Having just come through several days of rain and wind, nothing like what the Weather Channel, as always, dramatizes as something that's about to kill us, let's take a holiday from the usual heavy legal topic.
I want you to consider some truly unique legal cases. For example, there's the case of the man who stole marijuana from cops, because he said it smelled so good. The Pennsylvania man was with the police to give information about another crime. The cash crop happened to be sitting on a desk. He couldn't resist it's smell, so he grabbed it. They grabbed him, and the rest is history. Then, there was the case of the drunk driver and his passenger. When pulled over, they decided to switch seats to protect the driver from a DUI charge. But the one who climbed into the seat was, guess what, DUI, too. The officer clearly saw them change seats, so he gave a Breathalyzer test to both. The one who climbed into the driver's seat was nearly twice as drunk as the original driver. The officer made a double play and jailed both.
A New Yorker broke up with his girlfriend who moved to California. They shared a half pug, half beagle. The guy claimed the dog was like a son to him which raises the question of who the mother was. He's now spent over sixty thousand dollars in the custody battle. Maybe the pug half can live in New York and the beagle half in California without any more money being spent. On the serious side, this is a good example of custody battles being more commonly fought over animals in the courts these days. Each dog to his own.
Back on the crime scene, a pair of armed robbers hit an internet café. They first signed in and rented two computers. They got up to pay their bill, pulled out their handguns, took the contents of the cash register, and fled on a motorcycle. The rookie robbers, though, forgot to log out of Facebook. You can guess the rest.