Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Booze Bust Nets 1,382 Beer Cans On Boat On The High Seas.
Brunei's customs officers arrested two men who tried to smuggle 1,382 cans of contraband beer by boat into the Muslim-majority country, a news report said Wednesday.
The men entered Brunei's waters from a neighboring nation Tuesday but tried to flee when they realized they had been spotted, the Borneo Bulletin newspaper reported. It did not identify the neighboring country, but Brunei shares borders with two Malaysian states on Borneo island.
Customs authorities foiled the escape after a high-speed chase, making their biggest seizure of alcohol this year, the report added.
Brunei's laws ban the public sale and consumption of alcohol, though non-Muslim visitors are allowed to bring in limited amounts for private consumption.
Two Arizona Teens Ran Prostitution Ring.
Two teenaged girls were arrested for allegedly pimping other students for prostitution, Phoenix police said.
Jazmine Finley and Tatiana Tye, both 16, allegedly used contacts from local schools and their friends to lure other young girls into prostitution.
Investigators said the suspects recruited at least five girls, ages 14 to 17.
Finley and Tye, who were allegedly involved in prostitution themselves, were responsible for recruiting, teaching and receiving money from the other girls who worked for them, police said.
At one point, the two rented an apartment where they conducted the prostitution operation, according to investigators.
The Phoenix Police Vice Unit began investigating when patrol officers gave detectives information on child prostitutes working the west Phoenix area.
The teens were charged with multiple counts of child prostitution, pandering and receiving the earnings of a prostitute.
Police said there may be additional arrests as they continue the investigation.
Tattoo Jim said...
I'll bet those two teen girls passed their economics class with flying colors.
Where were they when I was 16??? Damn!!!!!
They were not born yet.
Unwanted hug arrest
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office in Florida says they arrested a Brooksville woman for giving an unwanted hug.
Deputies say they responded to the home of Lori Smith and Kevin Connelly shortly after midnight Monday. When they got there, deputies say Lori told them she tried to hug Kevin twice, however he pushed her away because he did not wish to be hugged. Kevin claims Lori grabbed him several times, so he threw her on the bed to get away from her.
Deputies say due to the fact Kevin did not wish to be touched and Lori continued to hug him, she was taken into custody for one count of Domestic Battery.
PICTURE and More
Topless 'Over-18' Café
Cup size has more than one meaning at a new central Maine coffeehouse.
Servers are topless at the Grand View Topless Coffee Shop, which opened its doors Monday on a busy road in Vassalboro. A sign outside says, "Over 18 only." Another says, "No cameras, no touching, cash only."
On Tuesday, two men sipped coffee at a booth while three topless waitresses and a bare-chested waiter stood nearby. Topless waitress Susie Wiley said men, women and couples have stopped by.
The coffee shop raised the ire of dozens of residents when it went before the town planning board last month. Town officials said the coffee shop met the letter of the law.
Dentist Says Groping Was Part of Treatment
The attorney for a Woodland California dentist told jurors that his client massaged women's chests as part of a medical treatment.
Defense attorney Michael Rothschild told the six-man, six-woman Yolo County jury that Mark Anderson was treating his female clients for temporomandibular disorder, or TMD. The attorney says the condition affects the muscles of the upper body.
Anderson faces 19 felony charges for skin-to-skin contact and one misdemeanor for touching a patient's breasts over her clothing. The incidents occurred between February 2005 and his arrest in August 2007 and brought complaints from 14 women.

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