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Cops: Real Estate Agent Did the Deed in Home She Sold

And they don't mean the property deed

(Newser) - Before the new owner of a home in Friendswood, Texas, could even hook up the appliances, an entirely different kind of hookup apparently took place inside. At least, that's how it appears after the real estate agent who sold the property was arrested for allegedly having sex inside the... More »

Police: Nun Has No Cash, So Robber Takes Rosary

2 women have been charged in Massachusetts

(Newser) - If you're thinking a nun might not be your best choice for robbing if you're looking to grab a bunch of cash, you're apparently not wrong: Police in Massachusetts say a woman held up a sister from the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth convent at knifepoint Sunday... More »

Fugitive's Old-Man Disguise Falls Short: Eyes Do Him In

'Hollywood quality,' says a cop in Massachusetts

(Newser) - Police looking for a 31-year-old man suspected of dealing heroin converged on a house in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, Thursday, and ordered everybody out. Among those to emerge was an elderly man—or so it seemed. Cops eventually realized the man they were speaking with was actually fugitive Shaun Miller in... More »

Best Man's Bachelor Party Turns Out to Be 'Nastiest' Scam

With friends like these ...

(Newser) - Before Dino Carter even proposed to his girlfriend, he asked Martyn Galvin to be the best man at his wedding. Galvin repaid his pal of 18 years by setting up the bachelor party, collecting money from the groom and his friends for a big bash in Prague and a horse-racing... More »

Doughnut Mess With Me: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

And when your lover is a van...

(Newser) - This week's crimes include those most intolerable of things: lots of human waste, and a stale doughnut:
  • A Fugitive Is Missing in New Jersey's Sewers : This is one fugitive who authorities hope managed to get away. Keith Jean fled into the sewer system in Newark, NJ, two weeks
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Cops: Guy Tried to Have Sex With a Van While High

Bad trip, bro

(Newser) - Michael Henson may or may not know how sex works. Authorities in Dayton, Ohio, say the 35-year-old was arrested Tuesday after a witness called 911 claiming he tried to have sex with a parked van. The witness said she saw Henson swinging a stop sign before pulling down his shorts... More »

'Stale' Doughnut Lands Guy in Jail

Daniel Schlagler refused to pay for it: cops

(Newser) - A 19-year-old faces charges of petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property over a sweet treat. Daniel Schlagler's lawyer says his client was in line to pay for a doughnut at a 7-Eleven on Staten Island on Tuesday when he bit into it and discovered it was stale,... More »

A Fugitive Is Missing in New Jersey's Sewers

Officials hope he got away

(Newser) - This is one fugitive who authorities hope managed to get away. Keith Jean fled into the sewer system in Newark, NJ, two weeks ago after swimming across the Passaic River to get away from police, and there's been no sign of him since either inside or outside the sewer... More »

Cop Grabs Kid's Bike to Catch Suspect

And it works, too

(Newser) - It may sound like a scene from a slapstick comedy, but it really happened in Germany: Police were chasing a suspect on a moped when he drove down a narrow road, foiling them, as their car couldn't make it through. Undeterred, a police officer commandeered a child's bike... More »

Irish IOC Exec Wanted for Ticket Scalping

Arrest warrant issued for Patrick Hickey

(Newser) - An International Olympic Committee executive is in big trouble for allegedly scalping tickets to the Rio Games. Brazil authorities issued an arrest warrant for Patrick Hickey, and said Wednesday that he and six others were involved in the illegal ticket sales plot, the AP reports. Hickey, a member of the... More »

Dad Accused of Raping Daughter Saved by Mention of 50 Shades

Barrister writes about the unusual case

(Newser) - Cathy McCulloch writes that as of last week, she hadn't read Fifty Shades of Grey ("honest!"). The barrister is intimately familiar with portions of it now, however, due to a case that she describes as "exceptional" in a blog post spotted by the Independent . Her... More »

Groundhog Day: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

Including an alleged arsonist who wasn't exactly a pro

(Newser) - The things you'll learn thanks to this week's batch of weird crimes: There is such a thing as a Snuggle Mobile, and it's been stolen.
  • Cops Accused of Running Down Groundhog With Golf Cart : Two police officers in upstate New York are being investigated over allegations that
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Someone Stole a Professional Snuggler's Snuggle Mobile

Portland, obviously

(Newser) - Some jerk—very possibly someone who didn't receive enough affection—stole the Snuggle Mobile this week in Portland, Oregon. KATU reports the bright orange Snuggle Mobile is owned by professional snuggler Shanya Luther. Professional snugglers "provide platonic touch to those seeking physical human connection," KATU helpfully explains.... More »

Meth Lab Found Beneath Walmart Parking Lot

Cops believe it was an active operation

(Newser) - Police officers stumbled upon a meth lab in an unlikely spot Monday: a sewer beneath a Walmart parking lot in a Buffalo suburb. Authorities say officers discovered the lab, which is believed to have still been active, on a routine patrol in Amherst, per the Buffalo News . Officials in hazmat... More »

Arson 101: Guy Shows How Not to Light a Fire

Well, that didn't go as planned

(Newser) - Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug, and sometimes you're the guy trying to burn a building down who sets fire to a little more than you intended. Such was the plight of a would-be arsonist intending to burn down a Kentucky barbershop when he accidentally... More »

Cops Accused of Running Down Groundhog With Golf Cart

They could lose their jobs

(Newser) - Two police officers in upstate New York are being investigated over allegations that they used a golf cart to run down and run over a golf course groundhog, NBC reports. The incident took place during a union event for the Rensselaer City Police Department at the Frear Park golf course... More »

'Creeper Ghost': 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

Including an unrepentant 90-year-old

(Newser) - Pokemon Go, a creepy intruder, and a political mess not involving Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump factor into this week's craziest crimes.
  • Creeper Ghost' Stands Above Sleeping Couple : When Jordan Buranskas couldn't find her purse last week, boyfriend Jack Mackercher suggested they look at the footage from the
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90-Year-Old Busted Over Prostitute Has Priceless Response

With age comes entitlement, apparently

(Newser) - When you're 90 years old, most people give you a pass to do certain things without question—eat what you want, nap all day, watch Columbo marathons, solicit prostitutes … well, maybe not that last one. At least not in Dennis Port, Mass., where a nonagenarian was arraigned Tuesday... More »

Rival Bails Out Lawmaker Accused of Stealing His Signs

Tennessee's Curry Todd is charged with theft

(Newser) - Think the presidential campaign is wacky? A primary campaign in Tennessee might be even wackier than the presidential one. Republican State Rep. Curry Todd was arrested Monday, accused of stealing his opponent's campaign signs from a property in Collierville. A staffer for rival Mark Lovell caught the alleged theft... More »

Parents Abandon Toddler to Catch Pokemon: Cops

The boy was found filthy and screaming, say San Tan Valley police

(Newser) - When not falling off cliffs or making illegal border crossings , people are allegedly abandoning their kids in search of Pokemon. Arizona police say Brent Daley, 27, and Brianne Daley, 25, left their 2-year-old son home alone for at least 90 minutes on Thursday night while playing Pokemon Go, reports Tucson... More »

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