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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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good neighbors

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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middle of the road

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.

 

 

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Perhaps this woman considered the reason for her call to be an emergency. It wasn’t. As reported by nbc-2.com (Florida):

Police say the initial 911 call happened just after 6 p.m., when Maria Montenez-Colon complained that she wanted her Corvette back.

When the officer arrived at the Almar Drive home, he said Montenez-Colon was very drunk.

The 58-year-old immediately told the officer he was sexy and asked if he was married, according to the incident report. Then she started over-sharing.

Uh-oh.

Montenez-Colon allegedly told the officer, “I haven’t been penetrated in years,” and “I am so horny.”

Noooooo! Eeeeeeg! Yikes!

The officer tried to steer the conversation back to the topic of the call, asking what he could do for her.

Montenez-Colon’s response was “You can [expletive] me,” according to the report.

Um. No.

After telling Montenez-Colon that her request was inappropriate, the officer got her past the sexual advances and she told him she’d signed ownership of a Corvette over to her step-son after her husband died. Now she wanted it back.

While relaying the car ownership tale, police say Montenez-Colon repeatedly tried to grab the officer’s arm and tried to rub her hands on his chest.

The officer says he told Montenez-Colon there was nothing he could do for you, and he left – handing her a card with the department’s number on it for future non-emergency calls.

Case … not closed.

Less than an hour later, Montenez-Colon called 911 again, complaining the officer who was at her home “pissed her off.”

The original officer arrived, along with a second officer.

Montenez-Colon reportedly complained about the original visit to the second officer, saying, “He was a perfect gentleman, but when I asked him to [expletive] me, he turned me down so that made me angry.”

When asked by the original officer if she remembered the conversation about misuse of 911, Montenez-Colon allegedly said, “I do, but how else am I going to get you to [expletive] me?”

Can you believe the nerve of this officer? Isn’t he a public servant, for goodness sake? As for the lady in distress …

Montenez-Colon was arrested for Misuse of 911 and booked into the Charlotte County Jail.

You’ll find the source, including a photo and a video, by clicking here.

 

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If France is on one end of the spectrum, Kuwait is at or near the other end when it comes to adultery. As reported by The Arab Times:

The Criminal Court sentenced a Kuwaiti man and a female compatriot to two years in jail with hard labor and immediate execution for committing adultery. It has been reported the husband of the woman told investigators his wife left the marital house and lived in a private apartment after having a quarrel with him. While he was monitoring her acts, he found out she spent the night in an apartment in a nearby building. He then suspected she was committing adultery and results of the investigation proved his suspicion true.

Two years! Hard labor!

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This was a joy ride for the ages.  As reported by The Orlando Sentinel:

Jose Quinones was bored and high.

So the 19-year-old Orlando man decided to spice up his mundane life Wednesday in a wild way: a joy ride in a 5-ton Humvee.

Quinones, deputies say, climbed a 7-foot fence topped with barbed wire surrounding the new Army Reserve Training Center in Sanford and jumped into several military transports.

After rummaging through a few of them, he found one with an anti-theft device on the steering wheel that was loose enough for him to turn the wheel a bit.

Soon, he was charging the tan military vehicle through the barbed-wire fence, driving past an unmanned security gate and motoring across Central Florida.

Yikes!

Drivers started calling 911 at about 7:50 p.m. after spotting the military vehicle with no headlights on, dragging a construction barrel and ignoring red lights.

“There were sparks flying out from underneath it, and when he went across the light at Howland … the barrel flew out from behind him,” a caller said. “And I was right behind him, and I had to swerve.”

The bizarre joy ride came to a quiet end minutes after Quinones simply stopped the Humvee on the side of a road.

Then he slowly drove away. But he finally stopped again when deputies pointed a pistol at him. He got out of the vehicle and was placed in handcuffs.

Quinones was arrested and taken to the Volusia County Branch Jail.

The charges?

His charges include grand theft, driving under the influence, driving an unregistered vehicle and marijuana possession.

You’ll find the source, a photo, and audio here.