PENNSYLVANIA: The headline read, “That’s a ‘plane’ stupid crime.” In early May 2021,we learned that a one Mr. Harry Griffith allegedly stole a Pittsburgh airport trash truck—and crashed into a terminal building. Mr. G, 35, of the town of Southern Pines, allegedly drove the truck through the glass doors of a moving walkway, hit a cement pillar, jumped out and tried to flee. He faces charges including theft by unlawful taking, criminal mischief and recklessly endangering another person.
FLORIDA: Silly saucy over a tomato? An elderly woman furious about “the thickness” of the tomato on her on her Whopper allegedly tossed the sandwich at a Burger King worker, and was arrested. Judith Black, 77, was accused of hurling the sandwich and racial slurs at the server at the BK near her home in the Villages retirement community. She was charged with battery.
WASHINGTON, DC.: The headline read, “Those cops were a drag.” A D.C. police officer was fired, and three others are under investigation for allegedly totaling two squad cars – while drag racing. The April 22, 2021, crash, captured on one of the officer’s body camera. The chief of Police called the situation embarrassing. The officers allegedly were caught zooming 60 mph in a 25- mph zone.
FLORIDA: The headline read, “He didn’t have a leg to stand on.” We learn from a recent report that a man tried to smuggle drugs into a prison by stuffing them in his prosthetic leg, according to the police report. Mr. Keith Adams, 37, was arrested during a traffic stop in the town of Largo on the last Saturday of April 2021, after they spotted a crack pipe in his car. While Mr. Adams was being booked into the Pinellas County Jail, officers found fentanyl and a stash of Xanax pills in his fake leg.
JAPAN: The headline read, “He’s a regular Con Juan.” A fraudster was arrested for lying to 35 women about his birthday in order to be showered with gifts, according to reports. Takashi Miyagawa, 39, of Kansi, allegedly told his girlfriends – each of whom had no clue about the others – that his special day fell on several different fake dates, raking in $1,000 in cash and presents. He was arrested on 35 fraud counts.
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