In Crofton, Maryland, a man was at the police station to renew his s.ex offender registration. While waiting, he noticed a delivery man putting a personal package for an employee against the lobby door. The man took the package, left then came back to renew his registration. According to the Baltimore Capital Gazette, the employee for whom the package was left reported it stolen. Cameras at the police station showed who did it, and officers arrested him at his home.
In Manitoba, Canada, police received complaints about the Zamboni driver at a minor hockey game, the Toronto Sun reports. While cleaning the ice, the driver was striking the rink’s boards and moving around erratically. Police spoke to the man between periods of the game and he was placed under arrest—for dru.nken driving.
In Waynesboro, Virginia, a man sitting in his pickup truck realized he did not have any roll.ing papers for his marij.uana, so he dialed 911 and asked the dispatcher to bring him some. Police responded to his location and found him impaired and a strong odor emanating from his truck. According to the local ABC News station, the man claimed he misdialed and thought he had phoned a friend.
In Hackettstown, New Jersey, police responded to reports of an unconscious and unresponsive man lying on the street. According to the local WFMZ TV station, police said the 34-year-old was breathing and appeared to be into.xicated then he became combative and started swinging at officers. Police asked the man for identification, and he handed officers his wallet that contained a bag of mari.juana.
In Madison, Wisconsin, a man was in a bar chugging be.er when the bartender changed the music from Black Sabbath to Christmas music. The man was angry about the change, slammed his glass on the counter and threw a bottle of be.er at the bartenders head, yelling expletives at her. NBC News reports that by the time police arrived, the man had left the bar, but patrons were able to identify him. Witnesses say he also pulled down a Christmas tree when he left the bar.
In Melbourne, Australia, 14,500 applicants to Victoria University celebrated Christmas and the New Year with news they had been accepted. However, now they’ve received an email telling them it was a mistake. The university said it was a system error and has apologized.
In Volusia County, Florida, a man told his granddaughter he did not want her cats in his home. So, while his back was turned as he was shutting a window, she pushed him to the floor and began beating him in the face with her cell phone, according the Daytona Beach News-Journal. Police arrived to find the 78-year-old grandfather suffering from cuts on his nose and eyebrow and bleeding from the right elbow and left knee. The granddaughter was charged, but she told the newspaper the family has been in turmoil over the issue for some time and she was just defending herself.
In Cleveland, Ohio, 911 dispatchers received a hang-up call, and concerned police responded. When the officers arrived at the home, they found a man into.xicated who said he called 911 because he wanted his girlfriend to go to bed, according to the Sun News. He was cited for misuse of the 911 system.In Salina, Kansas, a Greyhound bus driver bound for Denver, pulled over at a motel and got off the bus. The passengers assumed it was a quick stop, but when the driver didn’t come back after a while, they called Greyhound and police. The stranded passengers said they had to keep the bus running because it was so cold, according to Denver’s local CBS News station. Greyhound said the driver had to finish his federally-regulated rest hours and the passengers could have waited inside a fast food restaurant to keep warm. WHAT???