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It was an easy day at the office for the police officers assigned to this caper. As reported by The Daily Mail:

It was an early festive gift for John Dacre who had called in ‘special branch’ after the [Christmas] trees and dozens of holly wreaths and festive decorations went missing from his nursery in Spenborough, West Yorkshire.

The thieves had even stolen two of his trollies to cart off their loot.

You were given a hint as to how they were caught…

… once Mr Dacre had spotted the incriminating pine needles on the ground the police were soon on the case.

Together they followed the trail along the Spen Valley Ringway and across fields, stopping at a house in Firthcliffe where the officers found the trees [dumped in a garden].

Ironically, the stolen trees were “supposed to be “low needle drop” trees which don’t shed so easily.” Mr. Dacre was clearly thrilled with the outcome.

‘The police were absolutely brilliant. We walked together following this trail through the pouring rain and I joked to them that all we needed was a big magnifying glass and then we’d be real supersleuths!’

The thieves, not so much. See, the police didn’t just find the stolen items at the house.

‘As an extra present, officers also found a cannabis farm at the address.’

Hmm. Perhaps the owners sampled the crop earlier that day? Here’s the source.

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It’s hard to make the “Wet Bandits” look good, but these gents have done it. How? By leaving their DNA at every crime scene. Brilliant! As found in The Star Online (Malaysia):

A gang of thieves in Ipoh is leaving “a souvenir” behind everytime they rob a house.

The police are trying to track down the group which urinates and defecates in the living room of each house they rob.

The group, dubbed as the geng tahi or “faeces gang”, is believed to be practising black magic to put a “spell” on the home owners.

Doh! Here’s the source.

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Over the years, we’ve all seen tons of different kinds of Christmas displays. But you probably haven’t see anything like this. As reported by wistv.com:

Residents in a Florida neighborhood are doing double takes when passing a rather bizarre holiday display.

The Palm Beach County homeowner made an image of reindeer made out of Christmas lights hanging upside down.

When the lights are on, the display simulates blood coming out of the reindeer’s mouth.

There’s even a sign posted that that says “Venison, it’s what’s for dinner.”

So maybe, when you’re driving around with your kids looking at lights, you skip this block.

Some neighbors find it repulsive, others don’t seem bothered.

“I find it a little offensive,” said Linda Vannatta. “I think Christmas as being the time for joy. Hunting, I know, is a part of life. People do it and have always done it. But it doesn’t seem like a Christmas thing to me.”

What about the law? You probably know the answer to this already.

City officials were contacted but they said their hands are tied.

 

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Not only did this gent have an interesting method of shoplifting shoes, but he took orders by text! As reported by www.fox41.com:

An arrest report for 36-year-old Sean A. Harrington lists him as “not employed,” but some may say that’s debatable after reading the description of his alleged crimes. Police say he was caught stealing merchandise from Rack Room Shoes on S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., near Six Mile Lane, on Friday afternoon. According to the report, Harrington was allegedly, “concealing shoes down the front of his pants” and left the store without paying.

That can’t be too comfortable …

From there, he allegedly proceeded to a Marshalls clothing store, and allegedly stole clothing valued at $99.95.

Police eventually caught up with Harrington and arrested him.

Let’s go to the videotape …

When a security at Rack Room Shoes reviewed their surveillance records, they discovered that Harrington had stolen a total of $539.89 worth of goods from their store between April 17 and May 20.

And how did the police figure out he was taking orders? Easily.

Upon Harrington’s arrest, police were able to examine his cell phone — and they made a significant discovery. The arrest report states that the phone, “had numerous text messages of others ordering merchandise from [Harrington], who would then go out and steal specific items.”

Doh!

He was charged with receipt of stolen property and theft by unlawful taking.

Here’s the source.

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Back in the time before there were CDs and DVDs, there was videotape. There was also a sportscaster named Warner Wolf whose catch phrase was “Let’s go to the videotape.” Well, if they do that here, this gent’s chances aren’t looking too good. As reported by tcpalm.com:

A corrections deputy charged with misdemeanor battery on an Indian River County Jail inmate has been fired, but he’s seeking his job back, officials at the Sheriff’s Office said.

Mario Pratt was placed on administrative leave Nov. 21 when he was charged with pepper spraying an inmate without justification. After a review by the internal affairs department, the Sheriff’s Office fired Pratt on Dec. 11.

Pratt filed a career services appeal Wednesday, which means his case will be reviewed by a board of deputies at a hearing. That hearing has yet to be scheduled.

So what happened?

The pepper spray incident happened on Oct. 28. Pratt is accused of spraying inmate Michael Dudley Palmer, 21, who was held on drug and theft offenses.

Pratt said the spraying was accidental and happened when he was putting the spray can back in a belt holder, according to a report. He described the discharge as a small amount that didn’t effect Palmer.

And there you were, jumping to all those conclusions when there is a perfectly innocent … wait, there’s some late-breaking news on this story. This just in:

Sheriff’s officials, however, reviewed surveillance video and said they saw the inmate grabbing his face “and staggering away from the area as if exposed to the pepper spray.”

The video also showed Pratt taking out the pepper spray, extending his arm “in a manner consistent with the deploying of the chemical agent, and pointed it toward the area where” the inmate was standing, the report states.

Hmm. Let’s not go to the videotape? You’ll find the source here.

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Seriously, who doesn’t like Christmas decorations? Well, there is this one guy … As reported by on boston.cbslocal.com (from a report by wbz-tv):

Snow covers what’s left of a family’s Christmas display in Derry, New Hampshire after a vandal destroyed almost all of their giant inflatable decorations on the front lawn.

“I actually woke up to my aunt crying,” said Nicole Paulin who lives at the home with her aunt and uncle. “She said they struck again. She was just in hysterics. It killed me to see her because those are her pride and joy.”

Surveillance video captured the Christmas Scrooge in action – the culprit slashing six of the family’s eight inflatable displays multiple times. The decorations included a Frosty the Snowman, a Santa and sleigh, and a snow globe.

Murderer! But really, what an asinine thing to do. It’s just mean. And this wasn’t even the first time.

Vandals first struck in November, but the family was able to duct tape the damage.

All was not lost, though.

One bright spot: the Londonderry Home Depot heard about what happened and this morning showed up with 9 replacements.

Here’s the source, including a video with footage of the vandal.

 

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Motorized grocery carts are very useful for certain folks while doing their shopping. But outside of a grocery store, what would anyone use it for? The police may have asked Mr. Wedding that question, among many others. Per wdrb.com (Louisville, Kentucky):

According to an arrest report, an officer saw 19-year-old Anthony S. Wedding driving the [motorized] grocery cart on the sidewalk near the corner of New Cut Rd. and 3rd St. Rd., just before 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say the officer stopped Wedding to talk to him, and Wedding allegedly told the officer that the nearby Kroger said he could drive the motorized cart home.

“Sure, Mr. Wedding, take the cart for as long as you need it. Oh, and the groceries are free today. So take them too.”

The officer contacted representatives of Kroger, who denied giving Wedding permission to take the cart and accused him of stealing it, according to the arrest report.

Why, you might wonder, did Mr. Wedding do it?

Wedding allegedly smelled strongly of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and slow speech. Police say he admitted to drinking half a pint of alcohol earlier in the day.

Big shocker there.  What were the charges?

Wedding was charged with theft by unlawful taking, alcohol intoxication in a public place and giving an officer a false name or address, according to the arrest report.

Dude is damn lucky he didn’t get a drunk driving charge too. Seriously. Regular Juice readers know this has happened when drunk folks have “driven” similar vehicles. Here’s the source, including Mr. Wedding’s mug shot.

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Couples fight. Couples make up. In between, sometimes things are done or said. But this? Gents, if you insist on continuing to read this, be forewarned, it will hurt. As reported by The Jersey Journal (at nj.com):

A Jersey City man who went to sleep after an argument with his girlfriend was awakened late Thursday night when she bit his scrotum, tearing right through the skin, authorities said.

Yeowwwwwww!!!!!

Linda Mendez, 40, was charged early this morning with aggravated assault and domestic violence, over the objection of her boyfriend, who told police he did not want to press charges. The mother of three appeared in court yesterday and her bail was set at $35,000 with a 10 percent cash option.

The 46-year-old victim told police that the two argued at 11:30 Thursday, and to avoid the argument he went to sleep, reports said. Minutes later Mendez woke him by biting his neck and his scrotum, causing bleeding, police said.

Maybe he doesn’t want to press charges because he’s terrified what she’ll bite next? Here’s the source, with a photo of Ms. Mendez.

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Planes make emergency landings for a variety of reasons. Here’s a new one to add to the list, as reported by The Moscow Times:

A criminal case on charges of hooliganism has been opened against the former deputy governor of the Chelyabinsk region on charges of hooliganism for beginning a fistfight with a flight attendant.

A Moscow-bound plane had to make an emergency landing in Novosibirsk on Sunday after Andrei Tretyakov, allegedly drunk, beat up a flight attendant in a dispute over the toilet, a police spokesman said.

Yes, it was all about a dispute over a toilet.

“The man was an economy class passenger and tried to use a business class toilet, which is against the rules. He had a spat with a flight attendant and punched him seven or ten times,” a Siberian transport police spokesman said.

And who was this man?

The former governor, aged 45, was already drunk when he boarded Globus airline’s Moscow-bound plane in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk on Sunday night, police said.

Tretaykov was dismissed from his position in the Chelyabinsk region in 2011 and currently says he is an external advisor to the Natural Resources Ministry, Interfax reported. He was also the acting head of the state geology holding company Rosgeology from May 2012 to June 2013.

Think he was fun to work for? And what about the poor flight attendant?

… [he] was hospitalized and diagnosed with a head injury and bruises.

The governor?

Tretyakov was detained and taken to a Novosibirsk police department.

Convictions for hooliganism can carry up to a five-year prison term, though the average fine for unruly in-flight conduct in Russia is 5,000 rubles ($150).

The plane?

The plane was refueled and took off about two hours later.

You’ll find the source here.

 

 

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Clearly he didn’t go about it the right way, and not to disparage White Castle, but having had their burgers, The Juice can testify that they would definitely go down better with beer, or any other alcoholic beverage. As reported by riverfronttimes.com (St. Louis, Missouri):

A White Castle customer was so upset he couldn’t wash his sliders down with an ice cold beer that he stabbed another customer in the head, police say.

The knife-wielding craver was trying to BYOB around 3:50 a.m. Tuesday at the downtown White Castle on South Broadway near Busch Stadium when an employee asked him to leave. A 57-year-old customer came to the employee’s defense, and the suspect stabbed him once in the head.

So what happened after that? Dude got away.

St. Louis Police are looking for the man, described as black, 40 to 50 years old, under six feet and 180 pounds. The victim’s injuries were minor.

Here’s the source.