The Clothes Make The Man…Go To Jail – Redneck Headlines
Each weekday, Rodeo Rick scours the web for the best and weirdest news headlines from around the world. We proudly present you with the best Redneck Headlines and the stories behind them.
Here are today's Redneck Headlines:
#1 - KILLER BILL
#2 - DID SOMEONE CALL FOR AN AMBULANCE?
#3 - THE CLOTHES MAKE THE MAN...GO TO JAIL
A Chicago couple is probably thinking it's time to cut the cord, after they received an electric bill totaling nearly $108,000!
David and Kathy Ratjer normally use about $250 a month in electricity, but switched to a different provider a few weeks before getting the staggering bill. The new company admitted they hadn't sent out a real-life meter reader and promised to correct the mistake.
When informed of that, Kathy said, "It's kind of comical if you look at it that way. But I'll be on the phone to make sure I still have money in the bank."
Source: Chicago Sun Times
DID SOMEONE CALL FOR AN AMBULANCE?
A Georgia man says he shouldn't be blamed for stealing and totaling an ambulance because he was just following orders - from the voices in his head.
Johnnie Carter was a patient at a psychiatric hospital when he escaped from custody and jumped into the ambulance, which was idling near an entrance. The vehicle was locked, but Carter broke a window and hopped in before putting it into gear and dragging a paramedic about 20 feet.
He only made it a few hundred feet before crashing, causing more than $100,000 in damage.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
A British burglar had a "clothes" call with authorities who nabbed him, stoned out of his mind, trying on women's clothing in a home he'd just broken into.
Jimmy Nash, who blamed his actions on cocaine and hallucinogens, says he was invited into the home by a small Asian boy, but when asked to point out the lad, he pointed to a vase of flowers. Nash, who was wearing only his underwear when deputies arrived, promised to pay for any damage he caused to the home, plus a few extra bucks for good measure.
Source: Bristol Evening Post