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)