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Sunday, December 30, 2012
San Diego: What were you doing in 1989? This guy was stealing, and hiding, a brand-new Corvette--put it in a storage locker and paid rent for 23 yrs before the latest price increase did him in. (He says storage cost him $70k over the yrs.) Still has a new-car smell, 67 miles on the odometer. (Bonus: The DA gave him a pass because he’s remorseful and cooperative.) Los Angeles Times
Holywell, England: Troy Hamilton is the most recent guy to steal a video survillance camera but accidentally get his face caught on tape (“camera,” in this case, meaning the lens unit only). Yr Editor includes this story only because of the startling revelation by the Mold Crown Court magistrate that he was assigning Hamilton to a “thinking skills course,” run by the probation service. England 1, U.S. 0. BBC News
Dorset, Vt.: Donald Blood III was charged with DUI after driving on the lawn at a home. (Bonus: It was Wilson House, a “sanctuary” owned by the late co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill Wilson.) Associated Press via Yahoo News
Newcastle-Under-Lyme, England: Julie Griffiths, 43, was upgraded to a 5-yr Anti-Social Behavior Order after her local council’s “monitoring equipment” was installed in a neighbor’s house and calculated that she screeched at her old man 47 noise-ordinance-busting times in three months. (Apparently, he’s fine with that, maybe because she’s such a knockout!) Daily Telegraph
Update: Our friend Jonathan Lee Riches temporarily abandoned his preferred m.o. for getting attention (litigation against famous people) in favor of declaring himself the uncle of Sandy Hook school shooter Adam Lanza. (Bonus: The Smoking Gun appears to have caught Radar Online making up stuff. TSG says it was Riches who filed the latest Britney Spears-Kevin Federline lawsuit, but Radar Online has various “insider” quotes as if the story were authentic. Well done.) The Smoking Gun
End of Year Treat: The fellas at Deadspin.com present their annual compilation of items people got stuck in various orifices (from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, which swears all they did was peel off the Centers for Disease Control database). Refrigerator magnets in each nostil, a nickel in someone else’s nose, plus ya got all your private parts chronicled. Deadspin (2012) /// Deadspin (2011)
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