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Maybe it’s not an addiction. A fetish? Whatever the reason, this gent is flat out not allowed to go to this Walmart, but he can’t help himself. As reported by The Northwest Florida Daily News:

A man went into a local discount store to buy lightbulbs. He paid for them and left the store. No problem, right?

Actually, it was a problem. And why was that?

The man had been ordered on Jan. 28, 2013, to stay out of Walmart. The Niceville Police Department arrest report didn’t say why.

Banned from Walmart? Hmm. There’s got to be a story there. So how was he caught?

He was spotted by a loss prevention employee buying light bulbs.  He was stopped a short distance from Walmart and ID’d by the employee.

Video footage confirmed he had gone into the store a couple of times.

Doh! Damn cameras!

He was charged with misdemeanor trespassing and will step before a judge on April 22.

Here’s the source.

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Who would go to a restaurant if they suspected the food might be tampered with? Well, there’s at least one woman who appears to fall into this category. As reported at highlinetimes.com (Washington State) in the police blotter:

A Burien woman dining at the Tung Kee Mi Gia Chinese restaurant that opened in north Burien in late 2013 called the police after she suspected cooks of serving her urine with her meal on the evening of March 17th. The victim insisted that police come to the restaurant on the corner of 16th Avenue S.W. and 112th Street to investigate the suspicious sauce she had been served. Upon arriving on the scene, police quickly discovered that what the victim believed to be a small cup of urine, was actually a small cup of fish oil. Despite having no evidence to substantiate her urine claims, the woman insisted the fish oil be tested. Police report zero urine findings.

With no evidence, The Juice is left wondering why the police wasted their time.  Actually, it was probably a good investment – so she wouldn’t continue to hassle everyone about it forever. Hey lady, fuhgeddaboutit! And next time, ask them to hold the fish oil.

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It’s unclear if this guy is a member of the first group of folks. He’s definitely someone who sucks at Walmart. As reported by The Independent Tribune (Concord, North Carolina):

Michael Anthony Brown, of 207 Lincoln St. SW, Concord, was arrested and charged with assault on a female in March after police say he approached a woman in a Lincolnton Walmart, told her he was a podiatry student and sucked on her toes.

Very credible story. Can you believe she didn’t buy it? He has tried less subtle approaches.

He is a registered sex offender with a history of similar crimes, including multiple incidents of touching women’s feet in Concord.

In September 2000, he approached a woman who was sitting on her porch, showed a knife and told the woman to let him see her shoe, according to an investigation report attached to a Cabarrus court file. Police accused Brown of sucking on the woman’s toes and committing a sexual act involving her feet.

So Mr. Brown pleaded guilty. The sentence?

WSOC-TV reported Brown’s victim in the Lincolnton incident left the courtroom in tears after the judge pronounced the 60-day sentence, and Brown seemed pleased with what happened in court.

Seems light to The Juice too. A repeat crime by a registered sex offender, and only 60 days? Here’s the source, including a mug shot.

 

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Of course it’s believable that a car being chased by one police car escaped, right? Absolutely. What about two? Three? Keep going. As reported by The Hamilton Spectator:

Two video game thieves in a stolen car evaded a helicopter and officers from five police services in an incredible 90-kilometre [55.9 mile] chase from north Toronto to downtown Hamilton.

That’s five police services and a helicopter! And check this out.

The duo criss-crossed the 400 highway system at speeds of up to 180 km/h, even stopping for gas — which they did not pay for — in Oakville en route to the Hamilton apartment building where they dropped the car and ran.

They stopped for gas! And if you think they were eventually caught, think again!  You can read a lot more here.

 

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It’s safe to say these folks won’t be going to each other’s house for dinner any time soon. As reported by The Daytona Beach News-Journal:

A brawl between two families in Oak Hill on Sunday night included punching, scratching and a pit bull named Ellie May and her master both biting their neighbor at the same time, a Volusia County sheriff’s report shows.

Yikes! You can read a ton more, and see a mug shot, here.

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When you hear the word “battery” you think of 2 things:  “Hey, do you have a AAA battery?” Or you think of someone getting the ass kicked.  The Juice is quite confident that you would not think of something like this.  Per The Northwest Florida Daily News:

A man was charged with battery after he poured water on a woman during an argument, an arrest report indicates.

Yes, water.

The man, who is 39 and lives in Niceville, admitted to Niceville Police officers he poured water on the woman during their spat and told officers to take him to jail.

As you wish.

The charge was a misdemeanor.  His plea date is April 22.

Sounds like a candidate for the litter patrol, and maybe some anger management counseling.

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ouch ouch ouch ouch

There are lots of ways to resist arrest. This one in particular, every male officer would likely agree, should carry an enhanced sentence. As reported by The Chicago Tribune:

“Something’s wrong with her,” said Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr., who initially ordered the 20-year-old held on $50,000 bail. After a short recess, Bourgeois decided to instead release Ashleigh Heather Edwards on an individual recognizance bond with electronic monitoring.

You’re curious, right? What did she do?

Edwards, of Berwyn, assaulted [an] officer on a parked train outside the Galewood station on Chicago’s Northwest Side at about 3:40 p.m. Friday, according to an arrest report. The officer tried to remove Edwards after crew members said she entered the train’s “engine compartment” without permission.

Edwards yelled and ran to the other side of the train, police allege, before the officer caught her and attempted to place her under arrest. At that point, police and prosecutors said, Edwards grabbed the officer’s penis and squeezed it to inflict pain, while also kicking and punching and trying to pull away.

Ouch, ouch, ouch! But that wasn’t the end of it.

The officer used pepper spray to restrain her, the arrest report said. But while exiting the train in the 2000 block of North Narragansett Avenue and walking toward the police cruiser, prosecutors said Edwards again grabbed and squeezed the officer’s genitals.

The Juice is inclined to agree with the Judge’s assessment that “Something’s wrong with her.” And in case you think it wasn’t that big of a deal for the officer …

The Metra policeman was taken by ambulance to West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, where he was treated and released, according to court documents.

As for Ms. Edwards:

[She] will return to court Friday. She faces a felony charge of aggravated battery to a peace officer, along with misdemeanor counts of resisting a police officer and criminal trespass to state land. No booking photo was immediately available.

Here’s the source, including her mug shot.

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There are lots of times in a person’s life when the best course of action is to just keep quiet. This would seem to be among the most obvious example of just such a case, but not to this gent.  As reported by The Star-Ledger (via nj.com):

Thomas Arahill, 55, was arrested and charged first with threatening a man with a crowbar during a dispute Monday afternoon, said Capt. Thomas Dellane.

Officers responded to Gaff Road in reference to a fight call at 2 p.m., where they made contact with a man who said Arahill had attempted to use a metal bar as a weapon, the police said.

Arahill was arrested, charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and taken to police headquarters for processing, authorities said.

All you have to do is just keep quiet and you’ll be out of there in no time…

However, after he was released, Arahill saw two of the officers who had arrested him in the town hall lobby, and began threatening them, Dellane said. Arahill refused to leave the area, the captain added.

Doh!

Arahill was taken back into custody and charged with a disorderly persons offense for the loud and threatening behavior, Dellane said.

No release this time.

Arahill was taken to the Ocean County Jail, where he was held on $1,500 bail, authorities added.

Click here for the source.

 

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If you are wondering how someone could withstand and do all of those things, you’re in good company. The judge was also puzzled. As reported by The Herald Mail (Hagerstown, MD):

A Hagerstown man who broke a set of steel handcuffs and was shocked with stun guns 30 or more times during a struggle last summer with five police officers was acquitted Tuesday during a trial before a judge in Washington County Circuit Court.

Yup. Acquitted of all charges.

“This is, as far as I’m concerned, a medical mystery,” Circuit Judge Daniel P. Dwyer said as he granted the motion for acquittal on all charges against Nicholas Edward Borum, 32, of Outer Drive.

There was no evidence in the two-day trial “to explain the phenomenal strength Mr. Borum exhibited” on the morning of July 10, 2013, Dwyer said.

So what happened that day?

On that morning, Hagerstown police responded to a report of a burglary in progress near Borum’s home, according to the statement of probable cause. When the caller confronted the man, later identified as Borum, “he just stood there and refused to leave,” the charging documents said.

When police arrived, the doors of the caller’s shed “appeared to be pulled from the hinges,” the documents said.

Dressed only in shorts, “Borum had a distant stare, was clenching his fists, breathing heavy and not responding” to commands, the documents said.

Uh-oh.

When an officer tried to place him in custody, Borum began to resist. Officers used electric stun devices on Borum and tried to handcuff him, the documents said.  “Borum displayed immense strength throughout the altercation,” the documents said.

Officers were able to handcuff Borum, but he continued to kick, flail at and try to bite officers, despite being shocked repeatedly.

Ambulance personnel administered a drug to calm him, but “the shot did nothing,” the documents said.

Zoinks. Now what?

Borum then broke the handcuffs before police got him into an ambulance, and he was taken to Meritus Medical near Hagerstown.

Whew. The charges?

Borum was charged with five counts of second-degree assault, as well as resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment and two counts of malicious destruction of property, court records said.

And he was not guilty because …

“I’m absolutely convinced … Mr. Borum was not in control of his faculties,” Dwyer said before dismissing the charges.  The judge said he could find no evidence of voluntary intoxication.

You can read more from the source.

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Another day, another scam.  It was working pretty well until … they got caught! As reported by The Express-Times via LehighValleyLive.com:

Two coupon counterfeiters have been jailed after police in Warren County uncovered a large-scale baby supply scam that hit hundreds of stores in nine states while netting one of the men more than $250,000, authorities said.

Wenqiang Wu, 38, and Zhouxing Dong, 26, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., targeted Wal-Mart stores, passing off fake coupons for baby formula and diapers, before they were busted Sunday in Pohatcong Township, police said.

Police said charges are also pending against two others who were arrested days later at the Route 22 store in an apparently unrelated, but identical, scheme.

Wo! 250 large? That’s a lot of baby stuff.

“It’s a unique case,” Pohatcong Township police Detective Sgt. Scott Robb said today.

How it works, Robb said, is fraudsters duplicate a valid manufacturer’s coupon and alter the bar code, tricking store computers into thinking each is legitimate. The scam isn’t realized until later, when the store sends the coupons to the manufacturer for reimbursement.  In the meantime, the individual get products for free or at a significantly discounted price before reselling them.

Pretty clever. They probably should have switched products at some point, and stores! Like Wal-Mart (or any large chain) isn’t eventually going to figure it out? You can read more (a lot) here.