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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.

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Door are similar in that they all lead somewhere. On a plane, though, where they lead is kind of important – the bathroom, or, as reported at theindependent.ie …

Tomasz Mucha (26) had never been on a plane before and drank vodka and beer to steady his nerves before attempting to open the back door of the Ryanair aircraft.

Yeah, unless you’re on the ground, that door is not your average door. But fortunately …

Dublin District Court heard he did not manage to get the door open due to the air pressure.

Whew. Still, the Judge must have thrown the book at this gent.

Judge James Faughnan fined him €200 after the accused said he realised how serious the situation could have been.

And that was after “Mucha … pleaded guilty to being intoxicated on an aircraft and using threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour.” Had that happened in the United States, do you think the guy would have been hit with only a 200 euro fine ($270 US)?  You’ll find the source, and more, by clicking here.

 

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This guy could not have made it any easier for the police to bust him for driving while intoxicated. As reported by  The Hunterdon County Democrat (New Jersey):

The incident happened on Friday, July 18, just before midnight on Route 31 north near Echo Lane. Patrolman John Tiger saw a 2013 Ford Mustang stopped on the northbound shoulder with its hazard lights activated. Upon approaching the car, Tiger saw Rafael Genao, 35, of Washington sleeping in the driver’s seat while the engine was running, police said.

Genao’s right hand was on the gear shifter, the car was in neutral, and the emergency brake was on. When the officer woke Genao, Genao de-activated the emergency brake and the car rolled backward, hitting Tiger’s patrol vehicle, police said. After several attempts, Tiger was able to get Genao to park his vehicle, turn it off and hand over the keys, police said.

Um. Er. Uh. Well … sorry? Fuhgeddaboutit.

Tiger detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on Genao’s breath, determined that he was intoxicated and arrested him. At headquarters, Genao refused to provide samples of his breath for chemical testing to determine the content of alcohol in his blood, police said.

So …

Tiger charged him with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a breath test and careless driving. His vehicle was towed from the scene and he was released to the custody of a responsible adult.

You’ll find the source here.

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So nice of you to pull over here! As reported by The Williamson Daily News (Williamson, West Virginia):

Patsy L. Kidwell, 48, and Ransom Lee Endicott, 52, both of Delbarton, were arrested after officers allegedly received a call notifying them that two individuals were unconscious in the front seat of a white Chevrolet. The car was parked outside the state police Williamson detachment, within walking distance of Trooper First Class J.K. Harris, who saw both defendants, seemingly unconscious in the vehicle.

So it turns out it wasn’t such a good place to pull over.

Harris woke both individuals and asked them to get out of the vehicle. Endicott got out of the car first and allegedly was unsteady on his feet with slurred speech. Harris conducted an officer safety pat down on Endicott, at which time a hard object reportedly was felt in the right front jeans pocket of the defendant. Endicott advised the officer that the object was a bottle of pain pills, according to the police report.

Both defendants performed each of the three standardized sobriety field tests unsatisfactorily and were placed under arrest for driving under the influence.

 

 

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Anyone who expects doctors to be perfect is just being unreasonable. Like folks in all other lines of work, doctors make mistakes. But this is a mistake that should never happen, as The Juice is certain you will agree. As reported by The Philippine Star:

A 3-year-old girl [in Zamboanga City, Philippines], who was clinically pronounced dead woke on Sunday during her funeral service in a church in Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur, police said.

How could this happen?

[Police Senior Inspector] Teelan said while they were not the proper authority to confirm the medical case, but based on the accounts of the child’s parents, the 3-year old girl experienced severe fever for days and was brought to the clinic in the town for medical attention last Friday.

“During that time, the attending clinic personnel and physician confirmed that the young patient had no more pulse and was clinically dead last Saturday morning about 9 a.m.,” Teelan said.

Wrong.

A video footage uploaded to an online social network went viral online, showing the parents of the girl removing her from her wooden coffin while mourners appeared to be in the state of commotion.

Not surprisingly …

… the family which is now seeking medical consultation to a well-equipped hospital in the province.

Here’s the source.

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stealing car thief

Obviously there’s no law against looking suspicious. There is, however, a law against stealing cars. Per The Belleville News-Democrat (Illinois):

O’Fallon police have arrested three suspects in relation to a string of car burglaries.

Caught in the act? Not exactly.

According to police, officers got a call in the early morning hours Friday about three suspicious men walking in the 200 block of Chamberlain’s Crossing.

At least one of the suspects was seen looking into a car, prompting a resident to call the police department.

Uh-huh. So how’d they get caught?

Several officers responded to the area; when they found the men, they had possessions from at least two vehicles that had been burglarized.

Charged were filed against Demontee D. Townshend, 22, and Troy J. Moreno, 18, both of O’Fallon.

Townshend was charged with two counts of burglary, Class 2 felonies, and a Class A misdemeanor count of unlawful use of a weapon. Moreno was charged with one Class 2 felony count of burglary.

Both men are in custody at the St. Clair County Jail on $40,000 bail each.

Police said the third suspect, who was not named, has not been charged pending further investigation.

You were carrying around the fruits of your crimes? While you were apparently scouting out another vehicle? Doh! Those are some convictions on a silver platter. Here’s the source.

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You’ll probably conclude, as The Juice did, that had loose lips not solved this crime, these gents would have found some other way to make it easy for the cops to close the case. Per The Florida Times-Union:

Two Kings Bay sailors have been arrested in last month’s break-in at a Fernandina Beach art gallery after one was overheard bragging about how the artwork was hanging on his wall.

Doubly brilliant! He bragged about it, and he displayed it on his wall!

Jonathan Ibrahim, 27, and Nathan Mendoza, 23, told police they were drunk and walking back to their vehicle when the Island Art Association’s back door was kicked in May 6, Police Chief Jim Hurley said. Police recovered all five pieces in an apartment where one of the suspects lives, Hurley said.

Hurley said Ibrahim and Mendoza were attempting to use their intoxication as a excuse.

They are charged with burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief and will face disciplinary action by the U.S. Navy, according to the Police Department.

The Navy too. Must have been some valuable art to risk all that.

Hurley said the artwork, which included some scenic beach paintings by city residents, totaled about $1,200 to $2,000. One of the two sculptures was broken beyond repair, the Police Department said.

Doh! Click here for the source, which includes a photo of one of the paintings.

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Granted at this point they didn’t have a lot of options.  But still, you really thought you’d get away from the cops by swimming across the lake? As reported by The Belleville News-Democrat (Illinois):

Jarrell Beckman, 32; Myron Davis, 31; Johnny Hughes, 22 and Christopher Watson were charged by Missouri authorities with burglary, narcotics trafficking and resisting arrest.

What did they do to warrant these charges?

According to police, the men were burglarizing a home on Wednesday afternoon in Jennings, Mo. when a woman who lived at the house came home to discover them in her living room.

So it’s your garden variety, completely unplanned burglary that blows up. Big surprise. But wait.

The suspects reportedly fled, leading police across the Mississippi River into Illinois, where they crashed on Interstate 70 near Illinois 111, their car ending up partially in a lake.

Officers surrounding them on land, two of the suspects swam for the opposite shore across the algae-covered lake. But they ended up surrendering to officers on the lake shore.

You’re probably wondering about the narcotics charge. Well …

According to police, two large boxes containing about 10 pounds of marijuana were found in the suspects’ car.

Seriously? You burgled a house with a car full of pot? Brilliant! Here’s the source.

 

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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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Yes, early one morning, a drunk driver picked the police academy driveway as a good place to sleep it off.  He didn’t even make it until the facility opened. As reported at highlinetimes.com (Burien, Washington):

According to the Burien Police Department, a drunk driver decided to pull over for some sleep in the driveway of the Criminal Justice Training Center in the early morning hours of May 18. The Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center, often referred to simply as the “police academy” is located in the southeast corner of Burien at the intersection of 1st Avenue S. and S.W. 192nd Street. The facility is used to train law enforcement students and police from across Washington and is the location for the primary training is done for both the Burien Police Department and the King County Sheriff’s Department. Police reported that concerned citizens reported the driver of the vehicle after noticing that the man was unconscious with his truck blocking the entrance to the academy. Police arrived to find the driver heavily intoxicated. When officers ran the man’s information, they found that he was wanted for a felony warrant from previous drug charges.

Hopefully this gent gets some help, and doesn’t drive again until he’s gotten his act together.

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