Weird Criminal Law Stories # 343: Send in the Clowns

MEXICO: Made-up merry-makers at a professional clown convention in Mexico City assured folks that they were not behind a recent slaying of feared drug trafficker Francisco Felix, slain by gangsters dressed like Bozo the clown. “The people who do that, they are not clowns. I can swear on my mother’s grave it wasn’t a real clown,” said one of the clown spokespersons.

ENGLAND: Flatulence city, maybe? A thief stole 6,000 cans of baked beans from a food delivery truck in England. The bandit struck when the driver fell asleep and he is still at large. Beans, beans, good for the heart, the more you eat the more you…


FLORIDA: A Boynton Beach motorist was so mad while a police officer was writing her an “unbuckled seat belt”
ticket that she call 911 to complain, and was arrested for doing so. Misusing 911 is misdemeanor punishable up to a year in jail in Florida. Guess she never heard “click it or ticket.”


FLORIDA: Polk County sheriff’s deputies broke up an illegal distillery in Haines City that brewed moonshine in creative flavors, such as peach and apple, deputies report. I’ll bet that hooch was a lot cheaper than orange flavored Ciroc…

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