Friday 5/11

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

A Canadian man is licking his wounds, rather than his fingers, after cops busted him on a distracted driving charge — because he was driving his car hands-free … while eating a rotisserie chicken. A cop spotted Michael Gibson driving erratically and noticed that he was using his knees to steer, while paying more attention to the bowl of chicken sitting in his lap. While the 58-year-old admitted that he may have drifted between lanes a couple of times, he insisted it was not because he was distracted by his lunch.  Gibson racked up a total of $460 in fines for the incident, so it sounds like Canadian cops see eating the bird as even more frowned upon than flipping the bird.

A clerk in a Russian liquor store foiled a robbery by asking the wannabe thief to produce some ID before she turned over the booze — which he couldn’t do, because he was only 16. The teen was waving a machete and demanding liquor and cigarettes, but the law-abiding clerk wouldn’t budge from her position that he was too young to obtain the merchandise — bought or stolen. She eventually gave in after being threatened with the weapon, but held out long enough that cops were able to arrest the kid very near the store.

Investigators said a bar bouncer, whose ID was reported stolen in February, called Iowa City police at Saturday and reported University of Iowa student Steven Fiorella, 19, had handed him HIS stolen ID and attempted to pass it off as his own!  Police said Fiorella, who was also in possession of the bouncer’s debit card and AAA card, told officers he purchased the items at a party for $20.Fiorella was arrested on charges of fifth-degree theft and unlawful use of
another’s ID.

Unknown source