Law Enforcement

Burglars Become Part of Police Training Session

The submitter of this item suggests that a new category ("D’oh!") be created for it (and others like it), and I’m seriously considering that. In September, two men broke into a vacant building in Antioch, California, planning to steal copper…


McDonald’s Employee Charged With Oversalting Officer’s Burger

Kendra Bull, a 20-year-old employee of a McDonald’s in Union City, Georgia, was arrested Friday and now faces criminal charges for allegedly putting too much salt on a police officer’s hamburger. After using the drive-through, Officer Wendell Adams returned to…




UPDATE: Rooster Killer Gets Probation

As I reported last year, Humberto Rodriguez was arrested in Manhattan and charged with animal cruelty for biting the head off his pet rooster, even though Rodriguez explained that he was only retaliating for the rooster’s unprovoked attack on his…




No Good Deed Goes Unpunished # 174

On April 29, a group of canoers, or canoeists, or canoe wranglers, or whatever you call people who canoe (if "canoe" is a verb), tried to help out when they saw a woman fall or jump from the Perrine Bridge…


Youthful Terrorist Apprehended

I have obtained from Slate Magazine’s "Hot Documents" file a copy of this police report, which recounts the details of a difficult arrest in Highlands County, Florida, in March.  An excerpt: When I approached [the perpetrator] she crawled under the…