5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

Including a teacher who faces battery charges over a urinal punishment
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2014 6:05 AM CST
Updated Feb 21, 2014 8:42 AM CST
5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

A teacher's misguided punishment and a cruise worker's alleged assault are on this week's list:

  • Boy's Urinal Punishment Ends Poorly for Teacher: A Florida teacher faces felony charges of battery of a child for meting out an unusual punishment. Police say Jennifer Forshey made a 10-year-old boy clear a urinal clogged with paper towels with his bare hands, and officers say he ended up with hands soaked in others' urine.
  • Cruise Worker Accused of Trying to Push Woman Overboard: A cruise worker angry over an alleged slight by a passenger says he took revenge by attacking and raping the woman and attempting to throw her overboard, authorities say. He is now in custody following the Valentine's Day assault, which took place on a ship out of Fort Lauderdale.

  • Family: Teen Shot to Death by Cop 'Armed' With Wii Controller: A 17-year-old in Georgia was shot to death by a police officer in his own home last week, and his family now says it was a tragic mistake. The officer thought he had a gun, but the family attorney says it was actually a controller for a Nintendo Wii.
  • Prank Ends in Death of Arkansas Teen: An Arkansas father is facing murder charges after a teenage prank went horribly wrong. Police say Willie Noble, 48, opened fire on a group of seven teenagers in a car late at night after they dumped eggs and leaves on his son's car. A 15-year-old girl was killed.
  • Accused Craigslist Killer's Dad: OK to Execute Her: Should Miranda Barbour be convicted of killing a 42-year-old she and her husband are accused of luring via Craigslist and murdering, execution would be a fine punishment. So says her ... father. Sonny Dean says that he would actually "stand side by side" the widow of Troy LaFerrara and "hold her hand" as his 19-year-old daughter, whom he calls a selfish liar, is put to death.
Click for more crazy crimes, including the story of a Miami artist who intentionally smashed a $1 million vase in a museum. (More weird crimes stories.)

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