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With an estimated 200 million-plus guns in the United States, it’s a good thing most folks aren’t this crazy about politics. As reported in The South Asian Post:

Hyderabad, India – A die-hard fan of actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi killed his father for not casting his vote for the superstar’s newly formed Praja Rajyam Party. The incident took place in Visakhapatnam district in coastal Andhra after the first phase of the ongoing Indian general elections. Rajubabu is said to be an ardent fan of superstar Chiranjeevi since his childhood, but his father was a supporter of legendary actor N.T. Rama Rao and the Telugu Desam Party he founded. In Andhra Pradesh, especially in the coastal region, popular Telugu actors enjoy the status of demi-gods. The fan following of superstars like the late N.T. Rama Rao and Chiranjeevi borders on madness.

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[The vandals]overlooked a small but crucial detail when they started smashing up a train station elevator: They were inside it.

And the elevator at the Lillestroem Train Station, north of Oslo, appeared to be the vengeful sort, sealing its doors and holding the two for the police.

“Vandalism is always sad, but a lot of people do see the humor in this,” said Ellen Svendsvoll, of the National Rail Administration. “They got what was coming to them.”

The two vandals, identified only as men in their early 20s, went into the elevator late on April 21, waited for the doors to close, and started to kick them, she said. They kicked so hard that the doors jammed, and the elevator stopped, sending an alarm to security guards. The guards tried to lower the elevator, which only jammed the doors more, so they called the police and fire department.

The firemen freed the two suspects, while the police waited outside.

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The Route 66 Kitchen in Toledo is apparently the place to be … if you like out-of-control gunfights. Check out the security video below. Incredibly with all those people shooting at each other (police believe at least 20 shots were fired), nobody was hurt! You can read more (a lot) in the Toledo Blade article.

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This guy could not have made it easier for the police officer to bust him. He just flat-out looked guilty. From pennlive.com:

Cesar Lopez, a 29-year-old Lebanon, Pa., man, was busted Saturday when he walked up to a police officer with a small bag of marijuana stuck to his forehead, according to Lebanon police.

Police said the officer went into a Turkey Hill convenience store on Lehman Street at 3:25 a.m. Saturday and saw Lopez holding a baseball cap and peering inside it. When Lopez approached the officer, he looked up, and the officer said he saw a small plastic bag stuck to Lopez’s forehead. The bag appeared to contain marijuana, police said.

The officer retrieved the bag from Lopez’s forehead and said, “Is this what you are looking for?,” according to the police report. Lopez was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kind of bizarre, right? Not too.

It is not uncommon for people to hide drugs in the inside lip of a cap, police said.

Here’s the source.

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Yes, Mr. 9-year bus driver, they are. As reported in The State Register-Journal:

A Springfield Mass Transit District bus driver received a one-day unpaid suspension recently for wearing a pink tie to help raise awareness for breast cancer.

The driver had to serve the suspension, but his action also led to the SMTD agreeing that employees could wear pink on Fridays in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

William “Bill” Jones, 46, said he didn’t think wearing a pink tie on the first Friday of the month would be a problem, since National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a nationally recognized event.

Incredible, no?

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So this 46-year-old woman in Florida had a boyfriend for about a year. Then she had to, um, go away for a little while (to jail). Well, really, did you expect her boyfriend to just sit around and wait? When his girlfriend’s 25-year-old daughter was there? They didn’t wait. Seems they got real close when mom was in jail. That worked out okay, until mom got out of jail, and moved backed into the family home. Snap!

As reported in The Orlando Sentinel, both mom and daughter were involved with boyfriend. Apparently this didn’t sit too well with mom.

Johnson [the mom] told officers that after they left she went to go to bed, but her daughter “struck her with a closed fist on the forehead because she was jealous,” according to her arrest affidavit.

Really? You’re sticking with that?

But another witness at the scene, a juvenile, said Johnson entered the room where Richard Bowman [the boyfriend] was staying and grabbed his crotch. She would not let go, the witness told Fixl and that’s when she struck her mother, according to the report.

Richard Bowman also told police Johnson grabbed him and would not let go. At one point, she said she was going to “rip them off,” according to Bowman’s account.

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that both women were charged, and, that the charges for both of them were bumped up to felonies because of … prior convictions.

 

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In the annals of history, this has got to be the first report of a harmonica beat down. Yeah, I said “a harmonica beat down.” Here’s the story, per The Tulsa World:

According to Decai Liu’s arrest report, his roommate was in the bathroom getting ready for work when Liu, 52, burst in and started beating him with the instrument.

Liu was charged Thursday with assault with a dangerous weapon in the attack Saturday in the 4500 block of West Norman Street in Broken Arrow, records show.

When officers arrived about 9:30 a.m., the roommate was covered in blood from cuts on his head and face. Medics took him to St. Francis Hospital, the report states.

Police tried to arrest Liu, but he allegedly resisted and head-butted one officer. Police eventually subdued him with pepper spray, according to the report.

Liu’s roommate told police, “I don’t know what his problem was,” the report indicates.

Prosecutors also charged Liu with resisting an officer and assaulting an officer, court records show. Liu is in the Tulsa Jail in lieu of $6,500 bail.

 

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Now imagine – if you can – a law that both Bill O’Reilly and Keith Olbermann would agree goes too far. That law outlaws throwing snowballs! And the offending municipality is … Grand Forks, North Dakota. Here’s the law:

9-0123. Throwing rocks, snowballs, and other objects.

(1) It is unlawful for any person to throw or cast, or encourage, aid or assist others in throwing or casting any rock, stone, snowball, or other object into, upon, against, or at any building, structure, automobile street, alley, or other public or private property.

(2) It is unlawful for any person to throw or cast, or encourage, aid or assist others in throwing or casting any rock, stone, snowball, or other object upon or at any person or persons. (Ord. No. 4125, § XIX, 3-20-06)

They have outlawed snowball fights! And even throwing a snowball at ANYTHING! Absurd.

And what about this: you would also technically be breaking the law if you skipped a stone (or a rock!) in a creek. Check it out:

It is unlawful for any person to throw … any rock, stone … into …any … public or private property.

Well done! A beautifully crafted law. Click here (click on Chapter IX, then Article I, then scroll down to 9-0123) to see this wacky law.

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Now, if I titled the post “Vanessa Bryant, Vanessa Bryant ….” would you know who I was talking about? No. But like Prince, Shaq, and Magic, everybody knows who Kobe is. Now they’re also going to know a little more about his wife Vanessa, thanks to a lawsuit filed by the couple’s former housekeeper, Maria Jimenez, for wrongful termination, among other things. Here are a few of the allegations from the Complaint:

Among other abusive comments, Vanessa called Maria “lazy,” “slow,” “dumb,””a fucking liar” and “fucking shit.” [expletives inserted]

On another occasion, Vanessa derided Maria after Maria said she needed to see a doctor but the Bryants had not paid for her medical insurance. “You’re a fucking liar,” Vanessa said. [expletive inserted]

Uncool, but check this, um, shit out:

On the final incident, Vanessa screamed at Maria for putting an expensive blouse in the Bryants’ clothes washer. Then Vanessa demanded that Maria put her hand in a bag of dog feces to retrieve the price tag for the blouse.

Snap! There’s PLENTY more. To view the entire Complaint, click here.

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Lots of folks in the United States think our drug laws are too harsh. Maybe, but check out how it is in Malaysia, per The New Straits Times:

KOTA BARU: A 44-year-old Thai carpenter was sentenced to death by the High Court yesterday after he was found guilty of trafficking in cannabis four year ago.

Mohamad Che Soh of southern Thailand was charged with trafficking in 17,062g of cannabis in front of Linda Restaurant in Bukit Bunga, Tanah Merah, at 8.30pm on Jan 4, 2005.

Earlier, Mohamad’s lawyer, Wan Jawahir Wan Haron, appealed to judge Datuk Muhamad Ideres Muhamad Rapee to reduce the sentence, saying that his client had repented but it was rejected by the judge.

And …

MUAR: A 40-year-old labourer was sentenced to death by the High Court yesterday for trafficking in 45.08g of monoacetylmorphine four years ago.

Harun Mukri was found guilty of committing the offence at No. 33 Kampong Parit Tegak, Parit Sulong, Batu Pahat, at 11.30am on July 24, 2005. Judicial commissioner Datuk Ahmadi Asnawi said the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.

He was also sentenced to three years’ jail and three strokes of the rotan for another charge of possessing 5.43g of methaphetamine at the same place and time. The court, however, dismissed a third charge of being in possession of 83.8g of cannabis.