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Isn’t the goal of recycling to recycle as much as you can, thus reducing our consumption of the resources that go into making the discarded items, and reducing the amount of trash that goes into landfills? So while it may not result in the greatest yard sale, more power to this gent. As reported by The Northwest Florida Daily News:

Police were called on May 26 for reports of a man going through garbage cans.

A woman called police around 3 a.m. on May 26 to report that a man was going through her neighbor’s garbage, according to the call log. She thought it was strange and wanted a Niceville Police officer to figure out why he was going through the garbage.

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This so strange, you probably just assumed it happened in Florida.  Alas, this odd series of events took place in Ireland. As reported by The Irish Times:

A prisoner in Mountjoy Prison was stranded on a roof of the prison campus for nearly seven hours on Tuesday after climbing up the building to retrieve a bag of drugs.

The Irish Prison Service is investigating how the man, who is serving three and half years for producing an article during the course of a dispute, managed to gain access to the roof area of a building in the Mountjoy Prison Campus.

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Who would have thought anything of importance would happen because of an online comment? Well, it did! As reported by (from a Highlands County Sheriff’s Office press release):

A Florida woman used the comments section of a Pizza Hut order made from her smartphone on Monday afternoon to alert authorities that she and her children were being held hostage. When police responded to her message, arriving at the location, she and her children were quickly released, unharmed, and the kidnapper was arrested.

According to a Highlands County Sheriff’s Office press release, Cheryl Treadway, a woman from Avon Park, about 85 miles southeast of Tampa, had been arguing most of the day with her boyfriend, Ethan Nickerson, who carried “a large knife.”

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Tarzan was raised by apes, and looked how well he turned out! Case closed! Maybe, but not so fast. As reported by The Grand Island Indepedent (Nebraska):

A situation in which two monkeys were playing with a baby, as shown in a Facebook video, does not violate state standards for child neglect or abuse, said Sgt. James Laudenklos of the Merrick County Sheriff’s Department.

The video was shot in a Merrick County home not far from Grand Island. After seeing the video on Facebook, someone reported it to the state Department of Health and Human Services, concerned about the safety of the child.

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Dishonesty is just so, so tiresome. Just tell the truth. Make The Juice happy. But no, this gent, like just about everyone else who gets busted for an alcohol-related offense, only had “a couple of beers.” He’s either a cheap drunk or a bald-faced liar. What do you think? Per The Moultrie News police blotter:

Happy hour ended early for one man who was found about 6 p.m., passed out behind a department store, a police report said. According to the report, police arrived and found that the man reeked of alcohol and had “soiled his pants.” He said he only had a couple of beers at the bar around the corner and was trying to walk to his house in a nearby neighborhood which was actually about 8 miles away.

Emergency personnel told police the man had fallen in the bushes and was disoriented and confused, according to the report. They said he was not making any sense. He was arrested for public drunkenness and his father was called to come pick up his belongings.

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Carpooling is fantastic. It’s even better when your passenger is a real person! As reported by The New York Daily News:

 “The Most Interesting Man in the World” may be good company, but he’s a bad carpool passenger.

A Washington State trooper couldn’t resist snapping a photo — and issuing a ticket — after he pulled over a man in the HOV lane Tuesday using the famous face as a phony passenger.

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People are always going on about how loyal dogs are. Well, I’ll will go with this guy over the loyalest of dogs. Why? Well, as reported by The Colorado Springs Police Department:

On Saturday 03/21/2015 at approximately 0123 hours, Officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of Eddington Way reference an animal complaint. The reporting party advised that he had shot three pit bulls that were attacking his dogs. Officers arrived on scene and found the three pit bulls deceased in the RP’s garage. Investigation revealed that the pit bulls entered the garage from the back yard via a dog door and attacked the RP’s dog. The RP, who was asleep inside, heard the commotion and went to the garage. He then retrieved a handgun and shot the three pit bulls.

Yes,  your author is also wondering what three pit bulls were doing just roaming around the neighborhood.

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Sure, it seems like a stupid defense. But it does seem to work every now and then. Anyway, as reported by The Florida Times-Union (at

A Jacksonville police officer disciplined for a widely circulated picture of him in uniform closely embracing his girlfriend is in trouble again.

This time Officer Irving Diaz let a “scantily” dressed woman in “short shorts” drive his police car to a Southside Hooters in October.

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Surely there have been plenty of bank robberies that have benefited from the help of an insider.  But have you ever heard of a bank robbery where all of the participants were insiders? Well, you have now. As reported by

Staff at a branch of Afghanistan’s central bank in southern Kandahar province may have got away with as much as 81 million Afghanis ($1.4 million) when they robbed their own bank and ran, an official said on Saturday.

That is a truckload of Afghanis!

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When making a decision, one component is often something like this: “What is the worst thing that will happen to me if I do this?” This gent certainly did not make that calculation before he made this recent decision, as reported by North Country Now (Potsdam, New York):

Potsdam police report that at 2:08 a.m. Thursday, an officer saw [MD] walking on Main Street with an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

Hey, not so fast with the jumping to conclusions. Okay, so it was probably the right conclusion, but still …