Freak Files: Friday, 4/11/14

Mugshot 4-11-14A Guy Impersonates a Cop . . . So He Can Direct Traffic for a Funeral Procession

Danny Ponder of Mableton, Georgia was arrested last Friday for impersonating an officer.  And he went ALL OUT for it . . . fake uniform, badge, handcuffs, and a loaded GUN, along with two extra clips.

He was also riding around on a white motorcycle with flashing lights and a SIREN.  But he wasn’t out trying to clean up the streets.  Instead, police caught him outside a church . . . where he was helping direct traffic for a FUNERAL PROCESSION.

Danny actually WAS a cop for seven months in 1988 and 1989 until he got FIRED.  So apparently he was just trying to recapture his glory days.

He was arrested for impersonating an officer, and released on $5,000 bond.


Follow-up To The Nursing Home With Male Strippers!!!

Earlier this week we had the story about 85-year-old Bernice Youngblood, who is a resident of The East Neck Nursing Center on Long Island.

Bernice’s son is suing the nursing home for hiring male strippers to give female residents lap dances, including his mother Bernice.

Well, what is the nursing home doing to keep their male residents entertained?  We just found out that they’ve been loading the boys in the nursing home shuttle and driving them to HOOTERS for chicken wings and everything else that goes with HOOTERS!!!!


Mugshot cafeteriaA High School Cafeteria Worker Is Accused of Pocketing Hundreds a Day . . . and Possibly Over $1 Million Total

Brenda Watts is a former cafeteria manager at North Springs High School in Georgia.  And she’s accused of stealing at least a few hundred bucks EVERY SINGLE DAY from the cafeteria over the past 15 years!!!

Brenda had a snack cart in the cafeteria that was cash only.  It didn’t have a register or any records.  Then Brenda would take home about $500 every DAY from the cart.

At $500-a-day, that’s about $90,000 every school year.  Brenda was the cafeteria manager for 15 years . . . and if she always kept up that pace, it means she would’ve stolen around $1.35 MILLION.

She was busted after a whistleblower told the police what was happening and gave them a video from the cafeteria security cameras.

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Freak Files: Thursday, 4/10/14

Mom Reads Son’s Facebook and Saves Him From Getting Shoot

A Salt Lake City mom managed to help intercept two teens who allegedly planned to shoot her son. The mom said that she saw comments from two male teenagers on Facebook threatening to come to her son’s school and shoot him!!

There was also a picture of a gun posted to Instagram, and the hand holding it had gang-affiliated letters written on it.

Police officers searched the school and found the teens who made the threats in a car parked nearby—along with the pictured gun, ammo, drugs, and lots of money. They were booked on various charges and the incident is suspected to be gang-related.


A Burglar Is Busted When He Pocket Dials 911 . . . Twice

We hear about idiot criminals who accidentally pocket dial 911 from time to time . . . but here’s a twist.

Two guys from Minnetonka, Minnesota, Todd Weiss and 38-year-old Justin Evans of Savage, broke into a business early on April 1st.

And while they were in there, Todd accidentally pocket dialed 911.  The dispatcher heard the guys talking, but didn’t think it was anything, so she hung up.

Which means Todd and Justin were in the clear but Todd managed to accidentally pocket dial 911 AGAIN.

This time, the dispatcher listened to the conversation . . . and figured out it was two guys robbing a place.  So the cops headed out and arrested both of them for felony burglary.


Douglas GliddenA Guy Doesn’t Want to Get Busted For Having Marijuana . . . So He Claims He Stole the Car With Marijuana in It

Police pulled 25-year-old Douglas Glidden of Jay, Maine over on Sunday night and found some marijuana in the car.  Apparently he didn’t want to be busted with it, so he told the cops it wasn’t his . . . he’d STOLEN the car and the marijuana was already in there.

Now as far as I know, there’s not a single state in this country where the penalty for having a little reefer is worse than the penalty for GRAND THEFT AUTO.

Apparently Douglas doesn’t know that very, very basic information.

Turns out he HAD stolen the car . . . but the marijuana was also his.  He was arrested and charged with theft and marijuana possession.


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Freak Files: Wednesday, 4/9/14

Stupid Trends

A 45-year-old man “surfing” on top of a MOVING New York City subway car is dead due to what officials described as “severe head trauma.”

It wasn’t clear what he ran into, but a police say it was likely a metal support beam or another piece of equipment.

This is the second 45-year-old man to die subway surfing in New York since October.  Hey, who said dangerous activity is solely a young men’s game?

A transit authority spokesman warned that subway surfing “is simply one of the dumbest things you can do.  Don’t do it.”


A Guy is Suing His Mother’s Nursing Home For Hiring Male Strippers

This sounds like the COOLEST nursing home in the country!!

The East Neck Nursing Center on Long Island in New York apparently hired MALE STRIPPERS to come dance for the residents last year.

One of those residents is 85-year-old Bernice Youngblood.  And she had a photograph taken while she was shoving a dollar bill into a stripper’s underwear.

But her son Franklin saw it when he was visiting her in January, and he FLIPPED OUT.  So he’s filed a LAWSUIT against the nursing home on behalf of his mother.

The Youngbloods’ suit is seeking an undisclosed amount.

Click here to see a picture of Bernice shoving money into the stripper’s briefs, and I might add, she looks like she’s having a good time!!


A Guy Cut Off His Fingers to Collect Insurance . . . But Got Busted When Cops Found His Fingers, Knife, and Cutting Board

A guy in Spain showed up at a hospital last week, and said he’d chopped off two of his fingers in a COOKING accident.

But cops started getting suspicious after someone found his fingers at a local PLAYGROUND the next day, along with a knife and cutting board, which obviously isn’t a place you normally do much COOKING.

It turns out that the guy recently bought six INSURANCE POLICIES, worth a total of $168,000 if he lost any fingers in an accident.  Which is when they realized the whole thing was a scam.

Now he’s facing charges for insurance fraud and unfortunately, it had been too long by the time someone found the fingers, so doctors weren’t even able to reattach them.

Check out a photo of the knife and cutting board by clicking here.

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Freak Files: Tuesday, 4/8/14

Cow Tipping Is Old News . . . the Hot New Move Is Smart Car Tipping

We’ve found 2014′s urban, hipster alternative to cow tipping.  Apparently, punks in San Francisco are now doing SMART CAR TIPPING.

According to one witness, he was out smoking around 1:00 A.M. on Monday when he saw about six or eight guys in hoodies run up to a Smart car and tip it over.  The police say there were at least four Smart cars tipped over that night.

Each tipping probably causes thousands of dollars in damage.  The police say if they catch the Smart car tippers, they’ll be facing felony charges.

Click here to see some phtotos of the tipeped Smart Cars


Woman Calls Police To Complain About Quality Of Weed

A woman in Texas called police to complain that her drug dealer gave her low-quality POT.

An officer went to the home of 37-year-old Evelyn Hamilton to hear her complaint that the dealer refused to return her money after she objected that the drug was substandard.

So she pulled the small amount of marijuana from her bra to prove to the officer just how substandard the pot was!!!

So the cop arrested her!!


A Guy Asks a Cashier to Settle a Bet by Showing Him a $50 Bill . . . Then Snatches It Out of His Hand and Runs Off

Here’s someone who probably isn’t a criminal mastermind, but his method WORKS, so you can’t really knock it.

On Friday afternoon, a guy walked into a liquor store in Bradenton, Florida, and asked the cashier to settle a bet for him.

He said that he and his friend were arguing about what the new $50 bills look like, which should have been a red flag, because the last time they issued a new $50 bill was in 2004.

Anyway, the guy asked if he could take a picture of one.  So the cashier held up a fifty, and the guy took a photo . . . then promptly grabbed it out of his hand and TOOK OFF RUNNING.

Police are still looking for him.

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Freak Files: Monday, 4/7/14

The Ten Most Painful Places to Get Stung by a Bee, According to Science

What’s the most painful place to get stung by a BEE?  Well, a researcher at Cornell University wanted to find out . . . so he let himself get STUNG five times a day for several WEEKS.

And he tested just about every painful spot you can think of . . . other than his EYES, but only because another researcher talked him out of it.

And the winner was . . . your NOSTRIL.

Other honorable mentions include:  The tip of your finger.  Your armpit, your cheek and your upper lip!

Click here to see a picture of the researcher.


A Groom Shows Up at His Wedding Still Drunk From the Bachelor Party . . . and Gets Into a Fight With the Minister

41-year-old Jake Francis Brookes of Adelaide, Australia was getting married and had his bachelor party the night before the wedding.  And of course he got hammered.

In fact, he was SO drunk, he showed up to the church the next day STILL DRUNK.

The minister noticed he was swaying, covered in bruises, and his clothes were torn.  So he REFUSED to perform the wedding for ethical reasons.

Jake responded by starting a FIGHT with the minister.  The cops came and broke it up, and Jake was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

After he was arrested, his fiancée dumped him.

Click here to see a picture of Jake leaving court.


Adapt Or Die

A healthy, 89-year-old woman in England decided to end her life through euthanasia . . . because she couldn’t deal with all the new TECHNOLOGY.

Before she went through with it, she explained, quote, “They say adapt or die.  At my age, I feel I CAN’T adapt.”

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Freak Files: Friday, 4/4/14

A Dunkin’ Donuts in New York Got Shut Down After a Guy Filmed a Rat Crawling on the Donuts

Whenever you eat fast food, you don’t want to believe that something, or someone messed with your food, you just PRETEND it’s clean.

Then a video like THIS surfaces, and you can’t pretend anymore.

A guy in New York posted a YouTube video a few days ago, from outside a Dunkin’ Donuts in Manhattan.  And it showed a huge RAT running across the donuts inside, and even EATING a few of them.

He says he took the video around 2:30 A.M., so it was on the donuts they were going to sell for BREAKFAST a few hours later.

That Dunkin’ Donuts got an “A” grade in its last health inspection back in November . . . but yesterday, the health department went back and SHUT IT DOWN.

Their official statement says the Dunkin’ Donuts, quote, “had a severe pest infestation that will require professional pest control services.”

A Teenage Girl Tried to Get Her Phone Out of a Storm Drain . . . and Got Trapped Up to her Waist

A 16-year-old girl in England accidentally dropped her phone into a storm drain on Wednesday . . . then tried to climb down to get it.

But it was too narrow and she got stuck halfway in.  The fire department had to come and pull her out of the drain.  And, of course, people took photos.

The girl ended up being okay . . . but when the firefighters got her phone, it turned out it was completely destroyed.

It also turned out her phone was a Blackberry.  I mean, maybe you climb into the sewer for an iPhone . . . but a Blackberry?

Click here to see a few pictures of Ella half-in and half-out of the storm drain.


An Employee at an Apartment Complex for Seniors Mistakes a Dead Body For an April Fools Prank . . . and Throws It in a Dumpster

61-year-old Ronald Benjamin was working at an apartment complex for seniors in Florida on April 1st, and found a BODY on the ground.

But he figured it was a mannequin from an April Fools prank . . . so he threw it in a DUMPSTER.  Turns out it was a 96-year-old woman who’d jumped 16 stories and killed herself the night before.  She left behind a suicide note.

Ronald was fired.

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Freak Files: Thursday, 4/3/14

Holy Criminals!!!

SAN THOMPSON got pulled over last week when a trooper noticed Thomson’s truck “weaving, crossing the center line and speeding 79 mph in a 65 zone.”

When the officer got him out of the car, he blew a .247 BAC –three times the legal limit.  When he was asked if he had any weapons, Thomson mentioned a .357 in the back seat but neglected to mention a 9mm pistol in his back pocket or the bag of pot in the pocket of his hoodie.

Oh, did we mention that his name is Sean Thomson. . . . Father Sean Thomson, a University of Alaska /Fairbanks parish priest.  And I guess you can say that he just hit the unholy trinity of arrest charges.  DUI, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, and drugs!


Three Men Charged With DUI In The Same Car

Police in New South Wales, Australia, stopped a car at a DUI checkpoint, gave the driver a breathalyzer, and promptly hauled him off to jail on drunk-driving charges.

After the arrest, one of the two passengers slid into the driver’s seat and drove off, only to get pulled over within minutes and hauled off to join his buddy in jail on DUI charges of his own.

After that arrest, the remaining passenger got behind the wheel, drove off, and was also charged with DUI, too. All three arrests took place within 20 minutes!!


Man Survives Chainsaw Embedded In Neck

A tree trimmer is recovering after he was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital with a chain saw blade embedded in his neck!!!

James Valentine was in a tree Monday afternoon when he was struck in the neck by the saw. Another worker helped him down, and his co-workers left the saw in place to try to limit the bleeding.

Doctors say the saw missed major arteries and, instead, cut into muscle.

The hospital released an X-ray Tuesday showing the saw still in the 21-year-old’s neck. You can see a picture of it by clicking here.

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Freak Files: Wednesday, 4/2/14

april fools prankA Woman Is Arrested For Calling in a Fake School Shooting as an April Fools’ Prank

54-year-old Angela Timmons of Spartanburg, South Carolina works at Virginia College in Spartanburg.

Yesterday morning, she pranked her 34-year-old daughter April . . . by sending her a text saying there was a SCHOOL SHOOTING at the college and she was HIDING for her safety.

April immediately called 911.  So cops RUSHED to Virginia College . . . and found there was no shooting.  Then they found out about the text and questioned Angela.

She told them she sent the text as an April Fools’ joke, and quote, “that she had done such jokes on April Fools in the past.”

Angela was arrested and is facing several charges, including aggravated breach of peace and disturbing a school.  There’s no word if the college has fired her yet.


BurritoCops Find a Drunk Driver Asleep at the Wheel . . . With Half of a Taco Bell Burrito in His Hand

When you’ve had too much to drink, there’s a biological instinct in our brains that just guides us to Taco Bell, wouldn’t you agree?

36-year-old Daniel Hernandez of Deltona, Florida was driving drunk around on Monday and stopped at a red light . . . and fell asleep.

When the cops got there, they saw Daniel sleeping in the car . . . with a half-eaten Taco Bell burrito in his hand.  They banged on the door for about 10 MINUTES to try to wake him up, but it didn’t work.

They finally broke the window . . . which STILL didn’t wake him up.  But when they went to take the Taco Bell burrito out of his hands, THAT was enough to wake him up.

He was arrested for a DUI . . . there’s no word on whether he got to finish his burrito.


Tennessee Twins Found Dead Sitting In Recliners After 2 Years

Tennessee police are investigating the strange deaths of identical twin brothers whose decomposing bodies were found sitting in recliners in their Chattanooga home over the weekend.

Neighbors said they hadn’t seen 63-year olds Anthony and Andrew Johnson in about 2 years, but they assumed the twins stayed indoors because of their health, and never suspected anything was wrong since their home’s yard was kept and mail was not overflowing from their mailbox.

Chattanooga police estimate the date of death to be sometime in early 2011, based on the condition of the bodies and receipts found in the house.

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Freak Files: Tuesday, 4/1/14

If You’re From Colorado, You’re A Pothead!

A man has filed a license plate profiling lawsuit after he was arrested for marijuana possession by an Idaho state trooper solely for having a Colorado license plate.

DARIEN ROSEEN was driving along I-84 between his second home in Colorado and Washington State when it happened.

He claims the trooper asked him why his eyes “appeared glassy,” and “When is the last time you used any marijuana?”

The trooper then claimed that he smelled marijuana in the car.  The trooper searched the entire vehicle while Roseen was detained in the back of the patrol car.

He was told he was not under arrest despite having been read his Miranda rights. No pot was ever found.  By the way, did we mention that Roseen is 70 years old?!?!

The Idaho State Police have not commented.


A Woman Goes Into Labor, Decides to Get a Quick Pedicure . . . and Has the Baby at the Nail Salon

Anna Rubinstein of Glen Rock, New Jersey was at a nail salon last week when she went into LABOR with her second child.

Anna says that when her first child was born, she was in labor for 42 HOURS . . . so she didn’t think there was any particular rush to get to the hospital.  She decided to get her manicure and pedicure before she headed out.

Turns out her second child was in a MUCH bigger hurry than her first one, because right when the woman started rubbing her feet during her pedicure . . . the baby started COMING.

The baby was delivered in the nail salon bathroom . . . just 10 MINUTES after Anna went into labor.

An ambulance came and took Anna and her baby to the hospital, and they’re both doing well.

Click here to see a picture of the family.


Man Replaces Food With Beer For Lent

33 year old Chris Schryer has given up food for Lent!!!  And he’s living off of BEER!!!

The beer he is drinking is very high in calories (it’s called Dopplebock).

He is supplementing his diet with a bit of water, juice, and tea to stay hydrated and sober, but it’s the beer that is keeping him alive.

Chris has a bottle of beer for breakfast, another for lunch, and a larger one at dinner.

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Freak Files: Monday, 3/31/4

Instant Karma

The video is titled “instant karma,” as in, this is exactly what happens when you drive like a moron.

It happened down in Tampa, FL.  The woman who uploaded the video explains on YouTube that she was being tailgated this past Monday by a pick-up truck driver.

She pulled out her phone and started recording.  She couldn’t move over because there were trucks in the right lane, and since it was rainy out, she didn’t want to accelerate on a slick road.

He eventually was able to pull past her but not before flipping her off.  Then he skidded out of control (wet road) and crashed into a soft shoulder.  All caught on this woman’s video.

The pick-up truck driver tried to flee the scene of the accident but thanks to the video, police were able to track him down and charge him with leaving the scene of a crash.

A Man Cuts Open a Dead Porcupine Looking For Treasure . . . and Accidentally Performs a C-Section That Saves Its Baby?

Here it is:  The STRANGEST STORY of 2014.  So far.  A guy named Jared Buzzell of Lisbon, Maine was searching for wild mushrooms on the side of the road last week, when he saw a PORCUPINE get hit and killed by a car.

He’d heard that porcupines have valuable MINERAL DEPOSITS in their stomachs, so he CUT OPEN the dead porcupine.

He didn’t find any treasure . . . but he DID find out she was PREGNANT.  And thanks to his inadvertent C-section, he saved the baby porcupine’s life.

Jared is now nursing the baby at home, and says he plans on giving it to a wildlife center.


steal couchA Man Steals a Couch . . . And Gets Busted a Few Days Later Trying to Steal a Matching Rug

41-year-old Michael McClerin broke into a store called Gorman’s Home Furnishings in Grand Rapids, Michigan and managed to successfully steal a $6,500 leather couch.

Michael realized just having the couch wasn’t good enough . . . he also needed a matching RUG.  So about a week later, he broke into the same furniture store AGAIN to get a rug for his new living room set.

But that time, the cops say he left enough evidence behind that they were able to track him down.

He was arrested on Thursday for theft.  When the cops searched his place, they found more than $100,000 worth of stolen items.

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Freak Files: Friday, 3/28/14

A Guy Eats Five Sandwiches Behind the Wheel, Chokes on the Fifth One, and Causes a Deadly Car Crash

A 34-year-old guy in England named Lee Roberts is on trial right now for a 2012 car crash that left one person dead, and another paralyzed.  And the whole thing was allegedly caused by a SANDWICH.  Or technically, FIVE of them.

Lee stopped at a gas station to get some breakfast.  He bought three breakfast sandwiches, plus two egg-salad sandwiches.

Then he got back in his van.  And in the time it took him to drive about two miles . . . he ate ALL FIVE of them.  But while he was finishing the fifth one, he started CHOKING, and let go of the steering wheel.

He’s charged with “death by dangerous driving.”  And if he’s found guilty, he could face up to 14 years in jail.


Teen Spends $31k Mistakenly Put In His Account

What do you do if your bank mistakenly deposits $31,000 into your account?  Well, if you’re 18, you start spending every last penny as fast as humanly possible.

The trouble began when someone accidentally deposited $31,000 into the account of the teen, who has the same name as another bank client.

By the time the bank realized it’s mistake, the teenager had spent $5,000 with his ATM card and withdrawn another $20,000 in cash.

The teen has promised to work out a deal with the bank.


Swedish Family Terrified By A Two Foot Rat

The appearance of a massive rat in a Stockholm family’s kitchen has made headlines in Sweden, where it is being dubbed “Ratzilla”.

Measuring nearly 16 inches plus tail, the creature terrified the family.  This rat was so big that even the family cat had refused to enter the kitchen “Ratzilla” was in residence.

Pest controllers finally killed the intruder using an oversized trap.

It appears that it reached the kitchen via a ventilation pipe, having gnawed its way through cement.

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Freak Files: Thursday, 3/27/14

A Candidate for Governor Passed a Kidney Stone During a Debate and Just Kept Going

There was a televised debate on Tuesday night between the eight candidates for governor.  Steve Grossman is Massachusetts’ Democratic state treasurer, and was one of the candidates.

During the debate . . . he started PASSING A KIDNEY STONE.

If you don’t know, passing a kidney stone is literally one of the most painful experiences you can have.  It’s usually compared to childbirth.

But Steve kept on ANSWERING QUESTIONS as the stone traveled through his urinary tract, PULVERIZING it.

Before the debate, Steve was third in the polls for governor . . . maybe this’ll bump him up into the top two?  The election is in November.

Click here to see a photo of him.


A Guy Assaulted His Girlfriend With the Workbook From His Anger Management Class

23-year-old Tyler Ford of Spartanburg, South Carolina was with his girlfriend, Sheelah Thompson, on Monday night . . . and they got into a MASSIVE fight.

Unfortunately, it got physical, and Tyler ended up hitting her with the rolled-up workbook from his ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASS.

So, clearly, his classes aren’t working.  But Sheelah is no slouch either . . . she responded by grabbing a box cutter and STABBING him.

Both of them were arrested for criminal domestic violence.

Here are their mugshots….



A Grandma Visits Her Grandchild’s Elementary School . . . and Steals a Teacher’s Wallet

49-year-old Theresa Sayles has a grandchild who goes to elementary school in Glen Burnie, Maryland.  On Tuesday there was an assembly that was open to parents and grandparents.

And while the assembly was going on, Theresa wandered into a classroom . . . and STOLE a TEACHER’S WALLET.

After the assembly, the teacher realized her wallet was gone.  When she walked into the cafeteria, she saw Theresa in there going through it . . . and called the cops.

Theresa was arrested for theft and disrupting the operation of a school.

If you can’t trust your SWEET GRANDMA these days, who CAN you trust?

Here is her mugshot….


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