Weird Criminal law Stories # 508: Snooze you lose…

OREGON: They snoozed and almost lost. A Portland couple awoke and found a man snoozing on their bedroom floor. They originally believed him when he told them he only needed some sleep. However, after they got him out of their house, the couple realized he had stolen their wallets, cellphones and a tablet computer, police report. Authorities credit a GPS App on the stolen phones, which led them straight to the suspect Ervin Solomon, 64, who was hiding under a nearby porch.


CALIFORNIA: The headline read, “Give us a brake.” Authorities in Orange County report that 1,000 bicycles – many of them stolen – were discovered in a secret bunker below a homeless encampment. Officials were clearing away trash when they spied a trap door leading to the bike stash near the Santa Ana River in the county.


CALIFORNIA: The “high” in this higher power church. We learn that the Citadel Church of la Puente in LA was recently raided for selling marijuana, cannabis waxes, and cannabis edibles. Police report they found $30,000 in marijuana products inside the phony church which has no license to sell weed.


FLORIDA: She had no sole. A woman got so angry at a police officer for stopping her on the highway, she pulled off her shoes and threw them at his patrol car. Amber Capraro, 31, was walking in the middle of a highway in St. Lucie County when the officer tried to stop her. She allegedly flew into rage and threw her shoes at his car and jumped on the hood. Yes, she was arrested.


AUSTRIA: Burqa Ban? A man in a shark costume was given a fine for covering his face. The worker was dressed as a mascot outside the McShark Computer shop in Vienna, when he was asked by police to remove the shark head. He refused, explaining “I’m just doing my job,” according to a report, and was fined $176. It appears that Austria has a strict ban against burqa wearing and anyone else who covers their entire face in public.


FLORIDA: Long distance abuse. A man’s parents flew all the way from their home in India to help him beat his wife in Florida, police report. The parents, in their 60’s, and their son were all charged with abusing the woman and holding her captive at the man’s Riverview home. The wife and her 1-year-old child were moved to a safe place.




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