Freak News for Wednesday 10/5


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The lunatic is in the grass - The body of an Amer­i­can man obsessed with Queen Eliz­a­beth II lay undis­cov­ered for three years on an island in sight of Buck­ing­ham Palace. Robert Moore, who was in his late 60s, arrived in Britain in 2007 and appears to have lived in the under­growth on a small island in St James’ Park, just 100 yards from the palace, until his death some­time in 2008. The island, acces­si­ble only by boat or by swim­ming or wad­ing across the shal­low lake, had a clear view of the palace. Moore sent hun­dreds of “strange and offen­sive” pack­ages to the Queen over the years, includ­ing obscene pho­tographs, boxes falsely warn­ing that they con­tained dan­ger­ous sub­stances, and let­ters up to 600 pages long.  His US pass­port and a pile of empty vodka bot­tles were found close to his skele­tal remains, which were found ear­lier this year by a palace gar­dener. Offi­cials don’t know what caused his death.

No harm, very foul -Indi­ana man Scott Grahg raised sus­pi­cions by dri­ving errat­i­cally near the town ofMuncie, and admit­ted that he was wasted — but insisted he hadn’t done any­thing wrong because he hadn’t hit any­one in the process. Well, that depends because when the offi­cer approached his car he tossed a con­tainer of urine out the win­dow at him! OK, Maybe just a drop….

It’s not easy buy­ing green -A Min­nesota man’s plan to use three grand in fake money to buy a pound of pot went up in smoke. It might have been OK had the pot head checked his dealer’s phone num­ber.  An offi­cer was sit­ting in his cruiser when his cell phone rang.  The man on the other end asked “if he could deliver the goods.” The office was like “Ummmm, yeah!”  So they arranged a meet and when the guy and his buddy saw the cop car they ran for the hills. The two didn’t get far, and were cuffed on charges of pos­sess­ing a small amount of pot and just over $3000 in coun­ter­feit bills.

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