MORE EVIDENCE THAT THIS WORLD IS FULL OF COMPLETE IDIOTS
- Police in Wichita, Kansas, arrested a 22-year-old man at an
airport hotel after he tried to pass two (counterfeit) $16 bills.
- A man in Johannesburg, South Africa, shot his 49-year-old friend
in the face, seriously wounding him, while the two practiced shooting
beer cans off each other's head.
- A company trying to continue its five-year perfect safety record
showed its workers a film aimed at encouraging the use of safety
goggles on the job. According to Industrial Machinery News, the
film's depiction of gory industrial accidents was so graphic that
twenty-five workers suffered minor injuries in their rush to leave the
screening room. Thirteen others fainted, and one man required seven
stitches after he cut his head falling off a chair while watching the
- The Chico, California, City Council enacted a ban on nuclear
weapons, setting a $500 fine for anyone detonating one within city
- A bus carrying five passengers was hit by a car in St. Louis, but
by the time police arrived on the scene, fourteen pedestrians had
boarded the bus and had begun to complain of whiplash injuries and
- A convict broke out of jail in Washington DC, then a few days
later he accompanied his girlfriend to her trial for robbery. At
lunch, he went out for a sandwich. She needed to see him, and thus
had him paged. Police officers recognized his name and arrested him as
he returned to the courthouse in a car he had stolen over the lunch
- Police in Radnor, Pennsylvania, interrogated a suspect by placing
a metal colander on his head and connecting it with wires to a
photocopy machine. The message "He's lying" was placed in the copier,
and police pressed the copy button each time they thought the suspect
wasn't telling the truth. Believing the "lie detector" was working,
the suspect confessed.
- When two service station attendants in Ionia, Michigan, refused to
hand over the cash to an intoxicated robber, the man threatened to
call the police. They still refused, so the robber called the police
and was arrested.
- A Los Angeles man who later said he was "tired of walking," stole
a steam-roller and led police on a 5 mph chase until an officer
stepped aboard and brought the vehicle to a stop.