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Meanwhile, in Las Vegas ... This man issued a bomb thread at a casino, telling police he had a grenade stuffed up his fundament. Even stranger is the fact this wasn't the first time he'd pulled such a stunt.

FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...t-Stafford-England-Marvin-Gaye/1871644340605/

With only 6.5 ozs/180g of explosive (in the current US Army grenade), he’d be more likely to redecorate the building than demolish it. Good effort, though.

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An entire Michigan cabin went missing and is presumed to have been stolen somehow.
NOTE: The cabin was relatively small and of modern / modular construction.
Entire cabin reported stolen in Michigan

Michigan State Police investigators are seeking the help of the public to locate an unusual piece of stolen property -- an entire cabin.

The Michigan State Police's Houghton Lake Post said the 12-foot by 28-foot cabin was originally located in Cold Springs Township. ...

The ... owners of the cabin recently reported it was missing, presumed stolen.

The cabin is believed to have been taken sometime between Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.
SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...d-stolen-Michigan-State-Police/1491645044994/
 

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Well, it was a while ago. If you drive a lot, you do see some strange stuff though!
Last year we were driving back on the highway from the Jersey Shore, the vehicle right in front of us in the middle lane swerved into the right hand lane to take the upcoming exit. Smacked into the vehicle that was already in the right hand lane, they both went flying all over the highway along with bits and pieces of glass and metal. I quickly swerved to the left to get around and away from them, all we heard behind us were screeching brakes and horns blasting. I have never seen anything like that before right in front of us, it was as if time slows down for a few seconds as you watch and react, as if it was happening in slow motion.
 

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Last year we were driving back on the highway from the Jersey Shore, the vehicle right in front of us in the middle lane swerved into the right hand lane to take the upcoming exit. Smacked into the vehicle that was in the right hand lane, they both went flying all over the highway along with bits and pieces of glass and metal. I quickly swerved to the left to get around and away from them, all we heard behind us were screeching brakes and horns blasting. I have never seen anything like that before right in front of us, it was as if time slows down for a few seconds as you watch and react, as if it was happening in slow motion.
Yes, it's unbelievable how idiotic some drivers are.
 

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it was as if time slows down for a few seconds
Yeah I've been in a similar situation on a few occasions. I think it's something to do with your brain realises that there is a lot of information suddenly 'incoming' that it has to deal with and so steps up it's processing power ridiculously for a short period to enable you to react correctly.
 

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Yeah I've been in a similar situation on a few occasions. I think it's something to do with your brain realises that there is a lot of information suddenly 'incoming' that it has to deal with and so steps up it's processing power ridiculously for a short period to enable you to react correctly.
Yes, it's very strange - you're probably right, the brain allows you to 'catch up' quickly.
 

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Maybe hospital waiting lists are too long?

A man has been charged with murder after allegedly sawing another man's leg off in north-eastern Australia.

A man, 66, died in a park in Innisfail, Far North Queensland, early on Saturday after being found by passers by, said police.Police believe the and the suspect, 36, had some sort of arrangement in which the younger man would amputate the older man's leg. The two men were known to each other, police said.

Police said the men drove to the park together then 20 minutes later, the 36-year-old man allegedly cut the other's leg off under the knee with a circular saw. The suspect then assisted the injured man back to the car before leaving the area on foot.

A passer by found the injured man and called the emergency services, but the 66-year-old died shortly afterwards.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-60451705
 

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Maybe hospital waiting lists are too long?

A man has been charged with murder after allegedly sawing another man's leg off in north-eastern Australia.

A man, 66, died in a park in Innisfail, Far North Queensland, early on Saturday after being found by passers by, said police.Police believe the and the suspect, 36, had some sort of arrangement in which the younger man would amputate the older man's leg. The two men were known to each other, police said.

Police said the men drove to the park together then 20 minutes later, the 36-year-old man allegedly cut the other's leg off under the knee with a circular saw. The suspect then assisted the injured man back to the car before leaving the area on foot.

A passer by found the injured man and called the emergency services, but the 66-year-old died shortly afterwards.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-60451705
A circular saw? I nicked myself on a bit of rough wood the other day and that was bad enough.
 

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I never posted when the verdict was reached at court but Ian Stewart was found guilty of murdering his wife (before meeting author Helen Bailey and murdering her).

I hope lessons are learnt from any mistakes that were made after the wife's death. Perhaps if there had been a more thorough process of postmortem investigation at that time, Ian Stewart could have been prevented from harming another person.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news...ane-stewart-brain-tissue-donation-web-of-lies

I feel sorry for the families and friends of those who died.
 

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A woman named Renate Christa Bach from my home town was convicted of attempted murder of her husband. 14 counts of attempted murder. I would probably have left a bit earlier than that.
 

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14 counts of attempted murder
Some people are hopeless aren't they?
I'm guessing it would have been 15 counts but maybe she got lucky on the 15th attempt.
Maybe he was so fed up with her trying to kill him that he decided to jump off something high instead of being pushed.
 

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I never understand why people don't just get separated or divorced. It HAS to be less strenuous than murder.
It's not like you can't take a life insurance policy out on your ex and then keep your fingers crossed.
 

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The Duke: A true crime film. Jim Broadbent plays 60 year old Kempton Bunton who in 1961 stole Goya's Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery, Helen Mirren is his wife, Dorothy. Mirren has to put with a lot, Bunton finds it hard to keep a job, is an aspiring playwright and campaigns for free tv licenses for OAPs and war veterans. His high jinks gets him into constant trouble with the authorities. Some great comical scenes but the best are the courtroom antics. An enjoyable comedy drama with impressive performances by Broadbent and Mirren alongside a strong supporting cast. A few interesting plot twists. Directed by Roger Michell from a screenplay by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. 8/10.
 

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Florida Man tries to taunt pursuing cops by breaking a beer bottle against his head, but instead gets himself shot when the sound was believed to be from the rifle he was holding in his other hand.
Fleeing Florida man breaks beer bottle over head, deputy fires back thinking it was gunshot

A man suspected in a series of central Florida crimes broke a beer bottle over his head and was shot by a sheriff’s deputy who thought the sound was a gunshot ...

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Saturday that deputies were trying to arrest the 27-year-old man when he stood up through the sunroof of a pickup truck holding a rifle in one hand and a bottle of Busch Light beer in the other.

The sergeant, who was behind the suspect and wasn't able to see the bottle “heard the popping noise" and thought the man had shot at his deputies, Judd said. He fired one shot, hitting the man in the neck.

The man was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not thought to be life threatening. No one else was injured in the Saturday morning shooting.

The man, who was with a female companion, stole a red Toyota pickup truck from a supermarket parking lot in Winter Haven, officials said. ...

”Thank God none of our deputies were injured today,” the sheriff said. “The suspect made several bad choices this morning, including the choice that forced our sergeant to shoot him.”
SOURCE: https://www.news4jax.com/news/flori...ad-deputy-fires-back-thinking-it-was-gunshot/
 

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I never understand why people don't just get separated or divorced. It HAS to be less strenuous than murder.
It's not like you can't take a life insurance policy out on your ex and then keep your fingers crossed.
They have all sorts of reasons, none of which will make sense to anyone else.

Years ago someone told me that one's marriage is irrevocably over when they start to fantasise about their spouse's death.

Doesn't have to be painful or undignified - quick and untraumatic will do, like a high speed car crash or a freak ladder accident - but the partner's death seems to be quick way out of a miserable situation.

This certainly occurred to me and I was astounded to learn how common it is.
Perhaps some people just take it further.
 

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The film "I love you to Death" was based on this true story.

In 1983, Frances Toto, a mother of four living in Allentown, Pa., and married to Tony Toto, a local pizza shop owner, decided to have her husband bumped off. It was an impulsive decision, Frances said later, but not a capricious one. Tony was cheating on her pretty much around the clock, and girls were starting to call the house. “A body can only take so much,” Frances explained.
https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1990-04-11-ca-1219-story.html

After failing in attempts to blow Tony up in his car and ambush him with a baseball bat (the bomb didn’t go off and he chased the bat-wielding assailant away), she hired two amateur hit men, who for $500 put a bullet in Tony’s chest after Frances first subdued him by spiking his chicken soup with sleeping pills.
But Tony didn’t die. He lay in bed unattended for four days with two bullets in him (another of his wife’s friends tried to help by shooting him in the head), and he still didn’t die.
 
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