Hands Off My Phone: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week
Including tomatoes for Trump
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2016 5:15 AM CST
Updated Jan 29, 2016 9:15 AM CST
Hands off my phone, Dad.   (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

(Newser) – An uncomfortable-sounding smuggling attempt and a really bad singer make this week's list:

  • Stoned Drug Traffickers Do Exactly What You'd Expect They'd Do: Leland Ayala-Doliente and Holland Sward were hauling pot from Las Vegas to Montana when cops in Rexburg, Idaho, got a tip they had entered the state with the contraband. Seems the boys smoked some of their own supply, got paranoid that undercover cops were tailing them, and called 911 to tell police to knock it off. The conversation is like something out of a Matthew McConaughey movie.
  • Dad Stands Trial for Taking Daughter's iPhone Away: A Texas father thought he was teaching his 12-year-old a lesson after confiscating her iPhone 4 after finding a "rude" text on it. Instead, he got a visit from police, and ultimately got arrested and charged with theft. Ronald Jackson's trial ended in his favor on Tuesday, but while Jackson will avoid jail, he may suffer an even worse fate.

  • Man Expresses Displeasure With Trump the Old-Fashioned Way: His rivals may throw shade, but a 28-year-old Iowa man was allegedly able to throw something else at Republican frontrunner Donald Trump during a campaign stop at the University of Iowa on Tuesday. Andrew Alemao's supposed crime? Tossing tomatoes at the Donald. Here's the potential penalty one faces for a crime like that these days.
  • Guy Busted After Giving the Bird: He wasn't on Twitter, but you could say a man traveling from Cuba was doing a bit of live-tweeting when he was caught at Miami International Airport. Customs officials say he was trying to smuggle nine live birds into the US—six in a fanny pack and three in a ... cozier place.
  • Cops Responding to 'Screams of Agony' Find Something Surprising: Police in Amsterdam kicked in a home's door after a neighbor who heard "terrifying screams" phoned in a report of potential domestic violence. They didn't find a crime scene—instead, they found a man listening to music with his headphones on, attempting to sing along. Guess what type of music he was (poorly) trying to croon.
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