Freak News for Tuesday 11/15

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Beer 30 to life - Police in Der­byshire sent out sev­eral dozen let­ters pur­port­edly from a mar­ket­ing com­pany.  This can’t be good…. The sus­pects were invited to call a mar­ket­ing com­pany to arrange for some free beer.  What they did not real­ize was that the num­ber was for a line in the police sta­tion inChes­ter­field. Offi­cers who answered the calls made arrange­ments for pickup of the beer — but it was the callers who were picked up instead. Police said those tar­geted by the oper­a­tion are charged with seri­ous crimes, includ­ing bur­glary, rob­bery and sex­ual assault, and had man­aged to evade arrest for weeks.

The loons on the bus go round & round — Florida woman Mar­sia Emanuel was being sought after an inci­dent in which she boarded a school bus and began rant­ing at the dri­ver before strik­ing her sev­eral times. The dri­ver rec­og­nized the 37-year-old because one of her chil­dren reg­u­larly rides the same bus. The dri­ver phoned the police & when they arrived to ques­tion her on the assault charges she drop­ping her undies and mooned them.   Emanuel was booked on a smor­gas­bord of charges, includ­ing bat­tery, school dis­rup­tion and inde­cent exposure.

The ghost of Christ­mas stoned — Ohio man Terry Trent wanted to get into the Christ­mas spirit after smok­ing a doo­bie and broke into a Dayton-area home, rooted out the family’s Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions and put them up around the liv­in­groom, then parked him­self on the couch to watch some tele­vi­sion.  An 11-year-old boy was the first to dis­cover him there, and he called his mom, who was vis­it­ing neigh­bors. Cops arrived soon after and arrested Trent, who even apol­o­gized to the boy, say­ing, “I didn’t mean to scare you. I’ll get my things and go.”

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