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Did you have any idea that there are almost 5,000 KFCs in China? Yup, and they are owned by YUM Brands, who takes rumors about their food very seriously. As reported by bbc.com:

The fast food chain KFC is to sue three Chinese firms it accuses of using social media to spread false rumours about its food, including that it used eight-legged chickens.

KFC is seeking compensation of 1.5m yuan ($242,000, £159,000) and an apology.

One of the posts said chickens used by the company were genetically modified to have six wings and eight legs.

A case has now been filed before a court in Shanghai.

KFC says the rumours appeared in posts on the WeChat app.

You can read more at the source by clicking here.

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Honestly, did she think she would get away with stealing from a fund for U.S. Marshal’s, police, and firefighter’s survivors? Apparently so. As reported by The Belleville News-Democrat:

A 53-year-old St. Louis woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing nearly $19,000 intended to benefit the families of police, firefighters and deputy marshals killed in the line of duty.

Pamela Denise Robtoy appeared subdued when she walked to the lectern, speaking so softly that U.S. District Judge David R. Herndon asked her to speak up, as she pleaded guilty to embezzling money from a charity golf tournament intended to benefit BackStoppers and the U.S. Marshal’s Survivor’s Benefits Fund.

She now faces 20 years in federal prison, three years of supervised release, up to $250,000 in fines for each of two felony counts and mandatory restitution of nearly $19,000. She pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud and one count of wire fraud.

You can read more (a fair amount) here.

 

 

 

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You could go online and get red and blue lights and put them in your grill. Presto, you are now driving an unmarked cop car. That’s the game this guy was playing. (Hopefully it was just a game, and not something nefarious, not that the judge is likely to care.) Anyway, if this gent ever saw Casablanca, he would be Humphrey Bogart (he wishes), saying “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” As reported by khou.com:

Flashing red and blue lights on the front grill of a truck caught one officer off-guard Wednesday afternoon, on SH 249 in Tomball.

“I thought it was an unmarked police vehicle,” said Sgt,. Rebecca Carlisle, with Tomball Police.

It almost fooled Carlisle, when she saw them in her rear view mirror.

In case you missed it, that was “Sgt. Rebecca Carlisle” the wannabe pulled over.

“My initial instinct was oh my God! What am I doing to get pulled over?” said Carlisle.

But the sergeant, who was in her full uniform, quickly knew something was wrong.

“Well I’m not speeding. I’m in the city I work in, and I don’t recognize the vehicle.”

Carlisle told KHOU 11 News that she rolled down her window and waived the suspect over.

Uh-oh. You in trouble now.

Tomball police say when 21-year-old Bennjair Pina-Torres pulled his white truck alongside, something spooked him and he sped off.

Carlisle followed and called for backup. She said the suspect was speeding at times, faster than 100 mph, running red lights and running people off the road.

“It scared the death of out of me.”

At one point, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Precinct 5 Constables Office were notified.

“He still got his red and blues on the grill. A precinct five constable initiates a traffic stop and they take him into custody,” said Tomball PD Captain, Rickey Dorre.

And if you think this guy is a serial offender … you would be wrong.

Pina-Torres is charged with impersonating a peace officer, a 3rd degree felony. According to Tomball PD, he has no prior record.

Here’s the source, with video.

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It’s not exactly “the dog ate my homework,” but it’s in the same family of lame excuses. As reported by The Beacon-Times:

An Aurora man who said he was exhausted from taking care of a puppy was charged with DUI after falling asleep in a fast food restaurant drive-through lane Saturday morning.

Police found Matthew Gunderson, 29, 4100 block of Landing Drive, asleep behind the wheel of his car at the Steak and Shake restaurant in the 4300 block of Fox Valley Center Drive around 2:17 a.m.

A restaurant employee called police after she noticed Gunderson asleep. According to police reports, it took officers several attempts to wake the sleeping Gunderson. When he finally woke up, police said he complained of exhaustion. Gunderson said he had a new puppy and was tired from trying to take care of it, police said.

Gunderson was charged with drunken driving after police said they noticed he showed signs of intoxication.

How considerate of him to make the bust so easy! Click here for the source.

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The “lesson” this teacher was trying to teach will – with absolute certainty – never be forgotten by seven South Korean elementary school students. As reported by The Korea Times:

Police Monday investigated an instructor at a rural South Korean boarding facility who bit a hamster to death and swallowed it in front of children.

Yikes! Why?

The instructor, surnamed Yu, 44, said he did so because he was “afraid of rats.”

So that may explain why you chose a hamster instead of a rat. So, again, why?

After finding out that some children were teasing hamsters, Yu bit one to death and swallowed it to teach them “how dear life is,” according to police.

Seven children saw him eat the animal.

Yu also used abusive language in front of the children.

Hmm. Interesting method. Think the parents were a little upset? You betcha.

He left the facility when other teachers protested. Parents have filed a complaint with police, alleging child abuse.

Yu told Yonhap News Agency by phone that he had feared rats after being bitten while at elementary school.

“I couldn’t control the situation and couldn’t stand it,” he was quoted as saying.

He then reiterated that he wanted to teach the children how precious life was.

“While watching the hamsters die from teasing, I thought I should teach the children it was wrong to make light of life,” he said.

He apologized to the children, parents and other instructors, saying he would not have killed the hamster if he had known it would be considered a form of child abuse.

Yu appeared at Jeongeup Police Station and admitted his act. Police booked him without physical detention for child abuse.

Crazy. Here’s the source.

 

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Driving around the fountain in your car- that’s hilarious! No, not really. As reported by bt.com:

A cheeky driver thought he’d found a free car wash in the shape of Wakefield’s Bullring fountain – until the police noticed the brazen bather and gave chase.

The video shows the moment a motorist is chased by police after he took his car for a wash – in a fountain.

The incredible footage captures the driver of the silver Vauxhall Insignia spinning round under the jets of the famous Bullring fountain in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.  
As a police car approaches, the car wash cheapskate makes a crawling getaway as the plodding panda car makes after him.

Incredulous onlookers start shouting “nick him” as the police car appears on the scene, cheering as the cop car enters the Bullring.

Here’s the source, including a video of the “action.”

 

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Any dispute that goes on for more than thirty years must have earth-shattering ramifications, no? No. Just money, and horsies. As reported by The Brandon Sun:

A federal appeals court says the United States Polo Association cannot be held in contempt for selling sunglasses with a logo that resembles Polo Ralph Lauren’s famous trademark of a horseman whacking a ball.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued its written ruling Wednesday. The decision reversed a finding of contempt by a lower court judge.

The dispute between the polo sports governing body and Polo Ralph Lauren has gone on for more than three decades.

The appeals court says the Polo Association sold nearly a million pairs of sunglasses bearing the double horseman trademark from 2009 to 2012.

Here’s the source.

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If you forge a very large check, and you get away with it, leave the country! Why, because at some point, the company will audit its books, and you will get busted. If you’re sitting on the beach in a country that doesn’t extradite, when they discover what you’ve done, you don’t care! As reported by The Bismarck Tribune:

A Steele woman is accused of cashing a forged $250,000 check made out in her name.

Michelle Biegler was charged in South Central District Court, out of Morton County, with felony forgery and could receive up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000 if she is found guilty.

Doh! You could have been on a beach in Croatia.

Mandan Police Lt. Lori Flaten said her office was notified by Emmons County Sheriff Gary Sanders that KEM Electric, of Linton, reported a check forged on its bank account. A police investigation found that Biegler, an employee of a Mandan-based company, had access to the company’s bank account information. She allegedly used that information to forge a check worth a quarter of a million dollars.

Flaten wrote that Biegler took the check to a bank in Steele and used part of the money to purchase a home, with the rest of the money deposited in a bank account.

So much for that beach in Croatia …

Beigler is being held at Morton County Correctional Center on 10 percent of a $10,000 bond. Flaten wrote that Biegler has more charges pending out of Kidder County in Southeast District Court.

Here’s the source.

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If you live in a western democracy, you probably take a lot of things for granted, like being able to dress how you want to. In Kuwait, not so much. As reported by The Arab Times:

Police have referred three Kuwaiti cross-dressers — 25, 27, 29 years old respectively — to the Criminal Investigations Department, reports Al-Anba daily. The cross-dressers were seized by patrolmen when they were driving in Dasman.

Why not live and let live.

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Dude, it’s not your money. Was it worth risking your life? Okay, don’t answer that since you look pretty good right now. How good would you have looked with a hole in your head? Seriously, just hand over the money. Even if you get fired, good things will happen! (See yesterday’s Juice post.) Any way, back to the present, as reported by The New Hampshire Union Leader:

Capt. Peter Albert said a person wearing a mask and a hooded sweatshirt — believed to be a man — entered the Gulf gas station at 1 Continental Blvd. shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Albert said a handgun was shown to the store employee.

The man demanded cash from the register, but the store clerk refused, Albert said.

According to police, the robber hit the clerk with the gun, causing non-life threatening injuries. The gun was not fired, police said.

The unsuccessful robber fled and was seen entering the passenger side of a small, compact gray vehicle, Albert said.

In hindsight, brave. Had he been shot, stupid. Click here for the source, which includes a still taken from the store’s video surveillance footage.