A Little Friday File Fun

In Charleston, West Virginia, a man was gambling at a casino when he got up from a blackjack table and put down a $25 chip to hold his spot. He then went to a nearby bank and gave a note to the teller saying he had a bo.mb and a weapon, according to the Charleston Gazette-Journal. He left the bank with $5,000 and returned to the casino to gamble. An anonymous tip led police to his residence where he was arrested.

In Jackson, Mississippi, a state lawmaker introduced a bill that would make it “unlawful for any person to wear pants, shorts or clothing bottoms that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner,” according to Mississippi Today. The penalty for a first offense of the noncriminal citation is a warning, and―for juveniles―notifying their parents or guardians. After that, fines begin at $20 for a second offense and run up to $100 for a sixth offense. That sixth offense would also include “psychological and social counseling by the Department of Human Services and the Department of Mental Health.” Let’s all call our local legislators to introduce a bill like this.

In Newburyport, Massachusetts, a man facing a court for a speeding ticket appealed, asking the officer if he was sure he captured the man’s speed or the speed of a deer that could have been in the vicinity. The Newburyport Daily News says when the man was confronted by the judge for his excuse, the man replied that anything was possible. His fine was upheld.