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Are you really going to stand there and claim that you booted that vehicle? Uh-huh. Well, then where’s the boot? And the vehicle? As reported by the Brooklyn Paper Police Blotter:

84th Precinct – Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

A scofflaw managed to remove his car from Dean Street on Dec. 26, despite the city’s boot, according to cops.

A traffic officer reported that he placed a boot on a Chevy Trailblazer at 3:52 pm, while it was parked between Court Street and Boerum Place. He returned at 6:30 pm to remove the boot so a tow truck could take the vehicle, but the car and boot were already gone, cops said. The police report is for the stolen boot, which cops value at $1,200.

Someone’s going back to booting school!

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The Juice will wager you have not encountered a shoplifter like this woman. As reported by by wtsp.com:

Guapiles, Costa Rica  – Captured on video, a woman shocked workers by stealing a flat screen TV by stuffing it up her dress, between her legs.

The woman simply walked into the store, picked up the packaged TV, placed it between her legs and walked out along with an accomplice.

According to reports, it all happened in 13 seconds:

“She did it so quickly no one had time to notice or react,” said the shop assistant.

Yikes! Here’s the source, which includes the video.

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If you can believe the police shows and movies, the worst jobs are probably desk jobs and traffic. This unit ain’t nothing like that! As reported by countercurrentnews.com:

A police officer in Arkansas recently lost his job after he exposed a massive scheme that allowed officers to have sex with prostitutes and then arrest them for servicing the undercover cops.

So much for having your cake and eating it too.

The way that Former Fort Smith Police Department Sgt. Don Paul Bales’ department had it set up, cops would “prove” that they weren’t really police officers, by having sex with prostitutes. The cop who had just broken the law himself would then follow up by arresting the women.

Now, a lawsuit that was obtained by local KFSM, reveal that an officer was fired for exposing the twisted police work.

The suit was just filed in Arkansas’s Sebastian County Circuit Court. The officer in question says he just wants his job back, as he did nothing but expose criminal activity among fellow officers.

This all started when Bales received a photo of an affidavit that had been filed back in April of 2014. That affidavit stated that an undercover cop in the “Street Crimes Unit” had engaged in what it termed “misconduct.”

You’ll find the source here.

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Regular readers know that The Juice is a personal injury lawyer. During the course of his career, he has had several cases with the same key fact as this one, brought to you via the Hunterdon County Democrat (New Jersey).

A Pittstown man was charged with numerous offenses after a hit-and-run accident reported Dec. 27, at approximately 8:15 a.m. Patrolman Sean Ross was dispatched to Riverbend Road in the area of Moebus Place for a report of property damage. He found damage to a front lawn, a mailbox and bushes.

Unfortunately for the scofflaw, that’s not all the victim found.

The homeowner also provided Ross with a New Jersey license plate that was found among the damage. The license plate returned to a black 1992 Ford Mustang. Officers soon located the vehicle, which contained obvious damage, at a nearby residence. Ross thereafter charged Cody Papa, 21, with numerous motor vehicle violations, including reckless driving, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash, and failure to report a crash.

Doh! Here’s the source.

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Here’s an example of a judge in Arkansas who couldn’t keep it in, although he really didn’t pay a price for his misconduct. As reported by ArkansasMatters.com:

A Union County District Court judge is being disciplined after the investigation of several complaints.

The Juice has seen worse, but this stuff is just not cool.

One of the complaints involved a witness in a 2013 criminal case. While giving testimony, it was reported that Judge Van Hook appeared “angry, agitated and frustrated,” verbally berated the witness, then ordered his arrest without any probable cause documentation from any law enforcement officer or the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

After the witness’s arrest, he hired an attorney and all criminal charges filed against him due to the judge’s actions were dismissed by a special judge in 2014.

In other complaints, the Judge was reported to have spoken to people in court in a “discourteous and undignified manner,” telling one woman who appeared before him in June 2014 that she had “meth teeth.”

He also called someone else before him “stupid” and “yelled at him repeatedly to show his driver’s license to the Court.”  So what was the discipline?

The action amounts to a Letter of Censure issued to Judge Van Hook, which cites six complaints.

You call that discipline? You’ll find the source, including a link to the disciplinary order, by clicking here.

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Craigslist is a great resource.  But that doesn’t mean that everyone who uses it is legit, as pretty much EVERYONE should know by now! As reported in the Colorado Springs Police Blotter:

Officers responded to a robbery where a shot had been fired. Investigation revealed that the victim responded to the 1400 block of Alvarado Dr. to purchase a vehicle from an ad he had seen on Craigslist. The victim met the alleged seller at an apartment complex and the victim gave him cash toward the payment of the car. The suspect then ran from the victim and the victim chased the suspect. A physical altercation occurred in the area of Verde Dr. and Zebulon Dr. where the suspect produced a handgun. A second suspect arrived and struck the victim in the head with a bat. The victim then continued to run after the suspect into a field east of that location and the suspect fired one shot at the victim. The suspects left the area in a black Altima with possibly bearing a temporary tag. Suspect 1 is a black male in his 20’s wearing gray sweats and a jacket. Suspect 2 was a black male in his 20’s with unknown clothing description. The victim was treated at the scene for his injury from being struck with a bat. Investigation is continuing.

That is one tough – and lucky – dude.

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Once again, had these officers been regular Juice readers, they would not have busted this f-bomber. But they did, and the City of Farmington is going to pay. As reported by The Daily Times:

Tye Trujillo was arrested at IHOP, 3546 E. Main St. in Farmington, by three Farmington police officers after allegedly saying the word “F—” several times shortly before midnight on June 11, 2013, according to an arrest report.

The officers — Dennis Ronk, Albert Boognl and Tamara Smith — were eating dinner at the restaurant in full uniform when the offensive language was used, the report states.

Trujillo, 32, was at the restaurant with several friends. A family with three small children were seated near them, the report states.

According to the report, Ronk approached the men and told them that if they said the word one more time, he would arrest them.

Trujillo allegedly used the word again and Ronk followed through on his threat, the report states.

Trujillo was cited for disorderly conduct and was found guilty of violating city code in Farmington Municipal Court on April 10.

Think that verdict held up? Nope. And now …

[Trujillo] … has filed a lawsuit against the city of Farmington claiming that his constitutional right to free speech was violated. He seeks unspecified damages in the lawsuit.

You can read more here.

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If you wash your clothes in a laundromat, you might not want to read this. You have been warned. As reported by wcax.com:

Waterbury police say the teenager who urinated in a washing machine has turned himself in. Police released surveillance video Monday showing the suspect standing on a chair and relieving himself.

After the video aired, police received tips that led them to the 15-year-old boy. He could face charges in juvenile court or have his case referred to a restorative justice panel.

You’ll find the source, and the video here.

 

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Even the best of friends are bound to have disagreements when they live together. Hell, even family members who live together have disagreements all the time. Funny I should say that … As reported by: The Jersey Journal at nj.com:

A Jersey City man has been charged with stabbing his cousin four times after arguing about the mess in their shared apartment, police say.

Prince Fullwood, 30, of Summit Avenue, was charged with domestic violence, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon.

He was found with blood all over his shirt yesterday at 1:38 p.m. at his home by officers responding to the scene, a police report said.

Yikes. So what was the cause of the argument?

Both Fullwood and the victim told police that the trouble started over the cleanliness of the home, the report said.

“We told you to …”

The victim and his brother, who also lives in the home, confronted Fullwood about his “messiness around the apartment” and tried to throw him out, the report said.

The victim told police an enraged Fullwood then grabbed a knife and stabbed him four times — twice in the lower abdomen, once in the back and once in the left tricep — the report said.

Fullwood, however, claims he was defending himself against the two brothers as they became violent, the report said.

Fullwood told police he is currently out on two bails, the report said.

Self defense huh? Guess we’ll just have to wait for this one to be sorted out.

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This is certainly not your run-of-the-mill door-to-door salesman story… It started when the former Derry town administrator answered the door in the nude. It ended with a jury trial. Per The New Hampshire Union Leader:

A jury found ex-Derry town administrator John Anderson not guilty on Thursday of indecent exposure for inviting a DirecTV salesman inside his home and conversing with him while in the nude. The verdict marks a sudden reversal for Anderson, 51, who had initially been found guilty in August on the Class A misdemeanor by a 10th Circuit Court judge. This week’s trial in Rockingham County Superior Court was an appeal of that verdict…

Before the verdict, John Anderson spent Thursday on the witness stand answering questions about why he decided to use his underwear to clean up spilled water, or answer the door in the nude.
Assistant County Attorney Annaliese Wolf argued to jurors that Anderson’s behavior was “flat-out strange,” including his decision to strip off his underwear and mop up a glass of spilled water after being awoken by the salesman at his door.

There’s a lot more to the story, which you can read here.