#FAIL! Florida man's own dashboard camera lands him in jail. Wind Blows Away Robber's Stolen Cash.
Utah man falls to death while climbing cliff to fire flaming arrow into heart display for wife's birthday
via FOXNews: A man's attempt at a romantic gesture to celebrate his wife's 51st birthday on Saturday ended in tragedy when he fell to his death from a cliff in Utah.
The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office told FOX13 Dee Jessop, 51, was attempting to climb a cliff in Circleville Canyon in the southern part of the state and planned to use a bow to fire “a lighted arrow into a painted heart.”
His brother told the Salt Lake Tribune the plan was to shoot the arrow toward the ground, where it would ignite 51 candles in the shape of a heart.
“They were lighting these fire arrows and kind of making it a surprise,” Willie Jessop told the newspaper, “but because it was late at night, it appears he lost his footing and slipped.”
Jessop slipped and fell between 50 to 60 feet, according to police.
Wind Blows Away Robber's Stolen Cash, He Helplessly Chases After.
via NDTV: If you're not having the best day, seeing a couple of robbers having the worst day might make you feel slightly better. Cops in the UK have released surveillance footage of two ridiculously unfortunate thieves who managed to lose their loot in a matter of seconds.
Two unidentified men walked into a travel agency in Droylsden, Greater Manchester and demanded the staff to hand them money. As the two hurried out, they stuffed the cash down their pants, only to lose it seconds later as a gust of wind blew it all away.
In the video, one of the robbers haplessly chases after a wad of notes after they were scattered all around the alley by the wind. Before he could pick up the fallen money, more notes fly out of his pocket. And then some more.
Mother nature - 3, Stupid thieves - 0
A Fugitive Is Busted After 37 Years on the Run Thanks to His Mother's Obituary
Here's a very rare case of a criminal getting busted because of a well-researched obituary. (???)
There's a 58-year-old guy named Stephen Michael Paris who escaped from prison in Oklahoma back in 1981. He was about a year-and-a-half into a nine-year sentence for drug convictions when he escaped.
And he's been on the run for the past 37 years.
Well . . . about two months ago, his mother died. And her obituary mentioned a son named "Stephen Michael Chavez" in Houston, Texas.
The U.S. Marshals connected the dots that Stephen Michael Chavez was probably Stephen Michael Paris . . . and on Thursday morning, they arrested him at the office where he was working. A fingerprint confirmed his identity.
There's no word on who put his info into his mom's obituary.
Florida man's own dashboard camera lands him in jail
via PalmBeachPost: A Florida man ended up in jail after his dashboard camera showed police more than he intended.
The Palm Beach Post reports that after 25-year-old Xavier Moran was involved in a crash on April 5, he told a sheriff's deputy he had been cut off by another driver and could prove it with his dashboard camera. He then signed a consent waiver to search the camera.
When the Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy reviewed the footage, he saw Moran burglarizing a beauty store. Authorities say the video showed Moran taking a baseball bat from the trunk and someone using the bat to break the glass door to the store.
He was arrested Tuesday on burglary charges. Records don't list a lawyer.
A Guy Got Out of Jail and Didn't Want to Wait for His Ride . . . So He Stole a Bike and Was Arrested Again
When you're in jail, I'm sure you just can't wait for the day you get to go home. But after all that time, what's another 10 or 20 minutes?
A 29-year-old guy named Johnathan Bentley got released from jail the other day in Alexandria, Louisiana. (About 120 miles northwest of Baton Rouge.)
It's not clear what he was in for, or for how long. But the jail was about 25 miles from his house. So a cop drove him to the county line, and dropped him off so another cop could take him the rest of the way.
The second cop didn't show up right away though. And Johnathan was all alone and sick of waiting.
So instead of just sitting tight, he started walking. Then he saw a bike sitting out in someone's yard . . . and decided to STEAL it and ride it the rest of the way home.
The cop who was on his way to pick him up drove past him a few minutes later . . . asked where he got the bike . . . and tossed him BACK in jail for theft.
He was released later that day on $1,000 bond. It's not clear how he got home that time.
A Guy Tries to Avoid Baggage Fees by Wearing 10 Outfits Onto a Plane . . . But Gets Banned From Boarding
There's a guy from London named Ryan Williams who just did what we've all DREAMED of doing to fight baggage fees. But unfortunately . . . it didn't work.
Ryan was flying from Iceland back to London last week and he didn't want to pay the $65 fee to check a bag. So he put on eight pairs of pants and 10 shirts and tried to get on the plane.
Unfortunately, the agents at the gate figured out what he was doing and they told him he couldn't fly like that. So he tried to get on a different airline . . . but they ALSO caught him and stopped him.
He wound up getting a refund for his ticket, though . . . and eventually flew home on a third airline. There's no word on whether they made him pay to check his stuff.
Taxi driver leads police to bank robber
via Journal-News: It was a slow day for part-time Jefferson County independent taxi driver George Lyon. He waited six hours before the first call came in, and it ended up being one he’ll remember for a lifetime.
On Monday, Lyon picked up that taxi fare in Ranson and unsuspectingly drove an alleged bank robber to and from a nearby bank branch. He waited for the alleged robber in the bank’s parking lot during the heist and drove him away, not knowing what had happened inside the bank, he said.
“It was my bank. I bank there, and they know me,” Lyon said afterward of the City National Bank branch in Charles Town.
Minutes after the alleged robbery, with Lyon’s help, police arrested Ryan Michael Stepanian, 25, who has no known fixed address, and charged Stepanian with two counts of bank robbery, for the City National robbery and another bank robbery that occurred in Ranson Friday.
Stepanian was apprehended on foot after allegedly robbing the City National Bank branch in Charles Town and riding away in the hired taxi, police officials said.
“(Stepanian) advised the taxi driver was not involved and had no idea that he was planning to rob a bank, nor had any information after (the robbery) had happened,”police reported....
Man tries to rob Domino’s while wearing a Domino’s uniform
Nice try, Andrew Peppers.
Peppers, a 22-year-old from Bentbrook, Texas, was arrested on Friday after allegedly trying to rob a Domino’s restaurant in Fort Worth while dressed as a Domino’s employee, theStar-Telegram reports.
The details of Peppers’ scheme were not immediately clear; however, his plan fell apart when a Domino’s manager instructed another employee to call police, who then told the cops that “someone there was trying to rob the store.”..
Drunk tourist accidentally climbs mountain while trying to get back to his hotel
A DRUNK tourist had a very rough night after he got lost on his way back to his hotel and found himself climbing the Italian Alps.
An Estonian tourist known as Pavel, has been enjoying a few drinks at Cervinia, a resort in Italy’s Valle d’Aosta, when he decided to call it a night and head back to his hotel.
However, it seemed that Pavel, 30, may have had a bit more to drink than he thought as his short walk back to his room soon turned into a mountain hike...
Doctors Pull a Three-Foot Phone Cable Out of a Guy's Junk After He Used It to Try to Stop Itching
I've lost phone chargers in plenty of places, but hey, at least I've never gotten one lost where THIS guy did.
A man in his 60s in Dalian, China had some major ITCHINESS going on inside his junk last week. And he tried to scratch it by taking his phone charging cable and snaking it up into his urethra. Obviously.
Well, it got stuck and tangled around his bladder.
He went to the hospital, and doctors were actually able to safely remove it. They used lasers to undo the knot, and then pulled out the entire cord.
When they asked the guy if he sterilized it before he inserted it, he told them he ran it under water.
Anyway, in spite of everything, he's going to recover completely . . . and he says he learned his lesson.
A Guy Tries to Hold Off the Cops by Burning His Stairs, But Sets His Feet on Fire
A 37-year-old guy named Bernard Jackson recently got evicted from his house near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. And when the cops tried to kick him out last week, it started a four-hour standoff.
He claimed to be a "sovereign citizen," meaning he's not governed by the laws of the United States. And he wouldn't come out, so a SWAT team had to go in and get him.
Once they were inside, they smelled GASOLINE. And when they tried to go upstairs to arrest him, he tried to hold them off by setting his STAIRS on fire.
His plan actually worked in the short term, because they had to go back outside until the fire was out.
But while he was burning the stairs, he also set his FEET on fire by mistake. And the burns were bad enough that he decided to surrender.
He yelled that he was coming out, then limped outside and let them arrest him. He's facing charges for criminal trespassing and resisting arrest. Plus a second-degree arson charge for his stupid stair fire idea.