Thursday 2/14

A Min­nesota woman trig­gered panic when she tried to stage a home inva­sion rob­bery – while armed with a squirt gun! Renee Lynn Memije was charged with assault and bur­glary after she entered a res­i­dence pack­ing some seri­ous heat – in the form of a toy gun filled with a solu­tion made of water spiked with jalapeno and cayenne pep­per. When the home­own­ers inter­rupted her entry, Renee sprayed them both in the face, but the man was able to wres­tle her to the ground and hold her until police arrived. She faces up to 20 years in prison, and has a num­ber of con­di­tions on her parole, includ­ing not being allowed to drink alco­hol or enter places where it is served.

Gar­land Inde­pen­dent School Dis­trict spokesman Chris Moore said the teacher, whose name was not released, was
teach­ing a les­son on cow­boys at Schrade Mid­dle School in Rowlett when he asked for stu­dent vol­un­teers to run around while he attempted to lasso them. Moore said a 13-year-old stu­dent ended up with bruises on his neck when the lasso landed on him incor­rectly. The Rowlett Police Depart­ment is inves­ti­gat­ing the inci­dent for pos­si­ble crim­i­nal charges.

teddy bearNoth­ing says “I Love You” like a box of choco­lates and a teddy bear. That’s what hap­pened to Boston’s Lawrence Ligocki, who received a Valentine’s Day pack­age con­tain­ing a heart-shaped box of choco­lates and a teddy bear stuffed with $10,000 worth of crys­tal meth. When offi­cials arrived at Lawrence’s house, he said he was expect­ing the pack­age, but quickly changed his tune when they issued a war­rant to search his house for drugs. Inves­ti­ga­tors found an addi­tional jar of meth, and Lawrence was charged with drug pos­ses­sion and trafficking.

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