Weird Criminal Law # 598: Barker?

CANADA: He was gone to the dogs… Police in Ontario were called to keep a man from barking and howling in front of his neighbor’s door in the middle of the night. Police say the “barker” was trying to give the neighbor a taste of his own medicine, because the neighbor’s dogs howled at all hours. Both men were given warnings to follow local noise laws.

FLORIDA: The headline read, “Inmate a beast.” A jail inmate int the Florida Keys has been charged with feeding pet iguanas to an alligator at the jail’s petting zoo. The accused, a car thief, 40, was ratted out by two other inmates who witnessed him throw iguanas to the alligator on the grounds of the Stock Island Detention Center. When did jails started having petting zoos?

FRANCE: The Lambo and the Lion? Police arrested a man for driving a Lamborghini around Paris with a lion cub passenger. The driver – who hasn’t been identified – was arrested on suspicion of keeping the illegal exotic animal. The cub was taken in by Million Friends, a French animal protection nonprofit.

GEORGIA: “Three was a crowd,” read the headline. A man broke into a couple’s home and crawled naked into bed with them as they watched TV, according to police. Christopher Linder, 29, was high on speed when he allegedly slipped into the strangers’ home in Augusta, rummaged through their belongings and invaded their snugglefest, according to police who arrested him.

FLORIDA: Seafood plunder? It has been reported that a woman was arrested for plucking a live lobster from a tank at a Red Lobster – and running off with it, according to police. Kimberly Gabel, 42, had been drinking when she allegedly snatched the critter at the chain restaurant in St. Petersburg. The alleged lobster looter, who was arrested for disorderly intoxication, apparently has a thing for seafood – she also has a tattoo of a fish on her back.

ILLINOIS: Saga of the Drowsy baggage handler. A baggage handler fell asleep on the job in Kansas City and ended up in Chicago. The drunken employee whose name has not been released, was working an American Airlines flight when he dozed off in the cargo hold, according to authorities. No charges were filed when the man was discovered at Chicago’s O’Hare airport and sent back to Kansas City. We wonder whether they sent him back in the cargo hold.

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