Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Car Missing. Oh, and a Baby

William Kersey called police last Saturday to report a missing car. When the cops ask if there was "anything of value" in the car, he neglected to tell them about his missing 4 month old son, who was found inside the car. He's now facing two counts of child neglect.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

BK Gets New Drive Thru Window

An old man crashed into a Burger King in Wausau, Wisconsin. He got out of his car, went to the counter and ordered breakfast, which was served to him. Police found him inside, eating his meal, when they arrived.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Students Burn Newspapers

Three female students at Morehead State University in Kentucky have been charged with third degree mischief after allegedly burning about 7,000 copies of the student newspaper. It seems they wanted to halt the publication of an article about sexual assault at a local frat house.

The Trail Blazer reported that an unknown caller phoned the paper's office on Sept. 22. The caller was upset about an article on an alleged off-campus sexual assault involving a Morehead State student on Sept. 18.

"The caller said if The Trail Blazer did not retract the story, the papers would be stolen and destroyed," the paper reported in a story by its editor, Ashley Sorrell.
It seems the threat was followed up upon, with papers taken from 31 on-campus and 15 off-campus sites.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

The Great, Fake Zig-Zag Caper

Tarek Makki, Ali Makki and their cousin Adham Mackie have all pleaded guilty to conspiracy, trafficking in counterfeit goods, money laundering and making false statements in federal court. What's behind the crimes? Fake Zig-Zags.

The men then used fictitious company names and invoices to get the counterfeit papers past U.S. Customs, according to their plea agreement. Once in the United States, Tarek Makki and Adham Mackie sold the papers throughout the country at wholesale prices well below the typical cost of Zig-Zag papers.