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WHO@ Newsletter - August 30, 2010

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .that must have been one heck of a sale!
Yard sale patron allegedly hits man with pan
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100829/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_yard_sale_altercation

A 70-year-old yard sale shopper is facing charges after things apparently got a bit out of hand at a yard sale. Tuolumne County authorities said Jon Joslin was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly hit another man over the head with a cornbread pan at the sale Friday. A sheriff's spokesman said Joslin hit the fellow shopper with a five-pound, cast iron pan to prevent him from getting to the sale first.

It seems the two men arrived early at the yard sale and were walking up a long driveway when investigators said Joslin first attempted to trip 64-year-old Joseph Brown.

Brown suffered a head laceration but refused medical treatment.

It was not known if Joslin had retained an attorney.

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WHO@ Newsletter - August 23, 2010

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Stupid robber
Doh! Upstate NY bank robber forgets to put on mask
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100821/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_forgetful_bank_robber

Note to would-be bank robbers: when robbing a bank, be sure to put on your mask. Police said a robbery suspect had a dust mask around his neck but didn't pull it over his face when he walked into an HSBC branch Wednesday afternoon in the town of Eden, 15 miles south of Buffalo.

The bank's surveillance video shows the man walking into the bank and handing a teller a note that police said demanded money. The video also shows a dust mask that remains hanging around the man's neck.

While handing the note to the teller, the man answers his cell phone, then grabs the note and runs out of the bank.

Police speculate that the call came from the suspect's get-away driver, alerting him that he forgot to put on his mask.

The suspect remains at large.

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WHO@ Newsletter - August 16, 2010

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Don't tick off da judge
NC man sent to jail after laughing in courtroom
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100815/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_court_laughter
Court is no laughing matter as far as one North Carolina judge is concerned. A Fayetteville man who was waiting for his case to be heard Friday drew the ire of Judge Toni King after starting to laugh in a Cumberland County courtroom. Authorities said King asked 47-year-old Johnny Montgomery why he was laughing, but the man refused to say.

King ordered Montgomery to jail on a misdemeanor charge. As deputies were preparing to take Montgomery to jail, they searched him and found more than 3 grams of crack cocaine.

Montgomery was charged with felony drug possession. Authorities said he was being processed Friday evening and does not yet have a court date nor an attorney.

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WHO@ Newsletter - August 9, 2010

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Yeah, wearing headphones during sex is sexy

Ancient sex guide published as audio book
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100805/od_nm/us_britain_kamasutra_odd

Too shy to read the Kama Sutra on the train during rush hour? Just take out your headphones.

The ancient sex guide dating back 1,600 years has been published as an audio book for the first time in its long history in what its British-based publisher described as a "perfect meeting of ancient history and modernity."

"Now there's no need to feel embarrassed by reading a copy of this wonderful and important book in public -- simply download it on to your mp3 player and liven up your commute to work," said Simon Petherick, managing director of Beautiful Books.

"Some may also consider using the audio book as a step-by-step manual for improving bedroom techniques, without the need to stop and start with constant reference to a book." The Kama Sutra, narrated by a British…

WHO@ Newsletter - August 2, 2010

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .And I have a bridge for sale cheap

Police: 2 men tried to sell wood blocks as laptops
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100731/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_wooden_laptops
Investigators in Mississippi say two men wrapped blocks of wood in duct tape and bubble wrap, attached Toshiba labels and tried to pass them off as laptops.

Hinds County authorities charged the men with trademark infringement and selling goods with counterfeit labels. WLBT-TV in Jackson reports the men were caught Thursday when they tried to sell the fake laptops to an off-duty state trooper.

Hinds County Sheriff's Lt. Jeffery Scott says authorities also found binders filled with paper being passed off as computers.

However, no one actually bought the fakes.

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