Freak Files: Thursday, 6-11-15

A Guy Got Dismissed From Jury Duty by Showing Up in a Prisoner Costume

Here’s an interesting way to get out of Jury Duty, although it seems rather risky.

James Lowe from Barnet, Vermont had jury duty on Tuesday, and showed up in a prisoner Halloween costume. That included a black-and-white striped jumpsuit and matching beanie. So deputies quickly pulled him aside and told him to meet with the judge privately.

The judge told him he COULD’VE been found in contempt of court, and gotten a fine or jail time. Instead, the judge just dismissed him, because there was nothing in the rules that prohibited him from wearing the costume.

End result: Mission accomplished for James. He says he’s excited that he got out of jury duty because of his work and family obligations.

We have a picture of Jame’s costume, but now that this story is out, I’m not sure if you want to try and pull this off. There’s probably a judge out there looking to make an example out of someone.

Click here to see James in full costume.

 

Hot CarA Woman Left Her Kids in a Hot Car While Turning Herself in to Police — for Leaving Her Kids in a Hot Car

Two weeks ago, someone noticed a little kid sitting in a car outside a Sam’s Club in in Richmond, Virginia with all the windows rolled up. And it was 87 degrees out, so they called the police.

The mom, 25-year-old Laquanda Newby, was inside shopping. The cops didn’t arrest her, but she agreed to turn herself in later for contributing to the abuse of a child.

So she showed up at the police station on Monday to deal with the citation . . . and left her kids in the car AGAIN. It was 91 degrees out, and this time there were TWO kids in the car with the windows rolled up, her six-year-old and her one-year-old BABY.

So Laquanda is now facing two more charges child abuse and a judge denied her bond. So as of Tuesday, she was still in jail.

Stupid Criminals!!!

 

The 10 Places in America With the Most Depressing Names

When you’re picking a name for your town, wouldn’t you go for something positive, or at least neutral? Here are 10 REAL American places with ridiculously depressing names . . .1.  Point No Point, Washington; 2. Dismal, North Dakota. 3. Boring, Maryland. 4. Misery Bay, Michigan. 5. Cape Disappointment, Washington. 6. Little Hope, Texas. 7. Dead Horse Bay, New York. 8. Shades of Death Road, New Jersey. 9. Why, Arizona. 10. Embarrass, Minnesota.

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Wet Nose Wednesday: Frank

Every Wednesday at 8:40, Guardian Angel Pet Rescue joins the Mike and Mandy show to showcase a special animal that needs a good home.

This week’s featured pet is Frank!

Frank

Frank is an adult Doxie who was abandoned at a local Petco in Memphis. He is neutered and up to date on his vaccines. Frank is super sweet and loves to snuggle and sleep in bed with you. He was so skinny when first rescued and starving, so he is somewhat aggressive with food and dogs. His foster home has several dogs and he does well with them but won’t necessarily back down from an alpha dog either. Frank is about 13 pounds and 3 years old.

If you would like to adopt this week’s dog…please click here to fill out an electronic adoption form.


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We couldn’t do Wet Nose Wednesday without the generous support of our sponsor, Dixie Memorial Pet Cemetery.

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Freak Files: Wednesday, 6/10/15

A Man Ignored His Girlfriend When She Told Him Not to Play the Lottery & Won $1 Million

There’s one obvious takeaway from this story: Never listen to your girlfriend.

A guy from a suburb of Detroit was at a gas station with his girlfriend last week, and wanted to pop inside to buy a few lottery tickets. She told him not to, and gave him the standard talk about how he’d just be throwing his money away.

Well, he ignored her, and went inside and bought a couple of $5 scratchers anyway. And . . . he won $1 MILLION.

He took the lump sum of $634,517, and he’s planning on investing most of it. But he’s also using some of it for a vacation. And clearly he’s a good guy, because he says he IS planning to take his girlfriend on the trip.

 

A Woman Got Mad That Del Taco Messed Up Her Burrito Order, and Pepper Sprayed the Staff

Del Taco is a fast food chain on the West Coast and they claim TACO BELL is overcharging people. One of their burritos is 49 cents, so you’re not going there for gourmet food.

But don’t tell this lady.

A woman went through a Del Taco drive thru in Ontario, California this weekend, and ordered a burrito. Apparently the staff botched her order and she FLIPPED OUT. She stormed into the restaurant, started screaming at the staff, threw a basket of condiments at them, threw a pen at them . . . and then PEPPER SPRAYED both workers and customers.

She left before the cops got there, but they have her license plate number and surveillance video, and they’re trying to track her down.

 

A Seeing Eye Dog Jumped in Front of a Bus to Save His Owner

A 62-year-old Audrey Stone of Brewster, New York was crossing the street with her seeing eye dog, Figo, on Monday morning. And a school bus driver didn’t see them in the crosswalk. Luckily, Figo saw the bus coming, and jumped out in front of it to save Audrey’s LIFE.

Unfortunately, they both still got hit by the bus, but it could have been worse. Audrey is dealing with a fractured right elbow, a fractured ankle, and three broken ribs. Figo took the brunt of the hit, but only suffered a bad cut on his leg.

Then while paramedics were helping Audrey, he refused to leave her side. And even though he was hurt, he didn’t whimper or bark. He even tried to get in the ambulance, but the paramedics said they weren’t allowed to transport dogs.

So some firefighters took him to a vet, and the vet says she’ll make sure he’s taken care of until Audrey is out of the hospital.

Check out a picture of Figo by clicking here.

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Dirt Alert: Wednesday, 6/10/15

Justin Bieber Sporting “The Man Bun”

I think JUSTIN BIEBER lives to annoy us because out comes the MAN BUN. Or is that a mini ponytail? Sorry, I’m not up on my D-bag hairstyles.

Whatever you call it, he wore it at KANYE WEST’s birthday party (slash) basketball game at the Staples Center, where apparently he’s pretty legit when it comes to a pick up game of round ball. He made a sweet between-the-legs layup and was named MVP.

 

Charlie Sheen Was Hospitalized After Eating Bad Clams

Charlie had a seafood pasta dish delivered to his house, and within a few hours, he was hurting from the clams. An ambulance was called, and they ended up taking him in.

His rep says, quote, “Just to be on the safe side, he went to the hospital. They checked him out, hydrated him and sent him on his way. He was back home in bed 90 minutes later.”

For what it’s worth, TMZ says Charlie, or one of his people, called the fire department to get the paramedics, instead of contacting 911 . . . where the conversation would have been automatically recorded.

 

Paris

Has PARIS HILTON finally met a man with more money than her?

Photographers for TMZ.com spotted Paris making out with a guy named THOMAS GROSS on a yacht off the coast of Spain this week after meeting in Cannes just a few weeks ago.

Word is that Paris and Thomas, the jet setting lovebirds that they are, have already traveled to Cabo San Lucas, Zurich, Switzerland and Ibiza together. The word is that her flavor of the week, that would be Thomas, is a 39-year-old stud worth 200-million-bucks.

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Freak Files: Tuesday, 6/9/15

A Family Is Selling Their House After a Third Driver Crashed Into It This Year

The Shafer family in Kalamazoo, Michigan owns a home that’s right at the corner of two busy streets and drivers keep CRASHING into it.

It’s been hit EIGHT times since they moved in back in 2005, and three times in the past year. They even put giant rocks in front of it to stop people from plowing into it, but clearly, those haven’t worked, because it got hit AGAIN at 3:00 A.M. on Sunday.

Fortunately, no one in the house was hurt in the crash. Meanwhile, the Shafers have had enough and are trying to move, but they can’t until they sell this home. They’ve been trying to sell the place since September without any luck.

It’s listed at $120,000. We’d recommend getting GOOD insurance if you buy it.

We tracked down the listing . . . click here to see it.

 

Timothy Chapman, 35, of Woburn, alleged MBTA fare evader, with other Transit Police charges. Photo Courtesy: Transit Police

Timothy Chapman, 35, of Woburn, alleged MBTA fare evader, with other Transit Police charges.
Photo Courtesy: Transit Police

A Guy Carrying $7,000 Got Busted for Not Paying a $2 Train Fare

35-year-old Timothy Chapman got busted last Thursday for trying to sneak through the turnstile at a train station in Boston. The fare was $2.10

While the cop was writing him a ticket, he realized there was a warrant out Timothy’s arrest. Timothy had recently been pulled over for driving without insurance . . . apparently he was too cheap to pay for that too, so the cop arrested him. And here’s the best part . . .

When the cops searched him, he had almost $7,000 in his pocket. It’s not clear why he had so much cash on him, or why he didn’t use it to pay the $2 fare. Maybe he’s not too bright.

Stupid Criminals!!!

He was due in court on Friday, and if he’s ordered to pay a fine, maybe he should probably PAY it.

 

Don’t Disrespect The Mountain!

Getting naked in Malaysia will get you a permanent stay in the country.

A group of western tourists decided to strip naked at the peak of Mount Kinabalu last month got arrested and are being held in the country. Officials believe their birthday suits are considered an act of “disrespecting the mountain” and could have caused the earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale that struck Friday, causing landslides that killed at least 13 climbers.

The earthquake occurred a week after Dutch, Canadian and German climbers got stripped down and took pictures of themselves at the peak.

Officials are certain that the mountain spirits are mad at their disrespect.

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Dirt Alert: Monday, 6/8/15

Wal-Mart Hopes To Boost Employee Morale By Playing Less Celine Dion In Its Stores

Walmart is trying to improve employee morale by playing less JUSTIN BIEBER and CELINE DION in its stores.

Workers were going crazy listening to the same music over and over again. At the meeting it was made clear that the music referred to is a lot of painful JUSTIN BIEBER and CELINE DION.

One guy joked, quote, “One of my fellow associates recently developed a serious eye-tic from hearing Celine Dion’s greatest hits on loop in our stores.”

They’re replacing it with “Walmart Radio,” where they’ll have their own DJ creating fresh playlists that will be piped into the stores. Other changes include tweaking the temperature in the stores, and slightly relaxing the dress code.

 

Jennifer Lopez Sued Over Performance In Morocco

Jennifer Lopez is facing a lawsuit for a racy performance at the Mawazine Festival last month in Morocco — which was broadcasted to two million Moroccan citizens.

Moroccan citizens were outraged by J.Lo’s performance because they thought it was too “sexy” to be shown on TV.

The lawsuit says that J.Lo “disturbed the public order and tarnished women’s honor and respect.”

If she is found guilty, J-Lo could face up to 2 years in a Moracin prison.

 

Tiger Tales

TIGER WOODS shot the worst score of his pro career on Saturday, with a 13-over-par 85, which was good enough for LAST PLACE. This was in the third round of the Memorial Tournament.

His previous worst round, an 82, came earlier this year at something called the Waste Management Phoenix Open, where he, well, STUNK. Tiger finished this weekend’s tournament with a career-worst 302 strokes.

 

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Freak Files: Friday, 6/5/15

A Guy Runs from the Cops and Ends Up in a Marathon . . . That 90 More Cops Are Running In

Two cops in New York were chasing a guy on foot last week, and he ended up joining a half-marathon that was going on in Central Park.

It does sound like a good way to hide, you just blend in with the rest of the runners, right? Unfortunately it didn’t work out for him . . . because 90 of the people running were ALSO cops!!

They were off-duty police officers from England, who’d flown in to raise money for a cancer charity. The best part is they were running in UNIFORMS . . . they all had those British police helmets on.

One of them is a 28-year-old named Alex Courts, who was about ten miles into the race when he saw the two cops chasing the guy. He says he didn’t even have to break his stride. He just kept running, waited until the guy was right in front of him . . . and tackled him to the ground.

Then after the dude was in handcuffs, Alex finished the last three miles of the race.

Check out a photo of Alex by clicking here. He is the 2nd one on the left.

 

chew-qOi-1A Drug Dealer Chews Through the Seatbelt in a Cop Car to Make It to His Son’s Birthday Party

33-year-old Lashon Stuckey of Chicago was arrested on Monday afternoon when cops spotted him selling drugs on the streets.

So they put him in a cop car . . . and he started CHEWING through the seatbelt to escape. He managed to get through the entire thing, but the cops caught him before he could get out.

He told them he was so desperate to get away because he didn’t want to miss his son’s BIRTHDAY PARTY. There’s something oddly sweet about a father that devoted to his son. Although I suppose if he was REALLY devoted, he wouldn’t be out committing crimes on the kid’s birthday.

He was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal damage to city property for the seatbelt. And since he’s STILL in jail, he definitely missed that birthday party.

 

A Thief Breaks Into a Guy’s Car and Organizes Everything Inside

Man, why can’t this thief break into MY car?

A guy named Cory Wells lives in Midwest City, Oklahoma, and when he woke up last week he found someone had broken into his truck overnight. And apparently the thief either has OCD or he’s REALLY nice . . . because he cleaned and organized everything inside. All he stole was about $4 in change.

The thief even uncovered some of Cory’s tools that had been buried in the mess . . . and left those behind. Cory says, quote, “I kind of want to thank them for helping me find a few things.” The cops are trying to track down the thief.

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Freak Files: Thursday, 6/4/15

Regis Philbin Is Back!!!

Could REGIS PHILBIN be coming back to TV?

The New York Daily News says the 83-year-old may join the “Today Show” as a contributor in the morning program’s fourth hour, which is currently hosted by HODA KOTB and his former “Live” co-host KATHIE LEE GIFFORD.

“It’s no secret that Regis and Kathie Lee have an incredible spark, and fans love the TV nostalgia,” a source told the Daily News. “But Regis and Hoda also have a special chemistry. He loves joking with her and they have a great comfort level.”

 

Does Leonardo DiCaprio Use the “Sports Illustrated” Swimsuit Issue Like a Catalog?

So apparently, LEONARDO DICAPRIO looks at the “Sports Illustrated” Swimsuit calendar like some people leaf through the Sears catalog.

And every once in a while, when he sees something he likes, he ORDERS IT. The issue came out in March . . . and by April, sources say Leo was already seeing KELLY ROHRBACH, 2015’s Rookie of the Year.

There’s no word where this would leave Leo’s most recent alleged girlfriend, RIHANNA.

 

Caitlyn Jenner Could Amass a Fortune of Half a Billion Dollars

It can be easy to say that BRUCE JENNER is changing his sex for the money when you take into account that there could be some serious cash in being CAITLYN JENNER, to the tune of a HALF A BILLION DOLLARS.

Caitlyn is already worth $100 million, and some are predicting she could be worth up to half a billion dollars in the next five to 10 years.

Bruce was making $40,000 for motivational speeches, but Caitlyn could potentially ask for SIX figures. And a book deal could be worth MILLIONS.

Given the hugely positive reaction to her “Vanity Fair” photo shoot, Caitlyn could also be courted by the fashion and cosmetics industries.

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Freak Files: Wednesday, 6/3/15

A Man Is Selling His Golf Clubs on Craigslist Because “My Wife No Longer Lets Me Play”

A few days ago, Tim K. in Wilmington, Delaware posted an ad on Craigslist selling his almost new set of golf clubs for $500. Why?

Quote, “I’m only selling them because I got married a year ago and my wife no longer lets me play golf. Actually she doesn’t let me do anything fun. I’d like to sell them to a single guy who has no intention of ever getting married.”

As for the price, it’s negotiable. Quote, “Looking to get $500, but realistically it doesn’t matter how much they sell for since the money will go toward buying my wife more useless [crap].”

Once the ad started going viral yesterday, Tim deleted it . . . probably because he was afraid his wife would find out about it. Then again, we kind of get the feeling that’s what he secretly WANTED.

Click here to see a screenshot.

 

Police Catch a Convenience Store Burglar By Following His Trail of Nacho Cheese

This guy is nacho ordinary burglar. That’s a great pun, as you will see shortly. A GREAT pun.

20-year-old Francisco Munoz of Iowa City, Iowa was drunk on Friday night and broke into a convenience store. He stole some snacks, nachos with liquid cheese, lottery tickets, and two cases of Corona. Then he took off.

By the time the cops got there he was gone . . . but he left some very good clues. Specifically, there was a trail of snacks and nacho cheese leading away from the store. And the cops followed it down the street RIGHT to him.

His shirt was COVERED in cheese and his blood-alcohol level was .270, 3 times the legal limit!!

Stupid Criminals!!! He was arrested and charged with burglary, criminal mischief, and public intoxication.

 

A Kid Asks a Girl to Prom in Front of 2,000 People, and Gets Shot Down

A high school senior in New Jersey named Patrick Smith asked a girl to prom in front of 2,000 people at some sort of pep rally in April. And now the video is going viral, because she REJECTED him.

He was holding a microphone, and when he asked her to prom she said she already had a date! Luckily they’re still friends, and he found another date. Apparently getting shot down didn’t turn him off of the whole elaborate prom-posal thing.

He asked the other girl by showing up to her house with a giant sign.

Click here to see the video.

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Dirt Alert: Tuesday, 6/2/15

Bruce Jenner is No More . . . Check Out Caitlyn Jenner!

BRUCE JENNER is now Caitlyn Jenner.

Vanity Fair” introduced the world to CAITLYN JENNER yesterday, when they released their cover photo of her. Bruce/Caitlyn had facial-feminization surgery in March, but has yet to undergo gender reassignment.

When you see the cover photo, you’ll notice that Caitlyn posed for the cover in a SATIN CORSET. A lot of people are comparing her to JESSICA LANGE, and Jessica’s response was, quote, “That’s so wonderful.”

And that’s Caitlyn with a “C”, not a “K”. A source says she did it on purpose, to avoid any association with the Kardashians.

 

Does Wheaties Have a Problem Saying Caitlyn Jenner’s Name?

BRUCE JENNER was arguably the most famous Wheaties box cover star ever. So you’d think they have HER back now that she’s CAITLYN Jenner, right? Maybe not.

TMZ reached out to General Mills for a comment about Caitlyn, and it sounds like they couldn’t even bring themselves to say her name. They said, quote, “Bruce Jenner continues to be a respected member of Team Wheaties.”

TMZ asked them if they “acknowledge the presence of Caitlyn,” and all they said was, quote, “We stand by our statement.”

 

Check Out the Worst Marriage Proposal Ever, Courtesy of Floyd Mayweather Jr.

FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR.’s ex-fiancée submitted some texts he sent her as part of her lawsuit against him.

These texts include the WORST marriage proposal EVER. Floyd told her, quote, “This is what I offer to you. Let’s get married [and] move in together. You can go back [and] forth to L.A and stay at the condo. I promise I will get you in 3 A-list movies this year and I’m willing to go to counseling to make us work and you can get the stuff you want and I’m willing to change but I need you to have a better attitude.”

Other texts include: “I had your phone traced. I hired a detective. You’re not slick.”

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Freak Files: Tuesday, 6/2/15

A Woman Comes Home to a Stranger Passed Out in Her Bed . . . and Takes a Selfie With Him

We live in an incredible age, when our first thought in EVERY situation is, “Ooh, could this get me a bunch of Instagram followers?”

A woman in Dubai named Rym Slimane came home last week and found a strange man had broken into her apartment, and was SLEEPING in her bed. And her first instinct was . . . to take a SELFIE with him. Once she had her picture, THEN she called the cops.

When they got there, they figured out that he wasn’t planning to rob the place, he was just drunk and tired. But he was arrested anyway, and he’s facing charges for trespassing.

Unfortunately for him, more charges could be coming, since the United Arab Emirates operates under Muslim laws, so drinking alcohol and sharing a bed with a woman who’s not your wife are both illegal.

Click here to see her selfie.

 

Another Reason NOT to Walk And Text

In case you need another reason to pay attention to where you are going, and not walk while texting:

A man walking down a street in Oklahoma was sending a text when he stepped on a 4-foot snake, which he didn’t see, because he was texting!!

Well, the snake jumped up and bit him on the leg.

He rushed himself to the hospital, but was lucky, because the snake was non-venomous and he’ll be fine.

 

Beware of ‘Cat Scratch Fever’!!!

A woman in Omaha, Nebraska has gone blind in one eye after her cat licked her.

JANESE WALTERS explains, “I woke up one day and I couldn’t see out of my left eye… it looked like I had pink eye or something.” Walters says her case confused doctors until she mentioned that her cat had recently licked her.

That’s when doctors told her she had “cat-scratch disease”, which can cause complications in the brain, eyes, and internal organs.

This cat bacteria is present in about 40-percent of cat’s saliva at some point in their lives. Humans can contract the disease if an infected cat scratches or bites them.

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Freak Files: Monday, 6/1/15

MugshotAn 82-Year-Old Man Slashes a Woman’s Tires For Taking His Favorite Bingo Seat

If there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to make an old person angry, it’s messing with their bingo.

82-year-old Fred Smith lives in a retirement community in Lake Wales, Florida. And last Monday, he went to its weekly bingo game. But when he went to sit down in his favorite seat, an 88-year-old woman named Ethel Britt had already TAKEN it.

That made Fred so angry that he stormed out, grabbed an ICE PICK, and used it to slash the TIRES on Ethel’s van.

But he was caught on a surveillance camera, and got arrested for criminal mischief.  You can see  a couple surveillance shots of him slashing the tires by clicking here.

 

Woman Accidentally Junked A Rare ‘Apple 1′ Computer

A recycling center in the Silicon Valley is looking for a woman who dropped off an old Apple computer that turned out to be a collectible item worth $200,000.

The computer was inside boxes of electronics that she had cleaned out from her garage after her husband died.

It wasn’t until a few weeks later that workers opened the boxes to discover an Apple I computer inside. It was 1 of only about 200 first-generation desktop computers assembled by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ron Wayne in 1976.

The recycling firm sold the Apple I for $200,000 to a private collector….and because the company gives 50% of money made from donated items back to the original owner, they are looking for the mystery donor.

 

92-Year-Old Runs a Full Marathon!

Congrats to 92-year-old runner HARRIETTE THOMPSON, who’s now the oldest woman to complete a full 26.2-mile marathon.

Yesterday in San Diego, CA, Harriette finished the “Rock ‘n Roll Marathon” in seven hours, 24 minutes and 36 seconds.

USA Today reports Hariette, who’s a cancer survivor herself, has raised more than $100-thousand dollars for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by running in marathons.

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