A Meth Lab Blew Up in a Guy's Pants During a Traffic Stop
Davis Williams was the passenger in a car stopped by police early Friday morning in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. (--His age wasn't given, but he looks like he's in his late 40s. Okmulgee is about 40 miles south of Tulsa.)
--Police started paying attention to Davis after they noticed he was giving off a strong chemical smell. When they started to question him, Davis took off running.
--When police caught up and tackled him, the METH LAB that Davis had hidden in his PANTS blew up, covering him in liquid meth and other chemicals.
--The meth lab was a portable "one pot" lab, and it sounds like it just broke open, rather than actually exploding. Davis got covered in chemicals, but wasn't injured. (CBS St. Louis)
A Man Flees From a Car Accident . . . Because He Had the Runs and Didn't Want a Pants Accident
On Tuesday morning, 29-year-old Barnard Cato the Third of Gainesville, Florida crashed into another car and some newspaper boxes. Then he fled the scene.
--He headed toward a nearby Walmart, and ran into the bathroom. When the cops caught up with him in there a few minutes later, he explained why.
--And of ALL the excuses you could give for a hit-and-run, this MIGHT be one of the only ones that's valid: He told the cops he HAD THE RUNS, and couldn't stick around or he would've soiled himself.
--Some cops might've accepted that . . . only there were other factors. Even though it was 7:15 in the morning, Barnard apparently smelled like alcohol and his eyes were bloodshot and watery. He declined a breathalyzer.
--He was charged with DUI, hit and run, and leaving the scene of an accident involving an injury. That last one is a felony. (Gainesville Sun)
A Man Who Called 911 Because His Hooker Didn't Provide Sex In a White Castle Bathroom . . . is Back With Another 911 Hooker Complaint
Back in April of 2010, 27-year-old William Ferris of Green Township, Ohio was upset. He'd hired a prostitute, paid her $50 for sex, and took her to a classy WHITE CASTLE BATHROOM to do it. (--CAREFUL) But she only provided him with, quote, "kissing and sucking." So he called 911 to report he was robbed by a prostitute. He ended up pleading no contest to filing a false police report to get out of a solicitation charge, and got 180 days in jail.
--That clearly didn't teach him. Because almost exactly two years later, he was back at it.
--On Monday, William called 911 and told them a prostitute had stolen his cell phone. But when the cops got there, he admitted he hadn't had the cash to pay the prostitute. This time, he got full-on sex . . . so he gave her his cell phone.
--He was arrested for solicitation. (The Smoking Gun)
A Man Passes Out at a Bank . . . Then Tries to Rob the Place While Paramedics are On the Way
On Friday, 39-year-old Robert Strank of Dayton, Ohio went to a Huntington Bank branch in Beavercreek, Ohio.
--When he got up to the counter, he suffered an undisclosed medical issue and PASSED OUT. The tellers called 911.
--While they were waiting for the paramedics to arrive, Robert came to, and revealed why he was at the bank . . . he was there to ROB THE PLACE. So even though he'd passed out, he handed a teller a note demanding cash.
--Right around then the paramedics got there. They checked him out . . . then handed him over to the cops. Robert was arrested for attempted robbery. (NBC 2 - Dayton)
A Man is Caught With Fake Tax Returns . . . and Tries to Eat Them
No matter HOW bad your tax season went, at least you're not this idiot.
--On Sunday, 45-year-old Marc Saint Juste of Tamarac, Florida was returning to Florida from Haiti. But when he was going through customs at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, officials noticed a LARGE BULGE in his pants.
--When they asked him about the bulge, he reached into his pocket and pulled out an envelope. When they asked to see the envelope, he refused . . . and started trying to EAT what was inside.
--They stopped him in time to find out the envelope contained TEN FAKE TAX RETURN CHECKS, totaling $62,366.87. The forged checks were made in Haiti, and were made out to different people in Florida.
--For trying to EAT HIS FAKE TAX RETURNS, Marc was arrested on 10 counts of attempting to use another person's identification. (Huffington Post)
A Prisoner Escaped Dressed in Drag, but Was Busted When He Couldn't Walk in High Heels . . . and the Mugshot is Spectacular
This happened earlier this month in Brazil, but it just came across our radar . . . and it's great.
--Ronaldo Silva is a suspected drug trafficker who was locked up in Brazil. When his wife came to visit, they worked to coordinate his brilliant escape attempt.
--She gave Ronaldo HER CLOTHES. He put on a black wig, her blue dress, her bra, lipstick, fake nails, and high heels . . . and she switched into shorts and another top she brought. Somehow they did all this without the guards catching on.
--And then, Ronaldo walked out of prison like he was a visitor. He actually managed to get past several of the guards AND some cops patrolling on the street. He got to the nearest bus station before one cop became suspicious.
--What tipped him off? He noticed the "woman" was having a hell of a time walking in the high heels. When he got closer, he figured out the woman was a man. Ronaldo is now back in prison.
Man charged in Springettsbury Township home invasion Homeowner with gun confronts suspect
YORK COUNTY, Pa. -
A York man is charged in connection with a home invasion Friday morning, where the homeowner threatened to shoot him if he did not leave.
The experience was frightening for Wil Donelly, of Springettsbury Township, York County.
He came very close to shooting a man who forced his way into his home. The home invasion happened about 8:30 a.m. Friday.
Donnelly was sitting in his living room when a man came to his door inquiring about a boat for sale.
He has no boat for sale, so he quickly closed the door. Five minutes later, he said, the door flew open and the man barged in.
Donnelly said he grabbed a gun that he had nearby and confronted the intruder
"I warned him. I said, 'Get out of my house or I'm going to shoot you,' and he said, 'I've been popped before.' He didn't move," Donnelly said.
Donnelly said he warned the man two more times before the intruder finally left.
Shawn H. Flaharty, 38, of York, was charged with felony criminal trespass, public drunkenness and similar misconduct.
He tried to enter a neighboring home, but was scared off by the homeowner's dog, police said. He was taken into custody behind another home, they said.
Police Catch a Car Thief When She Stops by the Side of the Road To Poop
Last week, 31-year-old Melissa Mansfield of Fort Pierce, Florida allegedly stole a car. But as she was driving it on Interstate 95, whatever she'd eaten for lunch started DEMANDING to make its exit.
--So Melissa pulled the stolen car over . . . dropped her pants on the side of the road . . . and started pooping. She tried to use the car door to shield herself . . . but it didn't really work.
--A Florida Highway Patrol officer happened to be driving by, and not surprisingly, stopped at the sight of a woman defecating on the side of the road.
--He ran the plate . . . saw that the car was missing . . . and arrested Melissa for indecent exposure, driving without a license, and felony car theft.
--By the way . . . she was only six miles away from a rest stop with a public bathroom.
Genius! A Man's Excuse for Running Around Naked is That It's "Opposite Day"
It's a fine line between insanity and genius. This guy might be a genius.
--On Tuesday, around 6:15 P.M., police in Indianapolis got a call that 19-year-old Leonard Fodera was walking down the street TOTALLY NUDE. And when the cops stopped him, he gave his genius excuse.
--He told them he was naked because, quote, "it's opposite day."
--For reference, it was NOT actually opposite day.
--As good of an excuse as that was, one of the cops had an equally strong response. Officer Michael O'Connor told Leonard, quote, "Fine, in that case, you are NOT going to jail for public indecency."
--Leonard was arrested. (The Smoking Gun)
A Woman Calls 911 to Complain That Hardee's Food is "Nasty
Look, if we all called 911 every time a fast food meal let us down, they'd never get a chance to address real crimes. But that didn't stop this lady.
--Last week, 50-year-old Donna Marie Nichols of Rockwood, Tennessee went to a HARDEE'S and got herself a hamburger. She took a bite . . . it was awful . . . and she was FURIOUS.
--So . . . she called 911. She told them that Hardee's food is, quote, "no good" and that her burger was, quote, "nasty."
--When 911 ended the call with her, she called BACK to complain more . . . and to ask the cops to come get her a refund.
--Instead, they arrested for abusing the 911 system. (The Smoking Gun)
The superhero Batman is known as a defender of justice. Yet one man who likes to dress up as the caped crusader found himself on the wrong side of the law on Sunday.
For years Chris Schwartz has been the 'Bar Harbor Batman.' He wears a bat suit around town and is known by both residents and tourists.
A comment he made on his Facebook fan page yesterday drew tough reaction. Schwartz posted that he wanted a million dollars in cash or he would blow up a hospital. He claims he was simply making a joke by quoting a line from the recent Batman movie "the Dark Knight."
The town's police department didn't find it funny. They asserted Schwartz and charged him with terrorizing. Mount Desert Island hospital was later notified but wasn't evacuated.
Schwartz says he understands why his comments caused a scare but says he feels the police overreacted.
"That's when it dawned on me that it could be taken the wrong way...that everything you say on Facebook could be misconstrued and you can't control how people are going to react to what you say or how you say it," he said.
"In the post 9/11 era we can't take things like that lightly," said Officer Thom Tardiff of the Bar Harbor Police Department, who arressted Schwartz,"so I found him, I interviewed and through my investigation, I found it concerning enough to place him under arrest."
Schwartz also says police did not read him his Miranda Rights upon arrest. He added that he has had past run-in's with the Bar Harbor police department and felt officers used the post to target him. He is scheduled to appear in court in June.