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Most people appreciate just being told the truth. Police officers are no exception. So enough with the excuses already! But if you want to read some whoppers, check this out, as reported by The Cambridge News:

Cambridgeshire police have released the raft of bizarre excuses told to officers who have stopped motorists.

Here we go …

Drivers stopped for speeding and breaking other road rules have blamed messy children, pregnant dogs, the “wrong” speed limit and trying to catch a ferry by doing 150mph.

One young driver who was stopped by police was not wearing a seatbelt as the “colour did not match clothes he was wearing”.

And a motorcyclist speeding stated: “I did not know laws of physics” as in windy conditions it was safer for him to go quicker.

Other recent excuses include the “chap” stopped for speeding at 37mph in a 30mph zone near Cambridge who said it was “slow enough for his village”.

And one mother was stopped for speeding and gave the excuse: “I was concentrating on my children not spilling their food in the car.”

Driver Kevin Millard, of Berwick-upon-Tweed, was caught near Histon after travelling at 150mph while four young children were in the car without seatbelts and only heavy traffic on the A14 slowed him to 90mph. His excuse to officers on September 14 was that he was trying to get to Dover in time to board the last ferry to Germany after missing a vessel in Hull. He was jailed for 20 weeks at Peterborough Crown Court on Tuesday, June 17.

Sgt Mark Rabel, based at Histon police station, said: “I had an excuse when I asked a motorist I stopped for speeding that it was an emergency. Apparently he had to get home with haste as his dog was giving birth to puppies. I kid you not. A ticket was issued.”

[Not a good day for this family ] … “the husband and wife team [were] stopped separately for speeding within 20 minutes of each other” in a village near Cambridge.

You’ll find the source here.

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We’ve all had bad roommate experiences. It’s unlikely any of you did anything similar to what this gent did. As reported by rentonreport.com:

A 28-year-old Renton man was arrested early Sept. 30 after he thrust a samurai sword through his bedroom door his roommate was standing behind.

Say what?

The two were arguing when the suspect went into his bedroom. The suspect punched a hole in the door and then thrust the sword out the door, stopping about five inches from the victim’s pelvic area.

The victim jumped back and wasn’t stabbed. “That could have killed me,” he told the roommate.

The suspect was still in his bedroom when officers arrived. He surrendered. He refused treatment for superficial cuts to his hand and arm.

He was booked into the King County Jail for second-degree domestic assault for intentionally forcing the sword through the door in an attempt to stab the victim.

Whew. Five inches! Might want to live on your own for a while.

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The Juice has known some heavy sleepers. But come on. You don’t sleep through this. And remember, is was 4:15 a.m. (Hint: He was probably passed out.)  As reported in brooklynpaper.com’s police blotter:

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

Three lowlifes stole a wallet out of a sleeping straphanger’s pocket aboard a 2 train on Sept. 17, the authorities reported.

So how did they do it?

The 24-year-old victim said he fell asleep on a Manhattan-bound train at 4:15 am, and woke up at the Clark Street station with a hole cut in his pocket and his wallet gone.

He saw three fiends exit the train as he woke up, and a fellow passenger told him the crew had done the deed, an account states.

But don’t worry. The miscreants did leave a few thinks behind.

Inside the Clark Street station, the victim found his gym membership card and a condom, both of which had been in his wallet, law enforcement officials said.

Yeah, you really don’t want to fall asleep late at night on the subway. The Juice has posted a similar story in the past about another gent who also slept through the whole thing!

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Here’s the question The Juice has for the perp: WTF?  As reported by The Herald (Rock Hill, South Carolina):

[According to Rock Hill police], a 44-year-old man texted [Julie] Baker [31] to break up with her this weekend. She then went to his room at Piedmont Medical Center and began fighting the man’s ex-wife.

Say what? First of all, breaking up with someone via text? Say it to her face. And speaking of faces …

Baker left before police arrived, but an officer noticed a cut and swelling above the ex-wife’s eye.

Yeah, that makes sense. Take it out on his ex-wife.

Warrants were issued and Baker was arrested Tuesday.

Click here for the source, which includes Ms. Baker’s mug shot.

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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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Running away from a problem rarely works.  This is especially true if your problem is a police car chasing you, and you are on an electric bicycle!  As reported by The Hamilton Spectator (Ontario):

At around 11:45 p.m. Halton police officers, patrolling on bicycles, saw a man on an E-bike in the area of Kerr Street and Lakeshore Road West who they allege was not wearing the required helmet.

When you are doing something illegal (see below), why would you draw attention to yourself by breaking such an obvious law like a helmet law?

When the officers called on the man to stop he allegedly refused and began driving through traffic lights and stop signs.

That must have been an easy collar, right? Well, not exactly.

Due to public safety police broke off their pursuit, however, a short time later the suspect discarded the E-bike, just north of Speers Road and fled on foot, police said.

Say what? This is a bit of a head-scratcher. It’s not like they were chasing a car going 100 mph.  Not to worry though.

A man was ultimately located and arrested.

Whew. And as for the other illegal things …

Officers noted the E-bike had been modified, so that it is was no longer classified as an E-bike, but rather a motor vehicle.

Kevin Howland, 46, of Oakville has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to stop for a police officer, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, failing to properly wear a helmet, and operating a vehicle on a sidewalk amongst other traffic related offences.

Police said the man’s licence was also suspended and the E-bike has been seized and impounded, pending completion of the court process.

Doh! You’ll find the source here.

 

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All parents get mad at their kids. But this? From the Broadview Heights Police Blotter, as reported by the Sun Star Courier at cleveland.com:

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, EAST ROYALTON ROAD: At 6:19 p.m. Thursday, a patrolman went to Marymount South Medical Center for a report of domestic violence.

A 17-year-old girl told the officer she and her mother have not been getting along lately. [A major understatement, as you will soon see.] She said she had just had surgery and is staying at home to recover. She said her mother came into her room and they started arguing.

Allegedly, her mother took her cell phone and the two began to wrestle. The mother reportedly spit in her face, pushed her to the ground and started hitting her, causing her head to bleed.

A 21-year-old sister came into the room and allegedly used her body to separate her sister and mother. Her 17-year-old sister claimed their mother spat in her sister’s face and threw a cat at her before leaving the room.

The 17-year-old eventually locked her mother out of the house and called the police. Her friend’s parents came and picked her up and transported her to the medical center.

The mother is charged with domestic violence. The 17-year-old daughter requested a motion for a temporary protection order.

Threw a cat at her!!! Shazam!

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People get cold feet all the time, and there are several ways to deal with it. You probably haven’t thought of this one, as reported by The Daily Mail:

A fiancé faked his own death by telephoning his partner and pretending to be his father breaking the bad news – so he could get out of his approaching wedding day, it was revealed today.

Wow. A real gentleman this one.

Bride-to-be Alex Lanchester, 23, of Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, received a phone call just months before her wedding claiming that Tucker Blandford, also 23, of Stamford, Connecticut, had died in a car accident.

She then rang the American’s parents to offer her condolences, but they told her he was alive and well – and Miss Lanchester quickly learned he had faked his death to avoid the wedding.

You can read A LOT more, and see photos of the couple, by clicking here.

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Everyone has heard the old saying about real estate – location, location, location. If you didn’t think that this applies to tweeting, you will now. As reported by The Arab Times:

The Misdemeanor Court sentenced a Twitter user to two months in prison with hard labor and temporary compensation for insulting a poet. Attorney Hussein Al-Asfour, lawyer for the plaintiff, pointed out in court that the accused tweeted statements deemed offensive to the poet; especially since the tweets were about the latter’s personal life. The accused posted the offensive tweets again after the plaintiff announced his plan to contest the parliamentary elections. During investigations, the defendant refuted the allegation that he tweeted the offensive statements; claiming another person used his account. However, when the complaint was referred to the Electronic Crimes Department, it was found out the accused owns the account and he posted the insulting statements repeatedly. Taking these circumstances into consideration, Al-Asfour asked the court to impose the harshest penalty on the accused.

Yikes.

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Oh true love. The lengths people will go to. This is a new one on The Juice, and that’s saying something after doing this every day for so many years. As reported by ktvu.com:

A woman in Texas told police she stole a bottle of cheap wine from a gas station so she could get arrested and see her boyfriend in the Williamson County Jail, according to a warrant.

Brilliant!

Alicia Walicke, 22, was charged with theft. Police found her Wednesday next to a Shell gas station drinking a $3.99 bottle of Mad Dog 20/20 she had just stolen from the station, the warrant said.

“Walicke advised her boyfriend was arrested earlier that evening by Cedar Park Officers and it was her fault so she wanted to make things right and go to jail,” according to the warrant.

Two things: That’s the best thing you could come up with? And Mad Dog? (If you’ve never had it, keep it that way!)

Walicke was released from the Williamson County Jail Friday after posting bond on bail set at $5,000, according to court records.

You’ll find the source, and a mug shot, here.