Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Impersonating a cop's flashing light?

There's an app for stupid people.

Police in Idaho say Alexander A. Welch used a cell phone app with flashing red and blue lights to pull over a motorist on March 12. The suspect was accused of a felony charge of unlawful exercise of the function of peace officers.

Rich dentist bought pizza with student's hot credit card

Police say a millionaire dentist used a stolen credit card to buy pizza, and bragged to investigators about his wealth.

Even though he had $250 in his wallet, Richard Ludwig charged $40.64 on a stranger's credit card that he found in a parking lot, according to deputy sheriffs in Polk County, Florida.

The Michigan dentist -- who was in town to watch his son's baseball game -- was charged with credit card theft, forgery and attempting to use the ID of another person without consent.

(Info from the Orlando Sentinel)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Man drove wife on hood of van, hit 100 MPH

With the temperature in the low 30s, Christopher Carroll drove 35 miles from Manteca, California to nearby Pleasanton on Saturday with his wife clinging to the hood of their minivan.

Carroll was held without bail on charges of attempted murder, kidnapping and domestic assault.

Carroll got into the family's minivan around 12:30 a.m. Saturday after he and his wife had an argument. A police spokesman said, "She kind of goes with the van to try to stop him, gets up on the hood and is hanging on to the wiper blade. She obviously didn't think he would keep driving."

Eventually, Carroll slowed down the vehicle and his wife rolled off. A driver following the vehicle took the woman to a hospital where she was treated for hypothermia.

Carroll returned home, where police arrested him. The wild ride happened several days after Carroll was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Police received a phone call February 23 from a witness who reported that Carroll had climbed into a 6-foot-deep trash bin and was threatening to drown himself in the 5 inches of water that had collected at the bottom.

(info from the Associated Press)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Burglar reported his getaway car was stolen

A man was arrested in Old Saybrrok, Connecticut after police said he burglarized three condos then called officers to report that the car he allegedly used in the break-ins had been stolen. Geraldo "Tito" Figueroa reported late Monday that his car had been taken.

An officer responding to the burglaries just hours before said he had spotted Figueroa fleeing the scene with a pillow case full of items. A car linked to Figueroa was left at the condo complex with items inside that had been reported stolen there.

Figueroa was arraigned Wednesday on burglary and larceny charges and was ordered held on $300,000 cash bond. (info from the Associated Press)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Shoplifter caught because he left wallet in store

Police in Gallatin, Tennessee said Dustin Marshall tried on jeans in a Walmart store and left without paying, but employees found his old jeans and wallet in a dressing room.

The cops caught up with Marshall and a woman companion on Saturday night after they sneaked out of a restaurant without paying their bill. A search of their home turned up evidence of other crimes.

Marshall and his companion were booked on charges of theft, burglary and other counts.  (Info from )

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Woman stole doughnut, peed in public, offered cop sex

Police say a woman in Bartlesville, Oklahoma was in triple-trouble because she stole a doughnut from a truck, peed in a parking lot and offered to perform oral sex act on a cop for money.

The woman was being held in jail on charges of vehicle burglary, trespassing, indecent exposure and soliciting prostitution.

The truck owner complained to police that the woman stole the doughnut at about 2 a.m. Wednesday. A convenience store clerk asked police to charge the woman because he said she relieved herself outside the store.

Officer R.S. Detherow says that when he told the woman she was under arrest, she offered to perform a sex act for money.

(Info from: Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Woman tried to kill man who insulted her feet

Prosecutors in Everett, Washington said that a friendly challenge ended in bloodshed when a man teased a  woman about having stinky feet.

Dallas Smith is accused of stabbing a man in the back at a party at her ex-boyfriend’s home on Sept. 7. Smith first became upset when she was unable to do a back flip. Smith boasted to party-goers that she was good at doing back flips and that she could do a flip off anything.

A man challenged her to do a flip off the deck. Smith took off her shoes and attempted the maneuver. She couldn’t do it. Then the man laughed at her and told her that her feet smelled.

Smith started to playfully wrestle with the man, rubbing her socks in his face. She started hitting him. After several seconds, he pushed her away.

She grabbed her coat, picked up a steak knife and headed for the door. On the way, Smith walked up to the man and stabbed him in the back. After calls to 911, a sheriff’s deputy found the man sitting on porch with the knife sticking out of his back, with the blade a few inches in. His lung had collapsed from the stabbing, but he is expected to recover from the injury.

Police arrested Smith at her parents’ home. She denied knowing about the stabbing and declined to speak with investigators. A witness told police that Smith came to his house that night and told him that she had hurt someone and she was in trouble. She told him someone had taunted her.

Smith, who has no criminal history, was charged with second-degree assault with a deadly weapon. She posted $50,000 bail and was released. On Wednesday a $250,000 warrant was issued for her arrest after Smith told a detective she was leaving for Australia on Saturday, and planned to be gone for several months. She surrendered her passport to a sheriff’s deputy and the warrant was quashed.

(info from )