Freak News for Wednesday 9/21


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Be my facebook felon? – A woman awoke the other night to find Juan Gonzales Jr. standing in her bedroom. When she screamed, because she had no idea who he was, he took off, but not before grabbing her cell phone — which he then used to send text messages to one of her friends inviting her to facebook. Police tracked Gonzales using the cell phone’s signal, and found that he matched the description given by the victim, so they hauled him in.

Bet you can’t rig that – Lorenzo Pollard really, really wanted to get out of jail. The inmate, 31, escaped a medium-security facility in St. Louis after fighting off some dozen guards with home-made nunchucks fashioned from bedsheets and a chair, according to cops. Pollard used the weapon to smash through glass blocks and then scaled two razor- and barbed-wire fences to make his escape,reports the St. Louis Dispatch. Pollard, who had been in the jail since May on charges of theft, trespassing, property damage, and resisting arrest, was recaptured without incident two nights later

Officer Inmate, I presume? – A man who went in to apply for a job at a jail in Vicksburg, Mississippi, will be spending his fair share of time in prison — but on the inside of the cell block.  Robert Wade tried to get the jailhouse gig even though he was wanted in Florida on charges of vehicular manslaughter while driving under the influence. But in Wade’s defense he was never actually booked after the accident, so it wasn’t immediately clear if he knew there was a warrant out for his arrest.

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