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Lawyer of Alleged Mystery Pooper: Show Me the Tapes

He insists his client is a 'good man with an exceptional record of public service'

(Newser) - The New Jersey school superintendent accused of pooping near the Holmdel High School athletic track on a daily basis was silent during and after his first court appearance, but his lawyer said he wants to see the full surveillance videos from the track. Kenilworth Public Schools Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini, charged... More »

Cops Stop a Very Strange Bank Heist Attempt

Woman demanded $6K, with note promising manager a sexual favor

(Newser) - "I don't think I have ever heard of an attempt to rob a bank quite like this,'' says Jefferson County Chief Deputy Randy Christian in Alabama. It's easy to see why: Police say a 24-year-old woman entered a bank in Forestdale Wednesday morning and delivered... More »

Alleged Poop Jogger Caught With Pants Down, Toilet Paper in Hand

Andrew Macintosh charged with public nuisance in Australia

(Newser) - Desperate crimes call for desperate measures, like waiting outside in the dark to catch an apparently on-trend poop jogger in the act. It's a move that paid off for an Australian man who tired of a jogger pooping on a footpath in his Brisbane neighborhood up to 30 times... More »

27 Rabbits Abandoned at Train Station

Officials in Long Island are eager to know who did this

(Newser) - Officials in Long Island, New York are offering a reward for information leading to the person or people responsible for dumping 27 rabbits by a Suffolk County train station, per the AP. The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says it was notified on Sunday that... More »

Cops Find Man Trying to Get to Brother's Coffin

He was arrested after returning to the cemetery in Bremerton, Washington

(Newser) - By the time police arrived early Wednesday morning, a Washington man had managed to dig a hole two feet wide, two feet deep, and eight feet long. It wasn't deep enough to reach Hector Apodaca's coffin, which is what Bremerton police say the man was trying to do.... More »

Who Ate the Evidence? Cops Face Charges Over Edible Pot

Toronto officers allegedly ate pot edibles from raid on dispensary

(Newser) - Things have gone from bad to worse for two Toronto police officers accused of eating up evidence —marijuana edibles—while on duty in January. Officers Vittorio Dominelli, 36, and Jamie Young, 35, have been arrested for attempting to “obstruct, pervert or defeat the course of justice, by destroying... More »

Woman Goes to Store to Buy Lotto Tickets, Gets Pot Instead

When she returned to her car she found a fragrant sandwich bag marked 'Sour Kush'

(Newser) - Police say a man who delivered a bag of marijuana to the wrong car in a northern Ohio store parking lot faces drug trafficking charges, reports the AP . The Sandusky Register reports 18-year-old Anthony Damante, of Milan, was arrested Tuesday in Norwalk and charged with marijuana trafficking, a fifth-degree felony.... More »

Owner Finds Body in Trunk of Own Towed Car

The car owner discovered the body when she picked up her vehicle

(Newser) - A Michigan car owner discovered a human body in the trunk of a vehicle after picking it up from a tow lot, the Battle Creek Enquirer reports. The Toyota Camry was towed over the weekend after a homeowner reported it was left on private property during the night, cops said.... More »

DUI Suspect Has No More Smile After New Manslaughter Charge

Angenette Welk's first booking photo made headlines but she's no longer smiling

(Newser) - A Florida woman who flashed a big grin in a mugshot following a car crash and DUI arrest now faces a new charge and prison time after a crash victim died, the AP reports. News outlets report 44-year-old Angenette Marie Welk didn't smile when a new mugshot was taken... More »

Guy Gives Aussie PM the Finger, Gets Arrested

Man apparently thought Malcolm Turnbull pushed ahead of him in the bar line

(Newser) - A man upset that Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was being served at the bar before him gave the PM the finger—and ended up arrested and hit with a $190 fine. The unnamed guy (police, amusingly, describe him as "an angry landscaper," per news.com.au ),... More »

Teen Turned in by Mom After Stealing From Blind Man

The teen posed as an NYPD officer on the subway

(Newser) - A wily 14-year-old boy who posed as a New York City police officer while snatching a legally blind man's wallet in a Manhattan subway station on pretense of helping him was arrested on Sunday. Per the AP , his mother turned the baby-faced youth in to police nearly a week... More »

They Had One Date. She Texted Him 65K Times

'Love is an excessive thing,' says accused stalker Jacqueline Ades

(Newser) - Online dating sites offer the chance to find a soulmate. Or a stalker. Or allegedly both, as with this case out of Arizona. "I felt like I met my soulmate," says 31-year-old Jacqueline Ades, recalling a single date she had with a man she met on millionaire dating... More »

Man Accused of Making His Chicago Apartment UPS HQ

Dushaun Henderson-Spruce allegedly filled out USPS change-of-address form to get UPS mail

(Newser) - UPS headquarters is officially in Atlanta, but for a few months, it found a new home in what the Chicago Tribune last month called a tiny, "timeworn apartment" in Chicago—on paper, anyway. Per court documents cited by NPR , a fraudulent change-of-address form for UPS was submitted to the... More »

Cops: Woman Takes Dispute With Cable Guy to New Heights

She allegedly turns off his van, stranding him in his lift in mid-air

(Newser) - Police in New Jersey say a woman got angry at a cable TV worker and left him stranded in the air. The dispute took place at an intersection in Ridgewood on Monday between a woman and an Optimum employee, reports NorthJersey.com . It's unclear what the dispute was about,... More »

Cops: Man Mowed Someone Else's Grass While Drunk

Barry Ridge of Franklin, Ind., was arrested on Saturday

(Newser) - Roughly a month ago, an Indiana man's Huskee lawn tractor was impounded. The reason? Barry Ridge of Franklin was arrested April 8 in a Kroger parking lot while allegedly driving it drunk. Police say it wasn't a one-time occurrence. The Indianapolis Star reports the 46-year-old was pulled over... More »

Police Say District Superintendent Pooped on School Track 'Daily'

Thomas Tramaglini was arrested Monday

(Newser) - Someone was leaving human feces on or near Holmdel High School's football field and track each and every day. Police say that someone turned out to be none other than Kenilworth Public Schools Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini, the Asbury Park Press reports. School employees started monitoring the area after coaches... More »

Smoke Detector Kept Going Off, So He Pulled Out a Shotgun

Vermont man allegedly pointed gun at first responders

(Newser) - A Vermont man is facing charges that he used a shotgun to silence a smoke detector in the kitchen of his apartment before pointing another gun at emergency responders, reports the AP . Police say two shots fired Monday afternoon from the 20-gauge shotgun owned by 68-year-old Leroy Mason, of Barton,... More »

Cops Barge In on Bondage Class After Worried 911 Call

Neighbor thought abuse was in progress, but it was an erotic class in session

(Newser) - German police say they rushed to an apartment in the southwestern town of Neustadt after receiving a call about suspected domestic abuse—only to barge in on a voluntary class on Japanese bondage. It seems a concerned neighbor called to report that two men were abusing a half-naked woman in... More »

Woman Gets 18 Months for 'Bizarre' Urine Swap

The urine she borrowed tested positive for drugs

(Newser) - An Ohio woman might want to ask some questions if she tries to borrow someone's urine again to pass a drug test. WTOV-TV reports 24-year-old Kiana Wallace was sentenced to 18 months in prison Monday, in eastern Ohio's Belmont County, for submitting a borrowed urine sample that tested... More »

Driver Who Flipped Off Police Gets 8-Month Sentence

UK's Timothy Hill was caught using illegal radar jammer

(Newser) - The UK's Timothy Hill had a message for police, and they were all too happy to give it a very careful look. Police in North Yorkshire say the 67-year-old drove by a camera set up to catch speeders in December and flipped off authorities with his middle finger. Then... More »

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