Weird Criminal Law Stories # 535: “Bugged Out”

TENNESSEE: He was “bugged” out. A naked man high on a mixture of bug spray and crystal meth terrorized a family when he broke into their house during dinner and cut his throat in front of them, police said. Danny Hollis, Jr. told police he doesn’t remember busting into the Lawrence County house – or sitting naked at their dinner table before slicing his neck and jumping out a second story window.

TEXAS: God said the defendant was not guilty? A judge barged into a jury deliberation room to announce “God” had told him the defendant in the case was not guilty. Comal county Judge jack Robinson later apologized for the interruption but said, “When the Lord tells me I gotta do something, I gotta do it, according to a report. Unfortunately, the jury didn’t get the news from the Lord. They found Gloria Romero-Perez guilty of trafficking a teenage girl.

TEXAS: Graffiti tacos? It has been reported that a mysterious graffiti artist has been spraying large purple tacos on houses in Dallas. The cartoonish image of the Mexican food with rising aroma waves has baffled and outraged homeowners who contend it is expensive to remove. The taco art has also popped up on some storefronts, fences and a dumpster. No arrest has been made of the artist.

TEXAS: There will be no second date! A woman allegedly damaged $300,000 worth of art, including two original Andy Warhol paintings, belonging to a lawyer on a first date. Lindy layman, 29, of Dallas was arrested on charges of criminal mischief for the destruction of Anthony Buzbee’s artwork. The police report maintains that the belligerent woman allegedly tore down the pricey paintings from the wall and threw two sculptures.

THAILAND: An ugly American if there ever was one? A U.S. tourist was arrested in Thailand’s Phuket Airport in early January 2018, after he overdosed on Viagra,stripped naked and went on a rampage. It has been reported that Steve Cho allegedly shouted like a maniac and threw his own feces at airport security guards before he was arrested by police. PHEW!

UTAH: The headline read, “Any way you slice it, that’s wrong. We learn that at least four Salt Lake City parking-compliance officers were fired  in December 2017 for allegedly letting restaurant workers park illegally – in exchange for free pizza. An “unusual pattern” of voided tickets near the Sicilia Pizza Kitchen prompted a city probe that reportedly found that workers mostly ducked tickets by displaying Sicilia Pizza menus on the dashboards of their cars.

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