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magic woman

This is your story, and you’re sticking with it! Well, it’s not a a very good one. As reported by The Arab Times:

A Kuwaiti citizen has filed a complaint with the Fahaheel Police Station accusing a female black magician of taking all his money, reports Al-Rai daily. The complainant said he withdrew KD 1,000 from a bank branch when an unidentified veiled woman approached him and spoke some strange words. He then handed to her the KD 1,000 which he had withdrawn from the bank and another KD 250 which he had on his person. He added, when he came to his senses, the woman had disappeared.

Uh-huh.

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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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car crash accident

Better they should both be involved in one accident, versus each of them slamming into an innocent driver. As reported by wnyt.com:

Police say two people were drunk when they crashed into each other early Sunday morning.

Yikes.

Officers say Laura Stefanik, 25, was making a three point turn in her SUV when she was hit by Ramel Alexander, 31, who was riding his motorcycle.

Alexander flew over Stefaink’s car and landed in the street.

Both were treated and released at Albany Medical Center.

They now face DWI and other related charges.

What are the odds? Here’s the source.

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None of this would have happened if the gent had only been wearing his seat belt! Anyway, check out where the gent was hiding the weed, as reported by baynews9.com:

It was about 3:35 p.m. on Friday when a Volusia County Sheriff’s Office deputy positioned along State Road 415, in Osteen, spotted a car go by and noticed the passenger — a rather large man — wasn’t wearing his seat belt.

Brilliant!

When he stopped the vehicle, the deputy immediately noticed that both the driver and passenger were nervous. And he also noticed that the passenger still wasn’t wearing his seat belt. At about 450 pounds, the passenger — Christopher Mitchell, 42 — said he was simply too large to wear the belt.

Due to growing suspicions, a Sheriff’s Office drug-detecting K-9 was brought to the scene. The dog quickly alerted deputies to the presence of drugs. The resulting investigation turned up cocaine, 23 grams of marijuana hidden under Mitchell’s stomach fat, a .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun and more than $7,000 in cash stuffed into a tube sock. The deputies also noticed something else: The vehicle’s trunk and interior were sprinkled with carper freshener and scented dryer sheets, a common tactic used to conceal the odor of drugs when they’re being transported.

Under his stomach fat! Admit it. You did not see that one coming. Here’s the source, which has their mugs shots.

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This is certainly not your average breach of contract case! As reported by The New Zealand Herald:

The man, who’s known as Mr N, hired a private investigator to track the sex worker down after he felt he hadn’t had his money’s worth, when his session with the woman ended prematurely.

A private investigator? And then he sued her!

Today’s Sunday Star Times reports Mr N claimed compensation and damages, because the woman breached a contractual agreement.

The result?

The High Court has rejected his claim, and he’s ended up with both legal bills.

Justice Woodhouse described the man’s case as a “sinister use of the courts processes.”

You’ll find the source here.

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bank building

If all bank robberies went down like this, the world would be a better place. Why would The Juice say this? Well, as reported by The New Hampshire Union Leader:

The incident happened at 11:33 a.m. Tuesday at TD Bank, 300 Franklin St., in downtown Manchester.

The teller told police the man came into the bank and demanded cash from her, but left before taking any. He did not threaten the teller and he did not have a gun or any other weapon, police said.

No weapon! No threat! No injuries and no loss.

The man is described as having light-colored skin and wearing a white Red Sox T-shirt and gray baseball hat. He fled the bank on foot.

Police released a photo of the man taken from the bank’s video surveillance system.

You’ll find the source here, including the surveillance photo.

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You want your kids to express themselves by drawing. Just not on your passport! As reported by metro.co.uk:

The [4-year-old] child got busy during a recent family trip to South Korea, where he took to the back page of his dad’s Chinese passport with a black pen and drew some really nice pictures of people, animals, and – obviously – added a bit more hair to his dad’s face. Classic.

The only problem is that now his dad is stuck in South Korea because of his unrecognisable documentation, and authorities have warned it is likely he won’t be able to travel home with his son, and the rest of his party.

The picture was originally posted on social networking site Weibo by the father, known only as Chen, alongside a plea for help.

Sounds like he might be spending the rest of his holiday on the phone to the Chinese embassy. Let’s just hope he invests in a nice colour by numbers for his son next time…

You’ll find the source here.

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The Juice does not have to read this book in order to speculate that it may be the worst book ever written. He thinks that you will agree. As reported by kxnews.com (Bismarck, North Dakota):

A Mandan High School Social Studies teacher is behind bars after writing a sexually explicit book about two of his students.

So, so creepy and frightening.

Police say Scott Allan gave the book to the 17 and 18-year-old female students as a graduation gift.

This may be the one superlative too many, but worst graduation gift ever?

They say the characters in the book have the same first names and similar last names as the two students, and in it they engage in sexual acts.

Allan was placed on administrative leave on May 22nd and resigned later that day.

He turned himself in to police yesterday for Promoting Obscenity to Minors, a class C felony and Disorderly Conduct, a class B misdemeanor.

You’ll find the source, including a video news story, here.

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driving road

How about this explanation given by a man arrested for exposing himself while driving? As reported by The Kitsap Sun (Washington):

A 24-year-old Bremerton man arrested Wednesday for indecent exposure told a State Patrol trooper he was driving his car while not wearing pants because he recently received a body wax.

The “Manzilian,” or Brazilian for men, resulted in his jeans irritating his skin, he told the trooper, so he had been driving in his underwear.

A witness told investigators she had seen the man exposing himself and sticking out his tongue while driving on Highway 16 near the Tremont Street overpass, and had been doing so “since Gig Harbor,” according to court documents.

The man was booked into Kitsap County Jail and held on $5,000 bail.

Are you buying it? Here’s the source.

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kayak

If you were to consider various means of escaping the country, there’s no way you would even include a kayak on your list. Well, it worked for this gent. As reported by The Hunterdon County [New Jersey] Democrat:

Steven Pieczynski, 38, who also once lived in Lambertville, was convicted by a jury in a trial conducted by Superior Court Judge Stephen B. Rubin in March. Assistant Prosecutor Anthony Anastasio presented the case.

But he wasn’t jailed pending sentencing. And there was a kayak, and …

Pieczynski entered Canada illegally on Sept. 29, 2012, “using a kayak, launched from Lewiston, N.Y., on the Lower Niagara River,” the prosecutor said. After crossing the river, he made his way to the Toronto area.

You already know it didn’t last.

Detectives eventually tracked down Pieczynski, and on Oct. 23, 2012, members of the Toronto Police Service Fugitive Squad, the Integrated Border Enforcement Team (IBET), the Ontario Provincial Police, and the Canada Border Services Agency arrested him at the home of a woman he met on the Internet, Kearns said. He was extradited back to the United States.

Bam! And he was just sentenced to 4 years for skipping out. But that’s not all.

Pieczynski still faces sentencing on the original burglary and theft conviction.

You’ll find the source here, including a mug shot.