Police arrested Lisa Roshelle Myles, 40, at a Target
store in Oklahoma City after employees said they saw her stuff Blu-ray
discs in her pants and try to waddle away without paying. The Oklahoman reported that a search revealed Myles had 33 discs in her pants.
British police nabbed three men who robbed a jewelry
store in Guildford, Surrey, even though they fled the scene in a stolen
high-speed Alfa Romeo, because getaway driver Neil Murray, 34, not only
refused to break the speed limit, but at times was driving below the
limit. The Daily Telegraph reported police caught up to the robbers within 30 minutes.
An Ontario family said their Thanksgiving dinner was ruined when ashes of their mother leaked into the mashed potatoes. The Hamilton Spectator
reported Lisa Blair, 31, and two of her sisters were wearing lockets
containing some of their mother’s ashes when the incident occurred.
Blair also found ashes all over her white sweater. The family spent
$140 each for the lockets, which were not professional urn jewelry
provided by funeral homes, but the Casket Store, a funeral service
company, offered to reseal the lockets for free.
Joshua Johnson, 26, injured himself while riding a
snowmobile in Waterloo, N.Y., when it flipped and threw him off, then
struck him in the head and chest. Deputies noted Johnson was
test-riding the vehicle but wasn’t wearing a helmet, plus there was no
snow on the ground.
After Todd Thomas, 40, and his wife argued at a friend’s
house in Biddeford, Maine, she left on foot. Cumberland County
Sheriff’s deputies told the Portland Press Herald that Thomas
followed in his 1988 Chevrolet 3500 dump truck and tried to run her
down. He missed, however, drove off the road and crashed into some
Life Imitates the
Vincent Smith II, 29, died after he slipped and fell into
a vat of molten chocolate at a factory in Camden, N.J. Jason Laughlin
of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office said that before co-workers
could rescue Smith from the 8-foot-deep vat, “he was hit by a piece of
equipment called the agitator that’s used to stir, and that killed him.”
Great Escapes No. 2,375
Inmate Curtis Jones escaped from the Howard County, Mo.,
jail by folding a cardboard toilet paper holder and using it to jam the
lock to his cell door. He was arrested a short time later, according to
authorities, who noted Jones also escaped in 1966 from a different
county jail by climbing through a hole in the ceiling.
Abuse by the Pint
The Casa Pocho bar in the Spanish town of Cullera is
encouraging its customers to insult its staff and is even offering free
drinks for original or hilarious abuse. Polish-born bar owner Bernard
Mariusz told Reuters he came up with the idea to help people release
their frustrations at the economy. “That way,” he said, “they won’t
have to let it out on their family.”
Hoping for a Bailout
The economic downturn has accelerated the collapse of
Ponzi schemes by making it harder for fraud artists to find new
investors to keep their operations going, according to the FBI, which
has almost 500 Ponzi investigations under way. “We have more open Ponzi
scheme cases than at any time in FBI history,” Special Agent David G.
Nanz told The Washington Post. “We anticipated a spike, but the
numbers we are seeing are even greater than expected.” Nanz added:
“There is an old saying, though: ‘When the tide goes out, you can see
who isn’t wearing a bathing suit.’ And that definitely applies to
Sheriff’s officials in Lee County, Fla., arrested
Meredith Hart Mulcahy, 66, for shaking her 71-year-old common-law
husband during an argument that began over undercooked potatoes and