Weird Criminal Law Stories # 637: Balls…

LOUSISANA: BALLS?  We learn that a Florida woman bit the testicles of a camel to free herself after the beast sat on top of her. The showdown between the unidentified woman and Casper the camel, a roadside attraction, happened in September 2019 at a truck stop in Louisiana, after she crawled into its pen to retrieve her dog. Police said the woman had proved the camel.

FLORIDA: Tomato Brawl? A teenager allegedly assaulted and threatened her elderly relatives with a knife because she was denied extra tomatoes at dinner. Katie Gates, 19, went ballistic at the family dinner in the town of Callahan “because she wanted to eat more than her fair share of tomatoes,” her grandmother told police. Gates hurled a water bottle at her grandfather, threw a cigarette pack at her 73-year-old great grandmother, striking her in the eye, and chased her grandfather with a knife, police said.

FLORIDA: There was no fairy-tale ending to this story. Ellen McMillion, 53, whose Facebook page is loaded with photos of her posing with Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Snow White and other Disney characters – allegedly slapped and drunkenly cursed out a taxi driver who refused her a cigarette at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. After she also kicked the deputy who arrested her, Ms. McMillion was banned for life from Disney’s Florida theme parks, officials said

UNITED KINGDOM: You are on Candid Camera Ladies! We learn that a maintenance worker at the film studio where the new James Bond movie “No Time to Die” was in production will do his own time in jail for planting a spy camera in the lady’s bathroom. Peter Hartley, a 50-year-old maintenance worker at Pinewood Studios in suburban London, had been arrested before for planting hidden cameras. PERVERT!

UTAH: The postman always rings twice. It has been reported that police spent hours in a standoff with a man they believed had barricaded himself inside his West Jordan home – only to learn the suspect was not even home. Between 5 a.m. and noon, a SWAT team surrounded the West Jordan house of 34-year-old Jessie David. They eventually used a flash grenade to enter – and realized David wasn’t there. We learn that he is still at large.

VIRGINIA: TOXIC TATERS?  In a recent report we learn that a tractor trailer with an abandoned load of rotten potatoes was deemed so deadly it got police a police escort to the landfill. Rotting vegetables can emit harmful gases, and officials were concerned the 40,000 pounds of taters could be toxic to anyone who came in contact with them.

WASHINGTON: No loyalty among thieves! William Kelly called Kennewick police on a Sunday in late-August 2019 to report that someone had just stolen his 1992 Chevy outside a tavern. When investigators reviewed surveillance video, they saw a man take off with Kelly’s car – but they also discovered that Kelly was burglarizing a business across the street at the time.

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