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Yes, this young lady is charged with a felony over $3. As reported by northcountrynow.com (Potsdam, NY):

A Massena teen is facing a felony after allegedly breaking into her employer’s office and stealing $3 in quarters.

Krystal L. Arquette, 17, of 30 George St. is charged with third-degree burglary.

Court documents state that she used a spatula to jimmy the lock and break into the office at Alex’s Ice, 30 George St. on March 30.

Her employer, Ted Krywanczyk, who is also Massena’s fire chief, told police that he watched Arquette commit the alleged offense on security camera.

Arquette was arraigned in Massena Village Court and released under supervision of the St. Lawrence County Probation Department, pending a future appearance.

A spatula, and $3! Click here for the source.

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You’d have to be drunk or stoned to take a cab to a bank robbery and to have it wait for you while you did the deed, right? Right! This gent was drunk!  As reported by The Tallahassee Democrat:

Stanley Geddie arrived by taxicab and was drunk during an attempted heist of a Tallahassee bank Wednesday afternoon, police say.

The 46-year-old was arrested on charges of robbery, petty theft and resisting an officer after demanding $100,000 from a bank manager at the Capital City Bank on Capital Circle Northwest.

Geddie told the manager he had a .357 handgun, was carrying C4 plastic explosives and “would blow this place up,” court records show.

Police arrived at the bank to find the cab driver, who advised them Geddie was drunk and had not paid his $25.50 fare. The driver told police Geddie said, “I will take care of you when I come out.”

When police made contact with Geddie sitting in the manager’s office, he appeared “very intoxicated and spaced out,” according to court records.

Geddie did not follow officers’ commands and was tased during the incident. Court records say that when police told him he would be shot if he made any sudden movements, he said “well then kill me.” He was arrested without further incident. A search revealed Geddie did not have a firearm or explosives.

In an interview with police, the bank manager said Geddie indicated he also had the bank surrounded while continuing to demand the money.

Well, that was a total bust.  You’ll find the source, and Mr. Geddie’s mugshot, here.

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Seriously, it’s a dispute over one spot in a line, and you’re going to brandish a gun? You’re a cop! As reported at fusion.net:

A 911 recording has captured a Tennessee sergeant losing it over a RedBox movie rental.

In the call, obtained by the Knoxville News Sentinel, Sgt. Paul Story, an off-duty Knox County Sheriff’s Office employee, can be heard yelling and threatening a man, Timothy Nelson, after Nelson claimed the sergeant was cutting him in line. According to the KCSO’s own report, the newspaper said, Story was brandishing his gun during the heated exchange.

“You’re a bitch. You threatened me in front of my son,” Story is heard saying. He requested an on-duty officer come to the RedBox, and then called 911 on Nelson, creating the audio that we hear.

“I ain’t done nothing to you. … Are you going to arrest me over a Redbox rental?” Nelson asked.

“Yeah, you did, shit,” Story yelled. “Now that you find out I’m a police officer, you want to back up.”

“Why are you doing this?” asked Nelson.

“Because you’re a bitch,” Story said. “You think you’re somebody. You’re not… Just shut the hell up. I’m done talking to you. I want someone else to come out here and talk to your dumb ass. I’m going to put you in jail is what I’m going to do.”

“For what?” Nelson asked.

Story responded: “For assault, dumb ass. I worked all damn night. So what? You should have got out and stood in line like me. You should’ve waited in line.”

Nelson threatened to file a $25,000 lawsuit concerning the incident, but the department agreed to pay a settlement of $2,500. Story was never officially investigated for the incident, since an official complaint was never submitted. No disciplinary action has been taken.

Yikes. You’ll find the source here.

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Dishonesty is just so, so tiresome. Just tell the truth. Make The Juice happy. But no, this gent, like just about everyone else who gets busted for an alcohol-related offense, only had “a couple of beers.” He’s either a cheap drunk or a bald-faced liar. What do you think? Per The Moultrie News police blotter:

Happy hour ended early for one man who was found about 6 p.m., passed out behind a department store, a police report said. According to the report, police arrived and found that the man reeked of alcohol and had “soiled his pants.” He said he only had a couple of beers at the bar around the corner and was trying to walk to his house in a nearby neighborhood which was actually about 8 miles away.

Emergency personnel told police the man had fallen in the bushes and was disoriented and confused, according to the report. They said he was not making any sense. He was arrested for public drunkenness and his father was called to come pick up his belongings.

A proud day for dad. Here’s the source.

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Law school is really expensive, and it takes three years. So how can you avoid it, and still be a lawyer? Well, just say you are a lawyer. That’s what this woman did, apparently quite well, as reported by newser.com:

A woman used forged documents to pose as an estate lawyer for a decade and made partner at her small firm before her fraud was discovered, according to charges announced yesterday. Kimberly Kitchen was charged Thursday with forgery, unauthorized practice of law, and felony records tampering. State prosecutors contend Kitchen fooled BMZ Law by forging a law license, bar exam results, an email showing she attended Duquesne University law school, and a check for a state attorney registration fee. The firm is based in Huntingdon, about 110 miles east of Pittsburgh. Kitchen, of nearby James Creek, handled estate planning for more than 30 clients “despite never having attended law school,” the attorney general’s office says.

She even served as president of her county bar, says her lawyer, who adds that “she’s an incredibly competent person, and she worked very diligently and was devoted to the people she served. There are things about the charges we don’t agree with.” But the Huntington County Bar Association’s current president called the charges insufficient given “the level of betrayal” over 10 years. Local lawyers were the first to raise questions about Kitchen’s credentials; in December, when the Huntingdon Daily News first reported on the case, the firm vowed to review her work. Kitchen, 45, was previously employed at Juniata College, where she worked in fundraising but “started holding herself out to be a lawyer,” says a senior deputy attorney. She’s married to a state conservation ranger and is no longer working, her lawyer says.

Shazam! Looks like those 30+ clients will be getting some free estate planning – from an actual lawyer. Here’s the source. 

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Was it “Wait, I thought we tested the soil?” or “Soil, shmoil. It looks fine to me. Build it!” It’s unclear what happened because the case of the sliding house has not yet gone to trial … but it’s headed there now. As reported by NJ Advance Media for NJ.com:

A $7.4 million judgment for the owner of a Florham Park house that is gradually sliding down a hill was thrown out by an appellate court last month. But another appeal may still bring it to the New Jersey Supreme Court.

The initial $7.4 million award was made to homeowner Humayun Akhtar in 2011 when a judge reached a summary judgment without hearing the arguments of the defendants: JDN Properties, Joseph D. Natale, Deltrus LLC, and Randy DeLuca, said the attorney for Natale.

“He improperly suppressed the answers,” said David Stanziale, the lawyer for Natale. “We’re very happy now that Mr. Natale’s going to have his day in court.”

Yes, it’s sliding down the hill! Probably should have tested that soil.

The Akhtars paid $1.56 million to build the home on Beacon Hill Road, according to court documents. The architect’s plan called for testing of the soil, but that testing was never done. The owners closed on the house, but then heard from a plumber doing work on the property that the house was “sliding,” according to the records. The Akhtars never moved in, and the house remains unoccupied, said the attorneys.

The appellate judges overturned the award on Feb. 24, saying that the Consumer Fraud Act and the triple damages that come with it did not apply, since a failure to test soil at the site was not “fraud” — but just potentially a “breach of warranty.”

Akhtar and his wife, however, will petition the New Jersey Supreme Court to try and make the Consumer Fraud Act — and its increased penalties — stick, said their attorney, Jay Rice.

You’ll find photos of the house, and 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.

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In sports, that’s something you hear over and over. If it works, keep doing it until the other team stops you. Then adjust your game plan accordingly. Alas, sports is not like life in many regards, including this one. Just ask this gent, who was awfully fond of a particular convenience store. As reported by NJ Advance Media for nj.com:

As one officer pinned him against a fence and more officers arrived, a man suspected of robbing the same convenience store three times this week admitted defeat.

“OK, you got me,” he said, according to police reports.

Hoboken police arrested 40-year-old Michael Olivier on Thursday, after he robbed Prime Convenience Store on Newark Street for the third time, according to police reports. Olivier allegedly stole cash, cigarettes and employees’ cell phones during the robberies, and threatened cashiers with a box cutter.

But third time didn’t prove to be the charm for Olivier. He didn’t wear a mask and didn’t realize that a second employee was working when he held up another at the front of the store, according to police reports.

At first he posed as a customer, then threatened the employees, according to police reports.

“I’m going to need your money right now! You’ve seen my face, I’m going to kill you,” he allegedly said to the cashier, just after 3 a.m.

The cashier handed over the cash in the register, his cellphone and Newport cigarettes. Meanwhile, another employee in the back of the store called police, according to police reports.

Before leaving Olivier allegedly said, “If you tell the police, I’m going to (expletive) kill you.”

Police were able to form a description of Olivier, based on the store’s surveillance video. Lt. Danilo Cabrera caught up with Olivier near 16th Street and Jersey Avenue in Jersey City, just a few blocks away from the store. Olivier tried to run away, but Cabrera held him against a fence to control him as backup arrived, according to police reports.

Three times in a week? It’s a store, not an ATM! Kind of makes you wonder what this guy was doing for money before he chose this career path. You’ll find the source here.

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Carpooling is fantastic. It’s even better when your passenger is a real person! As reported by The New York Daily News:

 “The Most Interesting Man in the World” may be good company, but he’s a bad carpool passenger.

A Washington State trooper couldn’t resist snapping a photo — and issuing a ticket — after he pulled over a man in the HOV lane Tuesday using the famous face as a phony passenger.

“The trooper immediately recognized it was a prop and not a passenger,” Trooper Guy Gill told the Daily News. “As the trooper approached, the driver was actually laughing.”

That’s because the HOV cheat used a cardboard cutout of the Dos Equis beer pitchman, adorned with a polo shirt and wearing his seat belt.

You’ll find the source, and a photo of the “passenger,” here. 

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Not to be sexist, but if you don’t recognize that quote, you’re almost certainly female (or young, or old). Why does The Juice say this? Because it’s a classic line from a classic “guy’s” movie called … Animal House.    But back to the story at hand, we have a creepy doctor whose medical career may have just gone down the drain. As reported by The Hindustan Times:

According to sources in the PGIMER administration, a junior resident doctor from the general surgery department was found peeping in the bathroom where a woman doctor was taking bath. The woman identified the colleague who was peeping from top of the wall and raised the alarm.

The sources revealed that the incident took place in the resident doctors’ hostel located above Kairon Block, where both male and female doctors stay. There are common bathrooms for male and female doctors in the hostel.

So, after college, all that medical school, you’re part way through what is probably a grueling residency, and you put it at risk for a peep? To his credit, at least he owned … wait, there’s breaking news on this story.

Fearing disciplinary action and police complaint, the sources revealed, the doctor has fled and has not shown up since then.

And this guy is going to be making medical decisions? What’s the Hindustani word for “fuhgeddaboutit”? Have no fear, though. The authorities are all over this. Or, are they?

According to sources, the PGIMER administration is trying to keep the matter under wraps. Despite the fact that the matter is of criminal nature, the PGIMER administration has failed to make any police complaint regarding it.

When contacted PGIMER spokesperson Manju Wadwalkar said, “We are looking into the matter.”

Yes, a trusted institution. Residents might want to consider an alternative facility.  Here’s the source.

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