Freak News for Thursday, 9/8


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HE COULDN’T CATCH A BRAKE! - A gun-toting car­jacker in Kansas City is in police cus­tody after his vic­tim fol­lowed his instruc­tions to the let­ter. The sus­pect jumped on the woman’s hood, pointed the gun at her and com­manded her to drive — and she did, hit­ting the gas and not stop­ping until she ran right into a garage door at police head­quar­ters. A park­ing garage atten­dant called offi­cers, who tracked down the flee­ing sus­pect as he was try­ing to get on a city bus nearby. A Kansas City police sergeant called the woman’s crime-solving solu­tion “very effective.”

DON’T GIVE ME NO LIP! - A Las Cruces, New Mex­ico woman is fac­ing an aggra­vated bat­tery charge after police said she bit off the lip of a room­mate dur­ing an argu­ment. Jajaira Alvarado was arrested Sun­day for tak­ing a chunk out of her roommate’s lip fol­low­ing a Sat­ur­day after­noon drink­ing binge. Accord­ing to Las Cruces police detec­tives, the 20-year-old Alvarado took a nap and told her 21-year-old room­mate to wake her up later. But police said when the room­mate went to wake Alvarado, Alvarado became upset and bit off a por­tion of her lip. The vic­tim was trans­ported to Memo­r­ial Med­ical Cen­ter and later released. Alvarado is being held at the Dona Ana County Deten­tion Cen­ter with bond set at $10,000.

YOURE GONNA PAY FOR THIS! - A New Mex­ico woman is insist­ing that cops address a hole in her bank account — which they caused by billing her for a forcible cav­ity search that turned up noth­ing ille­gal. The woman, who has asked not to be iden­ti­fied, was taken to a hos­pi­tal in the Las Cruces area for a cav­ity search after police arrested her on sus­pi­cion of drug pos­ses­sion, but the search found noth­ing. She was later billed more than $1100 by the facil­ity for the pro­ce­dure, which she is refus­ing to pay. The woman has no crim­i­nal record, but was held for sev­eral hours on what cops call “cred­i­ble infor­ma­tion” that she was hid­ing heroin inside a body cavity.

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