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WHO@ Newsletter - January 31, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Snow way!
Teens arrested for robbing motorists stuck in snow
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110123/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_stuck_in_snow_thefts

Three teens accused of robbing motorists stuck in the snow have been caught after ­ you guessed it ­ they got stuck in the snow themselves.

Prosecutors announced robbery and armed criminal action charges Friday against 18-year-old Darion O. Page of Kansas City, a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old.

The Kansas City Star reported that police found the teens stuck in a snowdrift early Thursday morning.

The victims' credit cards were among the items found in their vehicle.

Court documents say the 17-year-old denied participating in the robberies and told police that all he did was drive.

The documents say Page admitted being present, but he blamed the holdups on the 16-year-old. The Star says that teen declined to make a statement.

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WHO@ Newsletter - January 24, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Love this stupid criminal's name!
Mass. police chief: Man tried to sell me fake gold
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110119/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_fake_gold_police

Police say a Boston man picked the wrong mark when he tried to sell him fake gold jewelry at a grocery store.

The man approached William Pace on Sunday and offered to sell him a bracelet and chain marked as 14 karat gold for $100. Two problems ­ Pace is the police chief in Randolph, Mass., and he owns a jewelry store.

Pace, who was out of uniform, tells The Patriot Ledger he could tell the gold was fake by its look and feel.

The suspect, identified by police as Johnnie Butts, will be issued a summons to appear in court on a charge of attempt to commit larceny by false pretense.

Police are trying to determine if Butts sold any fake jewelry to others before approaching Pace.

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WHO@ Newsletter - January 17, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Stupid criminals
Trapped burglars call police for help
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110113/od_nm/us_germany_thieves_odd

Two would-be thieves called in their own crime to police in Germany after they could not escape from a broken-down elevator over the weekend, police said in a statement.

"This sounds really dumb," one of the thieves told police in Cologne over the elevator's emergency phone, "But I'm afraid that we wanted to break in and the elevator has gotten stuck."

When police arrived they found the two thieves aged 31 and 37 stuck in the elevator of an office building.

The thieves allegedly broke into the building and were attempting to reach a higher floor when the elevator became stuck, the police said.

They decided to phone for help when one thief injured his hand attempting to pry open the door.

Firemen eventually freed the men and they were arrested.

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WHO@ Newsletter - January 11, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Try to use a name of an "unwanted" man
Mont. man arrested after giving name of wanted man
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110107/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_arrested_anyway
Authorities in Montana say a man who had three outstanding warrants for his arrest gave officers a false name during a traffic stop ­ but ended up in custody anyway because that man was also wanted.

Court records say that during a traffic stop Monday in Great Falls, Jonothan Ray Gonsalez, of Box Elder, told police that his name was Timothy Michael Koop Jr.

The officer learned a man by that name was wanted in Hill County and arrested him.

Police say a search of Gonsalez after his arrest turned up half a gram of methamphetamine in his jacket pocket and he was charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs.

The Great Falls Tribune reports Gonsalez gave his real name on Tuesday, so a charge of issuing a false report to law enforcement was added.

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WHO@ Newsletter - January 3, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried...Talk about cold feet - literally!
Pa. couple wed on boat, take chilly river plunge
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110103/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_taking_the_plunge

A Pennsylvania couple took a frigid plunge to symbolize taking another plunge ­ their marriage.

Judy Herilla and Adam Lipinski were among hundreds of members of the Pittsburgh Polar Bear Club who jumped into the Monongahela River on New Year's Day.

Unlike the others, they had just gotten married aboard a water taxi.

Herilla, of Springdale, wore a veil and a long purple-and-white tutu with her swimsuit. Lipinski wore a T-shirt with a tuxedo design and shorts.

They had considered waiting to get married until Nov. 11, so their anniversary would be 11-11-11, but settled for 1-1-11 and jumping into the 37-degree water.

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