Don't Chase the Bear: 5 Craziest Crimes of Week

Including bare butts and good old-fashioned bear chasing
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2015 5:41 AM CDT
Updated May 15, 2015 12:00 PM CDT
Don't Chase the Bear: 5 Craziest Crimes of Week
Do not chase this bear with a dull hatchet.   (AP Photo/News Herald, Andrew Wardlow, File)

A problem with Clamato and cheeseburger fraud are among the weirdest crime stories of the week:

  • Cops: No Drunken Bear-Chasing With Dull Hatchet: "Chasing bears through the woods drunk with a dull hatchet is strongly not advised" is something police really shouldn't have to spell out on their Facebook page. But cops in North Farms, Mass., ended up doing just that after someone went "all Davy Crockett."
  • 'Red Beer' Leaves Patron Seeing Red: If a bartender messes up an order, you can always just refuse to tip. Montana's Monte Hanson apparently went way beyond that after becoming enraged at bartender Joe Lewis for messing up his drink order, allegedly heading back for retaliation after Lewis' shift ended. The reason for his fury: It involves Clamato.

  • Man Accused of International In-N-Out Burger Scheme: Craig Stevens allegedly had what sounded like a great offer: Purchase an In-N-Out Burger franchise and bring the fast-food chain to the Middle East. That would be pretty major, considering a slim five US states are home to In-N-Out Burger locations. The only problem? The company has adamantly refused to franchise.
  • Tourists Keep Baring Their Butts at Sacred Temple: A third set of tourists has allegedly bared their bottoms at Cambodia's Angkor complex in broad daylight. The Ta Prohm temple guards say they saw a 19-year-old Dutch woman capturing two men's posteriors for posterity, and all three were arrested. Adding a slight ironic twist to the unwise shoot: What's inside the Ta Prohm sanctuary.
  • Desert Storm Vet Saves Dog, Gets Arrested for It: In Georgia, it's legal to break a window to free a child in a hot car but not a dog. Military veteran Michael Hammons found this out after seeing a small pup in distress in a Mustang. He knocked a window out, removed the dog from the car, and took the animal to a shaded area. Then the car's owner showed up.
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