A car thief in Tennessee was steered by his conscience and drove into the police department to cop to his crimes.
20-year-old Austin Sparks walked into the Mt. Juliet Police Department and confessed to breaking into five cars and stealing a truck.
“He walked in and told me that he had just stolen a car and it’s parked out front,” said clerk Kinnie Long. “It was shocking. He even stated that he felt bad for what he had done.”
Sparks told police he stole some change and a BlackBerry from the cars, which were all unlocked. He then saw a Ford F-250 truck with the keys sitting inside and took it.
He drove the truck to McDonald’s where he sat and thought about his crimes and made a decision to confess.
Sparks handed over all the all the stolen property to police before being booked into the Wilson County jail. (UPI)
A Florida woman is facing a drug charge after encouraging a police officer to get nosy during a traffic stop – by asking her if the inside of her vehicle smelled like marijuana to her.
The 47-year-old suspect rolled through a stop sign while not wearing a seat belt, leading the deputy to pull her over. The officer said that the woman appeared to be nervous, then asked, “Do you smell that? Don’t that smell like weed?” Apparently, it did, so the cop called to request a sniffer dog for a second opinion – and the pooch unearthed a pipe and a small amount of pot hidden under a rug.
The woman said she often lets others drive her car and didn’t know anything about the contraband, but she must appear in court next week anyway. (NW Florida Daily News)
A Kentucky man overcame a moral dilemma, but is now dealing with a legal one – after stealing and attempting to sell a book on ethics.
Terry Davis is facing theft charges after lifting a text titled Resolving Ethical Issues from a Barnes and Noble store near the University of Louisville campus – then walking a few blocks down the street to try to pawn it off on a local book seller. By the time he arrived, however, employees had been alerted that a theft had taken place, and Davis was taken into custody.
Both incidents were captured on hidden video cameras … (Huffington Post)