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Yes, the current wife almost certainly would have found out anyway. But the new “wife” sure made it easy, thanks to Facebook. As reported by The Capital Journal (Pierre, South Dakota):

To save his months-old marriage, Brian Wright must, a judge said Tuesday, end it and then divorce the wife he married earlier so he can legally re-marry the woman he married in May, who accompanied him to court and watched him plead guilty to bigamy.

She left holding his hand.

Wright, 35, was indicted by a Pierre grand jury in June on a charge that on May 8 he committed bigamy, by marrying a woman while he was married to another woman.

“Guilty,” he told state Judge John Brown Tuesday.

Brown granted Wright’s request to suspend the imposition of any prison sentence.

So why didn’t the clerk marrying Wright know that he was already married?

When Wright and his new wife obtained a marriage license this spring at the Hughes County Courthouse, the register of deeds office had no way of easily knowing that Wright had previously obtained a marriage license with another woman some years before in the office and whether that earlier marriage was still in legal force.

Deputy Register of Deeds Patty Williams said divorce and annulments are handled at the state level. So county register of deeds offices have no automatic way to know if a marriage license filed in the county represents a still-current marriage, Williams said.

And how was Mr. Wright outed?

…  it wasn’t until Wright’s new wife posted the good news of the wedding on Facebook that it all came out, Williams said.

“His first wife saw the pictures and contacted law enforcement,” Williams said.

What say you, Mr. Wright? Well …

“I was married prior . . . and I didn’t take care of it in a legal way or anything,” Wright said. “The person I had married had left town and moved away. I made a mistake when I got married again.”

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This one is in its own category. As reported by

Paul Neaverson, 61, walked in to a branch of NatWest in Rainham, Kent and held a knife to the cashier’s neck.

However he was caught out when he asked the clerk to transfer the money in to his own bank account.

And why did he do it? Because he needed money to book a flight to Corfu for a job interview as a golf coach. Of course.

Maidstone Crown Court heard that during the terrifying raid the cashier managed to hit the panic button.

Neaverson fled, but undeterred, he only went as far as the HSBC just 400ft away where tried to hold up that bank too.

Danny Moore, defending, told the court that his client has been in trouble before and described his attempt to rob the banks as ‘ridiculous’.

He said: ‘It was ridiculous. It only had one ending – and here it is. He has led a law-abiding life and now finds himself staring down the barrel of a very long sentence indeed.’

Neaverson, of Rainham, Kent, pleaded guilty to two attempted robberies and possession of a blade. He has now been jailed for two years.

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Sometimes looks can deceive. This is one of those times! As reported at

Strawweight fighter Monique Bastos was on the way for her jiu-jitsu training with two friends in Acailandia, Brazil, on Tuesday night, when two men attacked her. They wanted their phones, but they had no idea Bastos was an MMA fighter.

“I was going to my jiu-jitsu training when they arrived on a motorcycle and said they wanted our phones,” Bastos told “I tried to hold my phone, and I realized they were not armed. When they tried to escape, I lifted the rear wheel of the bike and they fell on the ground. The guy who took my phone ran away, but I was able to get the other one.”

Bastos, who has six professional MMA fights on her record and a few jiu-jitsu matches and muay thai bouts, got him into a rear-naked choke and took him to the sidewalk, where she locked a triangle choke and waited for the police.

Wesley Sousa de Araujo was arrested 15 minutes later, and that was not the first time Bastos had to stop a robbery.

“I’ve been through this a few times before, and it’s the second time I fought back,” she said. “There were two guys, and they were using knives, but I was able to use my jiu-jitsu and get my phone back. It’s a huge risk, but I did it to defend myself and my friends, so I used what I learned.”

Here’s the source, including a video.





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Wait – so you’re saying if I post videos on Facebook, other people can see them? Why didn’t anyone tell me this? As reported by

Stephen Ruth of Centereach, Long Island apparently got tired of getting tickets after trying to beat red lights at intersections with cameras affixed to them.

So police said Ruth, 42, did something about it — and then bragged about it on Facebook.

Ruth was in custody at the 6th Precinct in Selden Tuesday night, accused of four counts of criminal tampering, after police discovered his Facebook videos that were going viral on the web.

On the videos, Ruth is seen using a selfie stick to record himself, armed with a painter’s pole to push the red light camera’s face upwards to the sky.

“All it took was a pair of balls and a painter’s pole,” Ruth notes, as he tampers with the camera.

Police sources told PIX11 Investigates Ruth tampered with four cameras in Suffolk County, most near the Long  Island Expressway Service Roads at Hawkins Avenue and another near Ocean Avenue.

PIX11 found videos posted on August 21 and August 23.

The August 23 video had more than 201,000 views as of Tuesday night.

Ruth — in a shirt and tie — tells the camera “I’m going to show you how easy it is to take the power back.”

After he defaces the camera, he noted that he saved taxpayers $10,000 for that particular day.

A police source told PIX11 News that Ruth was expected to be bailed out Tuesday night from the 6th Precinct and will appear in court in the morning.

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You know that when you point a gun in the air and shoot, that the slug will land somewhere, right? This is especially true when you fire a gun inside a building. As reported by The Bismarck Tribune:

A Bismarck man is accused of firing a shotgun into the ceiling of his apartment, nearly striking a woman who was lying in bed in the apartment above his.

Jeffery Royce Jr., 34, was charged in South Central District Court in Burleigh County with felony reckless endangerment and could receive up to five years in prison if convicted.

Police were called to a residence at  409 Riverside Park Road at 9:49 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a call about a possible gunshot inside an apartment.

Officers arrived and heard a man, Royce, arguing with a 33-year-old Bismarck woman, Bismarck Police Sgt. Mark Buschena said.

Inside the residence, police found a spent shotgun shell on the floor and a 12-gauge shotgun inside the bedroom, Buschena said. Officers also noticed a hole in the ceiling approximately 1 inch in diameter.

A 55-year-old woman who lives in an apartment above Royce’s said she was lying in bed when a slug shot through her floor just feet from her, landing inside the apartment’s outer wall.

Police arrested Royce and took him to Burleigh County Detention Center.

Missed it by that much. (For the “Get Smart” fans out there.) Here’s the source, which includes the suspect’s photo.

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Please, tell me you did not just shoplift while carrying coke in your purse.  As reported by Northwest Florida Daily News:

A Walmart Asset Protection Associate became suspicious of the woman, identified as Tammy Sarah King, around 2:30 p.m. on July 31 because she was “constantly twitching and looking over her shoulder,” according to the arrest report. The associate watched her place several grocery items in her cart.

She then tried to hide the items, worth $313.60, under an air filter before walking out of the store, the report said. She was stopped and Crestview Police officers were called.

King told officers that there was cocaine in her purse, according to the report. Officers found two grams of cocaine and $459 in her purse.  She is charged with retail theft over $300 and possession of cocaine, both felonies.

I told you not to tell me that! You’ll find the source, with Ms. King’s mugshot, here.

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You rob a bank and you get away. Of course you wouldn’t go to any of your known haunts, or … would you? As reported by NJ Advance Media for

Within hours of publicizing photos from bank surveillance after a TD Bank robbery, more than a dozen tipsters recognized a 30-year-old Lakehurst man and contacted the police.

So they id’d him, but where was he? Funny you should ask …

Jerome Gilby, 30, was taken into custody at his girlfriend’s house Monday afternoon for the July 10 robbery that occurred at 10 Mule Road in Toms River, police said.

Your girlfriend’s house? Really? Why not just go to your own house? As for the details …

At approximately 6:45 p.m. last Friday, a man entered the TD Bank and handed the teller a note demanding cash. He then fled on foot into an unknown direction.

“Investigators from the FBI, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI Unit, Lakehurst Police, Brick Police, and the Seaside Heights Police Department worked closely to track down the whereabouts of Gilby,” a Toms River Police Department press release said.

The robber was described by authorities as a white male, 25-35 years old, 5-foot-9 and around 170 pounds. He was wearing a black Chicago Bulls Starter hat with a “doo rag” underneath and white sunglasses.

Gilby is being held on $100,000 bail with no 10 percent option.

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I’m not drunk! I know where I live! It’s No. 10 right there. Well, not exactly. As reported in The Moultrie News Police Blotter:

A drunk guy got a ride home one night to his apartment and told the driver he lived in apartment No. 10, according to a report.

He got a ride home! Excellent.

The guy went to the door and the female driver tried to use his key to open his door for him, but it would not work. She then knocked and the real person who lived in that particular apartment opened the door, the report said.

The driver asked the resident if she knew the man and she said she did not.

At this point, the driver told the man not to go anywhere and she ran to her car to get something. The resident had closed and locked her door at this point.


When the driver came back, she saw that the drunk man had kicked in the door, according to the report.

Police were called and noted that the man was extremely intoxicated.

They could not get any clear answers from him, but did determine he lived in apartment No. 10, just not in this particular building, the report said.


The property management company agreed to press charges for damages to the door and the suspect was hauled off to jail for drunkenness in public, where the doors are too strong to kick in.


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Admittedly there aren’t a lot of plausible explanations for shoplifting. Nevertheless, this one is a real doozy.  As reported by The Times and Democrat (Orangeburg, South Carolina):

An Orangeburg woman was charged with shoplifting at the Walmart on North Road.

Walmart Loss Prevention personnel said the woman attempted to take $487 in groceries and merchandise Tuesday.

A deputy spoke with the woman, who said she attempted to leave the store with the items because she was under the impression that the man who was with her earlier paid for the goods, according to a police incident report.

How is that even possible with groceries? Did “the man” bag them too?


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This so strange, you probably just assumed it happened in Florida.  Alas, this odd series of events took place in Ireland. As reported by The Irish Times:

A prisoner in Mountjoy Prison was stranded on a roof of the prison campus for nearly seven hours on Tuesday after climbing up the building to retrieve a bag of drugs.

The Irish Prison Service is investigating how the man, who is serving three and half years for producing an article during the course of a dispute, managed to gain access to the roof area of a building in the Mountjoy Prison Campus.

The man climbed the building to retrieve a package of drugs which was caught in the netting over the prison’s exercise yard but was unable to get back down.

A spokesman for the Irish Prison Service confirmed there was no risk that the inmate could have gained access to the perimeter of the prison as the building in question is located in an internal yard on the campus.

Nice plan. And if you’re thinking “Hmm, a man alone on a roof for seven hours with his drugs …”

The man, who was removed from the roof at around 8pm on Tuesday, is believed to have been heavily under the influence of drugs having consumed all of the contents of the package.

You were apparently correct! Any more time for that?

The prisoner will be subject to internal disciplinary procedures. An investigation has been launched to try to ascertain how the man accessed the roof and who was responsible for throwing the drugs in from outside the prison walls.

Maybe not. Who knows what “internal disciplinary procedures” means. Click here for the source.