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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