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Bozo Criminal for January 25, 2012

Bozo criminal for today comes from Lynn, Massachusetts, where bozo Tina Carroll used a stolen welfare benefits card to purchase $64 worth of soft drinks. But it wasn’t her thirst that drove her to make such a purchase. It was her desire to cash in the aluminum cans for recycling. And since the supermarket had an automated recycling machine on premises, what could go wrong? A lot, if you’re a bozo. She loaded the full drink cans into the machine without bothering to empty them. As you can imagine, the carbonated beverages made quite a mess when the machine tried to process them, drawing the attention of store security personnel. She’s under arrest.

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Moved: 1/25/2012 06:56


MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — It’s a case of an officer-gone-wild. A former campus cop faces up to five years in prison, after getting two Central Michigan University coeds to flash their breasts. Now, Jeffrey Card has pleaded guilty to misconduct. Prosecutors charge he was on patrol when he gave the two women a ride in September from a bar. Authorities say he convinced the students to briefly flash, after making a bet concerning their blood alcohol level. A local paper (Morning Sun) reports Card was suspended and later quit the force.


LONDON (AP) — No ticket — no baby. That’s the policy for the 2012 London Olympics. But organizers say they’ve been deluged with complaints from moms-to-be. Organizers have said that every child — including newborns — would need a full-priced ticket. Now, the London Organizing Committee says they’re taking another look at the baby question. Some of women who have protested say they’ll be breast-feeding and want to take their babies to Olympic venues.


OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Some officials in Ocean City want more horsing around on the beach — with real horses. Brent Ashley is a councilman in the Maryland resort city. He’s proposing that horseback riding on the beach be permitted during the offseason. He says it’s a way to increase tourism during the slow months. A local paper (Daily Times of Salisbury) reports the council is split on the issue. Council members will take it up again next month. Some critics worry about horse — you-know-what — on the beach. Riders would face a 500-buck fine for not cleaning up after the animals.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Pete the pig is gone — but a Louisville family wants his record to live on. Ed and Denise Stottmann claim their recently departed potbellied pig was the oldest ever. They tell a Kentucky paper (Courier-Journal) Pete was 21 years and 30 days old, when he passed on last week. The Stottmanns say their porker was 13 days older than the pig with the current Guinness record. They’re filing the paperwork with the Guinness people. The Stottmanns add they loved Pete and feel he deserves the honor.


NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — It certainly was no factory option on one BMW. Federal officers in Arizona report finding more than a-half million bucks in cash hidden in the bimmer. The car was stopped at the border and searched. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers put the car on a lift and spotted a hidden compartment. Agents say the driver, a 58-year-old Phoenix man, was trying to take the cash into Mexico. The money was seized and the man busted.


NEW YORK (AP) — Spelling counts — especially in a school zone. The word “school” is misspelled in front of a New York City high school. The New York Post reports that big white letters in front of the school on the Lower East Side say “S-H-C-O-O-L” crossing. But don’t blame the city. A spokesman for the Department of Transportation says the goof was made by a utility contractor after street repairs. He adds the mistake will be corrected.

by Jamie Friar

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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