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This gent didn’t wait to see if he was convicted and sentenced before breaking out. As reported by The Toronto Star:

Toronto police are searching for a 32-year-old man after he escaped the College Park courthouse before his court appearance Thursday morning.

It is alleged that Steven Gonyea was before the courts at the Ontario Court of Justice, 444 Yonge St., on charges of criminal harassment and break and enter when he escaped custody sometime between 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Police are still trying to determine how the suspect managed to escape, but it is believed that he fled the cell area somehow. They said similar incidents have happened in the past.

Sounds like maybe someone else should be running the detention facility in the courthouse? Here’s the source, including a mug shot.

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When you go around shooting a gun willy-nilly, well, who knows what (or who) you might hit. As reported by The Orlando Sentinel:

Brandon Rapé was in a pickup truck with two friends Thursday about 11 p.m. when they pulled to the side of Sylvan Lake Drive near  Sanford so that Rapé could answer the call of nature, a Sheriff’s Office report states.

The men saw a large snake in the road, and Jared Hemphill, also 18, decided to shoot it with a semiautomatic rifle that belongs to Dustin Downer, 21.

This was a very bad decision.

Hemphill heard a noise in the bushes and assumed it was the snake, so he fired the Remington Speedmaster and accidentally struck Rapé in the left thigh, he told investigators.

Hemphill threw down the rifle, and he and Downer put Rapé in the truck, started driving to a hospital and called 911, according to the report.

A dispatcher told them to stop, so they pulled into the parking lot at Wilson Elementary School, 985 S. Orange Blvd., where deputies and emergency medical technicians met them.

It looks like young Mr. Rapé will have something other than memories of serious pain to commemorate this night.

Doctors at Orlando Regional Medical Center decided to leave the .22-caliber bullet in Rapé’s leg, the report states.

The charges? None.

Rapé, a cashier at a hardware store, did not want to press charges, and no one will be arrested, sheriff’s spokeswoman Kim Cannaday said.

Interesting, since it does seem like a scenario where, just maybe, alcohol could have been a factor. Here’s the source.

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Of course vehicles get stolen all the time. You report it to your insurance company. They send you a check… This gent probably did that, but he didn’t stop there. He’s pissed! As reported by www.kens5.com (San Antonio, Texas):

On March 10, Daryl McClain’s truck was stolen from his home in the 5700 block of Clearwood. So what did he do?

He tagged his own house, and neighbors say he did not keep the message clean.

“I speak my mind,” McClain boasted outside his tagged garage door. “Most people keep it in.”

What does it say?

“To the mother f—– that stole my truck. You are a dead man. 2K NQA.”

That last part means that Mr. McClain is offering a $2,000 reward, no questions asked (NQA). Some neighbors are not happy, especially with the “word” f—–.

“What is wrong with the guy across the street?” asked Roy Patty. “It’s like a parade route. Everybody comes by. I take pride in my house.”

“I’d never come home and do something like that because I was mad,” said Patty. “Children shouldn’t be able to read something like that.”

But McClain sees it differently. “That’s why I didn’t spell it out,” he said. “Code Compliance says I’m not doing a thing wrong.” Then he said, “It’s freedom of speech.”

Is Mr. McClain correct? Yup.

According to the San Antonio Police Department, McClain is not breaking the law.

SAPD spokesman Matt Porter said McClain did not use profanity, because he did not spell out the expletive. Also, he says according to homicide detectives, McClain did not threaten anyone specifically. Finally, the city is not allowed to regulate what people paint on their homes.

Here’s the source, including a photo of the tagged garage doors, and a video news story.

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Yes, this is actually on the books in Michigan:

It shall be unlawful for any person to display or permit to be displayed on his or her motor vehicle any emblem or insignia of any organization, association, fraternity, lodge, club or order, unless the owner of such motor vehicle be a member of the organization, association, fraternity, lodge, club or order, the emblem or insignia of which is so displayed: Provided, That the provisions of this act shall not apply to the owner or owners of any motor vehicles upon which such emblem or insignia is displayed solely for the purposes of participation in any public parade, or at any public fair, exhibit, or carnival.

So, maybe it has been declared unconstitutional, and repealed by the House. But it’s still on the books, though not for long. You can read a lot more about the history of this law here.

HT: The Atlantic Cities

 

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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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It’ll soon become clear that these neighbors are not on the best of terms. As reported in “Off the Beat” at tcpalm.com:

A man on Sept. 9 told a St. Lucie County Sheriff’s deputy he was taking out his trash when a 60-year-old man who lives across the street started yelling at him and threatened to kill him.

Further, the man said the neighbor, John Solomayar, “walked to the middle of Southwest Airoso Boulevard and took his penis out of his pants and with his hand he shook it at him in a very vulgar manner and shouted, ‘suck it,'” according to a recently released arrest affidavit.

Yikes.

The man, who said he called 911, said Solomayar walked back to his home.

This will shock you:

Solomayar, who smelled of booze, had a tough time walking, and slurred his speech, the affidavits state.

Asked if he’d been arguing with his neighbor, Solomayar said he had, saying “it is an everyday thing.” Solomayar denied showing his penis to his neighbor.

Okay, so what did happen?

Still, he said his pants may have fallen down because they are a bit big.

That’s all you got? Fuhgeddaboutit. The charges?

Solomayar, of the 700 block of Southeast Airoso Boulevard in Port St. Lucie, was arrested on charges including lewd lascivious behavior and indecent exposure in public.

 

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Truth be told, The Juice isn’t a Kohl’s guy either. But some people get really excited about shopping there …

A man from Oconomowoc, accused of fondling himself in a department store, was charged Monday with one count of Lewd and Lascivious Behavior.

According to the criminal complaint, Daniel Wagner, 38, was seen masturbating in a Kohl’s Department store on St. Paul Ave. in April.

Wagner was also charged with Disorderly Conduct. If convicted, he faces up to a year in prison.

(The above is from a report by Wisconsin station TMJ4 at todaystmj4.com.)

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You have to understand that when a major crisis looms, the government must act. What was the major crisis requiring the intervention of the Venezuelan government? You won’t believe it. As reported by the BBC:

The Venezuelan government has taken over a toilet paper factory to avoid any scarcity of the product. The National Guard has taken control of the plant, and officers will monitor production and distribution.

Toilet paper! Yes, toilet paper! Don’t worry, though. The President (yes, that’s right the President!) is on the case.

Last week President Nicolas Maduro created a special committee to tackle the problem, which the government blames on unscrupulous traders.

The government ordered the temporary occupation of the Manpa plant in the northern state of Aragua, state-run Radio AVN reported.

In a tweet on Thursday, Venezuela’s Vice President, Jorge Arreaza, said authorities would “not permit hoarding of essential commodities, or any faults in the production and distribution process.”

No way is there a law covering the occupation of a toilet paper factory … or, is there?

The Minister of Trade, Alexander Fleming, said the factory occupation complied with Venezuelan law.

Here’s the source.

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The name police, in addition to residing in Sweden, also reside in Australia. Today’s installment involves a couple who wanted to name their child “Ned Kelly.” If you’re wondering why that name would be a problem, click here for more information on this notorious Australian. Per The Daily Telegraph:

The [New South Wales] Registry [of Births, Deaths and Marriages] can reject a name for a number of reasons under the Registration Act 1995. Reasons include that the name might be obscene or offensive, is too long or includes “symbols without phonetic significance.”

And if the Registry thinks a name is a problem but it doesn’t fit in any of the offending categories, check out this catch-all provision:

The Act also bans … names “contrary to the public interest for some other reason.”

That seems to cover EVERYTHING! Here are a few other names that shared Ned Kelly’s fate:

– Post Master General

– Chief Maximus

– Jesus Christ

– a blank space

– the child’s Medicare number

– the number seven

Check out these names that made the grade:

– God Bless

– Metallica

– Fully Hektik Sik

Here’s the source.

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