Oddball Antics

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HE’S WHAT WE CALL A PRIME SUSPECT
A man stole 15 San Antonio Express News vending machines, took them to a motel room to empty out the money, then left. His one mistake: He registered at the motel using his real name. Police figure this should be an easy one.

WHEN THE LADIES SEE THAT ON MY HOUSE, THEY’LL COME A’RUNNIN’
Someone stole the sign from a closed-down bar/restaurant in Liverpool Township, Pa. It reads “Home of Mr. Weiner.”

AFTER A HARD DAY, YOU JUST NEED TO HAVE SOME FUN
A man went on a crime spree through California’s San Gabriel Valley, committing home invasions, car-jackings and an attempted murder. Then he went to Disneyland with two people he met online. He was arrested after he left the park.

THAT WOULDN’T BE YOUR CAR OUT THERE BY ANY CHANCE?
A heavily intoxicated man crashed his car on the interstate in Troy, Mich., then fled on foot to a nearby bar where he sat down with a group of strangers and ordered them all drinks.

Police at the accident scene were called to the bar because the guy refused to pay for the round and became belligerent with staff members when they demanded the money. The cops put two and two together.

I’M AN AMATEUR FILMMAKER, OFFICER, I SWEAR
A landlord secretly installed tiny cameras in ceiling fans and behind mirrors in the bedrooms and bathrooms of seven apartments he rented to women in Norristown, Pa. He did
this for 19 years until one of the ladies discovered one of the cameras and called the cops.

I HOPE I’VE MADE MY POINT
A 70-year-old woman attacked the 20-year-old ex-boyfriend of her daughter at a home in Waianae, Hawaii, punching him in the face and threatening him with a hammer.

SO HE WASN’T ACTUALLY THAT MUCH OF A THREAT TO SOCIETY
Officials at a Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, prison mistakenly released a 20-year-old inmate charged with breaking and entering. When they realized their error a week later, they called him, and he came back.

YOU CALL YOURSELF A BUSINESSWOMAN?
A man demanded his money back from a prostitute after an interlude in an alley in Aachen, Germany. The reason: He failed to achieve the, ahem, desired result. Police were summoned.

HONEST, I JUST DROPPED BY TO TELL HIM, ‘NO HARD FEELINGS’
A woman tried to crash her ex-boyfriend’s wedding reception at a home in Tampa, Fla. When the groom’s mother refused to let her in, the scorned lover attacked her and was arrested.

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