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Really? You’re blaming the dog for the car exceeding 100 mph? Under oath? In Court? Yup. You can probably guess what the judge thought of this defense. As reported by The Daily Star:

Jordan Winn claimed Buster, a Staffordshire bull terrier, leapt into the foot well of his Volvo and sat on the accelerator pedal, causing him to drive away from a police officer that was pursuing him in Chester-le-Street, Durham.

According to Winn, Buster was operating the driving pedals with his bum while looking up at him with his head poking up between his knees because it was stuck underneath the steering wheel.

The 23-year-old’s story was branded “ludicrous” by a judge and was jailed for 13 months at Durham Crown Court and disqualified from driving for three years.

In an attempt to reduce his culpability after CCTV footage of the incident on October 19 last year was shown to the court, Winn even claimed Buster put his behind down on the brakes as the Volvo narrowly avoided a family car.

However the suggestion that the terrier knew when to brake to avoid colliding with the car travelling in the opposite direction and exactly when to speed back up was dismissed.

You can read more, and find the source, here.

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Fans of the Maryland Terrapins have a saying: Fear the Turtle. In this case, it has to be altered slightly: Fear the Turtle’s Owner.  As reported by The Palm Beach Post:

On Tuesday morning, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 500 block of West Kalmia Drive, just east of Old Dixie Highway between Northlake Boulevard and Park Avenue in Lake Park.

[Marie] Seymour [age 53] and her boyfriend were drinking when he said he would harm her turtle and allegedly came after her, according to her recount of the events. The turtle’s name was not released.

You did not just threaten the lady’s turtle. Are you insane?

Seymour said that in defense, she took out her knife and stabbed him, according to the report. It’s not clear where Seymour stabbed her boyfriend.

When deputies arrived, the boyfriend told authorities he did not want Seymour to go to jail.

While he was treated for his injuries at a hospital in Palm Beach Gardens, Seymour was taken to jail for booking.

The charges?

Marie Seymour faces charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. She was released from the Palm Beach County Jail under supervised conditions.

Here’s the source, including a mug shot

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It’s no joke. A court in India has temporarily banned Comedy Central. As reported by ndtv.com:

Entertainment channel Comedy Central has gone off-air for at least five days after the government found its shows having “obscene” and “vulgar” dialogues besides being derogatory to women.

The Delhi High Court had on Monday upheld the Centre’s decision to stop the channel’s transmission for 10 days and also imposed a fine of Rs. 20,000 payable to the Centre.

“We have carefully perused the contents of the two programmes to which objection has been taken and having gone through the same, are of the opinion that the matter requires no interference.

“The appellant is engaged in a business/enterprise which owing to its mass appeal/base has the potential of influencing the thought, behaviour and conduct of the citizens, especially the future citizens of this country,” the court had said dismissing the plea of Viacom 18, which owns the channel.

Not cool at all. Here’s the source.

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The Juice is not making this up. As reported by The Gainesville Sun:

An Orlando man was arrested in Gainesville Sunday afternoon after another man said he tried to rape him and steal the money he had just withdrawn from a credit union.

The suspect’s name?

Phuc Kieu.

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

 

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Unless you have a gambling problem, you’ll usually play with what you are prepared to lose. No way were these gents prepared to lose what they did. As reported by The Arab Times:

The Ahmadi police have arrested 12 Asians [in Kuwait City] for gambling in an open area at an unidentified location, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily. They have been referred to the concerned authorities to prepare their deportation.

Now that is some high stakes gambling.

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To some folks birthdays are just another day. To others, they are a really big deal. This gent is definitely in the latter group.  As reported by The Gainesville Sun:

James E. Irving Jr., 44, got into a fight with his live-in girlfriend over his birthday present and preferred celebratory breakfast, according to a Gainesville Police Department booking report and information provided by GPD spokesman Officer Ben Tobias. Irving wanted pancakes and instead got waffles.

Oh no you didn’t just serve me waffles!

To express his disdain, Irving poked his girlfriend in the eye, which prompted a call to the Police Department, the report states. Irving was handcuffed and taken to the Alachua County jail on a misdemeanor battery charge.

In case you’re wondering …

On Monday morning, jail staff served inmates a breakfast of fruit, grits, sausage, bread and butter, according to Sgt. Becky Butscher, an Alachua County sheriff’s spokeswoman.

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

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People often don’t show up for their court appearances. But don’t go giving this woman (yes, that’s her above) any props just yet. Per The South Jersey Times via nj.com:

A Lindenwold woman who was in court for driving with a suspended license allegedly left after being heard for multiple traffic offenses, hopped in her car and drove off, borough police said.

So obviously the judge reinstated her license? Well, not exactly.

At the conclusion of her hearing in Berlin Municipal Court on Wednesday, Tammy M. Coppoletta allegedly got in the driver’s seat of her vehicle and drove away. She was soon pulled over for driving with a suspended license, police said.

Coppoletta reportedly had more than $4,000 in active warrants and was in possession of prescription drugs that were not prescribed to her, police said.

Double whammy. Back to court you go.

She was brought back in front of the judge, who sent her to Camden County Jail for 20 days. An additional charge for possession of a controlled dangerous substance was lodged against her, with an additional bail amount of $5,000 being set.

You know the old saying, at least as told by former President Bush, “… fool me once, shame on – shame on you. Fool me – you can’t get fooled again.” Any way, you get the idea. Here’s the source.

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What, you doubt The Juice? Besides, who could make this stuff up? As reported at theguardian.com:

A man who taxied his light plane down a main street in Western Australia’s Pilbara region and parked it outside a pub is expected to be charged.

Say what?

Newman police sergeant Mark McKenzie said the plane had its propeller running, its wings removed and was being steered by foot pedals on Friday.

The man parked the plane outside the Newman Hotel and was then interviewed by police.

“It was a pretty stupid thing to do,” McKenzie said.

Stupid is right. Why would you take the wings off of a plane? (joking)

“Kids were coming home from school. It could have been very ugly. All he needed was one gust of wind … because without the wings, it’s not stable.

“People think it was a bit of a laugh but it was very dangerous and we’re not very happy with it.”

McKenzie said police had examined the Road Traffic Act but would likely charge the man under the Criminal Code.

“I would assume there would be an offence under the Criminal Code that may fit the bill.

“I’m confident that he will be charged with something soon.”

Really? You can’t come up with anything? This might be heartening to his defense lawyer should he decide to fight whatever he is eventually charged with. Here’s the source, including a photo of the plane.

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Come on. Zombies are so slow and easy to kill. But squirrels? Those little varmints are fast.  As reported at WashingtonPost.com

Ashburn [Virginia] , Partlow Road, Oct. 21. A caller reported that a squirrel was chasing and attacking children on a playground. An animal control officer observed the squirrel gather food and store it under a swing set. There was no sign of aggression. The officer told people there about wildlife hibernation habits.

Too much coffee? Too much TV? Too many shrooms? Anyway, here’s the source.

 

 

 

 

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Simmer down there fellas. Or put some gloves on and hit a punching bag. But don’t do this! As reported by Per The Hamilton Spectator [Ontario]:

According to police, a man was driving his car on Mud St. W Friday when the passenger in a truck driving by in the next lane threw something out the window, striking his car.

He honked, but the truck did not stop. When the two vehicles pulled up to a red light, the truck passenger got out and waved a knife at the man in the car.

He drove away, but the truck followed. At the next red light, the truck passenger got out and threw a brick at the car windshield. Hamilton Police responded and with help from witnesses, arrested a man at his home.

Kyle David Lee, 24, of Stoney Creek is charged with assault with a weapon, uttering threats to cause bodily harm, mischief under $5,000 and two counts of failing to comply with probation.

Something, then a knife, then a brick? Whoa there fellas. You’ll find the source here.