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Why would your appearance require that you are always on your best behavior, or at least on the right side of the law? The answer will soon be abundantly clear.  As reported by The Northwest Florida Daily News:

Kenneth Dewain Parker was in an argument with a woman on Oct. 26, according to the arrest report. Parker was in an argument with the victim when he allegedly hit her in the face.

The victim also told Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies that she had bruises on her arms where Parker “forcefully grabbed her,” the report said. A witness, who had called deputies, described Parker hitting the victim.

Parker was gone when deputies arrived, according to the report. An automatic alarm went off at 1:03 a.m. on Oct. 27 at Thumbs Up Food Store in Fort Walton Beach because the glass had been “shattered.”

There’s more, but it doesn’t sound too unusual, right? So why does Mr. Parker have to behave like an angel? You need to see his photo. You’ll find it, and the source, by clicking here.

 

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It’s kind of like the “blue flu” with one big difference – these officers are showing up for work, but with a twist. As reported by Reuters:

Belgians who drive a bit over the speed limit, forget to buckle their seat belts or park illegally can breathe easier this week as police turn a blind eye in protest against plans to raise their retirement age.

The country’s police are up in arms over plans by the incoming government to raise their pension age to 62 from 58 as part of its efforts to cut the federal budget. Some 40,000 officers demonstrated against it in Brussels two weeks ago.

They began the next step in their protest on Tuesday by going easy on minor infractions for the next week.

“Clearly this wouldn’t cover major offences, such as reckless or drunken driving,” said Vincent Houssin, deputy chairman of the 18,000-member VSOA police union.

Police unions say the officers will continue to uphold traffic safety, but for a week at least the state budget will not get the benefit of their work.

Sure, 58 seems young to many folks, like most Americans. But an extra 4 years?  That’s a mighty steep jump. Here’s the source.

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This guy could not have made it any easier for the police to bust him for driving while intoxicated. As reported by  The Hunterdon County Democrat (New Jersey):

The incident happened on Friday, July 18, just before midnight on Route 31 north near Echo Lane. Patrolman John Tiger saw a 2013 Ford Mustang stopped on the northbound shoulder with its hazard lights activated. Upon approaching the car, Tiger saw Rafael Genao, 35, of Washington sleeping in the driver’s seat while the engine was running, police said.

Genao’s right hand was on the gear shifter, the car was in neutral, and the emergency brake was on. When the officer woke Genao, Genao de-activated the emergency brake and the car rolled backward, hitting Tiger’s patrol vehicle, police said. After several attempts, Tiger was able to get Genao to park his vehicle, turn it off and hand over the keys, police said.

Um. Er. Uh. Well … sorry? Fuhgeddaboutit.

Tiger detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on Genao’s breath, determined that he was intoxicated and arrested him. At headquarters, Genao refused to provide samples of his breath for chemical testing to determine the content of alcohol in his blood, police said.

So …

Tiger charged him with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a breath test and careless driving. His vehicle was towed from the scene and he was released to the custody of a responsible adult.

You’ll find the source here.

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Just fleeing from the police almost never works. This gent had something else in mind. As reported by The Daytona Beach News-Journal:

A man who ran from a traffic stop made phony 9-1-1 calls to try and throw off pursuing deputies and police dogs, an arrest report shows.

Interesting idea, but doomed to fail.

Herbert Foster, 31, of Holly Hill, was charged with making false 9-1-1 calls. He was also charged with a drug offense after cocaine was found on him, resisting an officer without violence and driving with a suspended license. He was released from the Volusia County Branch Jail after posting $4,500 bail, court records show.

You can read more about it here.

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Yes, this man was busted for going on Facebook, as he should have been. As reported by North Country Now (Potsdam, New York):

A Norwood man was arrested for allegedly contacting a female via Facebook who had an order of protection against him, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies.

Matthew J. Allen, 27, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, officers said.

He was arraigned in Norfolk Town Court and released on his own recognizance, deputies said.

Time to move on, jack. Let the lady be. Here’s the source.

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Of course watchdogs guard and watch over your property. But have you ever heard of a watchcat? Well, you have now. As reported by The Review (East Liverpool, Ohio):

The husband of Rosemary Stover, Tomahawk Drive, Negley, reported his cat was acting strangely upon entering the house so he used a spotlight to check the garden and driveway, where he saw a young man standing by his van, wearing all black. The man ran down the driveway and east on Tomahawk Drive. Her husband chased the man but did not locate him. Entry was not made to the van. Deputies also did not locate him.

Give that cat some treats. Oh, and how about changing the litter too?

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A long con is usually intricate and takes a long time to set up. This didn’t take long to set up, but man was it long! It went on from the late 1980s until 2013! At a law firm! As reported by The Beacon-News:

Four people, including two sisters and a North Aurora man, were indicted Friday for embezzling $7 million since the late 1980s from a Chicago law firm, prosecutors claim.

7 million clams! The players?

Oak Brook residents Patricia Lapinski, 66, and Deborah Acuna, 61, each face one felony count of theft exceeding $1 million, according to a statement from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Prosecutors said two others came in on the scheme later: 62-year-old James Bauer of North Aurora; and 57-year-old David Leisen of Frankfort. They are each charged with one felony count of property theft.

The scheme?

Lapinski was office manager at the Vedder Price law firm in Chicago, where she was responsible for choosing vendors to supply goods and services to the firm.

In the late 1980s, Lapinski and Acuna created a company called DAS Designs to supply services to the law firm, prosecutors say. Acuna helped control the DAS bank account and served as the president, and Lapinski allegedly used a fake name as a signatory.

The sisters would profit by using DAS to sell furniture to the firm, prosecutors said.

Vedder Price paid millions to DAS throughout the 1990s, which was made easier through Lapinski’s position at the firm. In 2002, Lapinski shifted orders to a different company, but continued to bill Vedder Price for services DAS was no longer providing, prosecutors said.

A bulk of the profits were made between 2002 and 2013, when Vedder Price paid about $6.4 million to DAS, prosecutors said.

The profits were used by the sisters for personal purchases, including “lavish homes, numerous vacations and other amenities,” prosecutors said.

In 2011, Lapinski contacted Bauer and Leisen, who were longtime vendors of the law firm. The men agreed to use their companies to pilfer even more money from Vedder Price by using fake invoices for supplies and labor, prosecutors claim.

Bauer and Leisen were paid a total $950,000 for services they never provided, prosecutors allege.

Lapinski! (Imagine Jerry saying “Newman!”)

The law firm discovered the scheme in early 2013.

All four defendants were indicted Friday in Chicago. All four are free on bond, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

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Of course the robber didn’t say it was a garden hose nozzle he was sticking in the manager’s back, but it was. As reported by WZVN (Florida):

Akeem Rendell Arnold, 23, of Naples, allegedly tried to steal over $14,000 shortly before [the CVS closed], according to a police report.

Police say Arnold wearing a mask and dressed in black approached the store manager, who is his brother, while he was outside taking the trash out.

Sticking up your brother? Not cool.

Arnold allegedly put what felt like a gun or knife to the manager’s back and told him to re-enter the store against his will at 294 9th street South, according to the police report.

Once inside the store, Arnold is accused of hitting the manager over the head with the garden hose nozzle, taking money from the store’s safe, and hog-tying him with a roll of plastic wrap.

So much for putting family first.

Arnold then made a run for it, and police apprehended him along US-41 with a backpack containing the money, the garden hose nozzle, a mask, bandana and multiple pairs of gloves.

Reports show it took two pepper sprays and handcuffs to get Arnold under control.

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No, The Juice is not referring to Mayor Rob Ford.  There’s a very reasonable explanation as to why this Mayor is legally prohibited from drinking. As reported by wdrb.com (Louisville, Kentucky):

Kelvin Green, 18, will soon become the mayor of Archer City, Texas.

No one filed to run for the city’s open mayoral position, so he ran unopposed. He’ll be the town’s youngest mayor since it was founded in 1888. His friends and teachers say they’re not surprised he volunteered, and he’ll be perfect for the job.

“I really think he’s going to do an outstanding job, and it’s exciting to see somebody his age step up,” said Jeff Pirkle, Green’s economics teacher.

“It’s really crazy, actually, but I should have seen it coming because if he sets his mind to something, he’s going to do it,” said Tyler Scrogum, Green’s friend.

You’ll find the source here.