Tuesday 12/11

A billboard was put up by La Jolla real estate investor Marc Paskin, 62, Thursday in the Barrio Logan area of San Diego, and The billboard’s massive message was gone by the weekend. It featured a picture of Paskin’s face and
a note that read, “All I want for Christmas is a Latina Girlfriend,” and it gave his email address.  The billboard stirred controversy in the neighborhood. Some people found it offensive. Others thought it was lighthearted and comical.  By Friday, half of the sign was removed.  Then, during the weekend, the entire message was gone, Employees who worked near the billboard told KNSD-TV they believed a group of young people may have removed the billboard’s contents.

A Florida man is set to serve eight years in jail after he was convicted of putting his nose where it didn’t belong – an urn of human ashes that he stole from a home he’d broken into.Jose Diaz-Marrero and two accomplices ransacked the home, stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and electronics, but the victim was most upset at the disappearance of two urns containing the ashes of her late Great Danes and one containing the remains of her father. After cops tracked him down, Diaz-Marrero told them he thought the urns contained crushed pills and decided to taste and snort the contents. The human remains were found, discarded, by the side of a lake, and returned to the man’s daughter.

Today in pranks gone wrong: Two University of Colorado students are facing some pretty serious prison time after confessing to bringing pot brownies into their history class and feeding them to their unsuspecting peers. Thomas Ricardo Cunningham, 21, and Mary Elizabeth Essa, 19, were arrested on multiple felony charges after two students and the professor ended up hospitalized after eating the brownies, which were part of a “bring food to class” day.  They could be suspended or expelled, and KUSA reports that each of the four charges they face carries a maximum sentence of 12 years in prison.

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