Hey...when you've got the munchies you'll do what you've got to do. This is "Crappy News" for Thursday, December 20th, 2018.

Farmington, IL- A drug deal gone wrong resulted in an Amber Alert.

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The alert was issued after a report that three men had stolen a car with a 13-month-old baby in the back seat from a gas station.

Police questioned Mitchell Dutz, who reported the stolen vehicle. The cops quickly realized that Dutz's story was a hoax--he'd made the whole thing up because he'd been robbed during a drug deal and wanted police to catch the perpetrators.

No car was stolen and no child was abducted.

Dutz is being charged with residential burglary, filing a false police report, false representation of a police statement, and making a false 911 call. [Peoria Journal Star]

Waverly, OH- An escaped inmate is back behind bars...after going for a dip.

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The 34-year-old woman allegedly fled from police custody on Tuesday, while being booked for heroin possession.

She was captured a few hours later when a 911 caller reported the suspect was sitting in a hot tub at the activity center of a senior living community about 60 miles away. Even stranger, the woman was still wearing her prison-issued uniform.

Cops are still investigating how the inmate got there. She's being charged with felony escape on top of the original count of drug possession. [Yahoo News]

Talk about being in hot water...

Port St. Lucie, FL- A man was arrested for trying to trade marijuana for food.

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Police were called to a McDonald's early Sunday morning (or late Saturday night, depending on how wild you are) after an employee said a man pulled into the drive-thru lane and tried to exchange a bag of pot for food.

The employee refused and the car drove away. Police saw 23-year-old Anthony Gallagher return to the drive-thru and detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from his car. Cops found a small amount of weed inside the vehicle.

Gallagher was charged with DUI and possession of marijuana under 20 grams. [TC Palm]

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