5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

Including Smart-car tippers in San Francisco

By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 11, 2014 5:33 AM CDT | Updated Apr 11, 2014 8:32 AM CDT

(Newser) – Two unusual customer-service issues made their way onto the crime blotter this week:

  • Teen's Idea to Fund Prom Dress: Sell Pot Brownies: Saira Munoz needed to make enough money to buy a prom dress. What to do? The then-18-year-old high school student chose quite possibly the worst course of action: She baked pot brownies, then hired another student to sell them at her high school in Yuba City, California. She got a nine-day jail sentence as a result, but that's not the worst of it.
  • Vandals Go on Smart-Car Tipping Spree: San Francisco police are dealing with an odd rash of crimes—vandals are going around tipping Smart cars. Turns out, they're actually late to the trend.
  • Cops: 9-Year-Old Steals Car to Skip School: A 9-year-old boy in Florida wanted to skip school so badly that he stole his mother's car, police say. The unidentified kid managed to drive around for about 45 minutes before pulling over for police. He drives surprisingly well, but now he also faces charges of grand theft auto.
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A marijuana plant in Oakland.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
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