Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A bubble gum prank that will cause serious havoc in a victim's mouth

Who Did Something Stupid In 2007?

Top Ten Teacher Sex Scandals of 2007!
Here it is! Our first ever Dumbass Daily Teacher Sex Scandal Top Ten list. In past years, it would have been difficult to come up with ten, but this year the hard part was narrowing it down to our ten favorites. But after careful thought, we were able to come up with this list of the "Best of the Worst" of 2007. Remember, all parties are innocent until proven guilty!

A policeman’s job is never easy, but dumb criminals make it somewhat easier. This list was whittled down from a much longer list of stories of the stupid things lawbreakers did this past year. These are in chronological order instead of rank. The dates are from the news stories; in some cases the crime itself happened earlier. Most of the links have accompanying video.
1. Lottery Thief Sets Himself on Fire
ROME, GA June 2
A convenience-store thief got away, but the video from the security camera told a strange, strange tale. A man broke into the store overnight, and tried to cover his tracks by burning the place down. He threw charcoal lighter fluid around, but by the time he ignited it, the fumes had permeated the store, and he set himself on fire. While in flames, he grabbed a roll of lottery tickets and fled. At the time of the story, police were looking for a man with facial, neck, and possibly wrist burns.

2. Ten Hours Stuck in Restaurant Vent
An employee of the Lucky Buffet noticed a strange sight on arriving at the restaurant. There were legs hanging out of a vent over the grill! 45-year-old Billy Jordan had tried to enter the restaurant the night before by climbing through the ductwork, but became stuck and stayed there for ten hours. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue workers used a rope to pull Jordan back out through the roof, after which he was arrested for burglary.

3. Immovable ATM
Three men backed a stolen vehicle through the glass front of a gas station. Their intent was to steal an ATM. But they didn’t realize that ATMs are bolted to the floor. After some thought, they tied a rope around the machine and attached it to the vehicle, but still could not dislodge it. They left empty-handed. The ATM was still in working order the next day.

4. The Famous Duct Tape Bandit
ASHLAND, KY August 13
Police say Kasey Kazee entered Shamrock Liquors and attempted to rob the store. Employees were astonished that he had disguised his face by wrapping it in duct tape! The store manager chased him out with a baseball bat and an employee held him in the parking lot until police arrived. Police removed the duct tape after taking pictures, and arrested Kazee, who denied any memory of the incident. See a video report here.

5. The Sign of the Crime
Peter Addison and his friend Mark Ridgeway vandalized the Toc H centre, a children’s campsite building. They smashed crockery, set off fire extinguishers, and drew graffiti on the walls. Part of the graffiti said “Peter Addison was here.” Police found Addison through a computer database. Both teenagers pled guilty and were ordered to pay for the damage.
Inspector Gareth Woods, of Cheshire Police, said: “This crime is up there with the dumbest of all in the criminal league table. “There are some pretty stupid criminals around, but to leave your own name at the scene of the crime takes the biscuit.”

6. He Didn’t See the Cop
LITTLE ROCK, AR September 7
21-year-old Langston Robins walked right past a uniformed police officer at the Metropolitan Bank and handed a robbery note to the teller. The unarmed would-be robber was arrested after a foot pursuit. Little Rock police spokesman Lt. Terry Hastings said:
“I just don’t know why he didn’t see a uniformed police officer standing basically right in front of him,” Hastings tells the Associated Press. “My guess is he’s just not the brightest of people.”

7. He Stole a Car to Turn Himself In
GENEVA, NY September 13
29-year-old Vincent Estrada Junior was pulled over because the car he was driving had been stolen from a parking lot. Estrada explained that he had stolen the car in order to drive to the Geneva City Police Department and turn himself in on a family court warrant! He didn’t make his destination, as police took him to the Ontario County Jail instead, where he was held on car theft charges.

8. Burglar Falls a sleep Under Victim’s Bed
WHITLEY BAY, England September 17
Usually, the burglar robs the house while the victim is asleep, but in this story, the roles were reversed. 24-year-old Mark Smith sneaked into Heather Stephenson’s home, crept past her while she was ironing, and rifled through her belongings in the bedroom. Then he fell asleep under her bed. Mrs. Stephenson couldn’t wake him, and police officers had to drag him out from under the bed. Smith’s vodka and valium consumption were to blame. He received an 18-month sentence for burglary.

9. Cash My Million-Dollar Bill!
A man flew into a rage at the Giant Eagle supermarket when employees refused to cash a million-dollar bill. 66-year-old Samuel Porter slammed an electronic machine on the counter and refused to give his name to authorities. He was then taken to the Allegheny County Jail. The largest bill currently in circulation is the $100 dollar bill.
Bonus: It happened again soon afterwards in Georgia!

10. Carjacking at a Crime Scene
RALEIGH, NC December 11
There had been a stabbing, and police were on the scene talking to a woman who had been a witness to the crime. 38-year-old Anthony William jumped into the woman’s car and drove away! He was arrested the next day, easily identified by the cops who saw him steal the car.

A guy accuses two Hollywood cops parked illegally

He confronts a couple of cops on their parking habits...
...he thinks they have parked illegally.


These “gum” piercings (sort of — they’re really through the tissue between the gum and inner lip) are two years old in this photo, having healed quickly with no discomfort or follow-up issues.

Family Values

What would you do for $100.00?

Many U.S. Parents Outsourcing Child Care Overseas

Due to rising domestic wages, many American parents are saving money by using unregulated overseas workers.

Girl Hit Her Boyfriend Hard In The Face With A Chair

Reading the "Fine Print"

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For a unique flavor, try snail's eggs

Gourmets seeking something different this Christmas can try the latest French delicacy - snail caviar.
Sylvie Pierru, a snail farmer, said: "When people ask what it tastes like, I say it is like walking through the undergrowth after rain. It is woody with notes of mushroom and oak leaves."
Dominique and Sylvie Pierru ditched their old jobs in 2004 - he as a construction worker, she running a fine food market stall - to set up their snail farm, and start work on a recipe for caviar. Their snail caviar, called "De Jaeger", hit the shelves in October. The Pierrus recommend serving the caviar on a sliver of toast, at room temperature, lightly peppered with a touch of sour cream - and naturally a glass of chilled champagne.

Are you smarter then a monkey?

Monkeys are as smart as humans at math?
Monkeys performed about as well as college students at mental addition, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a finding that suggests nonverbal math skills are not unique to humans.
The research from Duke University follows the finding by Japanese researchers earlier this month that young chimpanzees performed better than human adults at a memory game.
Prior studies have found non-human primates can match numbers of objects, compare numbers and choose the larger number of two sets of objects. » Full article here

Hey There Vagina (Song)


Small Bits of News

Wife shoots at husband over temperature dispute
A woman who was angry because her husband wanted her to turn up the heat pulled out a gun and shot their flat-screen TV while he cowered behind a pillow, Macomb County authorities say. The 65-year-old man called 911 Sunday night from the basement of their Washington Township home, about 25 miles north of Detroit. "My wife's got a gun. She's shooting at me," Joseph Grucz said in the recorded call. He told the operator that Cheryl Grucz, 61, was angry because he wanted the heat turned up. She fired a round while he hid his head in a pillow, striking the plasma TV, then went upstairs. » Article here

Woman's body found in car a day after it was towed
Paramedics and traffic officers apparently overlooked the body of an elderly woman who was found in a car at a tow yard over the weekend, a day after the the vehicle was involved in a crash, authorities said today. "There was an accident Saturday and the car was impounded, and later it turned out there was another victim in the vehicle," Modrell said. "Obviously, that is something they're trying to figure out -- how this could happen." » Full article here

Sausage throwing case costs £20,000
A police investigation to prosecute a 12-year-old for throwing a cocktail sausage at a neighbor has cost £20,000. The youngster was charged with common assault and brought before magistrates six times after the case was repeatedly adjourned to allow reports to be prepared.
Greater Manchester Police yesterday dropped all charges against the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, after he was diagnosed as suffering from attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder.
One judge who heard the case in August questioned whether the prosecution served the public interest. Judge Tim Devas said: "If he has done what was suggested it is very bad behaviour. But is it in the public interest to prosecute a 12-year-old boy who threw a sausage?"

Blunder registered boy as girl
A furious mom reckons her son will be a laughing stock - after being wrongly registered as a girl. Rachel Chick, 22, demanded a fresh birth certificate giving the correct sex of little Ieuan James Jones. But she claims an official told her the mistake was permanently logged in their computer and could not be changed. Instead, they issued her with a new document listing nine-week-old Ieuan as female on the front - with a correction on the back stating he was a boy.
Rachel said: "With a name like Ieuan James Jones how could they possibly mistake him for a girl? It's going to be so embarrassing for him when he gets older. People are going to think he's had a sex change."Officials at Treorchy, South Wales, insist the error was dealt with "according to handbook instructions".

County Jail in Ohio Getting Painted Pink
TROY, Ohio (AP) - Jail administrator Dee Sandy thought the sheriff was joking when he mentioned painting cellblocks pink. He wasn't.
Inmates at the Miami County Jail are putting color on the jails once cream-colored walls after Sheriff Charles Cox entered the academic debate over the color pink's calming abilities.
After Sandy realized Cox was serious, she said she picked purple for the jail bars, which had been blue.
The jail, about 20 miles north of Dayton, houses up to 111 inmates, both men and women.
Researchers have documented the ability of certain colors to evoke emotional and physical responses, and many jails around the nation have been painted pink as a pacifying measure.
County jails in Arizona, Tennessee and Texas have had similar makeovers, but last year, the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department abandoned pink for institutional gray. Jail officials there said the pink hue had no discernible effect on prisoners but annoyed the jail staff.

Police Reward Good Drivers With Coffee
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (AP) - Happy holidays. Now pull over to the side of the road.
Motorists may be in for a surprise if they spot flashing red lights in their rearview mirrors in this Sacramento suburb during the holiday season.
Police are stopping law-abiding motorists and rewarding their good driving with $5 Starbucks gift cards.