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This guy must have played Grand Theft Auto, because what he did could have come straight out of the game. As reported by kaj18.c0m (Montana):

The day-long crime spree happened on May 23, 2013.

And what a day it was.

It started around 7:55 a.m. when the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office got a call that a vehicle had been stolen from Hulbert Road West, between Four Corners and Belgrade. The suspect was described as a man around 30 years old with shaggy collar-length blond hair, wearing jeans and a black shirt and appearing to have a leg injury. The caller said his wife saw the man approach the house, ring the doorbell then drive away in their 2006 blue Chevy Silverado, court papers state.

A deputy found the truck at around 8:36 a.m. on Rocky Mountain Road, but the driver fled, leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase that reached speeds of up to 100 miles per hour along gravel roads, court papers state.

[Matthew] Brandemihl [31] reportedly drove the vehicle into a ravine behind a residence on Sherman Drive then broke into the home, took a woman’s phone and four bottles of beer then drove her Ford Explorer through the closed garage door.

Montana Highway Patrol troopers began pursuing Brandemihl again. He led them through the county, driving 95 mph on Frontage Road toward Belgrade, then jumping the railroad tracks, driving through a fence on Interstate 90 where he drove the against traffic before crashing the stolen Explorer into a ditch near Business Hub Drive at around 9:30 a.m., court papers state.

Officers surrounded the area but then found that a resident in the area was missing a GMC truck.

At around 12:11 p.m., dispatchers received a call that the truck was spotted between Pony and Harrison. Law enforcement tracked Brandemihl onto Forest Service land near Pony on foot.

Several hours later, he came out of the woods and surrendered. He was taken to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital for a leg injury.

Are you dizzy too? The outcome?

Brandemihl … pleaded guilty to two felony counts of theft, one count of felony criminal endangerment and a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespass to property. In exchange, prosecutors dropped an additional felony charge of theft.

Next case … wait – not so fast.

Gallatin County District Court Judge Holly Brown initially told Brandemihl she would not accept his guilty plea because she wasn’t confident he understood what happened that day. This arose after he said he didn’t clearly remember where he was that day, or what his intentions were.

After sitting down with his attorney and discussing the matter, Brandemihl entered his guilty plea and admitted to the judge he stole three different vehicles, drove erratically, entered a home, took beer and led police on a high-speed chase.

Brandemihl will be sentenced on Feb. 25.

Done. Here’s the source, including a photo of Mr. Brandemihl.

 

 

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be vewy quiet hunting wabbits rabbits

So he wasn’t really “in” for very long, but still. As reported by NorthCountryNow.com (Potsdam, New York):

Potsdam police say they charged a man for yelling on Leroy Street early Sunday morning.

Ryan J. Minsker, 21, Brewster, was charged with unnecessary noice at 12:49 a.m. and released on an appearance ticket returnable to Potsdam Town Court Feb. 14 at 9:30 a.m., officers said.

Shhh. Be vewy quiet. I’m hunting wabbits.

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Yeah, he was about six feet tall, white, a little heavy, with short blond hair and a big nose. He was wearing …  Now that’s the kind of description that could be helpful. But this?

Employees of Smith Oil on East Liverpool Road reported a tall, white, ugly man wearing a hoodie and plaid pajama pants driving a newer model Ford Focus drove off without paying for nearly $34 worth of gasoline.

Ugly? That’s it? Oh, and tall and white. Very helpful. Thanks so much. (As reported in the St. Clair Township Police Report (via The Review, East Liverpool, Ohio.)

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When Michael Jordan resumed playing basketball, you know he wasn’t going to play with a number 23 Jersey. No, that number was retired, period.  While this gent’s jersey number is still retired, he’ll be wearing it every day, though not in a manner of his choosing. As reported by wdrb.com:

The University of Kentucky may have retired Richie Farmer’s number 32 jersey, but the federal Bureau of Prisons is bringing it back.  The prison system has assigned Farmer inmate number 16226-032 for use when he reports to a yet-to-be revealed facility by March 18. [The inmate number will be worn on his prison jump suit.]

That’s got to hurt. What did he do?

The former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner is set to serve 27 months behind bars after pleading guilty to abusing his public office.

And in case you’re wondering what he did to merit the retirement of his jersey, it’s pretty impressive.

Farmer gained basketball fame as part of “The Unforgettables” — a group of Wildcats who stayed with the program through NCAA sanctions and led Kentucky back to the NCAA tournament in 1992.

The school hangs Farmer’s basketball jersey from the rafters of Rupp Arena in Lexington.

Here’s the source.

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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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you've been a very bad boy

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?