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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