Smile of the Day

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Thursday, October 6

Say what?

45-year-old Amy Brasher was arrested in San Antonio, Texas, after a mechanic reported to police that 18 packages of marijuana were packed in the engine compartment of the car which she had brought to the mechanic for an oil change. According to police, Brasher later said that she did not realise that the mechanic would have to raise the hood to change the oil.

Portsmouth, Rhode Island police charged Gregory Rosa, 25, with a string of vending machine robberies in January after he
  1. fled from police inexplicably when they spotted him loitering around a vending machine, and
  2. later tried to post his $400 bail in coins.
Karen Lee Joachimmi, 20, was arrested in Lake City, Florida, for robbery of a Howard Johnson's motel. She was armed with only an electric chain saw, which was not plugged in.

The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a Burger King in Ypsilanti, Michigan at 7:50 am, flashed a gun, and demanded cash. The clerk turned him down because he said he could not open the cash register without a food order. When the man ordered onion rings, the clerk said they were not available for breakfast. Frustrated, the man walked away.

David Posman, 33, was arrested recently in Providence, Rhode Island, after allegedly knocking out an armoured car driver and stealing the closest four bags of money. It turned out they contained $800 in pennies and weighed 30 pounds each, slowing him to a stagger during his getaway so that police officers easily jumped him from behind.

The Belgium news agency Belga reported that a man suspected of robbing a jewelry store in Liege said he could not have done it "because he was busy breaking into a school at the same time." Police then arrested him for breaking into the school.

Drug-possession defendant Christopher Johns, on trial in March in Pontiac, Michigan, said he had been searched without a warrant. The prosecutor said the officer did not need a warrant because a "bulge" in Christopher's jacket could have been a gun. Nonsense, said Christopher, who happened to be wearing the same jacket that day in court. He handed it over so the judge could see it. The judge discovered a packet of cocaine in the pocket and laughed so hard he required a five-minute recess to compose himself.

Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz gave himself five-inch-long welts in March when he tried to iron his polo shirt while wearing it. "I've ironed that way five or six times," he said, "and never had it happen."

An otherwise anonymous "Dave" of Anniston, Alabama, was injured after he attempted to replace a tubelike fuse in his Chevy pickup with a 22-caliber rifle bullet (used because it was a perfect fit). However, when electricity heated the bullet, it went off and shot him in the knee.

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