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He's busted and facing a terrorism charge, so I'm calling this a "Strange Crime" rather than a "WTF?" ...
Missouri man dressed as Joker charged in terrorist threats

A suburban St. Louis man accused of livestreaming threats to bomb and kill people in a bustling entertainment district while dressed as the Batman villain the Joker has been charged with terrorism.

Forty-eight-year-old Jeremy Garnier, of University City, was charged Tuesday with a felony count of making a terrorist threat. A judge ordered Garnier held without bail, with court documents noting that he was a “danger to the community.” ...

The charging document doesn’t indicate whether he was in possession of any explosives or was otherwise armed.

Police responded Monday night to the Blueberry Hill restaurant and music club in the Delmar Loop neighborhood in University City after receiving a call about an active shooter, according to the charging document. The charges said Garnier had made threats while dressed as the Joker.

A nearly hourlong livestream posted to the Facebook account for a Jeremy Joseph Garnier shows a man dressed as the Joker, complete with makeup, talking to the camera in a bedroom where he is putting on a costume. He’s later seen driving in his car, smoking a pipe and going to the St. Louis Galleria shopping mall in Richmond Heights, where he’s stopped by security and asked to leave. The video then shows him talking about ending the country’s opioid epidemic before he enters the venue where he orders a soda, saying: “I can’t be inebriated when I’m planning on, you know, killing a bunch of people.”

Within minutes, the man was handcuffed with the livestream still rolling. ...

Garnier has eight burglary and stealing convictions dating back to 1990.
SOURCE: https://apnews.com/19176461547c9dc30382f46a15ed7733
 

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I'm not sure this is ironic enough for the Irony thread, so I'll put it here ...

The old saying "takes one to know one" comes to mind ...
Miami crime expert to plead guilty in Venezuela graft case

A University of Miami professor who is a top expert on money laundering in Latin America is scheduled to plead guilty for trying to hide $3 million in proceeds from a corruption scheme with Venezuela’s socialist government.

Bruce Bagley, 73, was arrested in November on three counts of money laundering. Authorities said the charges arose from deposits he received from bank accounts in Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates that allegedly contained the stolen proceeds from a Venezuelan public housing project.

Soon afterward, he was freed on $300,000 bail after pleading not guilty. But this week, filings in the New York federal court indicated he would change his plea to guilty in a hearing scheduled for March 20. ...

Bagley, an international studies professor, is co-author of “Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime and Violence in the Americas Today,” published in 2015, among other books. He has testified before Congress, as an expert in court and been interviewed by numerous news organizations ...
FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/b9843dfd8e939f045c04701e9105ab47
 

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A bit more serious than forgotten library books.

A man rented Freddy Got Fingered in 2002 and has been arrested for not bringing it back
James Meyers found there was a warrant for his arrest when he was pulled over.
Mar 24th 2016, 9:39 PM 33,468 Views 37 Comments
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A NORTH CAROLINA man says he was arrested for failing to return a VHS tape that he rented in 2002.
James Meyers says he was driving his daughter to school on Tuesday when a police officer pulled him over for a broken rear light.
He says the officer told him there was a warrant out for his arrest from 2002, because Meyers had rented the movie Freddy Got Fingered starring Tom Green and never returned it.
Meyers says the officer let him take his daughter to school and go to work, as long as he promised to turn himself in to the police department later that day.


Arrested for not returning an old VHS rental!! @BlakeWSOC9 has new details tonight on @wsoctv cc: @tomgreenlive pic.twitter.com/5EhQIXQGhX
— Paul Boyd (@PaulBoydWSOC9) March 24, 2016

Source: Paul Boyd/Twitter
https://www.thejournal.ie/video-rental-2680281-Mar2016/
 

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Noisy people can be annoying bur perhaps he went a tad too far.

A man in Russia has shot dead five people for talking loudly outside his house late in the evening.

Police said the shooting happened in the village of Yelatma, in the Ryazan region about 200km (124 miles) south-east of Moscow. The area is currently under lockdown due to the coronavirus. Investigators say the man initially complained to the group from his balcony, and an argument broke out. He then opened fire with a hunting rifle.

The four men and one woman "died of their injuries on the spot" at around 2200 on Saturday, the Investigative Committee said.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52173341
 

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Noisy people can be annoying bur perhaps he went a tad too far.

A man in Russia has shot dead five people for talking loudly outside his house late in the evening.

Police said the shooting happened in the village of Yelatma, in the Ryazan region about 200km (124 miles) south-east of Moscow. The area is currently under lockdown due to the coronavirus. Investigators say the man initially complained to the group from his balcony, and an argument broke out. He then opened fire with a hunting rifle.

The four men and one woman "died of their injuries on the spot" at around 2200 on Saturday, the Investigative Committee said.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52173341
But did he use a silencer ?
 

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They shouldn't have been out anyway


I find it relaxing to hear people talking outside, so long as it is normal talking, not the loud type
 

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Might be just concealing a death but likely to have occurred more than 50 years ago.

A 72-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an investigation into human bones found on farmland.

The remains were discovered in a remote location near Chop Gate in North Yorkshire on 31 March.Forensic archaeologists said the bones are male and likely to have been there for more than half a century.

North Yorkshire Police said the arrested man, from the York area, has been interviewed and released on conditional bail. The force is working on the investigation with the Ministry of Defence, the RAF Police Forensic Team and experts from the RAF and the Army. The death is not being treated as a homicide.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-52468298
 

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Bones being examined.

Forensic experts have begun studying two sets of bones at a Vatican City cemetery where a missing teenager’s family was tipped to look for her.

Holy See spokesman Alessandro Gisotti said on Saturday that the analysis is being done at the Pontifical Teutonic College, where the bones were found under a stone slab last week. The missing girl, Emanuela Orlandi, vanished in 1983 aged 15 after she left her family’s apartment in Vatican City for a music lesson in Rome.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/break...arch-for-missing-vatican-teenager-938320.html
Nothing to see here, move along.

The Vatican has formally closed its latest investigation into the 1983 disappearance of an employee’s 15-year-old daughter after digging up a Holy See cemetery in search of her remains.

The mystery of Emanuela Orlandi’s disappearance has horrified and intrigued Italians for decades. The cold case resurfaced last year after an anonymous tip to the missing girl’s family suggested her body might be buried in the Teutonic cemetery inside the walls of Vatican City. The Vatican had underground burial chambers near the cemetery opened and brought in forensic experts to investigate. But tests on thousands of bone fragments determined the remains long predated Emanuela’s disappearance, the most recent ones having been interred about 100 years ago.


https://www.irishexaminer.com/break...disappearance-of-15-year-old-girl-996940.html
 

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A California man has been arrested for stealing — and drinking — wine from a moving tanker.

Gabriel Moreno, 39, was busted by CHP after he boarded a truck traveling down Highway 99 on Tuesday and began guzzling the contents.

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But as soon as the truck stopped, the driver of the car sprang out — wearing nothing but his underwear — before disappearing behind the trailer.

"That's when the driver realized, 'This isn't right,' and re-enters the traffic lane," Olsen said, per the Modesto Bee.

But unbeknownst to him, Moreno had clambered onto the back of the truck via its ladder.

He then managed to unscrew a valve and began guzzling the wine as it gushed onto the freeway behind them.

The truck driver was completely oblivious — until about a mile later when a gauge in the truck began to show it was losing weight.

He pulled over; as soon as he stopped Moreno "jumped down and placed himself beneath the belly of the truck and was just indulging in the wine," Olsen said.

"He was lying on the ground and doing snow angels, basically, as the wine was pouring down on him."


https://toofab.com/2020/05/08/man-steals-wine-moving-truck/
 

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I can't help but wonder how that guy's (the wine thief's) day started. Did he wake up, jump out of bed and say to himself, "I know what I'll do today! I'll get in my car, wearing only in my boxers, and abandon my car to mount a wine truck so I can chug down California Liebfraumilch till I get to the Oregon border!" I know there's no logic to reconstruct, but I get stuck on wondering what train of thought he found logical.
 

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I can't help but wonder how that guy's (the wine thief's) day started. Did he wake up, jump out of bed and say to himself, "I know what I'll do today! I'll get in my car, wearing only in my boxers, and abandon my car to mount a wine truck so I can chug down California Liebfraumilch till I get to the Oregon border!" I know there's no logic to reconstruct, but I get stuck on wondering what train of thought he found logical.
Probably an alcoholic who was short of booze.
 

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I can't help but wonder how that guy's (the wine thief's) day started. Did he wake up, jump out of bed and say to himself, "I know what I'll do today! I'll get in my car, wearing only in my boxers, and abandon my car to mount a wine truck so I can chug down California Liebfraumilch till I get to the Oregon border!" I know there's no logic to reconstruct, but I get stuck on wondering what train of thought he found logical.
No - he apparently wanted a free sandwich ... :bored:

Here's the rest of the story from the newspaper article linked above ...

When CHP officers caught Moreno, he was cooperative, Olsen said, and was booked for felony vandalism and misdemeanor driving on a suspended license.

“We’ve seen a lot of things, and this is right up there,” the officer said. He realized Moreno would be out of custody quickly, though, noting, “in the current environment we’re in (because of the coronavirus pandemic), a lot of people are being released before the reports are even written.”

Sure enough, Moreno was freed Wednesday and was in trouble again “within moments,” the Sheriff’s Department reported in a Facebook post.

It says a sergeant noticed a large crowd in the parking lot of the Community Services Agency at 251 E. Hackett Road in Modesto. It turned out Ceres police officers were trying to detain Moreno, who’d allegedly just tried to steal a truck belonging to a landscaping company. An employee intervened, prevented Moreno from leaving the area and called 911.

Moreno was distressed by his early release “and was unhappy he didn’t get a sandwich as part of the standard meal at the PSC (Public Safety Center),” the Facebook post says. He tried to steal the truck as “a way of getting a return visit to the jail, where he hoped to finally enjoy his sandwich.”

Seriously, that’s what he admitted, Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Luke Schwartz said.

But auto theft, too, is eligible for zero bail, Schwartz said, citing the California Judicial Council’s emergency mandate stemming from the COVID-19 health pandemic, to ease crowding for inmate safety.

As of Thursday morning, Moreno was back out.
https://www.modbee.com/news/local/crime/article242563191.html
 

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Better than drinking Corona I guess.

A man broke into a hospital cancer ward, drank two bottles of alcohol sanitiser, urinated on the floor, threw up and pulled down a curtain to use as a blanket.

David Dudley Miller was found slumped on a bed the next day by a horrified cleaner at the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby. Miller, 39, of no fixed address, apologised to all of the staff at the hospital when he appeared in court. He said he had such a problem with alcohol that he needed help and if he walked out of court, he would go and steal some.

The court heard the hard-pressed NHS would be left with a £500 bill during the coronavirus crisis at a time when it was facing "financial pressure and difficulty".

https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/grimsby-news/man-breaks-cancer-ward-downs-4130307
 

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A handbag had that many . . . items . . . stuffed into it?
Is "Russian handbag" English slang for sinister and gigantic containers?
 
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