Woman Calls Police To Complain Police Put Her In Jail

Posted By Ben Goulding, 25 March, 2010 | permalink

A woman who refused to pay her cab fare and was consequently arrested and put in jail called 911 to complain that police had put her in jail.

29-year-old Carly Houston was arrested in Naperville, Illinois and taken to the local police station, where she was offered the chance to make a call to a friend or family member.

But instead Houston used the call to dial 911, which connected her to Naperville police dispatchers – to whom she reported that she was ‘trapped inside the detention facility’.

Unfortunately for her, the Naperville police department proved strangely reluctant to free her from the clutches of the Naperville police department. Instead, she was charged with ‘theft of labor or services’, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and, for good measure, making a false 911 report.

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North Korean Traffic Ladies Are Hypnotic

Posted By Ben Goulding, 26 February, 2010 | permalink

This video is proof that North Korea does traffic police the best in the world. It’s almost as hypnotic, as it is dizzy-making. Maybe that’s the reason it’s hypnotic.

Flickr Video

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Five-year-old’s 911 Call Saves Dad’s Life

Posted By Ben Goulding, 24 February, 2010 | permalink

Hancock County – It took a five-year-old girl to save her father’s life. She talked to 911 dispatchers when she thought her father was having a heart attack. Not only is this an incredible little girl, but it’s probably the cutest 911 call you will ever hear.

(YouTube link)

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Woman Calls Cops On Herself For Drink Driving

Posted By Ben Goulding, 3 November, 2009 | permalink

Mary StreyMary Strey is a very honest woman … or maybe just an extremely drunk one. She called police in Clark County, Wisconsin to let them know that she was driving whilst intoxicated.

“Somebody’s really drunk driving down Granton Road,” she told the 911 dispatcher.

The dispatcher asked if Strey was behind the drunk driver, to which she replied “No, I am them.”

The dispatcher asked, “Okay, so you’re calling to report you’re driving drunk?”

“Yes,” Strey said.

The dispatcher told Strey to pull her vehicle over, and she complied. She waited for a deputy to arrive with her hazard lights flashing. According to the police report, Strey failed field sobriety tests, and a preliminary breath test showed she had a blood alcohol content of .19, more than twice the legal limit to drive.

She’s due in court in December, facing charges of first offense operating under the influence.

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85-Year-Old Grandaddy Gunman Fights Parking Ticket

Posted By Ben Goulding, 30 September, 2009 | permalink

Man With Gun

85-year-old, Peter J. Reilly from Chicago planned to use fire power to fight a $250 traffic ticket.

He strolled into his local police station to dispute it with the officer at the front desk.

The officer said Reilly pulled a gun from his hat and pointed it at him. After refusing repeated orders drop it, officers came to the lobby and took the gun away from Reilly.

Now parking tickets are annoying, and I can’t blame grandaddy-o for protesting, but since when do cops decide to revoke parking tickets because you point guns at them? Not in my experience anyway…

That’s when police discovered the handgun was … a BB gun. Oh, and the ticket Reilly was contesting? Using an expired permit to park in a handicapped parking space!


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Cops Caught Playing Nintendo Wii During Drug Bust

Posted By Ben Goulding, 23 September, 2009 | permalink

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With guns drawn and flashlights cutting through darkened rooms, Polk County undercover drug investigators stormed the home of convicted drug dealer Michael Difalco near Lakeland in March.

As investigators searched the home for drugs, some drug task force members found other ways to occupy their time. Within 20 minutes of entering Difalco’s house, some of the investigators found a Wii video bowling game and began bowling frame after frame.

Despite all the good that cops do, it’s a certain few, like these, that give the police force a bad name, even if they were just having a bit of fun.

I guess drug busts just aren’t that exciting anymore.


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Man Dials 911 Twice A Day To Tell Cops He’s Hungry

Posted By Ben Goulding, 4 September, 2009 | permalink

911 calls

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – A man has been arrested for calling 911 twice in a day to ask for a ride because he was hungry.

Benjamin Dewer, 26, was charged early Wednesday with making false 911 calls, say police.

The police report notes Dewer was sitting on the sidewalk, drunk. When police drove by he asked them for a ride to a park and told them he was hungry. When police refused, Dewer walked away and called 911 a second time for a ride.

Dewer is now behind bars at the Palm Beach County on a $1000 bond. That’s one expensive lunch!

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Nuns Stopped By Police On Way To Pope’s House

Posted By Ben Goulding, 20 July, 2009 | permalink

Pope-Benedict-XVIAfter learning that Pope Benedict XVI had suffered a minor accident, three nuns rushed to his holiday home to make sure he was OK.

Pope Benedict had slipped in the bathroom and fractured his wrist at his summer holiday chalet in Les Combes.

The three nuns, aged 56, 65 and 78 were driving at 120mph in their Ford Fiesta when police pulled them over.

A spokesman for Turin’s police, said: “Hopefully Sister Tavoletta will be making sure she confesses her bad driving the next she goes to confession. But in the meantime, she will have to pay the Euros 375 fine (£325).”

But Sister Tavoletta, who also lost her driving licence for a month, has not meekly accepted this rebuke. Instead, she will appeal against the fine with the aid of Italy’s best known lawyer in driving cases, Anna Orecchioni.


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Biker Stopped By Police For Having No Arms

Posted By Ben Goulding, 17 July, 2009 | permalink

Liu Yeung on his motorcycle

Police in China cautioned a motorcyclist after being pulled over because he was driving with no arms.

Liu Yeung, 27, from Jimo was driving his specially modified bike with his two friends when police stopped him.

Officer Zhang Jie said “It was only when we stopped him that we realized he didn’t actually have any arms. He had fitted a specially modified handlebar to the bike and was doing it with his body.”

It must have been an unwelcome experience for Lui, but hopefully there was no ‘arm done.

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Scientists Aim To Create Robot-Insects

Posted By Ben Goulding, 15 July, 2009 | permalink

It may sound like science-fiction, but scientists aim to create robot-insects capable of carrying out very important tasks assigned by police or authorities.

Robot-Insects. Image: AFP

Imagine if a robot-moth could sniff out a distant drug stash or robot-bees could dodge through earthquake rubble to find survivors – well this is the vision of Japanese scientists.

Scientists will research the brains of insects and then rebuild and program them to carry out different tasks. Ryohei Kanzaki is a professor at Tokyo Univeristy’s Research Centre for Advanced Science and Technology. Having become a pioneer in the field of insect-machine hybrids he believes that in the future we will see programmed insects.

“It will be possible to recreate an insect brain with electronic circuits in the future. This would lead to controlling a real brain by modifying its circuits,” he said.

Kanzaki’s team has already made some progress on this front.

It sounds scary to me…it’s like Frankenstein but with insects. Couldn’t this lead to bad guys using insects to carry out criminal acts and dare I say it, even terrorism? If insects can be used to find survivors in earthquakes then surely, if the technology gets into the wrong hands, there is potential for catastrophe.


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