Fart-Spray Faux Pas: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

Including a lost Dr. Seuss book and a soda-cup situation
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2016 5:24 AM CDT
Updated Apr 22, 2016 8:28 AM CDT
Fart-Spray Faux Pas: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week
Picture this being hurled at your car.   (Shutterstock)

A stinky situation and an unholy transgression are among the weirdest crime stories of the week:

  • Student Arrested Over Fart-Spray Incident: A 20-year-old University of Georgia student may have just single-handedly justified the 21-year-old legal drinking age after he was arrested for allegedly spraying Athens bar customers with bottled farts. When police arrived, they found the bar emptying as patrons complained about the smell. The product that police found in Blake Zengo's pockets is described on its website in pretty disgusting terms.
  • Michigan Couple Face Jail Over Late Dr. Seuss Book: A Michigan husband and wife are beside themselves after having been warned they could face up to 93 days in jail and a $500 fine over two unreturned library books. It all started in the summer of 2014, when their son checked out a Dr. Seuss book for the couple's granddaughter at the Tecumseh District Library. It was somehow misplaced and the son, then a minor, didn't tell his parents about the notices the library was emailing to his account. Then the couple checked out this book, which they soon couldn't find, either.

  • Philly Nun Guilty of Less-Than-Holy Crime: How God will judge her remains to be seen, but a Washington Township, NJ, judge has convicted a nun of DUI after she crashed into an auto repair shop in that town in November. The judge rejected Sister Kimberly Miller's argument that she was "sleep driving" during the roughly 20-mile drive from her North Philadelphia convent into New Jersey and suspended her license for 90 days. See what the good sister says caused the incident.
  • Man Charged With Felony After Filling McDonald's Water Cup With Soda: An Arkansas man is facing felony charges after allegedly filling his free water cup with soda at a McDonald's in Springdale. Police say 18-year-old Cody Morris and two others went through the McDonald's drive-thru and ordered three large waters, then parked, went into the restaurant, dumped out the water, and allegedly filled the cups with soda. So how did this turn into a felony?
  • High School Basketball Star Is Probably a 30-Year-Old Man: No one disputed Jonathon Nicola was a big kid: The 11th-grader at Catholic Central High School in Windsor, Canada, stood 6 feet 9 inches, weighed 202 pounds, and wore a size 16 shoe. And no one initially disputed the Sudanese immigrant's age of 17—until apparently this week, when the basketball star was found to probably be a 30-year-old man and arrested for this alleged violation.
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