Friday 11/23

A New Mex­ico man called the cops on him­self after he went to his bank and made an ille­gal with­drawal. Charles Scrib­ner went to a branch of Bank of Amer­ica and began rant­ing about how the bank had “sold him out,” before method­i­cally bust­ing out the win­dows in the front of the build­ing. He then paused to dial 911 and ask that some­one come by because, as he put it, “Y’all might want to come and arrest me … I don’t want to have to keep break­ing them.” The dis­patcher asked Scrib­ner if he was on drugs, and he said no, then berated them for tak­ing so long to come and arrest him. An offi­cer finally responded after receiv­ing a call from an eye­wit­ness, and took Scrib­ner into custody.

Two retired Catholic priests fought so viciously over a park­ing spot that one allegedly bit off the other’s ear! Father Thomas Byrne, 80, bat­tled 81-year-old Father Thomas Joseph Smith in their build­ing com­plex yes­ter­day in Perth, Aus­tralia, police say. After the fight, Byrne told Smith to pick some­thing up off the ground; only when he got home did Smith real­ize it was his ear. So he wrapped it in a towel and rushed to a hos­pi­tal for surgery. When the two showed up in court, Byrne was sport­ing a black eye and Smith his newly reat­tached ear. A judge charged Byrne with griev­ous bod­ily harm and imposed tough bail restric­tions: no going within 30 feet of Father Smith, no threat­en­ing him, and no com­mu­ni­cat­ing in any way.

Pasco County, FL Sheriff’s deputies said Allen Char­ron, allegedly pushed a man off a bicy­cle and put the bike into the back of his truck.  While cops tried to ques­tion him he climbed a tree and spent nearly 11 hours up there while deputies attempted to coax him down. The sus­pect even­tu­ally sur­ren­dered around 1 a.m. in the morn­ing.  Char­ron was arrested on charges of rob­bery, resist­ing arrest and bat­tery on a law enforce­ment offi­cer. He has prior arrests for rob­bery, felony bat­tery, oper­at­ing a motor vehi­cle with­out a valid driver’s license, domes­tic bat­tery, crim­i­nal mis­chief and con­tempt of court, the report said.

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