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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Greetings fellow Bizarros:

2 girls freaked out after trespassing into an abandoned prison and getting trapped inside, according to police in Illinois.

Joliet police said that they have arrested the two 15-year-old girls, who were not identified. They were charged with one count of trespassing after being accused of breaking into the old Joliet Correctional Center.

According to the police investigation, the girl who identified herself as Brittany, climbed over a fence with her friend to gain access to the abandoned jail. They entered unlocked prison cells, and at some point, one of the girl got trapped.

Brittany called the Joliet Fire Department, to report that she and her friend were stuck in the prison facility that has been abandoned 15 years ago.

After about an hour, firefighters used a sledgehammer to break through the wall and freed the trapped girl. They were not injured.

The girls recorded their ordeal with their cellphones and uploaded the footage on Snapchat and Twitter.

"I accidentally locked myself in a cell at the abandoned Joliet prison and had to call Joliet fire dept. to get me out so enjoy this video," one of the girl wrote in Twitter. Because if you're going to be an idiot, you might as well get some views out if it.

Bizarrely,
Lewis

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*-------------- A New World Record --------------*

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The reason this made the news is that a bad guy was killed, rightly so. I'd like to know how many times simply showing you're armed was enough of a deterrent to a bad situation. It's way higher than many people think. And if you own a gun, take a class on the state laws. Some are in jail for bad "split second" decisions.
[If you are armed and someone is waving a gun in your face, how many decision do you really have?]


A bobcat walked in my yard while I had my dog out. It stared at me & my dog went wild. Trying to get off her leash to attack. The thing ran off. Talk about protection. A little shit of 13 lbs. Dogs are better than people! -Buzzy


Now I admit that I have not been alive very long (only 37 years), but this is one of the MANY things I don't understand about your world. In what universe does "Ignorance of the law is no excuse" make ANY SENSE WHATSOEVER? It never has to me. How are we possibly expected to obey the law when we don't know what it says? Granted, it's a bit easier now that the Internet is everywhere, but the first time I heard this proverb, I hadn't he4ard of the Internet...
[Well, there are only around 4,500 criminal offenses contained in federal statutes, and around 300,000 separate federal regulations that might be the basis for a criminal prosecution. Not to mention state and local criminal statutes. Why shouldn't you be familiar with them?]

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