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Doesn’t everyone like pizza? Well …

A Central Texas man has been accused of stabbing his girlfriend after she brought home pizza instead of a chicken sandwich he wanted for lunch.

McLennan County jail records show Michael Corsey of Waco was being held Saturday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Online jail records do not list bond or an attorney for Corsey, who was arrested Friday.

Waco police say Corsey allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed the woman because he had asked for a chicken sandwich, but she brought home pizza. Police say the victim was also choked and struck in the face.

Investigators say the woman, whose name wasn’t immediately released, was treated for minor injuries.

Ouch. You’ll find the source, on www.nbcdfw.com, here.

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As a regular bicycle commuter, it pains The Juice to have to say this, but it’s not looking too good for this fellow cyclist. As reported by The Union Leader:

Police [in Somersworth, New Hampshire] arrested a Maine man riding a bicycle Friday in connection with a bank robbery across state lines.

Noooooo!

Scott Marshall, 46, of 132 Airport Road in Sanford, Maine, was charged with being a fugitive from justice after police noticed he matched the description of a man who robbed Kennebunk Savings Bank in Berwick, Maine.

And I suppose you have some evidence?

Officer Gary O’Brien, who responded to the reported robbery around 9:21 a.m., apprehended Marshall, who was riding the mountain bike on Market Street. Police found an undisclosed amount of cash and a bank bag, which led to the arrest, according to a release.

Doh! Here’s the source.

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You can’t make this stuff up. Well, you could, and people would say “no way would that ever happen.” As reported by The Independent:

A British woman attempted to sue her former lawyers for professional negligence, claiming that, alongside a number of other allegations, they failed to advise that finalising divorce proceedings would inevitably cause her marriage to end.

And you call yourselves lawyers!

The curious case – made against two solicitor firms – had already been rejected by the court, but was revealed in the transcript of a later appeal by the claimant against the dismissal of other aspects of her case.

Jane Mulcahy had argued that the lawyers should have made it clear that a divorce would cause her marriage to be terminated – something which she apparently wanted to avoid.

The lawyers failed to regard her Roman Catholic faith and should have recommended judicial separation – a step down from full divorce – as an alternative course of action, she said.

The allegation was revealed in a subsequent appeal court judgment last month, in which Lord Justice Briggs said: “The most striking of Mrs Mulcahy’s many allegations of negligence against her solicitors was that, having regard to her Roman Catholic faith, Mrs Boots had failed to give her the advice which was requisite in view of her firmly held belief in the sanctity of marriage…

“…either in terms of the alternative of judicial separation, or about the impossibility of pursuing divorce proceedings to a clean break settlement, without thereby inevitably bringing about the final termination of her marriage, which she wished to avoid.”

As you might have guessed …

The appeal was also dismissed.

Here’s the source.

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People react in many different ways when they suspect their spouse is cheating. Some folks get sad, and some get mad. Here’s mad, via The Gainesville Sun:

Officials said Tara Johnson, 41, of 419 Squire Drive, and her husband have been married for about three years and living together for approximately five years. Johnson told deputies she drove to her husband’s workplace at Cox Communications on Northwest 43rd Street around 6:30 a.m. to question why he had not returned home, an Alachua County Sheriff’s Office report said.

Ms. Johnson thinks she knows why.

Johnson said she saw him get out of another car with a woman she recognized as his ex-girlfriend. Johnson told deputies she became angry and drove her car forward, blocking the exit of the ex-girlfriend to stop her from leaving, the report said.

Uh-oh.

Johnson and her husband soon began arguing, and then deputies said she drove her car forward and hit her husband, bumping him into the air. The man fell to the ground, and Johnson then retrieved a baseball bat from her car and began chasing him around the car with it, the report said.

After chasing her husband, Johnson got back into her car and drove away. Her husband suffered hip pain and was taken to UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville Police Department Officer Ben Tobias said.

Whew. That could have ended a lot worse. As for Ms. Johnson:

She later was arrested by deputies at her home, the report said… [and] … was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery.

You’ll find the source here, with a mug shot.

 

 

 

 

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If you decide to burgle, there are so many options. In deciding where to steal from, wouldn’t you consider retribution from the owner if you are caught, either in the act, or after the fact? Of course you would … unless you are these guys. As reported by the Belleville News-Democrat (Illinois):

Cody L. Procasky, 19 of Fayetteville, and Chase A. Ripley 17, of Freeburg, were each charged with one Class 2 felony count of burglary. Each had their bail set at $30,000.

You know the burglars. So who did they burgle?

According to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, the teens broke into the [Okaw North Hunting Club near Mascoutah] Dec. 15 and took a large amount of alcohol personal items from inside the club in the 10000 block of Buddy Funk Lane.

A hunting club! You know, a club whose members, at least based on the name, probably all have guns!

Members of the club spotted a suspicious vehicle at the site and called the sheriff’s department. That allowed the crime to quickly be solved, St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson said.

They’re lucky they only got arrested. Here’s the source.

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Of course prison is really, really bad. So what could be worse? Well … as reported by wdrb.com (Loiusville, Kentucky):

An inmate realizes he picked the wrong night to escape from prison.

Officials say 42-year-old Robert Vick turned himself in after escaping from a facility in Lexington on Sunday.

Why would he do that?

As temperatures dipped into the single digits yesterday, officials say Vick walked into a motel and asked the clerk to call police so he could escape the frigid air.

Vick was checked out by paramedics before returning to prison.

Officials say he would have been only wearing prison-issued khaki pants, a shirt and jacket when he escaped in the cold.

Oops.  Here’s the source, including Mr. Vick’s mug shot.

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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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The Juice often blogs about the misuse of Tasers by the police, but not this time. No, this time the use appears to have been justified – it’s just that the officer’s aim was abysmal! As reported by The Orlando Sentinel:

An unusual injury followed a confrontation in downtown Orlando last month when police tried to disarm a man outside One Eyed Jack’s sports bar, records show.

Rather than shoot Travis James Rodriguez for not dropping a Glock pistol on Dec. 8, a police officer used an electronic stun gun that delivers 50,000 volts through prongs tethered by tiny wires. One prong punctured Rodriguez’s right eyeball as the Taser automatically discharged a five-second shock, according to Orlando police.

Of course the bar was called One Eyed Jack’s.

“Rodriguez had removed the gun from his waistband and was holding it up at chest level, parallel to his body,” Officer Jason Portilla wrote of why he triggered his stun gun. “As a result of Rodriguez turning his body…one of the Taser prongs struck Rodriguez in the right eye. The other Taser prong struck …his left side.”

Rodriguez, 22, was admitted afterwards to Orlando Regional Medical Center for an undisclosed period of treatment. He was charged with carrying a concealed firearm and resisting arrest.

Rodriguez gave police a false address and could not be reached Friday. The incident report was recently released after a request by the Orlando Sentinel.

You’ll find the source, including a mug shot, here.

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At a boot sale, which is roughly the equivalent of a swap meet, an elderly couple must have been delighted with the lovely plant they purchased. Certainly it was treated quite well, as evidenced by its incredible growth. So why is this Juiceworthy? As reported by the BBC:

An elderly couple have unwittingly grown the “biggest cannabis plant” police officers had seen after buying what they thought was an innocuous shrub from a car boot sale.

Oops.

The couple, who live in Bedford, had planted the drug in their garden.

Police officers were astounded when they spotted the plant. They have collected it and a spokesperson said it would be disposed of.

The couple will face no action from the police.

Whew.

The officers took to their @bedfordlpt Twitter account to express their surprise at the find, saying: “Seized today. Elderly couple bought shrub at car boot sale, tended carefully – biggest cannabis plant we had seen!!”

Here’s the source. (See the tweeted photo above.)

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We searched the entire place, and he’s not here. Or … is he? Per the Northwest Florida Daily News:

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies went to an apartment on Miracle Strip Parkway to arrest a man who had outstanding warrants. They unlocked the apartment using a key given to them by a resident and ordered the man to come out. He refused.

An initial search failed to reveal the man, so deputies searched again.

Curse you thorough police! – the man must have thought. Why?

They found a large pile of clothes in a closet and thought the man might be hiding under them, so they ordered him out. Once again the man refused.

He was told to come out several times but didn’t, and eventually had to be physically removed from the closet to be handcuffed.

As this was going on, the man was on a cell phone talking to another person, the deputies reported.

So, in addition to losing this round of the game, and facing the outstanding charges …

He’s been charged with resisting arrest without violence and has a Jan. 7 court date.

You’ll find the source here.