Another Nookie No-No: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

Including an 18-year-old who really didn't like her mugshot
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 2, 2016 4:33 AM CDT
Updated Sep 2, 2016 11:32 AM CDT
Another Nookie No-No: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week
From open house to the Big House.   (Pixabay)

Vanity gets you every time. That and other lessons—like just don't kidnap turkeys, or travel with staggering loads of cocaine—can be gleaned from this week's craziest crimes.

  • Real Estate Agent's Kids Made Naked Find at Open House: The wacky world of real estate-related crime continues with this entry out of Great Falls, Mont., where some young kids busted a couple of slightly older kids in a compromising position. Police reports note that a local real estate agent arrived to set a home up for an open house on Sunday, his "elementary-age" kids in tow, and as he was prepping the house, the kids decided to wander around—and stumbled across a shocking scene in one of the bedrooms.
  • Displeased With This Mugshot, Teen Submits Better One: The request was a polite one, if nothing else: "can you use this photo, please and thank you [haloed smiley emoji] Yours Truly Amy Sharp xx." Sharp allegedly posted that comment to Australia's 7 News Facebook post regarding her escape from police custody. The 18-year-old fled the Surry Hills Corrective Services Cell Complex on Aug. 19, and Sydney police subsequently issued a statement that 7 News picked up, which included these two photos of a dour-looking Sharp.

  • Cops: Trio Brought $23M in Cocaine on Cruise: Australia has made one of its largest drug busts ever … on a cruise ship. With help from Canadian and US authorities, police searched the Sea Princess after it docked in Sydney on Sunday and uncovered 210 pounds of cocaine, worth about $23 million, in two cabins. Two twenty-something women could now face life in prison for drug smuggling.
  • Drugs Were Found in Her Car. 'I Have an Enemy,' She Said: Things smelled off to Officer Charles Shaver from the outset. A 911 caller had reported a parent, "Kelli," driving erratically at Plaza Vista Elementary School in Irvine, Calif. Shaver did indeed find drugs behind Kelli Peters' driver's seat. But the caller said he saw Peters at 1:15; she had entered the school at 12:40. And Shaver had never seen someone "hide" their drugs by leaving them visibly hanging out a seat pouch. Incredibly, instead of arresting Peters, Shaver kept asking questions. "I have an enemy," she told him.
  • Turkey Euthanized After Being Kidnapped by College Students: Two California college students have been sentenced for snatching a turkey that had to be euthanized five months after it was found reeking of beer, with a broken toe and missing feathers. Tim the Turkey vanished from a farm run by a high school in April. He was found wandering the streets several hours later, and Steven Koressel and Richard Melbye learned their fate on Thursday.
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