 1. The jury trial scheduled herein for July 13, 2011 is hereby CANCELED.”
You like Kenton Circuit Judge Martin J. Sheehan, right? One more thing:
“4. The Clerk shall engage the services of a structural engineer to ascertain if the return of this file to the Clerk’s office will exceed the maximum structural load of the floors of said office.”
Nicely done sir! Here’s the Order
Burglary is one thing, but punching an elderly woman in the process? Not cool, and in this case, not effective either. Turns out granny can take care of herself, and then some. As reported by thisisnottingham.co.uk:
Joan Parmenter, 79, discovered Luke Clay with his brother, Lee Clay, in her front room at 11pm on Friday, February 18.
Luke hit her right temple and she responded with an “almighty punch” to his jaw. He landed face down on her couch amongst her collection of toy animals from her travels around the world, she said.
The Clays then fled from her home, but ran into the path of a car, which had to make an emergency stop.
Miss Parmenter ran out of her house after the burglars and shouted “stop him!” Sophie Buckthorpe, who had been in the car, called police. Both men were later arrested and admitted they were the burglars.
You can read more (a fair amount) and see a photo of our heroine here.
If you’re this lady, you plunder her home! And then do it again! The plunderer’s timing wasn’t the best, as reported by The Tampa Bay Times:
At first, on Wednesday, she helped herself to some craft supplies. And a knife. A purse. One hundred CDs. The window curtains.
Shellie Leonard wanted more, authorities said, and on Thursday she went back to her neighbor’s house on Dalwood Drive with plans to steal a computer and electronics. Her neighbor was incarcerated at the Pasco County jail.
But, and this is a big “but” …
But Thursday happened to be the day the neighbor came home — and caught Leonard stealing, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said.
Leonard, 43, of 4004 Darlington Road in Holiday, was arrested and charged with two counts of burglary.
Leonard remained Friday at the Pasco jail in lieu of $10,500 bail.
Should be an extra charge for hitting someone when they’re down.
If you went to law school, you probably read the title of the post and thought, hmm, that sounds like a question on a law school exam. If you’re a normal person, you probably thought “finders, keepers.” So, who gets the money? As reported by azcentral.com:
An Arizona court says a man’s heirs are entitled to $500,000 cash that was found in the walls of his former home years after he died.
The Court of Appeals ruling Thursday upholds a judge’s decision that the money, stashed in ammunition cans inside the walls, belongs to Robert Spann’s estate.
Spann died in 2001. According to the ruling, his daughters found stocks, bonds, cash and gold hidden in his suburban Phoenix home before they sold it seven years later.
The couple who bought the home in Paradise Valley claimed the cash after a worker found it in the walls during kitchen and bathroom remodeling.
We’re rich! We’re rich! No? Exactly how is that money not the property of the current homeowner?
The Court of Appeals said that legally, the money was only mislaid, not abandoned, so it still belonged to Spann’s estate.
Lawyers: Yes, of course. Normal folks: WTF are you talking about? Here’s the source.