Daddy Is Displeased: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

Including a woman who chose to drink a beer in a most unusual situation
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2017 5:37 AM CST
Updated Jan 6, 2017 9:03 AM CST
Daddy Is Displeased: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week
Michigan parents want their teen daughter charged with a felony.   (Getty Images)

From a set of parents who aren't looking for mercy for their girl to the story of a waitress who was just trying to save the day, these are the craziest crimes of the week:

  • Parents Want Teen Daughter Hit With Felony Fraud Charge: There's tough love, and then there's pushing for felony charges against your teenage daughter, which is what these parents are doing. A Michigan dad received notification Sunday about a possibly fraudulent charge on his credit card. It was determined that the man's 18-year-old daughter had allegedly used his information to get a credit card, which she used to make a pretty costly purchase.
  • Waitress Shoots at Robbers, Gets Fired: The aftermath, not the crime, is the weird part here. When three robbers walked into the Waffle House in Newnan, Ga., where she worked, Heather "Shorty" Burkinshaw-Stanley didn't hesitate. As the trio made their escape, the waitress followed them outside and fired a shot. For her efforts, Burkinshaw-Stanley was fired. But the mother of three says she'd do it all again, and explained why she did it in the first place.

  • He Tells Teller 'Don't Make Mistake,' but He Made Big One: A man entered a San Diego bank on May 13 and demanded money from a teller, saying, "You're being robbed. Don't make a mistake." Alvin Lee Neal, 56, is probably kicking himself over his own gaffe, which helped send him to prison for three years and 10 months as part of a plea deal on Tuesday.
  • Cops: Woman Drives Into River, Drinks Beer: Police in Pennsylvania were scratching their heads after a motorist they were chasing allegedly drove her SUV into a river, ignored their entreaties, and drank a beer. The odd incident unfolded Monday afternoon when the woman blew through a stop sign in York County. Police say they gave chase for about a mile before calling it off. But the 2011 Subaru was later spotted in a parking lot of a boat dock where "a lot of people hide from us," per Newberry Township police.
  • DUI Charge Dropped Against Caffeinated California Driver: He was busted for driving while intoxicated, and now, 16 months later, Joseph Schwab has had his DUI charge dropped. The California man had been pulled over in Solano County in August 2015 after it was reported he was driving erratically, and he was arrested for DUI, although tests later found he had no alcohol or drugs other than caffeine in his system. But though the Solano County DA's office is giving up, it's not exactly proclaiming Schwab's innocence.
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