Law Enforcement

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…



Ostrich Murderer Walks Away With Five-Month Sentence

The San Francisco Chronicle reported on March 29 that a man who murdered an ostrich late last year had been released from jail after serving only a five-month sentence for animal abuse. This despite the fact that it was a…