Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Greetings fellow Bizarros:
A Maine man clad in a tree costume was arrested when he blocking traffic after being told by police to stay out of the street.
Police said Asher Woodworth, 30, donned a tree costume reminiscent of a camouflage ghillie suit Monday and wandering into a busy downtown Portland intersection.
Woodworth stopped traffic and drew attention as he slowly inched his way across the crosswalk, and he was soon joined by a pair of police officers who escorted him to the other side.
"All right, get out of the road or you're going to get arrested," one officer said.
The police officers told the man he was free to go with a warning to stay out of the street.
"I'll accept your silence as you understand. You're free to go," an officer says.
The man wandered back into the street moments later and was arrested.
"His motivation was to see how people would react to what he called his 'performance' and how he might impact 'people's natural choreography,'" Assistant Police Chief Vern Malloch told the Portland Press Herald.
"It happens from time to time," Malloch said. "People do bizarre things because they want to get arrested. We're still not sure if he was trying to make a statement."
Woodworth was charged with obstructing a public way and released on $60 bail.
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A judge was charged with bribery after being accused of offering beer and cash to a police officer in exchange for his wife's text messages, according to police in North Carolina. Superior Court Judge Arnold Ogden Jones II was found guilty of bribery and other charges in connection with the bribery attempt of the police officer. According to the police investigation, the judge suspected that his wife was cheating, and he wanted to get his hands on the text messages of her cellphone. The Wayne County police officer, who is also an FBI agent, reported that the judge offered him beer and $100 to get the text messages. The judge vowed to seek reelection despite being convicted of bribery. The judge is facing up to 37 years in prison and up to $750,000 in fines.
You Don't Have To Go Home But You Can't Stay Here
A bar employee was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly shooting a customer who refused to leave, according to police in Tennessee. Nashville police said that they have arrested the bar employee, who was not identified, for using his gun to shoot the customer after closing time. According to the criminal complaint, police officers were called to the Kat's Bar and Grille around 1:00 a.m. on Friday, on a report of a dispute. Witnesses at the scene told police that the dispute broke out when the customer refused to leave following closing time. The employee pulled out his gun and fired a shot. The bullet grazed the client's face. The employee left the scene before police arrived. Officers went to his home, where he was arrested.
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Lewis; Although it's believed that Ouija Boards can contact the dear departed here's a way to test it. Have 2 believers unfamiliar with your family members past and present sit opposite each other at a Ouija Board. Now ask a question of your departed family member that you (but not your 2 volunteers) would know the correct answer to. I guarantee they will not be able to ascertain the correct answer. -R.S.
[That's quite a project you've given me. How about if I just don't believe in Ouija Boards without the homework assignment.]
Lewis, this guy with the giant squeegee board is just trying to make a few bucks off the gullibility and superstition of the general public. If he gets away with it, then good for him. There's an old saying; a fool and his money are soon parted.
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