Law Enforcement

Mock School Robbery Leads to Actual School Lockdown

A high school in Montrose, Michigan, offers what sounds like a pretty cool class in forensic science.  Over the past several years the class has included a surprise event in which people portraying masked gunmen stage a mock robbery, and the…


Emu Tased

On Sunday, police in Scott County, Mississippi, finally cornered and subdued one of the emus that have apparently been threatening motorists on Interstate Highway 20 for the last few days. If you are traveling in the area, please be aware…



Monkey Mask Fails to Defeat Traffic Camera

This may seem at first like a great idea for beating those automatic photo-enforcement cameras they set up to catch speeders: I would honestly like to be able to say this idea worked and that there was still a mystery…



Bank Teller Fired For Catching Robber

Jim Nicholson, a bank teller in Seattle, heroically chased and subdued a man who tried to rob his bank last Tuesday.  On Thursday his employer, Key Bank, somewhat less heroically fired him. Nicholson was working when a man in sunglasses…



Judge Rules Poker Is Game of Skill, Not Chance

Recently, a South Carolina judge ruled that poker is a game of skill and not a game of chance.  The issue was before him because state police — apparently with little else to do — have been raiding private poker games,…


Thief Wedgied

Tighten your belt before trying to steal anything from the Brickyard Animal Hospital in Salt Lake, at least while Yvonne Morris is on duty. Police said Morris spotted a man breaking into a co-worker’s car in the parking lot, and…