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While you were trying to shoplift, the loss prevention officer was just doing his job, which sometimes, well, really bites. As reported by The New Hampshire Union Leader:

A city woman is facing a felony charge because she bit a loss prevention officer at Macy’s who caught her shoplifting items worth $800, police said.

Ouch!

Crystal Frechette, 34, of 28 Railroad Square, was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with robbery, a Class B felony.

That’s right – a felony.

Had she not allegedly bitten the Macy’s employee, the charge would have been a misdemeanor.

And if you’re wondering what the difference in potential sentences is …

A Class B felony is punishable by up to seven years in prison, while a misdemeanor carries a maximum 12-month jail sentence, both exclusive of fines.

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

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What lengths would you go to in order to avoid a speeding ticket? Ladies, would you fire up the waterworks? Gents, would you throw yourself on the mercy of the officer? You won’t believe what this guy did. As reported by WFTV.com:

A man is accused of calling 911 to say that a murder was about to take place, but West Melbourne authorities said the caller was just trying to get out of a traffic stop.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Police said that Julius Lupowitz called 911 to report a murder in hopes that the officer who stopped him would respond to the priority call on Wingate Boulevard rather than write him a citation.

Lupowitz is heard in the call saying there was a man with a gun and that someone was going to get shot and then the call is disconnected.

“I see there’s a murder that’s going to happen, I swear, on Wingate, on Wingate. No, Wingate and Wickham. No, on Wingate and Hollywood, Wingate and Hollywood,” the man said in the call to 911. “I swear there’s going to be a murder any second. I swear there’s a man with a gun.  Please, I just called, it’s Wingate and Hollywood.”

The 911 operator received a second call from the same man, telling the same story. As the operator probed the caller for more information, he again disconnected the line.

But this lead-footed criminal genius was no match for the 911 dispatcher.

A quick-thinking Brevard County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher did a search for prior incidents associated with the telephone number the 911 calls came from to find the phone belonged to Lupowitz. West Melbourne Police Officer Ted Salem was on the traffic stop when the 911 calls were received.

As he attempted to quickly end the stop to respond to the priority call, he overheard the dispatcher relay over the air that Lupowitz was the telephone owner.

“When she broadcast that information, our officer was standing at the door of Mr. Lupowitz’ vehicle and realized it was the same person making the 911 calls,” said Richard Cordeau, with the West Melbourne Police Department.

Toast.

Police said Lupowitz would have only received a $209 speeding fine, but now, he faces a third-degree felony charge for misuse of the 911 system and he still received the citation. Police said that charge could land him in jail for up to five years if convicted.

Lupowitz was arrested later at his home without incident, police said.

“This incident needlessly tied up a critical component of public safety. The 911 system is intended for people who truly need help. In addition, these false calls created an unnecessary delay in our officers’ ability to respond to true emergencies,” said Lt. Cordeau of the West Melbourne Police Department.

He was turned over to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and given a $2,000 bail amount.

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

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There are bad apples in every profession. Yes, there are even bad park rangers, but probably very few that are this bad. In fact, I’ll bet this guy isn’t even a park ranger! Per The San Francisco Chronicle:

Marin County authorities are warning hikers to beware of a man claiming to be a park ranger who in the past month has kicked dogs, taken photos of women with a cell phone and given out false information about dog rules.

The man twice misrepresented himself as a ranger for the Marin County Open Space District, according to county officials. Both incidents happened on a fire road in the Blithedale Summit Open Space Preserve between Mill Valley and Corte Madera.

The man – described as white, “very fit” and in his 40s – identified himself as “Dave Stevenson” from “the department,” but he is not employed by the district, officials said. He is between 5-foot-10 and 6 feet tall, has short salt-and-pepper hair and in both incidents was wearing black and silver biking clothing. He had a black mountain bike with him in both incidents.

Marin Open Space rangers always wear uniforms.

And they never kick dogs! Click here for the source.

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If you live in Britain, you have to know that cameras are everywhere.  And yes, that includes elevators too. And seriously, you couldn’t wait another minute or two? Per The Daily Post:

A man who defecated in a lift is being hunted by police as part of a crackdown on “shameless” passengers who use North Wales train stations as toilets.

Yes, you read that right. And the CCTV video can be found at the link at the end of this post.

Officers with British Transport Police have released CCTV images of a person they would like to speak to in connection with the incident at Prestatyn station on Friday, June 13. Human excrement was found in the lift when station staff turned up for work the following morning.

The force has urged those who urinate and defecate at stations to “clean up their act” or face the consequences, and will send officers out onto the region’s stations and trains to tackle the “revolting” problem over the coming weeks.

Sergeant Tony Stamp of British Transport Police said: “In recent months, we have seen an increase in incidents of anti-social behaviour, particularly people urinating and defecating on station premises.

“This is very much about standards of behaviour and is often influenced by alcohol consumption.

No! Alcohol? Shocking.  So what happens if the miscreants are caught?

“Anyone committing such an offence could be banned from travelling on the rail network and will receive a criminal record, which may affect their employment.”

The Juice would suggest some community service too – cleaning up feces and urine of course. Here’s the source, with the video.

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No doubt this gent would rather have his ear back. Unfortunately, that is not an option.  As reported by the Belleville News-Democrat (Illinois):

Roger W. Harris, 21, alleged in a federal lawsuit that guards at the jail should have done more to protect him from other inmates. On May 11, 2012, inmate Teryun D. Jackson bit off Harris’ ear and another inmate, Marlon K. Jackson, flushed the ear down a toilet.

Ouch! What was the end result?

[Harris] received a $7,500 settlement from the county.

… The county admits no wrongdoing in the settlement, which was approved June 25. The News-Democrat received a copy of the settlement through a request under the state’s Freedom of Information Act.
Harris is serving his prison sentence at Graham Correctional Center in Hillsboro. He is eligible for parole in October.

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

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Chuck E. Cheese provides all kinds of services – food, entertainment, birthday parties. What they don’t do, though, is babysit. Per The Post and Courier (Charleston, South Carolina):

A woman on Friday dropped four children off at a West Ashley Chuck E. Cheese while she went shopping for an hour and a half, Charleston police alleged in a report.

Meriana Sanusi Martin, 47, of Wildwood Lane in Beaufort, is charged with four counts of cruelty to children in connection with the incident, the report said.

If you’re wondering how someone does that, here’s how.

An employee told investigators that a woman arrived with four children around 2 p.m., but she walked out of the restaurant alone shortly afterward. The children were ages 9, 6, 4 and 4, police said.

An employee asked the woman if she was leaving. She replied saying she would be right back, according to the report.

Uh-huh.  “Right back.”

She didn’t return, however, until an officer called her from the restaurant, police said.

The oldest child told investigators the woman left them at the restaurant while she went shopping at Costco, the report said. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while at the restaurant, according to the business’ policy.

What’s she looking at?

Martin faces up to 30 days in jail or fines up to $200 on each cruelty charge.

You’ll find the source, including a photo of the shopper, er perp, here.

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Something set this guy off,  because he went berzerk. As reported by CBC News:

Durham Regional Police say that witnesses reported seeing a Honda going north on Concession Road 7 at a high rate of speed and swerving in front of oncoming traffic at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Police allege that the driver stopped near Foster Drive, got out of his car and confronted other motorists.

Not cool, but it was just beginning.

According to police, the same individual then drove away and stopped near Ravenshoe Road, where it is alleged that he reached into the cab of a dump truck, assaulted the driver and damaged a radio.

Police also allege that the suspect then threw a hammer, which hit the dump truck driver’s arm.

Even less cool.

It is also alleged that the suspect swung a recycling box at a homeowner, which hit that individual in the head.

Really, really uncool.

The suspect is also accused of assaulting a police officer that came to arrest him.

Now you’ve done it.

[The] 53-year-old Udora man faces two counts of assault with a weapon, a charge of assault, a charge of assaulting a police officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and mischief under $5,000.

You’ll find the source here.

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The urge to honk in certain situations is almost irresistible. This man will definitely resist the urge in the future. As reported in The Brooklyn Paper‘s police blotter for the 62nd Precinct (Bensonhurst—Bath Beach):

The victim said he honked his horn at the pair while they were inside their vehicle ahead of him for not moving fast enough at 12:10 am. The pair got out, the woman carrying a Louisville Slugger, and the man holding a black firearm.

Um. Never mind?

The femme fatale struck the victim on the back, then hit his driver’s-side door and smashed his mirror, a report said. The male then threatened him with a firearm before the two got back in their car and drove off, cops said.

Yikes!

 

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Of course the robber didn’t say it was a garden hose nozzle he was sticking in the manager’s back, but it was. As reported by WZVN (Florida):

Akeem Rendell Arnold, 23, of Naples, allegedly tried to steal over $14,000 shortly before [the CVS closed], according to a police report.

Police say Arnold wearing a mask and dressed in black approached the store manager, who is his brother, while he was outside taking the trash out.

Sticking up your brother? Not cool.

Arnold allegedly put what felt like a gun or knife to the manager’s back and told him to re-enter the store against his will at 294 9th street South, according to the police report.

Once inside the store, Arnold is accused of hitting the manager over the head with the garden hose nozzle, taking money from the store’s safe, and hog-tying him with a roll of plastic wrap.

So much for putting family first.

Arnold then made a run for it, and police apprehended him along US-41 with a backpack containing the money, the garden hose nozzle, a mask, bandana and multiple pairs of gloves.

Reports show it took two pepper sprays and handcuffs to get Arnold under control.

Click here for the source, including a mug shot.

 

 

 

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You probably guessed that this did not happen in the United States. It happened in Kuwait, as reported by the Arab Times.

Some 45 youths were arrested by security operatives for loitering at the commercial complexes in Jahra governorate. The campaign, which was conducted upon the directives of Jahra Security Chief Major General Ibrahim Al-Tarrah, resulted in the arrest of three juvenile for throwing stones at the lamp posts, with five other individuals involved in criminal and civil offenses. All suspects were referred to the concerned authorities.