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Strange Crimes

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Dont mess with this judge

The only time I've had to stand in front of a judge, he doubled my fine because I had my hands in my pockets after I'd been told to stand up. I wasn't being cocky, just nervous: "GET YOUR HANDS OUT OF YOUR POCKETS!" .. I'd never been in a court before (or since) but he didn't like the look of me (and my Mum was scowling at him but I was guilty). So never have your hands in your pockets if you're facing a judge. Good advice.
 
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I friend of mine in his 80's was pulled for speeding a few years back doing 90mph
on a Velocette Venom, the Judge said "At your age you should be setting a example
to younger people" my mate replied," I thought I was" didn't go down well,
 

Trevp666

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My mother, with dementia, could very clearly and lucidly explain how the woman across the ward from her was getting out of bed and rifling through her things at night.

Woman across the ward could neither move, nor speak.

You can't just listen to the words...
My late father once told me that he had had to speak to the vicar and tell him that the workmen at the church were leaving their vans parked too close to his driveway and it was making it hard for him to get his car out. Also told me that I had to "stop messing about with that 'Pearl' woman".
This was when I was visiting him in hospital during his last days.
He wasn't religious, had never lived near a church (or AFAIK even been in one), certainly didn't know a vicar, and I didn't have a clue who 'Pearl' was.
That dementia gets really bad towards the end.
But it was funny.
 

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My late father once told me that he had had to speak to the vicar and tell him that the workmen at the church were leaving their vans parked too close to his driveway and it was making it hard for him to get his car out. Also told me that I had to "stop messing about with that 'Pearl' woman".
This was when I was visiting him in hospital during his last days.
He wasn't religious, had never lived near a church (or AFAIK even been in one), certainly didn't know a vicar, and I didn't have a clue who 'Pearl' was.
That dementia gets really bad towards the end.
But it was funny.

Dementia patients sometimes remember what they've seen on TV as their own lives.

Maybe that was behind it? Sounds like Misdomer Murders!

Techy's old dear told us all about her lovely ski holiday a few years ago when the Winter Olympics were on.
 

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Dementia patients sometimes remember what they've seen on TV as their own lives.

Maybe that was behind it? Sounds like Misdomer Murders!

Techy's old dear told us all about her lovely ski holiday a few years ago when the Winter Olympics were on.
I also found that my mum would speak in a sort of 'code'. When I went to visit her once she was telling me how I needed to put my name down to get the gold, she was most insistent that I would miss out if I didn't put my name down. She asked me several times during the visit 'have you put your name down? You don't want to miss out?' until I assured her that I had, most definitely, got my name down for the gold. At which point she relaxed.

I think it was her way of expressing anxiety about me. Once I reassured her that I was all right (had my name down for the gold) she was happier. There were several instances of things like this, where the sentences themselves didn't make sense but the emotion behind them, once you could weasel it out, was real enough. The instance with the old lady across the ward stealing her things was, I think, her expressing her sense of powerlessness and inability to get anyone to understand her, or her anxieties.

That's how I interpreted it, anyway.
 

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...and when (my now dead) mum had a minor stroke a couple of years ago it affected her speech and that was about the only thing.
It was really rather amusing for both us and her afterwards, as she found her brain was now pulling out the wrong words for things.
One of the funniest was when I was asking her what she had had for dinner the previous evening, and she kept saying 'Ostriches!', each time surprising herself so much that it made her chuckle, repeatedly getting more and more ridiculous.
Eventually through the tears of laughter rolling down her cheeks, she managed to say.......
.....SOS.........A........JISS.....
Yes it was sausages she had had.
 

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Lady Gaga's dog-walker shot and bulldogs stolen

Two of Lady Gaga's French bulldogs were stolen on Wednesday night, after a gunman shot her dog-walker in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

A male suspect fired a semi-automatic handgun at the dog-walker, named in US media reports as Ryan Fischer, before making off with the dogs

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-56196226
 

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Melissa Caddick: Missing fraud suspect's foot found on Australian beach

Australian police say they have found the partial remains of a fraud suspect who vanished from her Sydney home four months ago.

Businesswoman Melissa Caddick's disappearance has captivated public attention, amid allegations she stole millions of dollars from her clients.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-56205519
 

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Amazon rainforest plots sold via Facebook Marketplace ads

Parts of Brazil's Amazon rainforest are being illegally sold on Facebook, the BBC has discovered.

The protected areas include national forests and land reserved for indigenous peoples.

Some of the plots listed via Facebook's classified ads service are as large as 1,000 football pitches.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56168844
 

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Lady Gaga's dog-walker shot and bulldogs stolen

Two of Lady Gaga's French bulldogs were stolen on Wednesday night, after a gunman shot her dog-walker in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

A male suspect fired a semi-automatic handgun at the dog-walker, named in US media reports as Ryan Fischer, before making off with the dogs

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-56196226
Dogs are back.

Lady Gaga's two stolen French bulldogs have been found safe and handed in to police, according to officials.

The two dogs, stolen in an armed robbery, have been "reunited" with the singer's representatives, police said. Lady Gaga's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot by two men who abducted the dogs in Hollywood, Los Angeles, on Wednesday. He is in hospital and his family said on Friday that he was expected to make a full recovery.

Details of how the dogs were recovered are unclear. The Associated Press said a woman had brought them to the Olympic Community Police Station in LA and the singer's representatives had confirmed they were hers. The woman appeared to be "uninvolved and unassociated" with the robbery, a police spokesman said.

Lady Gaga had offered $500,000 (£359,000) for their safe return but it is not clear if the reward has been claimed.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-56218620
 

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Pokemon geeks in Georgia - the worst kind of demented criminal element ... :nails:
Police searching for 2 men they say pulled shotgun on McDonald’s employees after buying Happy Meals

Police are searching for two men they say bought Happy Meals from a Woodstock McDonald’s for the Pokemon toys inside, left the food on the restaurant floor, and then pulled a shotgun on employees who confronted them. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/co...uying-happy-meals/LVGLKB4ODJDHRFMQ7BC3OINYFU/
 

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Pokemon geeks in Georgia - the worst kind of demented criminal element ... :nails:


FULL STORY: https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/co...uying-happy-meals/LVGLKB4ODJDHRFMQ7BC3OINYFU/
I might be pretty naive in relation to guns, but if the pics are of the suspects, how did they walk into the McDonalds without anyone knowing they had a shotgun? The one guy is wearing a tank top and, although the other is larger, he is wearing a shirt that I can’t picture would cover up a shotgun.
 

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I might be pretty naive in relation to guns, but if the pics are of the suspects, how did they walk into the McDonalds without anyone knowing they had a shotgun? The one guy is wearing a tank top and, although the other is larger, he is wearing a shirt that I can’t picture would cover up a shotgun.
As I understand it the guys pulled the shotgun out only after they'd moved to the parking lot, after they'd exited the building and staff had followed them outside.
 

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As I understand it the guys pulled the shotgun out only after they'd moved to the parking lot, after they'd exited the building and staff had followed them outside.
I missed that detail.
 

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Hoax caller jailed after making false report to police

A man who made a hoax call in attempt to get his colleague into trouble with police has been jailed for 10 months.

Ashley Hall, 26, a Labourer, of The Nurseries in Bognor Regis, dialled 999 at 4.07pm on 26 June and reported seeing a man waving a machete out of the window of a car in the Burgess Hill area.

Due to the seriousness of the report, this triggered a significant emergency response involving over 20 officers, including armed police.

The defendant gave officers the vehicle registration and it was traced to a location in Brighton, prompting police to close roads so the suspect, thought to be in possession of a weapon, could be safely detained. At no point did he claim to know the victim.

The victim was detained in Brighton and interviewed by officers who determined he was not in possession of a weapon and had not been in Burgess Hill at the time of the allegation.

In police interviews, Hall admitted the report he made to police about the victim was untrue.

He confessed that he wanted to get the victim in trouble following a workplace disagreement and wished to scare him by calling police....

https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/s...r-jailed-after-making-false-report-to-police/
 

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Cats can be used for almost anything.
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Cops: Ex-Con Used Cat To Clobber Man
Woman faces felony charge over attack

MARCH 2--An ex-con is back behind bars after she allegedly struck her male roommate in the face with the pair’s cat, according to an arrest report.

Police say that Wendi Hird, 56, and the 73-year-old victim were involved in a “verbal argument” late Sunday evening in their Largo,

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Florida home when the dispute turned violent.

Hird, cops say, “took their cat and threw it on the victim’s face, causing the cat to scratch the victim’s face.” Hird then followed up the feline attack by striking the man in the face.

An arrest affidavit does not reveal the cat’s age or weight.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/animals/cat-as-weapon-218930
 

Cochise

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Cats can be used for almost anything.
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Cops: Ex-Con Used Cat To Clobber Man
Woman faces felony charge over attack

MARCH 2--An ex-con is back behind bars after she allegedly struck her male roommate in the face with the pair’s cat, according to an arrest report.

Police say that Wendi Hird, 56, and the 73-year-old victim were involved in a “verbal argument” late Sunday evening in their Largo,

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Florida home when the dispute turned violent.

Hird, cops say, “took their cat and threw it on the victim’s face, causing the cat to scratch the victim’s face.” Hird then followed up the feline attack by striking the man in the face.

An arrest affidavit does not reveal the cat’s age or weight.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/animals/cat-as-weapon-218930
so the Simpsons' mad cat lady really exists!
 

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You notice that the dog stays well away. He’s not stupid.

A cat that attacks can do serious damage. The woman is lucky that it didn’t go at her when she turned to leave, though it was clearly setting up for a rematch!
 
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