by Leigh Lundin
What better time to catch up with weird crime news than Halloween? Read on!
Carpooling Corpse (click to read)
As disturbing as this story is, it’s difficult not to feel sympathy for two women in dire distress. Still, it’s not a place to trick-or-treat.
It seems the US faces a shortage of lethal injection drugs. We manufacture nothing these days, so we outsource many things, even at the risk of unapproved sources.
No doubt the worry was Chinese lead or melamine. While Britain hasn’t executed anyone in half a century and banned capital punishment totally before the millennium, they were happy to help us execute our own. Now about imported milk with melamine and candy with lead…
You don’t give a second thought how you load your SUV, but pilots of small to medium planes carefully calculate ‘weight and balance’, which affects how a plane flies… or doesn’t.
A crocodile smuggled in a flight bag escaped as a commuter plane was on approach. Passengers panicked, putting as much distance between themselves and the reptile as they could, throwing off the plane’s fragile equilibrium.
Twenty passengers died, the croc survived– briefly.
And here in Florida…
Yep, leave it to a Florida dude to stuff his pants with three pounds (a kilo and a half) of bacon. In these, er, hard times, meat has become one of the most commonly shoplifted products. Under skirts, in pants, it’s time to reconsider vegetarianism.
In the spirit of the meat man, another Florida man hid drugs between his butt cheeks. After officers found marijuana and cocaine, the suspect said, "The white stuff isn’t mine, but the weed is."
Really? Who else would share that space?
A teenage daughter laced her family’s food with arsenic insecticide, detergent, and dog feces. After a year of illness, Janet Tinoco learned her daughter had been poisoning her family. Prosecutors say they don’t have evidence the girl was actually trying to murder anyone.
Have you wracked your skull thinking what to buy for Halloween? While Florida floats with weirdos, it is a place for Halloween bargains. A Florida couple who likes yard sales bought a skeleton for only $8. What a real deal! In fact, it was real.
The article notes: "State law prohibits individuals from owning human skeletons." Darn, I’m in violation of state law! So are most of the people I know, possibly excepting politicians.