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Sep 14, 2019, 07:19 PM
 
Solid gold toilet worth $1.25 Million was stolen from Winston Churchill’s former home in England



Thieves stole this toilet, and now officers say they have nothing to go on.
     
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Sep 24, 2019, 02:24 PM
 
fake news.
     
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Sep 24, 2019, 02:31 PM
 
That was my assumption, but I think it’s legit.
     
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Oct 2, 2019, 02:26 PM
 
Stupid is as stupid does ....

A wild viral video shows a woman taunting a lion inside an enclosure at the Bronx Zoo in New York. The woman was not injured and has not been identified. Witnesses said she was dancing and talking to the lion before it appeared to get angry at her and she left before anything more serious occurred.

The video was posted on Instagram on Sunday, September 29, by @realsobrino. He was at the zoo with his family and had been taking photos and videos of the animals when the scene unfolded in front of him.

A police investigation is underway. The video shows the woman just feet away from a male lion.

Bronx Zoo officials said the woman illegally entered the African lion enclosure on Saturday, September 28, and put her life in danger, while also endangering the lion.

The zoo released a statement saying, “This action was a serious violation and unlawful trespass that could have resulted in serious injury or death. Barriers and rules are in place to keep both visitors, staff and animals safe. We have a zero tolerance policy on trespass and violation of barriers.”

The woman climbed over a barrier to get into the enclosure. There was a moat-like area in between her and the lion, but it is not clear if that prevented the lion from coming closer to the woman.

In 2016, a video of a boy falling into an enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and being grabbed by Harambe the gorilla went viral because zoo officials shot and killed Harambe, saying they were forced to do so to save the animal’s life. The video sparked outrage as many blamed the boy’s mother for allowing him to fall into the enclosure. The Bronx Zoo video has led to similar anger, with many people on social media saying the woman could have caused the lion to be killed.

The NYPD is investigating after a criminal complaint was filed against the woman in the video by the Bronx Zoo, but she has not been identified so far.

If she is caught, police could charge her with criminal trespass. Nobody called 911 or reported the incident to police on the day of the incident, the NYPD said. But the complaint was filed by the zoo on Tuesday, according to the NYPD.


Hernan Reynoso, who posted the video on Instagram, told NBC New York he thought the woman was part of the exhibit at first, and then realized she didn’t belong.

“But when I see … she just was there, dancing, saying, ‘Hi,’ to the lion and everything and that was crazy,” Reynoso told the news station. He said at one point the lion began to get agitated and roared at the woman. Reynoso took his family and left when that occurred, he said.


WATCH: Woman Taunts Lion Inside Bronx Zoo Enclosure | Heavy.com

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Oct 5, 2019, 03:30 PM
 
I can't speak for honor among thieves, but honor among police needs some work.
Three Spanish police officers who were thrown into the sea when their boat crashed early during a high-speed chase were pulled to safety by the drug-smugglers they were chasing, police said.
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“They were arrested for drug trafficking,” a police statement said, indicating that more than 80 bundles of hash had been recovered from the sea.
Getting that arrest will likely cost human lives in the future. Next time, the smugglers won't stop to help. Cops in the water will get to drown, or try their luck with the sharks.
     
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Nov 7, 2019, 10:58 AM
 
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/11...own-halloween/

Off-Duty Police Officer [in clown makeup] Accused Of Hitting On-Duty Officer In Boystown In Wee Hours After Halloween



Cop blog called her “Booze-o the Clown”, who drives a “Clown Vic”.
     
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Nov 26, 2019, 08:44 PM
 
Man caught with crack cocaine in his car. His excuse? The wind blew it into the car

*sigh* there have been worse excuses...

How to break the windows of a truck shaped like metal triangles
     
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Nov 26, 2019, 08:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
Man caught with crack cocaine in his car. His excuse? The wind blew it into the car

*sigh* there have been worse excuses...
The kicker is for all intents and purposes, it worked. According to the article, they only charged him with having a crack pipe.
     
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Nov 29, 2019, 12:06 PM
 
Black Friday travel has my brain fried, I said earlier in the car, “Look the speed limit is 30 degrees.”
*facepalm while driving*
     
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Dec 2, 2019, 03:32 PM
 
Be on the lookout for feral hogs everywhere:
https://www.pressherald.com/2019/11/...of-feral-hogs/
     
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Dec 2, 2019, 03:54 PM
 
Phun phact: you can get rid of a bunch at once by laying out breakfast for them and packing it full of explosives.
     
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Dec 4, 2019, 05:04 AM
 
Yay hogs, lol!
     
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Dec 4, 2019, 09:06 PM
 
Man who 'threw two ferrets at car' arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty

Suspicion...? Well with Trump making animal cruelty a felony I suppose someone's rear had to be covered.


German woman sprays ticket controller with breast milk, investigated for assault

During the ID, she exposed herself and sprayed the ticket controller.


Hyogo man arrested for creating biohazard zone with urine

From the story: "I dumped my own pee," adding, "I thought it would be nourishing as a fertilizer." Then he said: "I got it from my mother over five years ago, and it seemed like a waste to just throw it away."

     
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Do you live in Russia, and need some extra cash? Well, you could get a job set up a fake border checkpoint to Finland. Charge desperate migrants a few thousand each to smuggle them past your fake border.
Russian authorities have detained a man who built a fake frontier post in the woods near the country’s border with Finland and promised migrant workers he could smuggle them into the European Union.

The man erected mock border posts and charged four men from south Asia more than $10,000 to take them to EU member Finland, the Russian border guard service said on Wednesday.
For their money, he led them around in the Russian woods until everyone got arrested. I suppose if he wired the money out of the country fast enough, he might even be able to keep it. Assuming it cleared during the hours they were tramping through the woods. Somehow I doubt it though. This seems like a cash enterprise.
     
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Dec 5, 2019, 02:58 AM
 
In Putin’s Russia, border crosses you.
     
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Dec 9, 2019, 11:54 AM
 
The PIG story was found to be misleading, as they found the cop had placed the order online and used that name for himself, as an in joke. inhouse staff can't change names entered in online orders.

also boo to usa today, which popped up 3 other articled when I clicked your link.
     
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Dec 9, 2019, 12:43 PM
 
I had heard the “cafe” on the label means it was ordered there. It would say “mobile” if it was ordered online.


I had a drunk woman in front of me at a Taco Bell drive-thru...

1) Fall asleep
2) Ask me for her tacos when I went to her window to wake her up
3) Start to get out of her car while it was still in drive

Thankfully, after that she got back in, pulled over, and walked inside.
     
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Dec 9, 2019, 01:12 PM
 
twitter has come around to that theory also. Dun dun DUN!
     
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Dec 10, 2019, 11:03 AM
 
( Last edited by And.reg; Dec 10, 2019 at 04:17 PM. )
     
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Dec 10, 2019, 09:23 PM
 
Never, ever, ever piss-off crows. You will live to regret it. If the crows allow you live, that is.
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Dec 15, 2019, 09:39 PM
 
Well here's a real stupid criminal... Indiana police arrest man driving stolen car with fake license plate drawn in crayon on a paper grocery bag...

and here's the irony, the suspect then pulled in to a grocery store, left his car running "to keep it warm," and when he returned, the car was gone.

But that's not my pick for the Most Stupid Criminal of 2019 award...

Throughout Summer 2019, Arlando Henderson was working at a bank, and stealing "a little as you go."

He was ready to buy a luxury car... and getting away with it, until... he kept posting pictures on Facebook and Instagram flashing stacks of bills on social media.

The FBI picked up on the pics and arrested him.

So, for the $88,000 that he stole, he's charged with a $250,000 fine for transactional money laundering, plus $1 million for financial institution fraud, 19 counts of theft, embezzlement, and misapplication, along with 12 counts of making false entries.
     
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Dec 15, 2019, 11:52 PM
 
It was the original owner of the car who left it running outside a grocery store. The thief with fake plate was arrested, and the car recovered.

Bank guy *did* buy a Mercedes-Benz, then got arrested months later. The $1 million is a maximum fine, possibly the $250K also. At the moment, he's only charged, with those fines pending conviction.

What do you do if your mom is being hit by a boyfriend? And if you call the cops, he'll be gone when they arrive? If you're seriously smart, you call 911 ... and order a pizza. Lets you give your address. She got a very alert dispatcher, who caught on.

     
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Dec 19, 2019, 02:49 PM
 
I know that people like their chicken sandwiches, but this is taking it too far: DC man is accused of fatally stabbing another man for cutting in line to get the rereleased Popeyes chicken sandwich

Role your own joke... Man steals $500 of shrimp by stuffing it in his pants

Think of the Pop Tarts: Florida man arrested for domestic battery after throwing a Pop Tart toaster pastry at his wife

Your package was delivered to the porch. Not there? Blame a squirrel

Pullman Police say a man just been released from jail helped himself to some presents under a Christmas tree in the police department's lobby - only to find out they were fake
     
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Dec 19, 2019, 02:53 PM
 
You forgot to post about the man who stole a lobster truck!
     
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Dec 19, 2019, 05:12 PM
 
The best line from the Pop Tart story is this quote from the arresting officer:

“I also observed the broken pop-tart on the floor of the residence.”
     
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Dec 22, 2019, 07:12 PM
 
One quick story, man steals a puppy, then immediately accidentally shoots himself, the puppy was returned unharmed to the owner, I say, got what's coming

And last one, Lake Michigan got a little salty: Chicago salt truck slips on ice, falls into Lake Michigan

That's it, I'm on break, and I'm gonna have pizza. Not the deep dish kind sadly.
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Dec 30, 2019, 08:37 PM
 
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50947404

Has to be one of the weirdest ways to die.
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Jan 16, 2020, 03:36 PM
 
That he hopes to forge his own katana for it is a nice touch.
     
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Nice to see one still standing.
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It looks very cold and lonely.
     
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Might there be a young supervillain behind this story?

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"Anyone who observes these men consuming large quantities of baby formula and Red Bull should contact the police," police said.
     
 
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