IllinoisTimes - News Quirks http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-115-1-news-quirks.html Wed, 23 Jul 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 College of electoral knowledge http://illinoistimes.com/article-14194-college-of-electoral-knowledge.html College of electoral knowledge
Curses, foiled again• Three Seattle teenagers tried to steal a woman’s car at gunpoint but failed because none of them could operate a manual transmission. “I got a five-speed in there,” victi...]]>
Waste more, tax more http://illinoistimes.com/article-14167-waste-more-tax-more.html Waste more, tax more
Curses, foiled againPolice accused Jeremiah Scales of selling synthetic marijuana from his girlfriend’s house in Bloomington, Ind., after a nearby sign announcing “Drugs This Way” alerted them. ...]]>
Makin’ bacon http://illinoistimes.com/article-14152-makin%25E2%2580%2599-bacon.html Makin’ bacon
 Curses, foiled again• Police reported that a gunman forced a 60-year-old man in New Orleans to withdraw money from an automated teller machine, but before the ATM dispensed the cash, the robbe...]]>
E-oaths http://illinoistimes.com/article-14087-e-oaths.html E-oaths
Curses, foiled again• After two people reported being maced and robbed by two men, police in Anchorage, Alaska, quickly nabbed one suspect. While searching for the other one, officers spotted a man ...]]>
Unclear on the concept http://illinoistimes.com/article-14060-unclear-on-the-concept.html Unclear on the concept
Curses, foiled again• Dean Richard Smith, 27, entered a bank in Treorchy, Wales, holding a breadknife, covering his face and wearing socks over his shoes. When he demanded money, teller Catherine St...]]>
Oh so d’oh! http://illinoistimes.com/article-14022-oh-so-d%25E2%2580%2599oh_.html Oh so d’oh!
Curses, foiled againPolice charged Shanwaz Khan, 30, with being the brains behind a car-theft ring in Birmingham, England, after he attracted their attention by driving a $90,000 Audi with the persona...]]>
Another 15 minutes of fame http://illinoistimes.com/article-13993-another-15-minutes-of-fame.html Another 15 minutes of fame
Curses, foiled again• British police arrested five members of a Liverpool gang for breaking into a clothing store after-hours after they attracted the attention of customers at a bar next door with ...]]>
Unbroken record http://illinoistimes.com/article-13926-unbroken-record.html Unbroken record
 Curses, foiled again• British police arrested a 30-year-old man they said broke into a hotel in Gloucester but fell off the roof while making his getaway. He tumbled 40 feet and had to call em...]]>
Odorific nuptials http://illinoistimes.com/article-13895-odorific-nuptials.html Odorific nuptials
Curses, foiled againAuthorities in Orange County, Calif., identified Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 45, as suspected serial killers because the two paroled sex offenders were wearing GPS trac...]]>
Capitalizing on disaster http://illinoistimes.com/article-13811-capitalizing-on-disaster.html Capitalizing on disaster
 Curses, foiled again• Police investigating the burglary of a restaurant in San Mateo, Calif., arrested Keveen Quintanilla, 31, after he stopped to flirt with bartender Ashleigh Cullen, 22, who...]]>
Foodies http://illinoistimes.com/article-13785-foodies.html Foodies
Curses, foiled againWhen the police officer who stopped Douglas Glidden, 25, in Livermore Falls, Maine, found marijuana in his vehicle, Glidden insisted the pot couldn’t be his because he had stolen...]]>
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...]]>