IllinoisTimes - News Quirks http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-115-1-news-quirks.html Thu, 17 Apr 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Not all crooks are dumb http://illinoistimes.com/article-13768-not-all-crooks-are-dumb.html Not all crooks are dumb
Curses, foiled again• Yafait Tadesse went to prison for stealing names and Social Security numbers of a dozen people and using the stolen identities to claim tax refunds. The bogus returns instructe...]]>
Praymate of the month http://illinoistimes.com/article-13727-praymate-of-the-month.html Praymate of the month
Curses, foiled againMichigan authorities identified Jules Bahler, 21, as the suspect in three bank robberies after he posted his picture on Facebook holding a submachine gun like the one used in the h...]]>
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The owner of a Springfield head shop says he fears bankruptcy in the wake of a raid by federal agents who emptied his store of pipes and suspected synthetic marijuana. That Traveling Treasures on Chatham Road was selling pipes and so-called incense t...]]>
Litigation nation http://illinoistimes.com/article-13684-litigation-nation.html Litigation nation
Curses, foiled againCarlos Ruiz, 42, stole a sound system and other values from a home in Haddon Township, N.J., according to police, who identified him as their suspect after he returned a half-hour ...]]>
Science schmience http://illinoistimes.com/article-13652-science-schmience.html Science schmience
Curses, foiled againA clerk at a Radio Shack in Clearwater, Fla., identified Andre T. Puskas, 20, as the suspect who tried to rob the store because Puskas worked there. The clerk told police that Pusk...]]>
Litterbuggery - News Quirks 3/20/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13646-litterbuggery.html Litterbuggery - News Quirks 3/20/14
Curses, foiled again• Stephen Furr, 48, denied breaking into a Boston home and stealing copper pipe from a boiler, even after police found him hiding beneath the basement stairs with a pipe cutter (...]]>
Problems solved http://illinoistimes.com/article-13595-problems-solved.html Problems solved
Curses, foiled againGene Richins, 31, broke into a jewelry store in Sandy, Utah, by climbing down through the ceiling but then set off a motion-detector alarm. “The alarms were going off this whole ...]]>
The next winter Olympics event - News Quirks 3/6/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13553-the-next-winter-olympics-event.html The next winter Olympics event - News Quirks 3/6/14
 Curses, foiled again• Denver police arrested four burglary suspects who tried to sell stolen goods back to their victim. Lacinda Robinson, 24, said that after discovering the crime, she went t...]]>
Slightest provocation http://illinoistimes.com/article-13527-slightest-provocation.html Slightest provocation
Curses, foiled againA man walked into a bank in Antioch, Calif., and handed the teller a note. She couldn’t make it out because of the bad handwriting and showed it to the manager to help her deciph...]]>
Mistaken identity - Newsquirks 2/20/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13500-mistaken-identity.html Mistaken identity - Newsquirks 2/20/14
Curses, foiled again• British authorities said habitual burglar Daniel Severn, 27, got his foot caught while climbing through a bathroom window of a house in Howden and wound up hanging upside down ...]]>
Small jobs http://illinoistimes.com/article-13465-small-jobs.html Small jobs
Curses, foiled againDuring an apparent robbery attempt in a parking lot in Portland, Ore., a 40-year-old man shot a 32-year-old man in the leg. The shooter fled, but his getaway ended when he accident...]]>
Brain freeze - Newsquirks 2/6/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13441-brain-freeze.html Brain freeze - Newsquirks 2/6/14
Curses, foiled again• Police investigating a burglary in Iowa City, Iowa, identified Carloss D. Sanders, 20, as their suspect after they found a debit card issued to him at the scene and then follow...]]>
Property rites http://illinoistimes.com/article-13423-property-rites.html Property rites
Curses, foiled again• Responding to a complaint that an armed neighbor tried to kick in the door and burglarize a home in Spokane, Wash., police found that suspect Brent Nouwels, 32, had returned to...]]>
First things first http://illinoistimes.com/article-13386-first-things-first.html First things first
Curses, foiled againA group of young men was robbing a man in San Francisco when, without provocation, one of them pulled out a handgun and fired at the victim. The bullet ricocheted off the victim’...]]>
The new Christmas story http://illinoistimes.com/article-13332-the-new-christmas-story.html The new Christmas story
Curses, foiled againDrug suspect Miles Parrotta, 46, tried to avoid arrest by fleeing from sheriff’s deputies in Cortland, N.Y., on a bicycle. His getaway ended when he crashed into the back of a pa...]]>
Problem solved (Chinese style) http://illinoistimes.com/article-13265-problem-solved-%2528chinese-style%2529.html Problem solved (Chinese style)
Curses, foiled againPolice charged Nace Eugene Houchin Jr., 33, with murdering a woman in Williamsburg, Va., after they found a handwritten note in his wallet “confessing to the homicide,” accordi...]]>
Personal pronouns - Newsquirks 12/26/13 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13300-personal-pronouns.html Personal pronouns - Newsquirks 12/26/13
Curses, foiled again• Police investigating 15 home burglaries in and around Lakewood, Colo., identified Brandon Campbell, 27, as their suspect because he was wearing a GPS ankle monitor that placed ...]]>
Sunny daze - Newsquirks 12/19/13 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13263-sunny-daze.html Sunny daze - Newsquirks 12/19/13
Curses, foiled again• Police investigating a burglary in Lake Worth, Fla., identified Derek Codd, 19, as their suspect because he left his cellphone at the scene, and his mother called. Investigator...]]>
Woe is us http://illinoistimes.com/article-13202-woe-is-us.html Woe is us
Curses, foiled againJohnny Deleon, 20, was thwarted in his attempt to steal hubcaps from cars parked outside a restaurant in Harris County, Texas, where law officers were holding a retirement party. A...]]>
Wearable food or edible footwear - News Quirks 12/5/13 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13188-wearable-food-or-edible-footwear.html Wearable food or edible footwear - News Quirks 12/5/13
Curses, foiled again• Authorities thwarted a high school student’s plan to kill a classmate after he warned the intended victim on Facebook that he was bringing a gun to school to “pop” the bo...]]>
Put on a happy face http://illinoistimes.com/article-13143-put-on-a-happy-face.html Put on a happy face
Curses, foiled againAssistant manager Ariel Sinclair, 23, stole nearly $6,000 from a drug store’s lottery machine after using its fingerprint-recognition feature to unlock it, according to police in...]]>
Opportunity knocks http://illinoistimes.com/article-13117-opportunity-knocks.html Opportunity knocks
Curses, foiled againInvestigators concluded that Lucas Burke, 21, and Ethan Keeler, 20, broke into a landscaping business in Hopkinton, N.H., and tried to open a locked safe with an acetylene cutting ...]]>
Firebuggery http://illinoistimes.com/article-13085-firebuggery.html Firebuggery
 Curses, foiled againu  Police who broke up a dog-fighting ring in Florence County, S.C., apprehended fleeing suspect Edward Windham, 32, after one of the dogs involved “took him down,” ...]]>
He’s got a gub - 11/7/13 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13080-he%25E2%2580%2599s-got-a-gub.html He’s got a gub - 11/7/13
Nearly 100 patrons fled a theater at a shopping mall in Tigard, Ore., when a woman shouted “gun” after a man in his 70s urinated on a 14-year-old boy during the movie Prisoners. Police said the woman, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, wasn’t aware of the urination incident or ensuing scuffle between the man and the boy’s father, but thought she heard someone say “gun�...]]>
Never forget - 10/31/13 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13025-never-forget.html Never forget - 10/31/13
Curses, foiled againPolice accused three men of breaking into a home near Palatka, Fla., photographing its contents and then posting the pictures on Facebook, offering to sell any and all pictured ite...]]>
News Quirks 10/24/13 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13002-news-quirks-10_24_13.html News Quirks 10/24/13
Curses, foiled again• Samantha Ellen Ward, 24, presented a driver’s license and debit card to withdraw money from a bank in Boynton Beach, Fla., but the teller looked up the account, noted the lic...]]>
News Quirks 10/17/13 http://illinoistimes.com/article-12954-news-quirks-10_17_13.html News Quirks 10/17/13
Curses, foiled againWhen an unidentified burglar entered a San Francisco bank through a ventilation shaft, he triggered a silent alarm. Police Chief Greg Suhr said that when officers responded, the 23...]]>
News Quirks 10/10/13 http://illinoistimes.com/article-12937-news-quirks-10_10_13.html News Quirks 10/10/13
Curses, foiled again• Police investigating break-ins at dozens of businesses in Montgomery County, Md., identified Andre Antonio Henry, 30, as their suspect in what authorities termed a one-person �...]]>
News Quirks 10/3/13 http://illinoistimes.com/article-12908-news-quirks-10_3_13.html News Quirks 10/3/13
Curses, foiled againNew Zealand authorities nabbed a Vietnamese man at the Auckland airport trying to smuggle tropical fish into the country after they noticed his bulging pants pockets were leaking. ...]]>
News Quirks 9/26/13 http://illinoistimes.com/article-12874-news-quirks-9_26_13.html News Quirks 9/26/13
Curses, foiled again• While neighboring groups of campers at Scotland’s Loch Earn argued, Barry McCutcheon, 25, who was camping between them, asked them to calm down, prosecutor John Malpas...]]>