Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

"Beer between the legs" bandit busted
Zachary police arrested a Baker woman Monday who is accused of hiding a 12-pack of beer between her legs to steal it from a grocery store.
Lisa Newsome, 42, is the woman police believe surveillance video showed waddling out of Crossroads Grocery in Zachary with half a case of Miller Lite between her legs.
Capt. David McDavid said he's never seen anything like that before. It was all caught on the surveillance camera at Crossroads Grocery in Zachary.
A woman wearing an oversized house coat stuffed the beer up her dress and tucked a couple of sodas in there as well in early August.
Police said during questioning Newsome admitted to stealing the items from the grocery store. "She attempted to show us how she did it," said McDavid. "But we told her not to pull her pants down."
McDavid said Newsome has been arrested 40 times and has several convictions. Her arrests include felony theft, possession of cocaine, and writing worthless checks. According to Newsome's wrap sheet, she's even operated under several different aliases.
School to serve alcohol at next week's ball
A Christchurch school says it may be criticized for serving alcohol to under 18-year-olds at its school ball.
Christ's College holds its $175 a head annual school ball next Friday, complete with three-course meal and a full bar.
Headmaster Simon Leese said parents had given written permission for their children to drink alcohol at the event.
Bus riders may be fined for having BO
Stinky city bus riders in Hawaii soon could get fined for having BO.
The Honolulu City Council is considering a bill that would impose up to a $500 fine and/or up to six months in jail for public transit passengers convicted of being too smelly.
The bill will be heard tomorrow in committee. It would make it illegal to have “odors that unreasonably disturb others or interfere with their use of the transit system.”
It doesn’t matter if it’s body odor or offensive fumes that emanates from clothes, personal belongings or animals.

"Hubby Hubby" ice cream celebrates gay marriage.

Ben & Jerry’s is temporarily renaming popular “Chubby Hubby” ice cream “Hubby Hubby” beginning today to celebrate the start of legalized gay marriage in its home state of Vermont.
“The legalization of marriage for gay and lesbian couples in Vermont is certainly a step in the right direction, and something worth celebrating with peace, love - and plenty of ice cream,” Ben & Jerry’s CEO Walt Freese said in announcing the sugary switch.
Ben & Jerry’s, which has long backed liberal causes, plans to rebrand “Chubby Hubby” as “Hubby Hubby” for 30 days to show support for Vermont’s new law.
With a name like “Ben & Jerry’s” what do you expect?

Cops Creating Crime

Cops having a lot of spare time on their hands to be setting up people to arrest