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Is it unreasonable to think that a thief would want to know what he is stealing? Not this guy. Apparently any old box will do. As reported by khou.com:

A Manvel homeowner’s security cameras helped lead police to the suspect accused of stealing a package from their front porch.

Manvel police arrested Matthew Holbert Friday and charged him with theft of property.

Police beileve he is the thief who stole the package minutes after it was delivered to the Royal Palms neighborhood.

The security cameras were rolling when the suspect drove up, walked toward the house and ran back to his car with the package.

Great plan! Follow the UPS truck and just pick up whatever is being delivered.  And wouldn’t you at least look for security cameras? It’s not like they’re that rare. Here’s the source, with photos of the perp in action.

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We searched the entire place, and he’s not here. Or … is he? Per the Northwest Florida Daily News:

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies went to an apartment on Miracle Strip Parkway to arrest a man who had outstanding warrants. They unlocked the apartment using a key given to them by a resident and ordered the man to come out. He refused.

An initial search failed to reveal the man, so deputies searched again.

Curse you thorough police! – the man must have thought. Why?

They found a large pile of clothes in a closet and thought the man might be hiding under them, so they ordered him out. Once again the man refused.

He was told to come out several times but didn’t, and eventually had to be physically removed from the closet to be handcuffed.

As this was going on, the man was on a cell phone talking to another person, the deputies reported.

So, in addition to losing this round of the game, and facing the outstanding charges …

He’s been charged with resisting arrest without violence and has a Jan. 7 court date.

You’ll find the source here.

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Over the years, we’ve all seen tons of different kinds of Christmas displays. But you probably haven’t see anything like this. As reported by wistv.com:

Residents in a Florida neighborhood are doing double takes when passing a rather bizarre holiday display.

The Palm Beach County homeowner made an image of reindeer made out of Christmas lights hanging upside down.

When the lights are on, the display simulates blood coming out of the reindeer’s mouth.

There’s even a sign posted that that says “Venison, it’s what’s for dinner.”

So maybe, when you’re driving around with your kids looking at lights, you skip this block.

Some neighbors find it repulsive, others don’t seem bothered.

“I find it a little offensive,” said Linda Vannatta. “I think Christmas as being the time for joy. Hunting, I know, is a part of life. People do it and have always done it. But it doesn’t seem like a Christmas thing to me.”

What about the law? You probably know the answer to this already.

City officials were contacted but they said their hands are tied.

Click here for the source, including a video of the news story.

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Back in the time before there were CDs and DVDs, there was videotape. There was also a sportscaster named Warner Wolf whose catch phrase was “Let’s go to the videotape.” Well, if they do that here, this gent’s chances aren’t looking too good. As reported by tcpalm.com:

A corrections deputy charged with misdemeanor battery on an Indian River County Jail inmate has been fired, but he’s seeking his job back, officials at the Sheriff’s Office said.

Mario Pratt was placed on administrative leave Nov. 21 when he was charged with pepper spraying an inmate without justification. After a review by the internal affairs department, the Sheriff’s Office fired Pratt on Dec. 11.

Pratt filed a career services appeal Wednesday, which means his case will be reviewed by a board of deputies at a hearing. That hearing has yet to be scheduled.

So what happened?

The pepper spray incident happened on Oct. 28. Pratt is accused of spraying inmate Michael Dudley Palmer, 21, who was held on drug and theft offenses.

Pratt said the spraying was accidental and happened when he was putting the spray can back in a belt holder, according to a report. He described the discharge as a small amount that didn’t effect Palmer.

And there you were, jumping to all those conclusions when there is a perfectly innocent … wait, there’s some late-breaking news on this story. This just in:

Sheriff’s officials, however, reviewed surveillance video and said they saw the inmate grabbing his face “and staggering away from the area as if exposed to the pepper spray.”

The video also showed Pratt taking out the pepper spray, extending his arm “in a manner consistent with the deploying of the chemical agent, and pointed it toward the area where” the inmate was standing, the report states.

Hmm. Let’s not go to the videotape? You’ll find the source here.

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It seems that, oftentimes, a spouse who has been cheated on is angry at the other woman/man, and not the cheating spouse. What’s up with that? We may have stumbled on another such case, although the jilted spouse in this case may have let her husband have it too. As reported by khou.com:

One doctor is now facing criminal charges after police say she broke into the home of her romantic rival last weekend.

Uh-oh.

Doctor Angela Siler-Fisher is the medical director at Ben Taub Hospital’s Emergency Center and is also a professor at Baylor College of Medicine. Siler-Fisher now stands accused of a bizarre crime in an upscale West University area neighborhood.

Some serious creds. So what happened?

According to documents, Siler-Fisher broke into a home there by kicking in a doggy door. Once inside, she allegedly used lipstick to write ‘whore’ and ‘homewrecker’ on the woman’s mirror.

Law enforcement sources told KHOU Siler-Fisher also left a trail of unused condoms up the woman’s staircase.

She’s then accused of calling the woman on her way out and threatening to “beat her”. Documents allege Siler-Fisher texted the other woman 25 times over the next 16 hours.

Yup, she’s pissed.  So what are the repercussions, personally and professionally?

Siler-Fisher was arrested on charges of criminal trespass and harassment. She has since posted bond.

Baylor College of Medicine released a brief statement following news of Siler-Fisher’s arrest: “We understand that this is a private matter for Dr. Fisher and does not impact her work at Baylor College of Medicine.”

The Juice agrees with Baylor. You’ll find the source, and a video of the story, here.

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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?

 

 

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What, you think just because it’s Niceville that they won’t call the cops? As reported by the Northwest Florida Daily News:

Niceville Police officers were summoned to Tisa’s Lounge on John Sims Parkway, where an employee said he’d told a 25-year-old Ohio man to leave several times. The man refused and was still in the lounge when officers arrived.

They told him to leave but the man refused, saying “I wouldn’t have to leave in Ohio.” Officers pointed out Florida law differs from Ohio law, but he still refused to leave, saying, “I don’t believe you.”

Really? Let’s see if you believe me now.

He was asked one more time to leave when he reached out his arms and said, “Arrest me, I will (expletive deleted) be out tomorrow.” He was charged with trespassing and has a Nov. 26 plea date.

Think he’ll dare the judge to sentence him? Maybe he’ll say “I wouldn’t get any jail time in Ohio.” Here’s the source.

 

 

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It’s so easy, in the comfort of your own home, or sitting there in your ergonomic office chair, to say that you wouldn’t have reacted as this Houston woman did. But can you really know with certainty? Exactly. As reported by khou.com:

According to officers with the Houston Police Department, the woman got upset over her drink at a McDonald’s restaurant, caused a disturbance, and then sped off [and allegedly led police on high-speed chase.]  Police said they spotted her older Mercedes with an expired sticker, and they tried to pull her over.

Okay, so perhaps she overreacted a little.

They eventually used spike strips to flatten her tires. She came to a stop on Hillcroft near Richmond.

Yikes. So what happened to her?

Police said the woman would be charged with resisting arrest. [She was taken to jail.]

Here’s the source, including a photo of the unhappy customer.

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Regular Juice readers will recognize this method of attempting to get rid of the evidence. As reported by WDRB (Louisville, Kentucky):

Police say 21-year-old Casey Mancuso was a passenger in a car that was stopped Monday night by officers for ignoring a stop sign at the corner of 25th and Oak Street.

According to the arrest report, when officers approached the car they could smell the strong odor of marijuana. Police say officers were given permission to search the car, and that’s when they found a baggie with marijuana seeds in the back seat where Mancuso was sitting.

Just seeds? Hmm.

Police records say officers searched Mancuso and noticed him chewing something. When officers asked him to open his mouth they noticed marijuana on his teeth and in his mouth.

Police say Mancuso admitted to officers he ate the marijuana before the traffic stop.

The charges?

Mancuso … faces charges of possession of marijuana and tampering with physical evidence.

Click here for the source.

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It’s not always good to keep it in the family. See, it all depends on what “it” is. This, the family could have done without. As reported by ksat.com (San Antonio, Texas):

A man is accused of robbing from a popular West Side restaurant that is owned by his brother-in-law. Felipe Barron Jr., 53, is charged with robbery.

Yup.

According to an arrest affidavit, Barron was caught stealing cash from the safe at Ray’s Drive Inn located in the 800 block of SW 19th street back in April.

The affidavit stated the owner saw Barron closing a safe and confronted him inside the restaurant because Barron was not authorized to be there or employed there.

The affidavit stated Barron tried to run away but was chased by the owner. Barron then struck the owner in the chest before fleeing on foot.

So much for Thanksgiving Dinner. Here’s the source, including a mug shot.