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Really, if you’re going to commit an armed robbery, with 2 other people (!), you can’t do any better than this? Rolls of pennies? As reported by wmbfnews.com (Myrtle Beach, SC):

Three males in hooded sweatshirts and masks robbed a convenience store in Horry County at gunpoint Monday night, making off with $250 in cash and 20 rolls of pennies, according to authorities.

Horry County Police responded to the Market Express convenience store at 490 E. Highway 9 at about 10 p.m. in reference to the armed robbery. The three males entered the store and told the clerk to lay down on the floor. The suspects were in and out of the store in less than three minutes, the police report states. There were no injuries reported.

According to Lt. Raul Denis with HCPD, there may have been a similar incident in Calabash about an hour before.

With an operation like this, they’ll be caught in a matter of weeks, if not sooner. Here’s the source.

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It probably started with something like this: “Hey, I have a great way we can make some easy cash!” As you’ll see, it wasn’t such a great idea!   As reported by khou.com:

Employees at a Texaco gas station are cleaning up a mess after a failed smash-and-grab left behind a lot of damage.

It happened in the early-morning hours Monday along Beltway 8-North.

Witnesses said two or three men acting as customers came into the store first. A silver pickup then crashed into the business. The suspects then tried to get the store’s ATM into the back of the pickup, but they couldn’t pick it up.

Houston police were called to the scene, but the suspects were already gone.

There were no injuries reported.

Doh! You should see the mess they left behind – and you can. Just click here.

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You’ll have to click on the link below to see the photograph of the haul. Only then can you understand the magnitude of what this fetishist did. As reported by The South China Morning Post:

Some thieves have a penchant for the strangest things.

Residents in Yulin city, Guangxi province, were treated to a colourful array of more than 2,000 sets of women’s lingerie laid out neatly on the ground at a public space in their neighbourhood on Saturday.

The used underwear, which belonged to women in the neighbourhood, had been stolen by a male resident over the course of the year, news website Gxnew.com.cn reported.

The report said the man hid the stolen lingerie above the false ceiling of several stairwells within the residential building where he lived.

Click here for the source, and to see the photo of the stolen items. 

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So do you think someone can get jail time for watching a cartoon? Would it make any difference if the cartoons were sexual? Decide for yourself, after reading this from stuff.co.nz:

Ronald Clark downloaded the Japanese anime cartoons three years ago, setting in train events that would see him in court in Auckland and jailed for three months for possessing objectionable material, and sparking debate as to what harm is caused by digitally created pornography.

That’s a yes. Perhaps a little background will assist you, perhaps not.

Clark has previous convictions for indecently assaulting a teenage boy and has been through rehabilitation programmes, but the video nasties he was watching in this case were all cartoons and drawings. He says the videos came from an established tradition of Japanese manga and hentai (cartoon pornography), a massive, mainstream industry in that country.

They weren’t even depictions of people – Clark’s lawyer Roger Bowden described them as “pixies and trolls” that “you knew at a glance weren’t human”. Bowden said the conviction for possessing objectionable material was “the law gone mad”.

However, while the cartoon characters were elves and pixies, they were also clearly young elves and pixies, which led to concerns the images were linked to child sexual abuse.

So what do you think? If you’re uncertain, you can read more (a fair amount) here.

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You go out drinking, and shit happens. But four times? Fuhgeddaboutit. As reported in the The Police Blotter in The Brooklyn Paper [88th Precinct (Fort Greene–Clinton Hill)]:

Some careful crooks emptied the pockets of a man sleeping on the Q train on Dec. 13, according to police.

The groggy 43-year-old straphanger said he was drinking at a bar in the Midtown section of Manhattan and boarded a Brooklyn-bound Q train at 11:30 pm on Dec. 12.

He fell asleep, and did not wake up until the train was heading back toward Manhattan, then exited at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center station, the authorities reported.

He discovered that his wallet, cellphone, and bottle of anxiety pills were all missing from his pockets, cops recounted. The same thing has happened to the victim four times since 2007, officers added.

Doh!

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Occasionally people walk into a police station and confess to crimes. But how often do they walk into the station and commit crimes? Well, it happened recently in Philly, per wpvi tv (Philadelphia, PA).

It was around 11:30 a.m. Sunday when police say 33-year-old Carlen Higgs walked into the Upper Darby police station talking gibberish.

He then allegedly sat down in the station lobby and lit up a marijuana cigarette.

You can guess what happened next – but just part of it.

Higgs was then arrested and placed in a holding cell.

That’s the part you guessed …

While in the cell, police say, he took off all of his clothes, defecated on the floor and then wiped his waste on the walls.

No way you guessed that part.

Higgs was taken to a mental health facility where it was determined that he was high on drugs.

You might have guessed that part too.

He is now charged with possession of an illegal drug and disorderly conduct.

Here’s the source. 

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Perhaps it’s time to attend some of those judicial conferences and retreats? Maybe pick up a few things?  As reported by The Dallas Morning New:

Earlier this year, [Judge Etta] Mullin made news when she refused to allow an attorney into her courtroom because he was wearing shorts. The attorney, James Lee Bright, had just undergone knee surgery and was in a brace. He said the knee brace prevented him from putting on long pants.

Did she think he was faking it? No doubt Mr. Bright would have preferred to appear in court with an intact knee, in long pants. Unfortunately that wasn’t an option.

In recent weeks, Mullin held one of Bright’s law partners in contempt of court. Mullin said the lawyer, Peter Barrett, threw a written motion at her while she was on the bench. Barrett called that a lie and said he’s routinely mistreated by the judge. The motion, he added, was one to have her recused from a case in which he’s representing a client. The contempt charge against him is pending.

While the judge could be telling the truth, there just aren’t a lot of Motions thrown at a judges. Yes, they are often made, opposed and consented to, but not thrown!

In the Dallas Bar Association’s 2013 survey of members, 89 percent of respondents gave Mullin the lowest overall rating possible, saying her performance “needs improvement.” That was by far the harshest assessment of any criminal judge; in the second-harshest, 26 percent of the lawyers who responded did so with a “needs improvement” grade.

Seventy-seven percent in the survey said Mullins isn’t sufficiently prepared for hearings. Eighty percent gave her the lowest possible grade for impartiality, 82 percent did so in rating her knowledge of the law, and 86 percent said her judicial temperament and demeanor need improvement.

She’s about as popular as a member of Congress! Here’s the source, with a photo of the judge.

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Sure, there are many possible explanations. But The Juice is going with this one:  Someone had a REALLY bad day in court at some point in his or her life. As reported by WISC TV (at channel3000.com):

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin said changes are needed to protect employees at the City-County Building after Madison municipal court workers arrived at work Wednesday morning to find one of the courtroom walls covered with excrement.

Kelly McConnell, a judicial support clerk, sent an email and photo to Soglin, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, Madison Police Chief Mike Koval and many other public officials detailing her frustrations.

“So THIS was found in the courtroom this morning as we were trying to get ready for court!” McConnell wrote. “Someone has been in the courtroom, AGAIN, and defecated in the courtroom itself. When will SOMEONE do something about what is going on in this building???!!!”

Yikes! You can read more, and see a video, here.

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If you’re neighbor asks you to turn down your window-shaking music and you don’t, you’re just a jerk. If a cop asks you and you don’t? You’re just not real smart.  As reported by The Review (East Liverpool, Ohio):

Sgt. Steve Boyd was called to 28290 Buffalo Road, Kensington, at 10:13 p.m. Saturday for a report of music so loud it was shaking nearby windows. Boyd stopped on the roadway and the music shook the windows of his patrol car. Steven J. Paul, 47, and Dawn Marie Johnson, 43, were arrested for persistent disorderly conduct after Boyd warned them to turn the music down and they did not.

Hey, maybe they couldn’t hear the officer! Huh? What?

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Yeah, it does seem like an oxymoron. Decide for yourself. (Please, MADD, no emails. Of course The Juice is against drunk driving. Is anyone in favor of it?) Here’s the skinny, per TheIndyChannel.com:

Just before 12:30 a.m. Monday, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 from a man reporting that he was drunk and needed to be taken off the roadway.

Say what? He must have been stinking drunk to do that, right?

A trooper found Matthew Devore, 24, in his vehicle on the side of Interstate 65 northbound near the 226 mile marker. Devore told the trooper he was sick of Indiana so he decided to go for a drive. Police determined Devore lost control of his car and drove into the grassy median.

He was able to drive out, but he told police he realized one of his tires was flat and decided to call 911 to report himself.

So how drunk was he?

Devore’s blood-alcohol content tested at 0.09 percent, police said, and he was arrested on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

The legal limit in Indiana? .08. Here’s the source, including a mug shot.

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