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WYOMING MAN ARRESTED FOR GOING DOOR-TO-DOOR TO SELL COCAINE
By Tommy Gimler Jun 22, 2016
The Girl Scouts have some competition!
It does sound a tad more enticing than a refurbished vacuum cleaner, but we’ll still have to pass.
According to the Casper Star-Tribune, a 56-year-old Casper man was arrested Monday evening after he attempted to sell his stash of Colombian bam bam by going door-to-door to several residences on Conwell Street.
Police said Thomas Avery Glenn approached a woman in her yard around 6:30 p.m. and asked her if she wanted to get high on his booger sugar. She declined and told Glenn to get off her lawn, so he walked across the street and knocked on the door of another house.
When police arrived, Glenn walked through another yard and tried to dump his stash of snout candy on the other side of a fence. It was a good effort, but it didn’t fool police, as one of the officers opened the bag and found both cocaine and meth inside.
Glenn told police the drugs weren’t his and that he was going door-to-door looking for tree-trimming work. The biggest problem with Glenn’s story is that it wasn’t true, so officers arrested him and charged him with possession of meth, possession of cocaine and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver.
Hey, C’Mon. Cut the guy a break. Coke doesn’t just sell itself!
Woman ‘drop-kicks’ Kroger cake, saying it was ‘ruined’
Daniel Bethencourt, Detroit Free Press4:33 p.m. EDT June 20, 2016
(Photo: Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press)
Bloomfield Township Police are investigating whether a local Kroger customer, unhappy with her custom birthday cake, “drop-kicked” the cake in frustration, then stomped on it in front of employees before storming out of the store.
The incident happened at about 2 p.m. Saturday, when the woman arrived to pick up a “Batman v. Superman” birthday cake from the bakery section of the Kroger on Telegraph Road, according to a news release.
Yet the woman, not named by police, “was not satisfied with the decoration on the cake, so she went behind the bakery counter in an attempt to fix it herself,” police said.
Employees, who could not have known what was to follow, told the woman she could not be behind the counter and had to step away. This only seemed to make her angrier. She carried the cake back around to the front of the counter, then “drop-kick(ed)” it, the Kroger manager told police.
“The action caused pieces of cake and frosting to be strewn about the bakery section of the store,” the news release added dryly. The woman also reportedly “stepped on (the cake) several times” and shouted an expletive while yelling, ‘They … ruined my 7-year-old’s birthday cake!’”
She then left the store quickly, “kicking over a wet floor sign on her way out,” the release said.
When police later interviewed the woman, she acknowledged she was upset about the lackluster decoration, which “was not as she expected.” But she rejected the notion that she “drop-kicked” the cake, and told police that “it accidentally slipped out of her hand.”
Investigators are still looking into the incident, and did not announce any arrests. Kroger says it does not have video surveillance of the incident. Police may never know what the birthday cake looked like.
1-armed Pa. man accused in pot-fueled samurai sword attack
Todd A. Clark, 51, who is missing his left arm, was told by family members to put out the pot he was smoking in his bedroom and allegedly reacted by grabbing a decorative samurai sword and striking his brother-in-law in the face.(screen shot/KDKA)
Who says marijuana isn’t dangerous? A Westmoreland County man who was told by family members to put out the pot he was smoking in his bedroom allegedly reacted by grabbing a decorative samurai sword and striking his brother-in-law in the face.
TribLive.com reports that Todd A. Clark, 51, who is missing his left arm, was arraigned on charges of attempted homicide, simple assault, possession of a prohibited offensive weapon and two counts of aggravated assault filed by Monessen city police in the Thursday morning incident.
The attacker’s brother-in-law, identified as Bill Garey, was struck with the 3-foot sword across the bridge of the nose and was treated and released with stitches on his nose and above his right eyebrow.screen shot/WTAE
Clark’s brother-in-law, identified as Bill Garey, was struck with the 3-foot sword across the bridge of the nose and was treated and released with stitches on his nose and above his right eyebrow, TribLive.com writes, adding:
Clark’s sister Amelia Garey, who is married to the alleged victim, began arguing with Clark just after midnight because the family did not want him to smoke marijuana in the house.
At first, Clark allegedly wielded a cane against his sister, and then when Bill Garey intervened, Clark is accused of grabbing for his sword and swinging it at his brother-in-law’s face:
“(Clark) smokes marijuana, and we don’t want him smoking marijuana inside the house because we have grandkids. Todd (Clark), who is disabled, said, ‘If I can’t have it, I’ll kill myself,’ ” Bill Garey told TribLive.com.
Police found the white-handled sword emblazoned with a dragon design and blood still on the blade lying on the porch of the home.
Convicted sex offender asks mother of 14-year-old ‘I want her, what do you want for it?’
Thursday, June 16th 2016, 6:26 am PDTFriday, June 17th 2016, 7:23 am PDT
By Amber Stegall, Digital Content Manager
Ricky James Overhulser, 53 (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) –
A Lubbock man has been arrested and charged with attempt to compel prostitution after he allegedly approached a 14-year-old girl at a 7-11 gas station on Parkway Drive on Tuesday. The man has also been identified as a registered sex offender.
According to Lubbock police documents, just after 1:30 p.m., officers responded to the gas station after reports of an attempted kidnapping. The victim, a 14-year-old girl, was fueling up her mother’s car while her mother paid inside.
Reports say 53-year-old Ricky James Overhulser pulled up next to the girl and told her to get into his car. The girl refused and Overhulser told her again to get in his car and she refused a second time. He then asked her if she “dated.” She told him “no” and went into the store to get her mother.
“She got pretty startled, as a 14-year-old would,” said Lt. Ray Mendoza with the Lubbock Police Department.
Police say when the mother came outside, Overhulser had driven away. She was finishing fueling up her car when he returned, pulled up close to her car and fanned cash while he asked, “how much for your daughter.” The girl’s mother called him a “dirty old man” and let him know she was calling police.
Overhulser drove away in a white Pontiac passenger car.
Mendoza says the mother and daughter were able to get a license plate number.
“The detectives get called to the scene, they immediately go looking for him, try to hunt him down,” he says. “We put out a broadcast to all our local officers. We reached out to DPS and the Sheriff’s Department to be on the lookout.”
Enough information was gathered to obtain an arrest warrant late Wednesday night.
“He had a couple of municipal court warrants, so they were at least, trying to arrest him while the investigators continued to work the case,” Mendoza explains.
Overhulser was already in the Lubbock County Jail on unrelated charges and was re-arrested on the new charges.
Overhulser has been a registered sex offender since 2000, where his victim was a 16-year-old female, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety sex offender registry. He spent 10 years in jail, from 2000 until 2010.
“Always report any kind of suspicious behavior,” Mendoza says. “The citizens are our eyes and ears. If you see something, say something.”
Copyright 2016 KCBD. All rights reserved.
Newfoundlander calls 911 to tell police there isn’t enough cheese on her pizza
By: Staff The Canadian Press Published on
- JOHN’S, N.L. — An upset Newfoundlander called 911 to report her pizza didn’t have enough cheese, police say.
Const. Geoff Higdon said the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary took the call Friday from someone in the St. John’s area.
“The individual had an issue with the company she bought the pizza from, and there wasn’t enough cheese, and had approached the company and didn’t like whatever response they had given,” Higdon said Monday.
“I’m not sure if by calling us they assumed there was some sort of action we could take, or what the situation was, but of course we advised the individual they just needed to speak with the manager of the company and not the police.”
Higdon said an RNC communications technician described it as “THE call — that one call that will always stick with you as completely bizarre,” but the force has received many inappropriate inquiries over the years.
Emergency agencies the world over have struggled with them since adopting 911. Last month, a Las Vegas-area fire department held a news conference to ask people to not call over “stubbed toes and sore throats.” In February, police in Kentucky reportedly said people often called them to ask directions.
In December, British Columbia’s largest 911 call centre, E-Comm911, issued a list of the top 10 reasons not to call the emergency line, based on actual calls received in 2015.
Among them: Requesting the number for a local tire dealership; reporting an issue with a vending machine; asking for the non-emergency line; complaining a car was parked too close to theirs; reporting that a child wouldn’t put his seatbelt on; telling police about a coffee shop that refused to give a refill; asking if it’s OK to park on the street; reporting someone had used a roommate’s toothbrush; seeking help getting a basketball out of a tree; and complaining that their building’s noisy air system was keeping them awake.
Higdon said Monday inappropriate phone calls often come on the RNC’s non-emergency lines too.
“People call our communications centre to complain about stuff they hear about on the radio that has nothing to do with police or justice or law or anything. They call us to give an opinion. That one’s common. There are radio open line shows and sometimes people call us instead of there,” he said.
Higdon said the department has repeatedly made it clear: 911 is for emergencies only. And yet the calls keep coming.
“I think when people have a problem and they’re just completely stumped at who to call, they’ll call us,” he said.
“And oftentimes we’re able to provide assistance, or maybe direct them to the right person, or in some cases, it’s just a completely inappropriate thing to ask police, like in this instance.”
— By Adina Bresge in Halifax
Swedish footballer sent off for farting during match
- Defender Adam Lindin Ljungkvist sent off for breaking wind
• Referee called it ‘unsportsmanlike’ and ‘deliberate provocation’
A Swedish footballer has hit out after being sent off for breaking wind during a match – with the referee accusing him of ‘deliberate provocation’.
Wednesday 22 June 2016 10.59 EDTLast modified on Thursday 23 June 201605.31 EDT
A Swedish footballer has hit out after being sent off for breaking wind during a match – with the referee accusing him of “deliberate provocation” and “unsportsmanlike behaviour”.
Adam Lindin Ljungkvist, who was playing at left-back in the match between Järna SK’s reserve team and Pershagen SK, was shown a second yellow card late on in what local media called “bizarre circumstances”.
“I had a bad stomach, so I simply let go,” the 25-year-old told Länstidningen Södertälje. “Then I received two yellow cards and then red. Yes, I was shocked, it’s the strangest thing I have ever experienced in football.
“I asked the referee, ‘What, am I not allowed to break wind a little?’ ‘No,’ he replied … I don’t get it but maybe he thought I farted in my hand and threw the fart at him. But I did not.”
Opposition striker Kristoffer Linde told the paper: “I was standing a good distance away but I heard the fart loud and clear. It’s the strangest thing I’ve seen on a pitch, and I’ve been playing football since I was eight years old.”
The referee, Dany Kako, confirmed that Ljungkvist had received the second yellow card for breaking wind, explaining: “I perceived it as deliberate provocation. He did it on purpose and it was inappropriate. Therefore, he received a yellow card.”
Ljungkvist told Aftonbladet: “To provoke anyone with a fart is not particularly smart or normal. It’s nonsense – I just broke wind and got a red card. I spoke to the referee afterwards, I was annoyed, but there were no bad words. I just said he was a buffoon.”
Kako said he had experienced similar incidents before. “Once there was a player who stood and peed next to the pitch. I showed him a yellow card, too.”
‘Like a scene from Hot Fuzz’: Police swoop on ‘illegal’ rubber duck race in the Cotswolds
By Gloucestershire Echo | Posted: June 22, 2016
A previous duck race in Bourton
Police swooped on a picturesque Cotswold village after snooty locals complained about charity fundraisers holding a rubber duck race.
Officers descended on Bourton-on-the-Water,to break up the charity event which was raising money for a local branch of Blood Bikes.
The charity is made up of volunteer riders who operate a free blood and medical equipment delivery service to NHS facilities 24 hours a day.
But fundraisers ran into hot water when they held a charity duck race in the village on Sunday afternoon.
Minutes after around 100 rubber ducks were launched into the River Windrush, which snakes through the centre of the village, a resident called police.
According to an ancient bylaw, the river and the village green cannot be used on Sundays for fundraising purposes.
Bizarrely, the only group allowed to hold an event on a Sunday is a brass band.
Officers from Gloucestershire Police ordered the organisers to halt the event or risk arrest.
Stunned onlookers said the dramatic scenes looked “like something out of the film Hot Fuzz.”
Sales manager Jonathan Dixon, 45, from Cheltenham, took his two young sons to watch the duck race.
He said: “It was bonkers. Everyone was having a great time and the kids were chasing after the ducks as they went down the river.
“Suddenly a police car came along and two officers went over and talked to some chaps who were running the event.
“The event was abandoned after the first few races. Apparently the races broke some old bylaw and the villagers got upset and someone called the police.
“I have to say it soured the whole day. Talk about using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. The officers looked pretty embarrassed about it and I can understand why.
“It was like something out of the film Hot Fuzz (below). Surely the cops have got better things to do than stop a rubber duck race in the Costwolds.”
But business owners in the village, nicknamed “Little Venice”, stood by their decision to call police.
One shop keeper in the village said: “The bylaws are in place for a reason and must be respected.
“The parish council is responsible for the upkeep of the river and the village green.
“This means every time a child pulls out the stones from the river or a someone
leaves rubbish on the green the parish council pick up the bill.
“This group who wanted to hold the duck race had not asked for permission before they just turned up.
“The bikes were left all over the green and several revved their engines which was extremely upsetting.”
Another local resident, who did not want to be named, added: “Sunday was Father’s Day and there were lots of families enjoying an afternoon in the village.
“Their peace was completely shattered by dozens of bikers in heavy leathers invading the village and chucking a load of rubber ducks in the river.
“It is frankly unfair to expect the villagers to put up with such nonsense from these undesirables who ruin the peace and quiet and then accuse us of being kill-joys.”
Yesterday the village’s Chamber of Commerce defended reporting the group to the police.
A spokesperson said: “It is against village bylaws to park any vehicle on the green however a number of motorcycles were parked on the grass.
“The village green and river bed are under the jurisdiction of the Parish Council and are maintained with the financial support of the business community.
“Use of the green and river for the weekend’s event was not applied for.
“Even when applied for, local organisations are not able to use the village green for
fundraising events on a Sunday.
“Lots of charities and organisations use the village green and river for events and are welcome to do so when adhering to the guidelines and obtaining the relevant permissions.”
Despite officers being called and asking organisers to stop running a series of races, £518 was raised for the charity.
A spokesman for Midland Freewheelers Blood Bikes said: “We rely on donations.
“The duck race is an annual event and a lot of money is always raised for us, for which we are very grateful.
“We understand the event did go ahead on Sunday but there were also issues raised by some about the rules on running such events.
“I haven’t heard if they will be able to put on the event next year or not.”
Gloucestershire Constabulary confirmed they were called to the village.
A spokeswoman said: “At about 2.45pm on Sunday, June 19, 2016, police responded to a complaint that a number of motorbikes were parked on the village green, contravening a local bylaw protecting the site.
“An officer asked the riders to move their bikes, which they kindly did.
“Organisers of the duck race were given advice about guidelines and permissions governing the staging of events on the green.”
Read more: http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/like-a-scene-from-hot-fuzz-police-swoop-on-illegal-rubber-duck-race-in-the-cotswolds/story-29430495-detail/story.html#ixzz4CQ98Bkum
KFC creates pulled pork burger, customers are confused
From The New Zealand Herald
4:00 PM Thursday Jun 16, 2016
KFC’s pulled pork burger will be available for a limited time. Photo / Facebook
KFC customers in Australia say they’re confused and outraged after the fast food restaurant famous for its fried chicken launched a limited edition pork burger.
The Kentucky Pulled Pork Burger, which contains pulled pork, coleslaw and barbecue sauce on a brioche bun, is available across all KFC restaurants for the next four weeks.
“We have a popular core menu but we also know customers want to try something different every so often,” a spokeswoman told news.com.au. She confirmed it’s the first time pork has appeared on KFC menus in Australia.
“The Kentucky Pulled Pork Burger is something completely different to what most people will expect from KFC,” she said.
“We are very proud of our southern heritage and this is why we have branched out from our chicken into another favourite from the region.”
According to a KFC spokesperson for New Zealand, the burger’s arrival here will depend on how it’s received across the ditch.
“As with all international product innovations we are closely monitoring public opinion and social media to see how the Kentucky Pulled Pork Burger is received in Australia. Depending on this, we could potentially introduce the burger onto the New Zealand menu.”
But so far, the response has not been great as KFC fans take to social media to question why a chicken restaurant is now selling pork.
“All I have to say I’m done with you KFC. Since when pork is chicken? This has put me in a situation that I won’t go to kfc anymore if u are going to sell pork at your store …” wrote one man on Facebook.
The comments on KFC’s Instagram page were similarly unflattering.
“What the f*** pork at KFC?” wrote one person. Others said “WHAT THE HECK KFC”, “wtf is this??” and “that’s not chicken”.
One person tried the burger and was unimpressed with how different it looked from the promo photo.
“The brand new Kentucky pulled pork burger … we got too [sic] thinking they looked filling and great until we got it … funny how it looks great in the photos but this is ours,” wrote one man on Facebook, alongside this image.
A customer shares an image of his KFC pulled pork burger. Photo / Facebook
The pulled pork burger costs $AU5.95 or $7.95 as part of a combo meal and is available in Australia from June 14 until July 11.