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Professor Birdsong teaches Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Evidence, and Immigration Law at the Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the Harvard Law School and his Bachelors degree from Howard University. On April 1, 2009, he was promoted to the post of Associate Dean of Administration of the Law School.

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NEW YORK: “Suspended Judge dead” – read the headline. Here’s the rest of the story. The obituary stated that an obese Westchester judge who was suspended for using her courtroom trash can as toilet has died, court files show. White Plains City Court Judge Elizabeth Shollenberger passed away in September 2019, at the age of 63. Judge Shollenberg, who suffered from an array of ailments, including hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and gastrointestinal issues, sued…
FLORIDA: “Busted and lusted,” read the headline. A man and a woman who were stopped for drunken bicycling in a Florida beach town had sex in a deputy’s patrol car, A Nassau County Sheriff’s Office arrest report reveals that after the couple were put into the car in Fernandina Beach to await being taken to jail, the couple took off their clothes and started having sex. When removed from the cruiser the man fled on…
GERMANY: What a “sting” operation. We learn that authorities in the town of Oldenburg were trying to arrest a 32-year-old fugitive in August of 2019, when he jumped off a balcony – and straight into a wasps’ nest. The wasps attacked the man, and the police when they tried to arrest him. The frantic fugitive finally jumped into an inflatable pool – escaping the wasps but not the cops. MISSOURI: Chucky dolls galore… We learn…
FLORIDA: Here today, gun tomorrow? A man was packing heat, as they say, at an orgy -until someone snatched his gun. The 63-year-old host of the steamy party in Deltona told police someone took his 9mm Glock, which he had set on his nightstand during the gay-sex fest. He told police he had invited men over to swim in his pool and have anonymous sex. His gun has not been found. GEORGIA: A badge of…
Professor Birdsong has had great fun this past year bringing you his Weird Criminal Law Stories. However, he now needs a little break. He will be on hiatus during the month of August. His weird Criminal Law Stories will continue on September 2, 2020, with Weird Criminal Law Stories # 633. There will be lots of more laughs about Dumb Criminals for you for the rest of 2020. Professor Leonard Birdsong The post Weird Criminal
FLORIDA: “Not the breast getaway moves,” read the headline. A female bandit was arrested fleeing from police while riding topless on a bike. Courtney Backes, 32, was accused of stealing a pair of $20 flip flops and other gear from a surf shop in Okaloosa Island, then wildly pedaling away down the middle of a nearby highway, according to police. When an officer asked her to pull over, she allegedly fired back, “Make me” –…
BRAZIL: The best bank rubber mask yet, but to no avail. A thief donned an amazingly lifelike old-man disguise during a bank robbery in mid-August 2019 and might have gotten away with it if he had not fallen out of a window and breaking his leg. The bandit identified only as a former employee of the bank, brandished a plastic gun and attempted to take hostages. During the heist in the state of Santa Catarina,…
FLORIDA: “Urine for some jail time,” read the headline. A man was arrested recently for spraying a woman and her dog with a squirt gun full of his own urine. Why? Because he was mad owners had failed to clean up after their dogs. Joel Benjamin, 71, allegedly unleased the attack on 50-year-old woman near his apartment complex in the town of Gulfport, according to the police report. INDIA: Snakes and other critters on a…
PENNSYLVANIA: You can’t bring that thing on a plane! A passenger – identified only as being from St. Augustine, Florida – set off alarms in early March 2019, trying to fly from Allentown to Orlando. When stopped, the man said he thought that his unassembled grenade launcher would be legal if he had it in his checked suitcase and wasn’t in his carry on. Nope – No grenade launchers anywhere on a plane. CANADA: JOKER?…
TENNESSEE: Penis envy, maybe? A woman received a notice from her homeowners’ association that she was being fined because the tires of her car created an image in the snow that looked to her neighbors like a penis. The woman who did not wish to reveal her name, wrote back saying she could not control the shape her tires make. The association quickly backed down. AUSTRALIA: Blowing in the wind? It has been reported that…