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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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Clearly this was not the best hiding place. As reported by The Hunterdon Democrat (New Jersey):

Jennifer Keller, 19, of Gettysburg was a passenger in a car stopped on May 31 shortly before 2 a.m. on Route 523 by Sgt. Chris DeWire for alleged erratic driving.

The driver, a York, Pa. woman, told police that she wasn’t familiar with the area, and her GPS unit wasn’t working properly.

Fairly routine so far, but …

Police made “several observations that led them to believe that the driver and her three occupants were engaging in illegal activity,” and they said consent was given to search the car.

Keller had hypodermic needles on her, police said, and was taken to police headquarters.

Uh-oh.

Once there, police said that Dewire “developed reasons to believe Keller was hiding illegal contraband on or in her body.” [They found 300 grams [10.58 ounces!] of cocaine “concealed in a body cavity.”]

Keller was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and possession of cocaine and hypodermic needles.

She was taken to the county jail with bail set at $100,000.

If you want any more info, fuhgeddaboutit. That’s all you’re getting. Here’s the source.

 

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The Juice does not have to read this book in order to speculate that it may be the worst book ever written. He thinks that you will agree. As reported by kxnews.com (Bismarck, North Dakota):

A Mandan High School Social Studies teacher is behind bars after writing a sexually explicit book about two of his students.

So, so creepy and frightening.

Police say Scott Allan gave the book to the 17 and 18-year-old female students as a graduation gift.

This may be the one superlative too many, but worst graduation gift ever?

They say the characters in the book have the same first names and similar last names as the two students, and in it they engage in sexual acts.

Allan was placed on administrative leave on May 22nd and resigned later that day.

He turned himself in to police yesterday for Promoting Obscenity to Minors, a class C felony and Disorderly Conduct, a class B misdemeanor.

You’ll find the source, including a video news story, here.

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It’s probably not a good sign when a prison is showing a movie before it’s released to DVD.  As reported by the Northeast Ohio Media Group via cleveland.com:

The Lorain County Correctional Institution acknowledged Friday that pirated movies are being shown to prisoners there, even as inmates serve time for illegally downloading movies.

Yikes.

Richard Humphrey, 26, of North Ridgeville was sent to the Lorain County prison in February for a parole violation and remained there until May 6. According to posts on the sites torrentfreak.com and scrolldog.com, while he was a prisoner guards showed inmates “Ride Along” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” before they were released on DVD.

A spokesperson for Lorain County Correctional Institution Warden Kimberly Clipper said prison officials are aware that pirated movies are being shown to prisoners and the issue is being investigated. But she said she couldn’t comment further because the investigation is ongoing.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said Friday that it is looking into pirated movies being screened at the Grafton prison, but a spokesperson said she couldn’t comment on an ongoing investigation.

And just in case the DVD release date wasn’t enough …

In some cases, Humphrey said the movies appeared to have been illegally recorded by theater-goers.

“You could see people walking in front of the camera,” he said.

Doh!  You can read a fair amount more here.

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This has to be one of the worst attempted burglaries of all time. It’s kind of like three guys running from their own shadows.  As reported by khou.com:

The suspects were among three men who walked into a Katz’s Boutique in the 9800 block of the North Freeway on April 13. It was around 3 a.m. and surveillance cameras were rolling.

Police say two of the men had weapons. The suspect with the revolver apparently bumped into the suspect with the rifle, causing the rifle to discharge. “Which then spooked both the suspects,” Officer Brieden said.

Doh! You can probably see where this is going.

Both men began shooting, and police believe they thought they were being fired upon. Nearly a dozen rounds were discharged. In reality, all the gunfire was coming from them. Investigators say that is what makes them so dangerous.

More than a dozen rounds! Let’s go to the videotape. (Click on the link at the end of the post.)

The video shows the suspect with the rifle shooting through a mannequin and the store’s front glass door before the both ran away.

Fortunately …

No customers were inside at the time. Two workers hid and were not harmed.

The burglars are still at large. Click here for the source, including a video news story with surveillance footage.

 

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It’s safe to say these folks won’t be going to each other’s house for dinner any time soon. As reported by The Daytona Beach News-Journal:

A brawl between two families in Oak Hill on Sunday night included punching, scratching and a pit bull named Ellie May and her master both biting their neighbor at the same time, a Volusia County sheriff’s report shows.

Yikes! You can read a ton more, and see a mug shot, here.

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If you are wondering how someone could withstand and do all of those things, you’re in good company. The judge was also puzzled. As reported by The Herald Mail (Hagerstown, MD):

A Hagerstown man who broke a set of steel handcuffs and was shocked with stun guns 30 or more times during a struggle last summer with five police officers was acquitted Tuesday during a trial before a judge in Washington County Circuit Court.

Yup. Acquitted of all charges.

“This is, as far as I’m concerned, a medical mystery,” Circuit Judge Daniel P. Dwyer said as he granted the motion for acquittal on all charges against Nicholas Edward Borum, 32, of Outer Drive.

There was no evidence in the two-day trial “to explain the phenomenal strength Mr. Borum exhibited” on the morning of July 10, 2013, Dwyer said.

So what happened that day?

On that morning, Hagerstown police responded to a report of a burglary in progress near Borum’s home, according to the statement of probable cause. When the caller confronted the man, later identified as Borum, “he just stood there and refused to leave,” the charging documents said.

When police arrived, the doors of the caller’s shed “appeared to be pulled from the hinges,” the documents said.

Dressed only in shorts, “Borum had a distant stare, was clenching his fists, breathing heavy and not responding” to commands, the documents said.

Uh-oh.

When an officer tried to place him in custody, Borum began to resist. Officers used electric stun devices on Borum and tried to handcuff him, the documents said.  “Borum displayed immense strength throughout the altercation,” the documents said.

Officers were able to handcuff Borum, but he continued to kick, flail at and try to bite officers, despite being shocked repeatedly.

Ambulance personnel administered a drug to calm him, but “the shot did nothing,” the documents said.

Zoinks. Now what?

Borum then broke the handcuffs before police got him into an ambulance, and he was taken to Meritus Medical near Hagerstown.

Whew. The charges?

Borum was charged with five counts of second-degree assault, as well as resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment and two counts of malicious destruction of property, court records said.

And he was not guilty because …

“I’m absolutely convinced … Mr. Borum was not in control of his faculties,” Dwyer said before dismissing the charges.  The judge said he could find no evidence of voluntary intoxication.

You can read more from the source.

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The Juice is scratching is head, wondering how he missed this story…  It’s a virtual certainly that if the residents of this neighborhood could get rid of one person, it would be Jackie Shields. Why her? Well, as reported by The Gloucestershire Echo:

 Only a week after [Ms. Shields] was banned from a large part of Gloucester, she is back behind bars again.

Jackie Shields is alleged to have used the middle of Barton Street as a toilet and stopped a bus in the process.

Now that she’s back in the slammer, she’s a model prisoner right? Well …

On Friday, August 16, Shields refused to enter the video link room at the prison, so did not appear before Gloucester Crown Court.

Folks skipping out on court appearances probably happens every 30 seconds. But not showing up – by video – when you’re already in jail?

In case you’re wondering what she did to get that 40-day sentence:

She had served 40 days on remand for offences including outraging public decency when she defecated in the street on January 17, and an assault on March 3.

Hmm. Are you sensing a pattern too? Not so fast though. Her body of work is not that limited.

Last October she admitted eight crimes which ranged from stealing a cardigan from a charity shop, a magazine and a can of Special Brew lager, to three assaults and sustained harassment of staff and customers at the Emmaus charity shop in the city.

She also assaulted a woman police officer and a detention officer in separate attacks four days apart.

Yikes.  You’ll find the source here. (HT to Reddit)

 

 

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“It’s just a parking spot. Fuhgeddaboutit.”  Unfortunately for a gent who was just sitting in his car, another gent really, really wanted his spot. We know this because, per the police blotter at brooklynpaper.com:

90th Precinct – Southside–Williamsburg

The victim told police he was sitting in his ride between Berry Street and Bedford Avenue at 10:45 am when the maniac banged on his driver’s-side window.

“Get the f— out of this spot,” the bully supposedly yelled at him.

When the 22-year-old victim picked up his cellphone to call police, the tough guy grabbed it out of his hand and threw it on the ground, police reported. The road warrior then punched the victim in the face, kicked the driver’s-side mirror off his car, threw it in the street, and drove off in a red Toyota Solaris that cops later found on Wythe Avenue at Grand Street, according to authorities.

Perhaps the most incredible part of the story – the thug was driving a Solaris?

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The Juice does not have a problem with parents letting an older teenager have a drink in their own home. But this New Zealand law goes way, way beyond that, and extends outside of the home. In fact, it’s not clear what the outer limits are. As reported by The Otago Daily Times (New Zealand):

A Dunedin man was shocked when a health adviser confirmed young children could be supplied alcohol by a ”responsible” guardian. Steve Hayward contacted the Health Promotion Agency information line after finding their pamphlet on ”under-18” drinking in a Dunedin bar. ”I couldn’t believe what I was reading.”

The pamphlet in question detailed law changes concerning supplying alcohol for under-18s, which came into effect on December 18.  The brochure noted as long as the person supplying the alcohol was the parent or guardian, alcohol could be supplied in a responsible manner.  The brochure also noted that if consent was needed from a parent or guardian, then an email or text was sufficient.

Yikes.

Mr Hayward, the principal of Green Island School, was stunned when contacting the information line to ask a hypothetical question on how young a child could be supplied alcohol by a ”responsible” adult.  ”I asked if it could be a 12-year-old, a 14-year-old, or even a 5-year-old. And she said that is accurate. In theory, that is possible.”

Really? A 5-year-old? And …

Mr Hayward said while he could understand the intent of the Act, ”who is to say who is responsible and who is not”.

Right? So what did the authorities have to say about this?

[Justice Minister Judith Collins] confirmed ”there was no specific consideration given to the actual age of the child or for a differential penalty for provision of alcohol to a younger child”. ”This sends a clear message that supply to any person under the purchase age must only be by a parent, or with parental consent, and must be managed responsibly.”

What’s next, selling beer in baby bottles?  You’ll find the source here.