Miscellaneous

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“Mrs. Noisy” Sentenced to Year in Prison

Miyoko Kawahara, better known (at least in Japan) as "Mrs. Noisy," was sentenced today by a court in Nara to one year in jail for causing a nuisance that harmed nearby residents.  Mrs. Noisy, for some reason, constantly screamed insults…


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Death v. Graves

Not sure if "Comical Case Names" deserves its own category, but if so this one, filed in San Francisco on April 17, will be in it: Alan Death; Demetri "Mimi" Death v. Graves & Co., et al., CGC-06-451316 (filed Apr….


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A Brawl That Maybe You Should Not Find Funny, But Probably Will

Four words: "baby shower gone bad." That’s what the police called it.  Three people were arrested on Tuesday after a fight broke out at a baby shower in Springfield, Massachusetts.  Police said that Aristotle Garcia got into a fight with…


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Just Say No to Door-to-Door Tattoo Salesmen

I was pleased to see that none of my Springfield (Mo.)  relatives were involved in this story, which involves a man who apparently went door-to-door there last week offering tattoos. Now, if I were going to let a stranger who…


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Ronald MacDonald Charged With Stealing From Wendy’s

Having almost certainly been hired by Wendy's (and named by his parents) solely for the humor value, Ronald MacDonald was arrested early Monday for stealing money out of the safe at the Wendy's restaurant where he worked. Unfortunately, he was…



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Least Viable “Consent” Defense Ever

A man in Pittsburgh is suing his former girlfriend for $30,000 in damages resulting from a post-breakup bedroom experience that he claims was assault and battery, but that her attorney claims was a "consensual act." The suit claims that after…


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Naked Chinese Stuntman Arrested At Niagara Falls

I know what you’re thinking — not another naked-Chinese-stuntman story. Still, I think this one is worth telling. He Yun Chang, a 38-year-old man from Beijing, was arrested last weekend and charged with disorderly conduct and public indecency after he…



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Moments of Zen

"’I lied about being a lawyer but other than the lie, everything else was totally legit,’ Goldstein said [at his sentencing hearing]." (He won 25 cases in 8 months of fake practice.) FindLaw.com "Flemming, who practices in Concord, Calif., is…