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At some point in your time behind the wheel, you found a great parking spot and said “Wow, we couldn’t get any closer than this!” Well, you were wrong, as this gent proved. As reported by This Is Lancashire:

A driver has been arrested after his car ploughed into a pub in Bolton town centre.

The male driver of the silver discovery vehicle was arrested and led away from the scene of the crash, which occurred just after 5pm at the Dog and Partridge pub in Manor Street.

Onlookers said it looked as though people who were inside the building at the time of the smash kept the driver inside the pub until police could arrive and arrest him.

You’ll find the source, a photo of the scene, and a fair amount more on the story here.

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sonic drive in

Before you go getting up in this poor woman’s grill, take note that it is called a “drive-in”. And that’s just what she did. This is actually more common than you would think. The Juice had a case recently involving a woman who did the exact same thing, but she did a helluva lot more damage.  Anyway, as reported by The Daily News (Galveston County, Texas):

No one was hurt when a SUV smashed through the wall of the Sonic Drive-In, 1169 West Main Street, Tuesday afternoon.

Initial reports from League City police indicate that an 83-year-old woman was next door at the Popeye’s restaurant. As she was pulling out of that parking lot, she put her foot on the gas pedal instead of the break of her Honda Pilot, police said.

“She went through the shrubs (separating the two restaurants) and struck the east side of the Sonic,” League City Police Department spokeswoman officer Reagan Pena said.

Yikes! An SUV seems like a pretty big vehicle for someone who is having pedal problems. Fortunately nobody was hurt. You’ll find the source, including a photo of the scene, here.

 

 

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You own a bar in a college town. Seriously, who would think that the cops would ever stop in to make sure your patrons are of age? And anyway, it’s not like the joint is filled with kids. Er, what’s that you say? How many? As reported by North Country Now (Potsdam, New York):

Village police say a compliance check at Backstreets, Market Street, resulted in 46 underage patrons being charged with trespass.

46!!!!! Uh-oh.

The bar’s owner, Steven J. Bond, and manager, Michael Caringi, are also in hot water.

Police say charges against them are pending through the state liquor authority.

Very hot, The Juice would think.

Potsdam police were assisted by St. Lawrence County Sheriff deputies and SUNY Potsdam police.

Bar management told officers no one under 21 is allowed inside, which resulted in charges being filed, Potsdam police said.

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The Juice is just sayin’ that, before you call the cops for their help, you might want to at least check your pockets! Doh! As reported by The Argus Leader (South Dakota):

George Jordan Williams, 33, of Queen Creek, Arizona, called police from Scarlett O’Hara’s, 3201 S. Caroyln Ave., claiming several thousand dollars was stolen from him at the club.

Okay. Clearly a call to the police is a reasonable next step … or is it?

The man first said $2,000 was stolen from him but later changed the amount to $4,000, police spokesman Sam Clemens said.

Williams was pulling money from his pockets to determine how much was missing when a bag of white powder fell out, Clemens said.

Oops.

“He reached down and picked it up like nothing happened,” Clemens said.

Hum dee dum. [Whistling.] Hum dee dum. [More whistling.]

Officers were able to find the bag, which field tested positive for cocaine, in his hand.

He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.

Brilliant! Click here for the source. (HT to a loyal Juice reader who prefers to remain anonymous. Can you blame him?)

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cell phone mobile

Regular Juice readers will, oddly enough, recognize this scenario from a recent post.  This, however, led to much more serious consequences for the perps. As reported by The Orlando Sentinel:

Sometimes, good detective work and weeks of investigation are needed to nab suspected criminals. But other times all investigators need is 30 minutes to listen in on an accidental pocket dial to a 911 dispatch center.

That’s the reason 55-year-old Donna Knope, 32-year-old Jason Knope and 41-year-old Thomas Stallings spent their weekend in the Volusia County Branch Jail on drug charges.

According to Volusia County deputies, one member of the trio accidentally dialed 911 about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. When the dispatcher answered and tried to get details about the potential emergency, there was no response.

Instead, she overheard a discussion about drugs.

Deputies say the dispatcher kept the line open and fed details to investigators from the three who were unknowingly being recorded. At one point, the dispatcher reported hearing bubbling noises as if something was cooking.

Using cell phone locater data, deputies tracked the origin of the call to a shed behind a home in the 3200 block of Roland Drive where Donna and Jason Knope lived.

When deputies arrived, the three were actively cooking a batch of methamphetamine, investigators say. Also found were many of the household items after found in meth labs like lighter fluid, coffee filters, a butane torch and batteries.

All three face charges of manufacturing and possession of meth. Stallings also faces charges of violating probation after a previous robbery conviction.

Doh! You’ll find the source, and a video, here.

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Falling asleep on the job is never a good thing.  But if this is your “job”, you are really in the soup. As reported by The Herald-Tribune:

A man burglarizing a Nokomis home passed out on the bed beside a bag of stolen jewelry and didn’t notice deputies taking his picture, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, a cleaning lady discovered Dion Davis, 29, inside her client’s home in the 500 block of Albee Road on Monday, sleeping on a bed with a bag full of stolen jewelry. Deputies arrived and photographed Davis, who did not notice.

At least he has one thing going for him – he’s a sound sleeper.

Davis, of Nokomis, was arrested, charged with burglary and booked into jail on $10,000 bail.

You’ll find the source, and the photo of the sleeping Davis, here.

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Pocket dialing someone can be awkward at worst (or so you thought), at least, that is, if the person on the other end listens. (Admit it – you listen.) What happened to this gent was much worse than awkward. As reported by wkrn.com (Nashville, Tennessee):

Mt. Pleasant police say they arrested a man for drugs after he pocket-dialed 911 and dispatchers heard him talking about getting high and going to a drug dealer’s house.

Oops.

Dispatchers were able to trace the location of the call to Don Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant on North Main Street in Mt. Pleasant.

Police say that’s where the caller, Grant O’Connor, 25, and a female friend were having dinner.

You can read more, and see the mug shot, here.

 

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peanut butter

This isn’t the movies, where the bad guy is escaping and the good guy picks up a rock and throws it 50 yards and nails the perp.  No, in real life, when you try something like that, something like this happens, as reported in the The Brooklyn Paper’s Police Blotter for the 88th Precinct – Fort Greene–Clinton Hill.

A DeKalb Avenue store clerk accidentally hit a customer in the face with a jar of peanut butter while trying to throw it at a man he was arguing with on Aug. 14, cops said.

Doh!

The worker was arguing with the guy inside the bodega between S. Portland Avenue and S. Oxford Street at 9:40 am, according to a police report. The ornery customer chucked something at the clerk and he returned fire with the peanut butter, but hit a 19-year-old woman standing nearby instead, the report says.

Sound like negligence to you? It does to The Juice, who happens to be a personal injury lawyer.  As for the victim …

The woman walked across the street to the Brooklyn Hospital Center for treatment, police said.

Here’s hoping she’s okay.

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DUI checkpoints are unconstitutional because they violate the 4th Amendment, no matter what the Supreme Court said. (Where is the probable cause to stop someone when they are just driving down the road, minding their own business?) Still, it’s the law of the land. Anyway, in this particular case, they did catch an allegedly drunk driver, but in a most unusual way. As reported by The Belleville News-Democrat:

The village of Caseyville lost a police cruiser in the line of duty Monday when an alleged intoxicated driver crashed into it at a sobriety checkpoint.

Yeah, that’s not exactly the way the police would like the checkpoints to function.

They were operating the checkpoint along with Caseyville officers as part of the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program.

Neither the officer nor the motorist was injured in the crash. But both cars suffered extensive damage, police said.

The motorist was charged with suspicion of driving under the influence by Illinois State Police.

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knives

Working on your knife-throwing in a public area is not a good idea under normal circumstances.  How about under these circumstances, as reported by kval.com (Eugene, Oregon):

Police responded to the commercial district near NW 9th Street and NW Spruce Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Sunday to a report of a man throwing a knife at trees [near a credit union drive-through].

The officer contacted [Drew William] Phillips, [23] who told police he was practicing his knife-throwing skills with a 3.5-inch fixed blade knife.

Phillips had 7 warrants out for his arrest. He was arrested and booked into jail.

Perhaps keeping a low profile would have been wiser? You’ll find the source, including mug shots, here.