Weird Criminal Law Stories 167

New Haven, CT. — A Roman Catholic priest in Connecticut was charged in early July, 2010 with stealing $1.3 million in church money over seven years to use for male escorts, expensive clothing and luxury hotels and restaurants. The Rev. Kevin J. Gray, 64, former pastor at Sacred Heart/Sagrado Corazon Parish in Waterbury, was arrested and charged with first-degree larceny, Waterbury police said.  Gray allegedly, used the money to stay at such hotels as the Waldorf-Astoria and on expensive clothing labels including Armani suits and Brooks Brothers, said Capt. Christopher Corbett.  He also, allegedly, paid the college tuition and rent of two men he had met, Corbett said.


Australia:  Two buddies decided to shoot each other in the butt with an air rifle to see whether it would hurt.  They found it hurt only a bit because both of them were drunk at the time.  They were later both hospitalized to have the pellets removed from their behinds.

Yep, drunk and stupid!

England: The New York Post reports that if police in Manchester find this fellow,” it won’t be easy for him to beat the rap.”  Why?  Appears that officers have hours of recordings of a rapper wannabe who has called the police emergency number up to ten times a day since January, 2010 to serenade telephone operators.

Is his hustle and flow any good?

Ft. Lauderdale, FL:  A burglar used a crucifix at a Ft. Lauderdale church to break into the poor box. It appears he took the cross from the altar at St. John the Baptist to smash the lock on the poor box that was under a rack of holy candles.

He is on his way straight to hell…on a rail!

Alaska: An Alaska man became so angry during an argument with his roommate over an automobile that he allegedly attacked the roommate with the only weapon that was handy.  A set of antlers that were hanging on the wall.  The attack left the roommate with stab wounds to the back and ankle.  The perpetrator was charged with felony assault.


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