A Man Named Cheese: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

Including a cartwheel that led to an arrest
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2017 5:21 AM CST
Updated Feb 3, 2017 6:46 AM CST
A Man Named Cheese: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week
A cheese pizza is shown in this file photo.   (AP Photo/J.M. Hirsch)

Burger King and Cheese—one a place, one a person—kick off this week's list of crazy crimes.

  • At This Burger King, 'Extra Crispy' Was a Code: For drug buyers, this alleged scheme was a pretty sweet deal, allowing them to satisfy their cravings for marijuana and munchies in a single step. Two Burger King employees in New Hampshire could now pay the price. Manager Garrett Norris, 20, and employee Meagan Dearborn, 19, face charges after allegedly running a drug-dealing operation out of a Burger King drive-thru in Epping. Police say drivers in the know would ask if "Nasty Boy" was working, then say the following.
  • Guy Named 'Cheese' Allegedly Steals Pizza: Police have arrested a man in connection with a pizza theft in Pennsylvania and his name is … Cheese. According to police documents, Sheldon Cheese, 17, and another man (whose name is not Pepperoni) held a pizza delivery man at gunpoint in Penn Township on Jan. 24 before making off with two pizzas and $25. But Cheese's name was soon on police's radar.

  • Worker Makes $434K Find in Plane Flagged for Maintenance: Authorities say 31 pounds of cocaine that were accidentally discovered stashed in the nose of an American Airlines aircraft in Tulsa, Okla., is worth around $434,000. Tulsa County Sheriff's Office spokesman Justin Green says the plane arrived in Miami from Bogota, Colombia, on Sunday. It was flagged for maintenance and sent later that day to Tulsa International Airport, where an airline employee noticed something odd.
  • Cops: Teacher Arrested After Cartwheel With No Panties: In what may be one of its more unusual Facebook posts of 2017, the police department in Pawhuska, Okla., has reported on an incident that took place Friday in a junior high school choir room. The alleged perp: Lacey Sponsler, a 34-year-old substitute teacher. The purported crime: showing off her cartwheel skills sans underwear. The probable cause affidavit gets pretty graphic.
  • Soothsayer Busted for Predicting President's Demise: An astrologer who made several predictions that Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena would die has been arrested and released on bail, police said Wednesday. Many Sri Lankans follow astrologers' advice, and the suspect, Vijitha Rohana Wijemuni, posted several videos on Facebook predicting Sirisena would die of illness or accident before Jan. 27. His predictions raised concerns, especially since in his past he was a would-be assassin.
Read about more crazy crimes here. (More weird crimes stories.)

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