Law Enforcement


Man Faces Five Years for Hedgehog Assault

In the second animal-assault story from New Zealand in two weeks, police in the North Island town of Whakatane said that William Singalargh, 27, had been arrested for assaulting a boy with a hedgehog. Many details about the assault remain…


Man Jailed for Curiosity About Groin-Kicking

Last week, a 28-year-old man from Guelph, Ontario, Canada, was sentenced to sixty days in jail simply for asking seven different women to kick him in the groin. Isn’t that pretty far down the list of things that need to be…


Australian Sentenced for False Claim of Wombat Rape

Arthur Cradock of Motueka, New Zealand, was sentenced last week to 75 hours of community service for making a false police report, after he admitted he had not actually been raped by a wombat as he had claimed.  Cradock called…



Escaped Prisoner Mocks Police, Insists They Recapture Him

A 31-year-old Estonian thief who escaped from a Finnish prison on February 29 was "recaptured" a week later, but only after going to some trouble to arrange it.  It’s not entirely clear whether Martin Vaiksaar had decided he wanted to…


Another Reason Not to Streak in Minnesota

From the police blotter in Silver Lake, Wisconsin, yesterday: On 3-13-08 at approx. 1620 hrs., [Deputy] Zarletti was parked by the Silver Lake DNR boat launch when he was alerted by a citizen that a male was running across the…


How Client-9 Was Caught

NPR had an interesting segment this morning (March 12) as to how Client-9, formerly known as Eliot Spitzer, was found out.  As you might expect, our old friend the USA Patriot Act had a part to play, helping fulfill its…



Police Battering Ram Brings Pizza Thief to Justice

Police in Eastpoint, Michigan, arrested 19-year-old Jessica Gray on Wednesday after an incident in which she allegedly grabbed an order of food from the delivery man and then slammed the door and refused to pay him.  Gray and her four…