A Louisiana man who was already pretty blown away before Hurricane Isaac hit New Orleans was arrested during a pre-storm traffic stop in which he asked a police officer to help him find a bag of marijuana he’d misplaced during his evacuation.
Jason Ray was pulled over for not having a registration sticker, and when questioned, admitted he didn’t have a valid driver’s license either. When he completed the trifecta by rolling down the window to let out a noticeable whiff of weed, the deputy asked if he had more in the car. Ray replied in the affirmative, but when the cop searched, he didn’t find a single blade of grass – prompting Ray to say, “Hope it didn’t fall out of my lap when I got out of the car by the levee. Can you go get my weed?”
The cop complied, going directly to the spot Ray suggested and finding about an ounce of the stuff – enough to net a charge of intent to sell. (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Colorado cops had to deal with a doggone odd twist to a domestic dispute when they were confronted by a woman who’d tried to flee her home … with a chihuahua stuffed down her pants.
The officers arrived at Johna Turner’s home in the middle of the argument, which she said she was willing to end, but only if she could take her dogs with her. A witness told the responding officers to search Turner, and when the woman shook one of her legs, the tiny pup fell out of the bottom of her pants.
The pooch was unhurt, but Turner was still charged with animal cruelty. (KUSA)
A homeless man in Holland was nearly locked away for showing his fondness for keys – by breaking into a music shop after hours in order to play a piano.
The 60-year-old triggered an alarm after breaking the store’s front window and climbing in, in his search for a place to sleep for the night. When he noticed his surroundings, the man, who had studied music in his youth, had a seat at the keys and began playing – which he kept up right until cops arrived.
A spokesman for the police said he had a flair for the ivories. He avoided singing the blues when cops opted to release him without charges. (Reuters)