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Loud Sex: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

Including a 'rescued' puppy and a guy who smashed into the wrong garage door

(Newser) - A bad week for "Philly Jesus" and a quite (not quiet) inconsiderate neighbor are among the weirdest crime stories of the week:
  • Family Terrorized by Neighbor's Loud Sex : A Pennsylvania woman says her family put up with the neighbor from hell for two years. Tanya Saylor says that
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Cops: Teen Robber Shot Himself in the Groin

That's got to be embarrassing

(Newser) - A clumsy armed teen ended a botched robbery sporting one more groin hole than he started with, according to police. The Tacoma News Tribune reports a 16-year-old boy and an accomplice allegedly set up a meeting with a marijuana dealer on Facebook last Friday. When they met the dealer in... More »

Cops Easily Find Suspect, Thanks to Monkey on His Back

Literally

(Newser) - Surprisingly, not a story about a metaphor: Police in Washington state were able to easily track down a suspect because he had a monkey on his back. More precisely, a marmoset, the Seattle Times reports. In a Facebook post , cops in Burien say a 30-year-old man was traveling at 112mph... More »

Italy: Stealing Food Not a Crime if You're Starving, Homeless

Court's ruling would be 'blasphemy in America'

(Newser) - This week, Italy's highest court ruled it's not illegal for a starving homeless person to steal food needed to survive, the Guardian reports. The ruling stems from a 2011 incident in which a homeless man named Roman Ostriakov paid for a bag of breadsticks at a supermarket while... More »

Woman Says Neighbor Terrorized Family With Loud Sex

Amanda Marie Warfel's loud fornication became too much, says Tanya Saylor

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania woman says her family put up with the neighbor from hell for two years and "should have started calling the police a year ago." On March 21, Red Lion police were indeed called and responded to reports that the neighbor, 25-year-old Amanda Marie Warfel, was "... More »

'Philly Jesus' Busted at Apple Store

His cross proved too burdensome: cops

(Newser) - A man who calls himself "Philly Jesus" has a new cross to bear: He was arrested at a Philadelphia Apple store on a trespassing charge, reports the AP . Philly Jesus, whose real name is Michael Grant, dresses like Jesus, preaches on sidewalks, and performs baptisms in city fountains. He... More »

Of All the Garage Doors in Alaska, Driver Hits This One

That would be the one on the governor's mansion

(Newser) - Of all the garage doors in Alaska, Alexander Oliphant allegedly hit a most unfortunate one: that currently being used by Gov. Bill Walker. The Juneau Empire reports that police responded to a call Thursday night and found Oliphant and his dog in his car, which happened to be in a... More »

Teacher Gets Felony Charge for Lying About Puppy

Bizarre case has her students at a loss

(Newser) - In a bizarre turn of events, an Illinois community college adjunct professor who claimed to have found a puppy inside a pillowcase along the highway is now being charged with a felony, the Chicago Tribune reports. Earlier this month, 38-year-old Hope Sanchez brought the 3-week-old puppy to show her psychology... More »

Shia LaOof: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

Lots of driving and DOT-related infractions

(Newser) - A Shia LaBeouf doppelganger and an unlucky (or incompetent) thief are among the weirdest crime stories of the week:
  • Someone Stole 111 Road Signs From NY's DOT : That someone is allegedly 60-year-old Frank Moracco, who also happens to be the mayor of Frankfort, a town in upstate New York.
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Jersey Man Charged Over $13K Toll Bill

He was caught driving without a license plate: agents

(Newser) - A New Jersey man's alleged attempt to avoid adding to his $13,000 debt in unpaid tolls and fines didn't quite work out as planned Tuesday. Port Authority agents pulled over Oscar Sanchez near the Holland Tunnel because his black Mercedes-Benz didn't have a front license plate,... More »

Knife-Wielding Chinese Man Proves Crime Doesn't Pay

He probably would have made more money just selling the knife

(Newser) - They say crime doesn't pay, and damned if one bad-luck robber in China didn't just prove them right. Shanghaiist reports a knife-wielding man spent Monday terrorizing various businesses in downtown Shanghai but only succeeded in stealing pocket change before being arrested. The unidentified man started at a life... More »

Cops: Man Drives Drunk to Interview for Driving Job

He didn't get the gig

(Newser) - It's probably a good thing Ryan Dickson didn't get that job he was hoping for. The Des Moines Register reports the 39-year-old showed up drunk—very drunk—to an interview at the Trans Iowa taxicab company at 9:25am Monday. "A little white car comes pulling in... More »

Guy Punched for Looking Like Shia LaBeouf

Stranger was apparently not a fan of the actor

(Newser) - A New York man was walking up the stairs at a subway station Saturday night when a man walking the other way punched him right in the face. Why? "This is because you look like f---ing Shia LaBeouf," the stranger yelled at Mario Licato, as detailed in the... More »

Cops: NY Mayor Stole 111 Road Signs

Suspect accused of lifting state signs to use in his own town

(Newser) - The mayor of an upstate New York town has been busted for pilfering 111 road signs from the New York State DOT and using them in his own town, CNYCentral.com and the AP report. Frank Moracco, 60, who serves as the mayor of the village of Frankfort, was arrested... More »

Fart-Spray Faux Pas: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

Including a lost Dr. Seuss book and a soda-cup situation

(Newser) - A stinky situation and an unholy transgression are among the weirdest crime stories of the week:
  • Student Arrested Over Fart-Spray Incident : A 20-year-old University of Georgia student may have just single-handedly justified the 21-year-old legal drinking age after he was arrested for allegedly spraying Athens bar customers with bottled farts.
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Cops: Auto Shop Gives Meth as Employee Bonuses

'Least now we know why the work was so fast'

(Newser) - Police are investigating after a Minnesota auto body shop gave its employees methamphetamine "bonuses," the Smoking Gun reports. Police say 40-year-old Jesse Seifert, owner of Clear Choice Auto Body Repair in Mankato, held a meeting this week and had his girlfriend, 39-year-old Nancy Loehlein, hand out a half... More »

High School Basketball Star Is Probably a 30-Year-Old Man

Sudanese immigrant always seemed much bigger than other boys on his team

(Newser) - No one disputed Jonathon Nicola was a big kid: The 11th-grader at Catholic Central High School in Windsor, Canada, stood 6 feet 9 inches, weighed 202 pounds, and wore a size 16 shoe, the Windsor Star reports. And no one initially disputed the Sudanese immigrant's age of 17—until... More »

Texas Cops Go on High-Speed Food Fight

Thief pelted officer's car with steaks: police

(Newser) - What a waste of perfectly good beef. Authorities in Longview, Texas, say they tried to pull over a suspect accused of stealing steaks from a local Walmart on Wednesday, but the man kept on trucking, hitting speeds of 100mph as he fled through two counties, per the New York Daily ... More »

Man Charged With Felony After Filling McDonald's Water Cup With Soda

Cops say manager was hit by car trying to stop him

(Newser) - An Arkansas man is facing felony charges after allegedly filling his free water cup with not-free soda Monday at a McDonald's in Springdale, KHBS/KHOG reports. Police say 18-year-old Cody Morris and two others drove through the McDonald's drive-thru and ordered three large waters. They then parked, went into... More »

Philly Nun Guilty of Less-Than-Holy Crime

Judge rejects Ambien defense in DUI case

(Newser) - How God will judge her remains to be seen. A New Jersey judge, on the other hand, has convicted a nun of DUI after she crashed into an auto repair shop on Nov. 7. Washington Township Judge Martin Whitcraft on Wednesday rejected Sister Kimberly Miller's argument that she was... More »

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