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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Weird

Recurring Themes


News of the Weird


Least Competent Criminals: Michael Mahoney, 25, is the most recent rapist (according to police in Somerville, Mass.) to believe he is such hot stuff that he gave his phone number to the victim, cert...
 
Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Now, Which One Is the Brake? (all-new)


News of the Weird


Elderly drivers' recent lapses of concentration, confusing the brake pedal with the gas (or however artfully they explain it): A Norfolk, Va., woman, 86, crashed against a Rite Aid pharmacy, damaging ...
 
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Recurring Themes


News of the Weird


Critters 4, Humans 0: A 17-year-old boy in Reno, Nev., accidentally set his family's house on fire trying to kill spiders (August). A woman in Santa Fe, N.M., accidentally caused severe fire damage ...
 
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Inexplicable


News of the Weird


The incredibly patient Joseph Shepard Sr., 53, sat quietly in St. Louis-area lockups for more than two years expecting that his lawyer, Michael Kelly, was working for his release on bond, but it turns...
 
Saturday, October 11, 2008

People With Too Much Time on Their Hands


News of the Weird


In December 2003, Yves Julien worked a regular 11-hour shift, plus overtime, all at premium pay, for the Canada Border Services Agency, and then demanded an additional $9 (Cdn) for a sandwich he had p...
 
Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Weirdo-American Community


News of the Weird


Police in Knoxville, Tenn., arrested Richard Smith, 25, in September after he called 911 from an air duct in the Knoxville Museum of Art, and Smith immediately volunteered that he was "special agent 0...
 
Saturday, October 11, 2008

Least Competent Criminals


News of the Weird


Angel Cruz, 49, was indicted in August in Florida for various dubious financial schemes, including attempting to convince employees and contractors to accept his "United Cities Group" "currency" as of...
 
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Least Competent Criminals


News of the Weird


Not Ready for Prime Time: In January, police in Cape Coral, Fla., were seeking LaKeitha Watson-Atkinson for shoplifting from a TJ Maxx. The thief escaped after running from store security, but not bef...
 
Saturday, February 7, 2009

Green's choice


News of the Weird


As Denver's newsweekly Westword asked in a May 2009 story, "Where would you take a $100,000 check that is also a suicide note, to the cops or to the bank?" In July 2008, John Francis Beech, a retired ...
 
Thursday, June 11, 2009

People With Issues


News of the Weird


Todd Hall, 36, was sentenced to a year in prison after his conviction in Bentonville, Ark., in June for habitually biting the toes of his son, which Hall said he did up to age 6 as routine discipline....
 
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
 
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