Monopoly Game Gets Ugly: 5 Craziest Crimes of Week

Including a pilfered bag of Ebola blood and a heated Monopoly matchup
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2014 5:17 AM CST
Updated Nov 28, 2014 8:30 AM CST
Monopoly Game Gets Ugly: 5 Craziest Crimes of Week
This undated product image released by Hasbro shows a limited "house rules" edition of the popular Monopoly board game.   (AP Photo/Hasbro)

It's raining naked men in airports, and more of the week's weirdest crime stories:

  • NH Couple's Monopoly Game Ends in Arrest: Let the "get out of jail free" jokes commence. A 21-year-old woman in Hooksett, NH, was arrested on domestic violence charges related to simple assault—all reportedly over a game of Monopoly. She told police she started fighting with her boyfriend while they were playing the board game. Then she got physical.
  • Woman Unwisely Asks for Cops' Help: Police in Iowa City, Iowa, say they found 19-year-old Jailin Turner "yelling and kicking the window" of her apartment and flinging patio furniture off the balcony because she couldn't find her keys. They were nice enough to help her get inside, but she probably wishes they hadn't.

  • Logan Airport Now Has Naked Men Falling Through the Ceiling: A woman using the restroom at Boston's Logan Airport got what was likely the surprise of the week when a nude man fell from the ceiling and into the stall area. The man bolted out of the bathroom, still naked and bleeding. And then things got crazier.
  • Robbers Boost Bag of Ebola Blood in Taxi: Three robbers stopped a taxi in remote Guinea and relieved its nine passengers of their wallets, phones, and jewelry. They also grabbed a passenger's cooler bag, which contained vials of blood believed to be infected with Ebola; a Red Cross courier had been transporting them to a facility for testing when the robbery occurred. Authorities have a special message for the probably clueless thieves.
  • Tourist's Souvenir: a $25K Fine: Four vandals had been caught marking up the Colosseum in Rome this year, and now a Russian tourist becomes No. 5—and he's going to pay dearly for it. He was hit with an eye-watering $25,000 fine for scrawling something very simple on one of the historic building's inside walls.
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