Someone in northern England saw a woman drive by on Sunday covered in BLOOD, and called the cops to report an assault. They also said the guy she was with had been BITING her.
So the cops started searching for them, and managed to pull them over. And sure enough, there was blood all over them, and the guy had some around his mouth.
But the woman HADN’T actually been assaulted, and everything was fine. It turned out they both work as movie extras . . . and they were on their way to a job where they had to play ZOMBIES.
So all the blood was fake, and they had special contacts in to make their eyes look weird.
The cops ended up letting them go, but the photo they posted on their Twitter page is making the rounds online.
(Manchester Evening News)
A 22-year-old named Janet Brooks from Clermont, Florida called the cops last week, and said she’d been KIDNAPPED in her parking lot. She told them some guys had forced her into their trunk at gunpoint, then dropped her off at a park.
But when the cops looked at some surveillance video from the parking lot, they saw her walk out on her own.
And that’s when she admitted she made the entire thing up . . . because she was pretty sure another woman was making moves on her boyfriend, and she wanted to test if he TRULY CARED about her.
She was charged with filing a false report.
As for her relationship status . . . well, we don’t know. There’s no word on how her boyfriend reacted to the kidnapping, or the news that it was fake. But if he sticks with her after she showed THIS level of crazy, they just might be meant for each other.
(Leesburg Daily Commercial)
Two cops recently came up with a list of ways to get out of a ticket if you’re pulled over. And some we’d seen some before, like don’t argue, and know where your registration is. But here are a few you might not think about . . .
- Put your turn signal on as soon as possible, even if there’s nowhere to pull over. That way they know you’re at least trying to. But if they turn their lights AND their siren on, it means they think it’s a good place to stop, so pull over right away.
- Kiss up to them BEFORE they go to their car to run your info. That’s usually when they decide whether or not to give you a ticket. And once they write one, they can’t take it back. Writing a ticket and then ripping it up only happens in movies.
- Don’t be short with them, but don’t talk too much either. They might get suspicious if you give a one-word answer to every question. But they might just get annoying if you start rambling too much.
- Try to make them laugh. Which sounds a little risky, but apparently it works. We’re assuming a bad joke has the opposite effect though. So don’t force it.
- Mentioning that you know a cop DOES work sometimes. So if you can work it into the conversation, go for it. Or if you were in the military or someone in your family is, that might work too.
Police Use an 11-Year-Old’s Drawing to Catch a Criminal
There was a string of burglaries recently in Stratford, Connecticut. One of them was at 11-year-old Rebecca DePietro’s house . . . and she got a quick look at the guy.
So when the cops asked her to describe him, she drew a picture. But we’re going to be harsh here . . . Rebecca is NOT a good artist. It was basically a lousy kid’s drawing of a guy with some scraggly facial hair.
But it was a lead. And when the cops compared it to one of their suspects last week, they felt like he looked close enough to the drawing that he was worth investigating.
He’s 32-year-old Pedro Bruno. And it turns out he WAS the burglar . . . because he confessed to everything.
The Stratford police chief says, quote, “For us to take that sketch and match it up, it was remarkable. Maybe she’s part of our next generation of detectives.” So they honored Rebecca in a ceremony on Thursday.
(NBC 30 – New Britain)
A 26-year-old guy in Canada wanted to get attention for his cleaning business Sunday so he tied 110 helium balloons to a lawn chair and floated up into the sky. He actually landed safely . . . but the cops were there to arrest him for mischief.
There was a movie in 2003 called “Danny Deckchair” where a guy ties a bunch of helium balloons to a lawn chair and floats through the sky.
And yes, that also happened with the old man’s house in “Up”, but the obscure “Danny Deckchair” reference is far more relevant to this story. Don’t be so mainstream.
26-year-old Daniel Boria of Calgary, Alberta, Canada wanted to get some viral attention for his cleaning company on Sunday, so he decided to risk his life. He tied 110 helium balloons to a lawn chair and let them take him up into the sky.
He floated through the air . . . he’s not sure exactly how high he got, but it was high enough to get a LOT of attention. Unfortunately for him, some of that attention came from the cops . . . and they arrested him when he landed.
He was charged with mischief since the chair could’ve hurt someone when it fell . . . and he could be facing more charges for violating Canada’s federal aviation laws.
Daniel says the stunt cost him about $20,000 and he wore a parachute just in case things went wrong. Quote, “You can spend the same marketing dollars on a billboard, or you can fly . . . seems like more fun, right?”