We hope it was fun, because the suspects are in so much trouble. Live television cameras captured two home burglary suspects in L.A. driving a Ford Mustang down a highway with its top down. But the strange part is how much fun the suspects seemed to be having while being pursued by police. The driver spun donuts on Hollywood Boulevard while the passenger stood and danced on his seat. A TMZ tour bus that was changing lanes inadvertently cut the suspects off momentarily, and the car finally came to a stop a short time later. Onlookers greeted the suspects with hugs and cheers. They later surrendered to police without incident.
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He got his jumpstart alright, right to the front of the courtroom docket. Florida police say they received a call for a car alarm this week and once they arrived on scene, they found a parked truck and quickly relayed the vehicle’s tag to dispatchers. That’s when Gordon Raymond, 25, got a genius idea to approach the officers to tell them the truck was his, but that he needed a jumpstart. His story obviously didn’t hold water once dispatchers called in to say the truck had been reported stolen. Raymond was later arrested on a grand theft auto charge.
We’re not going to lie though, it wasn’t as dramatic as the scene in the movie 300. A man in Russia brought a bottle of vodka to a supermarket cashier this week, but instead of paying, he yelled “This is Sparta!” and attempted to run away. Security guards caught up to him almost immediately, and he continued to yell “This is Sparta” as he was being subdued. It’s unclear if the man is facing any charges.
Looks like Elmo’s heading back to Sesame Street. In response to scared tourists and complaints from locals, New York’s city council passed a bill that restricts costumed characters who work for tips in Times Square to certain designated areas. The legislation came after several complaints about costumed characters that were getting just a little too aggressive in their pursuit for cash. It might sound wacky, but since January, 16 of the workers have been charged with crimes which included assault.
Were there no exterminators available? Sandra Ward, 65, told police that when she saw a cockroach in her mobile home, it “made her so mad.” So she set fire to papers, rugs and even her own bed in an effort to get rid of the bugs for good. Ward is currently in police custody.