Weird Criminal Law Stories: # 432: Deadly Weapon Babby

FLORIDA: Assault with a deadly weapon: baby??  Police report that during the Fourth of July weekend 2016, an 18 year old mother was charged with using her infant son as a deadly weapon to bludgeon her boyfriend at Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach police arrested Tatyana Allen of Ocoee, Florida for swinging the baby “like a bat” during a fight at the beach. The police report indicates that the 6-month-old baby boy was taken to a local hospital where it appeared that he was doing fine. OUCH !!!


NORTH CAROLINA:  Sounds like James also Got Fingered. A father was pulled over for a broken tail light while driving his daughter to school, and it turned out he had an open arrest warrant. For what? He had an open arrest warrant for failing to return a VHS tape of “Freddy Got Fingered” in 2002. Fourteen years’ worth of late fees caused James Meyers to land in the pokey. Shortly after he was pulled over by police in the town of Concord deputies advised Meyers that  in North Carolina not returning rental property is a misdemeanor and punishable by a fine up to $200. Meyers was allowed to take his daughter to school, as long as he promised to turn himself in the same day.


NEW YORK CITY: The headline – “Jail for jailhouse sales gal.” A long-time corrections officer who ran a “Jailhouse Shopping Network” that supplied Manhattan inmates with everything from drugs to cigarettes, phones and pliers was sentenced to six years behind bar at the end of April, 2016. Patricia Howard, 44, was sentenced for scheming with an inmate and his niece, gouging prisoners up to $100 for a pack of cigarettes. Ms. Howard was charged with promoting prison contraband while working at the downtown Manhattan Detention Center known as the Tombs between December 2014 and May 2015.


FLORIDA: Speedway burglar sent to the slammer. A Georgia man convicted of burglarizing race-team trailers at Daytona International Speedway and other tracks was recently sentenced to prison. Prosecutors contend that 55-year-old Steven Sanders of Macon, Georgia was sentenced to ten years for the 13 burglaries at Daytona between 2007 and 2012. Court papers reveal that he would steal cash, credit cards and debit cards. He would also keep souvenirs from the thefts, including the race track credentials of actor Patrick Dempsey from television’s Grey’s anatomy.”


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