Unfortunate Uber Nap: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

Including a prolific peeping Tom and a fight on the buffet line
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2016 5:01 AM CDT
Updated Apr 8, 2016 9:13 AM CDT
Unfortunate Uber Nap: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week
It was an Uber ride to remember.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Memorable face tattoos and an Uber adventure feature in the weirdest crime stories of the week:

  • What Not to Do While Your Uber Driver Is Napping: A 20-year-old man hired a 43-year-old Uber driver to take him from Philadelphia to central New York—a 275-mile drive. At some point, the driver asked his passenger to take the wheel so he could nap. He did so, and when state troopers tried to pull him over for speeding, the chase was on.
  • Motel Owner Secretly Watched Guests for 3 Decades: For 29 years, motel owner Gerald Foos says he watched hundreds, perhaps thousands, of guests having sex at the Manor House Motel in Colorado. Now the story of the "greatest voyeur in the world" is out in the open, thanks to a New Yorker story by Gay Talese. It happened a while ago, so no voyeurism charges are expected, but a possible murder is another story.

  • Burglary Suspect Gives Shoutout to Florida With Face Tattoo: A Florida man arrested on burglary charges can blame his body ink. Johnathan Hewett, 25, is accused of breaking into a house in West Palm Beach, and his face tattoo of the state of Florida was one of the identifying markers that gave him away. But it was his Stephen King-inspired neck tattoo that really did him in.
  • 2 Busted in Boisterous Buffet Brawl: It was an exciting Saturday night over at the Royal Buffet in Manchester, Conn., where a fight broke out over crab legs. Clifford Knight, 46, was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault and disorderly conduct, while his wife, 38-year-old Lataya Knight, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and threatening. A lost tooth and pepper spray were also part of the equation.
  • Cops: Drunk Driver Missed Her Dog's Sudden Exit: Witnesses in Orem, Utah, noticed a female driver swerving in and out of her lane, cutting off other drivers and, in a shocking moment, sending her dog tumbling out an open window. Not surprising: the dog's 37-year-old owner being charged with DUI. Surprising: what she said to a bystander at the scene when her uninjured dog was brought back to her.
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