Minnesota Tourists ‘Have Fun’ Celebrating A Birthday…By Pretending To Get Robbed?
Because nothing screams 'Happy Birthday' quite like committing a felony. This is 'Crappy News' for Tuesday, December 12th.
Davenport, FL- The city's mayor has been arrested for using illegal handicapped permits to park closer to City Hall.
Police received surveillance video of 60-year-old Darlene Bradley parking in a handicapped space, unloading items from the trunk of her car and walking to a committee meeting at City Hall. Officers searched Bradley's home and found two handicapped placards that had been issued to women who are now dead, one of which had been altered to show a 2018 expiration date.
Bradley faces felony charges of using a deceased person’s identification and possessing an altered or counterfeit decal on a handicapped placard. She could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted. [The Ledger]
A politician COMMITTING A CRIME? I refuse to believe such things.
Fells Point, MD- A local theatre is shutting down its production of A Christmas Carol.
56-year-old Steven Shriner was scheduled to play Ebenezer Scrooge in the company's production, but the theatre canceled the show after finding out that Shriner was a convicted sex offender.
According to online court records, Shriner was arrested in 2003 after driving to meet someone he had communicated with online who identified himself as a 14-year-old boy. The boy was, in fact, an investigator for the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice. Shriner was arrested and later found guilty of five charges related to endangering the welfare of a child and attempted sexual assault.
The theatre was worried about the threat of protests and decided to ax the production. [Baltimore Sun]
Talk about ghosts of Christmas past...
Chicago, IL- Two tourists were arrested after lying to cops about being mugged.
27-year-old Ryan Reiersgaard & 27-year-old Katie Mager were visiting Chicago from Minnesota last week. They told police they were robbed at knifepoint and had an engagement ring, laptop and Louis Vuitton suitcase stolen from them.
But Mager & Reirsgaard couldn't get their stories straight and gave conflicting information to investigators. The couple eventually admitted that they'd made up the story to police, and Reiersgaard said it was just to "have some fun" for his birthday.
They're both facing a felony charge for falsely reporting a crime. [Chicago Tribune]
You know, I usually try to avoid jail whenever possible...especially on my birthday.