Tevin Monroe approached the manager at a McDonald’s branch in Virginia and asked if he could apply for a job there, only to be told that the paperwork was all available online. The 31-year-old decided to try another kind of point-and-click instead, and lifted the front of his sweatshirt to reveal that he was packing a handgun. Monroe’s quick thinking – and quick draw – impressed the manager, who handed over a printed application. Then called cops, who arrived on the scene as the gunman was still filling it out. He was arrested on charges of brandishing a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct.
Police were called to Harlan Abramowitz’s home to investigate a domestic dispute, and when he spotted them talking to his wife, he slammed the front door shut and began tossing poop-filled diapers in their direction. When the officers attempted to enter the house, Abramowitz positioned his two-year-old and four-month-old in front of the door and challenged them to “take your gun belts off and see how tough you are.” The standoff ended after a few hours and Abramowitz was taken into custody for endangering the welfare of a child, as well as obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct.
2014 could be the year of legislation limiting walking and texting –especially if people keep doing stupid things! Case in point: A young Taiwanese tourist walked right off a pier in Melbourne, Australia, because she was too busy checking Facebook instead of watching where she was going. Luckily, somebody witnessed the fall and called police, who plucked her out of the water around 100 feet from the pier. The woman couldn’t even swim. It was her backpack that helped keep her afloat until police arrived.