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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Greetings fellow Bizarros:

A police officer is facing years behind bars after allegedly planting drugs and arresting an innocent man, according to prosecutors in Maryland. The Baltimore District Attorney's Office announced that the indictment of Baltimore police officer Richard Pinheiro, 29, on charges of fabricating evidence and misconduct.

The Public Defender's Office in Maryland has used a police body cam to get drug charges dropped against a client. The man, a suspected drug dealer, was arrested after a video showed Officer Pinheiro finding drugs in an empty can of soup that was in a pile of trash near the suspect's home. However, when the public defender's office reviewed the entire video of the incident that occurred at their client's home, they were shocked by what they saw.

The incident, which the officer accidentally recorded with his body cam, shows him standing at the exact spot where the drugs were found 30 seconds later. The officer apparently did not know that the body cam saved the last 30 seconds of footage before it was manually activated. In that 30-second footage, the officer was seen holding a plastic bag with pills and placing it in a pile of dirt. A short time later, the officer returned with the suspect and "searched the area" before finding the hidden drugs.

He has been suspended and his two colleagues, who were also at the scene, were placed on desk duty. If convicted, Pinheiro faces up to 3 years in prison.


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That story about the guy who was arrested for breaking into Dunkin' Donuts would have been funnier if he had broken into a butcher shop and was arrested for eating bacon.

At least the police finally arrested somebody who was actually stuffing fish down his pants. I heard they falsely arrested three women just because they smelled fish in their pants.
[You know, Bizarre News used to have a much classier readership.]

If they wanted to hold an appropriate vigil for a Taco Bell they should have held it in the bathroom.

Lewis: After reading that story about the Florida guy that got arrested for stealing exotic fish and shoving them down his pants I thought about that old saying... Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to steal exotic fish and he puts him in his pants, or something like that. I sort of got lost there. --Warren

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