Sunday, April 23, 2006

A Wedding Cake Worth Dying For...

RAYMOND, Ohio -- A man who was growing impatient about the cake-cutting at a wedding reception allegedly stabbed the bride's father and brother Saturday afternoon.

Eric D. Adams, the bride's stepfather, was taken into custody without incident after the stabbing at the Liberty Township Community Center, according to the Union County Sheriff's Office. The victims were in serious but stable condition at The Ohio State University Medical Center.

"It was beautiful until something happened in the parking lot, and my dad and my brother got stabbed four or five times each," said Lisa Siders, a relative.

"I came running out and saw my dad, and blood was dripping everywhere," said Jessica Diamond.

After the stabbing, investigators said, Adams, 36, of Plain City, allegedly rammed his car to get out of the community center's parking lot. He drove through grass and away from the reception.

A sheriff's deputy at the scene saw the car leave the community center and stopped Adams, investigators said. Adams' wife, who is the bride's mother, and an 8-year-old granddaughter were also in the car, Tate reported.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Now THAT is codependent.

Woman Allegedly Smuggles Grenade Into Jail

© 2006 The Associated Press

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — A Salvadoran woman was detained after she tried to smuggle a military grenade and marijuana hidden in her vagina into the country's main prison, authorities said Wednesday.

Officials subsequently raised the security level at jails across the country, prison system spokesman Alberto Uribe said, adding the discovery showed "the inmates are planning something."

Lidia Alvarado, 44, was found hiding a cylinder containing the weapon and the drugs, as she entered La Esperanza prison on the northeastern outskirts of the capital of San Salvador, Uribe said.

She was turned over to police and charged with illegal weapons possession and drug trafficking, he said. Police who inspected the M-67 grenade said it was in working condition.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Easter Bunny Bounce...

APRIL 17--A Florida mall dispute ended Saturday night with the arrest of the Easter Bunny on battery charges. The rambunctious rabbit (aka Arthur McClure, 22) was nabbed after he allegedly struck a mall visitor who beefed about the early closure of a photo line on which kids and parents waited for a snapshot with the cuddly character.

According to Fort Myers Police Department reports, patron Erin Johansson complained to the Easter Bunny's assistant (Crystal Frechette, 25) and the two women began to argue. That's when Frechette (who's married to McClure) allegedly punched Johansson in the face. At that point, the report notes, the 280-pound McClure removed his costume's head and joined the fray, clocking Johansson in the back of her head.

McClure and Frechette, pictured below in Lee County Sheriff's Office mug shots, were each charged with two misdemeanors for their alleged roles in the brawl. McClure's occupation is listed as "Easter Bunny" on the arrest report, which also notes that he has a bear head tattooed on his right arm.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

I Think I'm Gonna Call in Dead

TACOMA, Wash. — Everybody’s had days when they felt bad enough to call in sick to work. But a particularly devious Iowa couple took it one step further. Since they couldn’t necessarily call themselves in dead, they killed their “son” instead.

The fictional fiasco started in December, when James Snyder and Mary Jo Jensen began telling their employer that their son was very ill and they couldn’t come to work, the Associated Press reports. But they technically didn’t even have a son.

Snyder, Jensen’s boyfriend, claimed that Jensen’s kid from a previous relationship was actually his own, so when the sort-of-son fell ill, the pair had to skip out on work to tend to him together.

Police say the pair told their employer that the boy, after struggling on life support, died at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., so they submitted an obituary to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier to back their story up.

Only problem was, the kid was spotted chowing down at an area restaurant after his obituary ran — looking pretty good for a dead guy.Police caught on, and Snyder was charged with tampering with records. Jensen was charged with being an accessory after the fact.

Records show the son told police about the pair’s plan.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Panty Party Gets Prison

MENOMONIE, Wis. - A 25-year-old man convicted of stealing hundreds of pairs of underwear was sentenced on Friday to one year in jail for his second conviction of stealing panties.

Scholfield had been accused of stealing three pair of thong underwear from a woman last summer. He allegedly broke into the woman's home while she was out of town and stole what the woman described as "very distinctive-looking" underwear.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Bowling for Trash Cans...

The first video shame spiral. We followed these fellows out of the bowling alley. They couldn't get enough of knocking down pins. Taken from my cellphone camera. Guard your volume. ;)

Friday, April 07, 2006

Youth Pastor Smites; Student Can't Dodge His "Balls"

LIBERTY, Missouri (AP) -- A youth minister was charged with assault for allegedly knocking down a 16-year-old boy and kicking him in the groin after taking a head shot from the teen in a dodgeball game.

David M. Boudreaux, 27, was charged Wednesday with one count of third-degree assault. According to court documents, the incident happened in February at Crescent Lake Christian Academy. Authorities said the teen missed Boudreaux with one throw but then knocked the youth minister's glasses off with the next.

The boy apologized, authorities said, but Boudreaux pushed him backward, and when the teen got up again Boudreaux kicked him in the groin and left.

The teen suffered whiplash and post-concussion syndrome and had blood in his urine after being kicked, according to court records. Boudreaux later apologized, prosecutors said. Jeanne D. Hewitt, administrator of Crescent Lake Christian Academy, said Boudreaux had been placed on administrative leave.