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It’s very common for the law to have to catch up with technology. But what if the crime is something you just wouldn’t consider? This is such a case, as reported by The Chicago Tribune.

Jamarcus Applewhite was nearly finished with an eight-hour day hauling cars to Wisconsin early Thursday morning when he thought he popped a tire on the Bishop Ford Freeway just minutes from his destination.

Applewhite, 34, pulled his truck and trailer off to the side of the road near Sibley in Calumet City and got out to inspect the damage.

So something was wrong with his truck? Not exactly.

“I felt a lot of shaking,” Applewhite said. “I got out and was looking down, checking the tires when I hear an engine running … and I look and see a truck up there.”

Shazam! How’d that happen?

The pickup truck had run up the ramp of Applewhite’s empty car carrier as the vehicles sped down the highway. The pickup stopped just feet from the cab.

As Applewhite stood by the trailer, looking up, the driver leaned out and asked, “Can we pull over?”

“I’m like, ‘We are pulled over,’ ” Applewhite said.

Applewhite said he didn’t know how to get the driver and his truck off the carrier, so he called the state police.

There’s no mention of the gent being a stuntman, but it sounds like he could be.

Applewhite figures the driver must have been going very fast. Applewhite had been driving about 55 mph and didn’t see the pickup approaching.

He said a regular car could not have made it up the carrier’s ramp, but the pickup truck’s tires were big enough. If one of the carrier’s decks hadn’t been tilted, Applewhite said, the pickup could have crashed into his cab or flown right over it.

The charges?

He was cited with improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed, an Illinois State Police master sergeant said Thursday afternoon. More details were not released, pending investigation of the accident.

Like The Juice said, there are some things lawmakers just have no reason to consider. Here’s the source, with a photo of the trucks.

 

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Yes, of course you’ve heard of helicopter moms. But what about helicopter dads? They don’t get a lot of ink. This gent is the exception! As reported by The Guardian

An Italian father who forced his teenage daughters to ski competitively and eat a macrobiotic diet because he was concerned they were too fat has been found guilty of abuse and sentenced to nine months in prison.

The unusual case in Turin may set a precedent in how Italian courts define psychological abuse of children. There are no similar cases of abuse on record.

The case started in 2011 when the two teenage girls – one is now an adult – complained to their mother that “Daddy treats us badly” and said they no longer wanted to visit their father. The parents are separated.

The 53-year-old father, who has not been named in press reports but has been described as a wealthy individual, has said he became worried about his daughters’ health when he saw pictures of them on Facebook. He said he encouraged them to ski and to eat a macrobiotic diet, avoiding processed and otherwise refined foods, out of a normal level of parental concern.

But the mother of the teenagers and the prosecutor in the case painted a different picture, of constant pressure and taunting by the father of his daughters.

You’ll find the source here.

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Hey, just like homeowners associations, all clubs have rules. The Mile High Club is no exception, and this mischievousness doesn’t cut the mustard. As reported by The Prince George Citizen (Halifax, Nova Scotia):

A flight attendant told the trial of a woman accused of committing an indecent act on a Toronto-to-Halifax flight that she and a man used a coat to cover their laps to fondle each other.

That’s a different club, right? Anyway …

The trial for 25-year-old Alicia Elizabeth Lander got underway Wednesday at Dartmouth provincial court.

Lander has pleaded not guilty to committing indecent acts, assaulting a police officer, committing an act of mischief and causing a disturbance at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport last Jan. 24.

John Dunn, who was service director for Air Canada Flight 610, testified for the Crown that Lander had asked if she could change seats to sit with her friend after boarding the plane in Toronto.

Dunn said about an hour into the flight, a passenger had told him the people sitting in 14A and 14B were about to join the “Mile High Club.”

He testified that he approached Lander and the man and found them with a jacket over their laps but said he could tell what was happening underneath.

He said he could see Lander’s thighs and pink thong.

“Her pants were down around her ankles,” said Dunn. “I said, ‘I want you to stop this now. It’s inappropriate.'”

Dunn said Lander’s hand was in the area of the man’s crotch making an up-and-down motion.

He said he asked Lander to get dressed and she eventually pulled up her pants, although she initially denied not being clothed.

Dunn said Lander was then asked to go back to the seat she was originally assigned in row 26, where she slept for the remainder of the flight.

He said he notified the captain of the incident, who arranged to have RCMP officers meet them at the gate.

Jason George Chase, 39, was also charged with committing an indecent act in connection with the same incident and had originally pleaded not guilty, but changed his plea to guilty on Wednesday.

You’ll find the source here.

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Are you really going to stand there and claim that you booted that vehicle? Uh-huh. Well, then where’s the boot? And the vehicle? As reported by the Brooklyn Paper Police Blotter:

84th Precinct – Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

A scofflaw managed to remove his car from Dean Street on Dec. 26, despite the city’s boot, according to cops.

A traffic officer reported that he placed a boot on a Chevy Trailblazer at 3:52 pm, while it was parked between Court Street and Boerum Place. He returned at 6:30 pm to remove the boot so a tow truck could take the vehicle, but the car and boot were already gone, cops said. The police report is for the stolen boot, which cops value at $1,200.

Someone’s going back to booting school!

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The Juice will wager you have not encountered a shoplifter like this woman. As reported by by wtsp.com:

Guapiles, Costa Rica  – Captured on video, a woman shocked workers by stealing a flat screen TV by stuffing it up her dress, between her legs.

The woman simply walked into the store, picked up the packaged TV, placed it between her legs and walked out along with an accomplice.

According to reports, it all happened in 13 seconds:

“She did it so quickly no one had time to notice or react,” said the shop assistant.

Yikes! Here’s the source, which includes the video.

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This is certainly not your run-of-the-mill door-to-door salesman story… It started when the former Derry town administrator answered the door in the nude. It ended with a jury trial. Per The New Hampshire Union Leader:

A jury found ex-Derry town administrator John Anderson not guilty on Thursday of indecent exposure for inviting a DirecTV salesman inside his home and conversing with him while in the nude. The verdict marks a sudden reversal for Anderson, 51, who had initially been found guilty in August on the Class A misdemeanor by a 10th Circuit Court judge. This week’s trial in Rockingham County Superior Court was an appeal of that verdict…

Before the verdict, John Anderson spent Thursday on the witness stand answering questions about why he decided to use his underwear to clean up spilled water, or answer the door in the nude.
Assistant County Attorney Annaliese Wolf argued to jurors that Anderson’s behavior was “flat-out strange,” including his decision to strip off his underwear and mop up a glass of spilled water after being awoken by the salesman at his door.

There’s a lot more to the story, which you can read here.

 

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Need a ride? This is one of the worst ideas for getting one! As reported by waaytv.com:

[Kurt] Smith [56] called the State Police on Sunday at around 2 p.m. to report a disorderly person at the Red Lion Motel, where he was staying, authorities said.

But the two troopers who responded discovered there was no disorderly person at the Route 206 inn — just Smith, who apparently had transportation challenges. When the troopers arrived, Smith admitted he’d made the call and then asked to be taken to a local convenience store, police said.

You can read a lot more, and see a mug shot, here.

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This is definitely not your average burglary! As reported at nbcphiladelphia.com

A burglar who authorities said masturbated on a woman’s deck and then stole her dog was shot when he broke into a second Bucks County apartment, according to investigators.

Right? Nothing average about that! You can read more, and watch a video about the story, here.

 

 

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You’ll have to click on the link below to see the photograph of the haul. Only then can you understand the magnitude of what this fetishist did. As reported by The South China Morning Post:

Some thieves have a penchant for the strangest things.

Residents in Yulin city, Guangxi province, were treated to a colourful array of more than 2,000 sets of women’s lingerie laid out neatly on the ground at a public space in their neighbourhood on Saturday.

The used underwear, which belonged to women in the neighbourhood, had been stolen by a male resident over the course of the year, news website Gxnew.com.cn reported.

The report said the man hid the stolen lingerie above the false ceiling of several stairwells within the residential building where he lived.

Click here for the source, and to see the photo of the stolen items. 

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Occasionally people walk into a police station and confess to crimes. But how often do they walk into the station and commit crimes? Well, it happened recently in Philly, per wpvi tv (Philadelphia, PA).

It was around 11:30 a.m. Sunday when police say 33-year-old Carlen Higgs walked into the Upper Darby police station talking gibberish.

He then allegedly sat down in the station lobby and lit up a marijuana cigarette.

You can guess what happened next – but just part of it.

Higgs was then arrested and placed in a holding cell.

That’s the part you guessed …

While in the cell, police say, he took off all of his clothes, defecated on the floor and then wiped his waste on the walls.

No way you guessed that part.

Higgs was taken to a mental health facility where it was determined that he was high on drugs.

You might have guessed that part too.

He is now charged with possession of an illegal drug and disorderly conduct.

Here’s the source.