Drunks make for awful drivers and worse thieves. Joseph Michael Hall, a 19-year-old Tennessee man, was arrested and charged with felony theft and a short list of misdemeanors after he allegedly got drunk and stole a Bobcat front-loading utility vehicle from a Knoxville-area nursery. Hall allegedly smashed the vehicle through a chain link fence at the nursery and tried to drive it home. But according to an arrest warrant it was all a case of criminal cover-up. “Mr. Hall stated that he was drunk and that he was trying to hide his nudity.”
Police in Pennsylvania said a 12-year-old boy is accused of using a BB gun to hold up a lemonade stand operated by a 10-year-old boy! The older boy allegedly threatened to shoot the other boy if he didn’t hand over the cash. They even got into a wrestling match over the money box. The older boy tore apart the stand and made off with $30. Three other children witnessed the incident and led officers to the suspect’s home. Police said the boy will be charged in juvenile court.
A man in the Florida Keys called 911 to say that his girlfriend was being kidnapped by two men in a U-haul truck, but when police arrived, it turned out his “now ex-girlfriend” was just trying to move out! According to deputies, Corp emerged from the apartment intoxicated and began yelling at officers, saying he called in the kidnapping to make his girlfriend stay in the apartment. He was arrested and charged with misuse of 911 and resisting arrest.