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Saturday, December 9, 2017

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Many people have been complaining about delivery packages that have gone missing from their porches. Now, the mystery may have been solved, at least in one Ohio neighborhood.

Police were called after someone saw a young boy stealing a package from a home. The child then got into a red Toyota Corolla that was driven by a teenager.

Police pulled over the vehicle and found the 10-year-old boy and a teenage driver along with 21 stolen packages. Authorities said that the shipping labels on the packages showed that the items were taken from different houses in the Mentor area.

Officers also found marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside the car.

Officers arrested 18-year-old Corey Whalen. She faces charges of theft, receiving stolen property, marijuana possession, possessing marijuana paraphernalia, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The 10-year-old boy was also arrested. He was referred to Lake County Juvenile Court. Police haven't revealed the relationship between Whalen and the boy.


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*--------------- Museum of Fail ---------------*

A pop-up museum dedicated to failed products is kicking off its U.S. tour in Los Angeles. Conceived by Sweden-based clinical psychologist Samuel West, who specializes in workplace innovation, this celebration of failure launched to sold-out crowds in Sweden. "It's hilarious to think of the Museum of Failure as a success," West told the Los Angeles Times. "I didn't expect it. I was, and still am, shocked that I'm opening my little museum in Los Angeles." West said the "Failure" moniker isn't meant to be an insult to the more than 100 products found within. The exhibit includes famous failures such as the DeLorean DMC-12, the Apple Newton MessagePad and coffee-flavored Coca-Cola BlaK. The museum also features lesser-known commercial flops, including I'm Back and You're Fired! Trump, the Game; Colgate-brand frozen dinners; Volvo's all-plastic Itera bicycle; and WiFi-enabled juicer Juicerio. The museum also includes a "Failure Confession Booth" where visitors can anonymously post their own failures for others to see.


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An Oregon mother targeted by package thieves got back at the culprits with a decoy box filled with her infant son's soiled diapers. Angie Boliek posted a photo to Facebook showing the box of diapers she put out for thieves on her porch along with a note reading, "Enjoy this you thief!" Boliek said the initial stolen package contained 4-month-old Ben's new Christmas pajamas. The mother said she put the box of dirty diapers out on Sunday and it was gone by Monday evening. "I wanted to get my own, I guess, passive-aggressive revenge," Boliek said. Boliek said she reported the theft to the police and she and her husband are looking into installing a security camera on their porch.

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Lewis, what is it with the police shooting dogs? I mean, I know there are a lot of shitty pet owners out there who do not properly take care of or restrain their dogs, but why does it seem like the first option for the police is the shoot the poor, stupid thing? I don't mind saying, kind of makes the cops look like pussies.

Can you imagine going to the emergency room in a Santa suit with a broken leg and having to tell that story? And what a way to traumatize a poor little kid. Now, for the rest of her childhood that poor little girl is going to think Santa Claus is some asshole who fell out of the sky.

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