Cops spotted Michael Marquez and another homeless man arguing over the contents of a shopping cart filled with sporting goods — all of which turned out to be stolen. They were both hauled in for questioning in separate rooms, and when Marquez’s interrogator stepped away, snatched a wall clock and stuffed it into his backpack, totally getting caught on surveillance cameras. He now faces charges of petty theft in addition to the possession of stolen property allegation.
A Florida man pulled a gun to get what he wanted at a McDonald’s drive-thru line, but he wasn’t interested in cash or even a free Big Mac, he unholstered the weapon so that two women would let him cut ahead of them in line! James Lee Cruz was arrested after a woman called to report that he pulled up next to them and pointed a weapon while shouting that he needed to get his order in quickly. They complied, but wrote down his license number.
A Nebraskavandal who had a vendetta against some books is cooling his heels after he tried to set a fire at a local library. Joshua Hughes hid in the stacks of theUniversity ofNebraska library at closing time, then took a match to a few books just for kicks — but found he didn’t have any way to get out! Panicked, he called the emergency number for assistance, and was caught red-handed by firefighters.