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Posted 12 months ago in Crime Marijuana by Josh Crank  
Cunning Jailhouse Weed-Fishing Plot Somehow Backfires

With nothing but time on their hands, two Florida inmates devised a seemingly foolproof system for smuggling contraband into their Pinellas County jail. But, unthinkably, their feat of engineering was foiled when corrections staff spotted their plastic grocery bag full of weed dangling from fishing line outside a fourth floor window. Inmates Phillip William Henderson, 38, and Mark Matthew “Red” Keating, 45, attempted the scheme with the help of their then-unincarcerated pal Eric Scott Snook, 41. Snook waited in the …

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Posted 12 months ago in Crime by Aaron Kase  
Fugitive Busted After Posting Comments on His Own Wanted Notice

Today’s lesson in criminal defense law: Don’t make social media comments about your own fugitive notice, even if it’s to proclaim your innocence. Matthew Oliver was wanted for a December robbery at a Family Dollar in Florida, in which the victim was assaulted and relieved of $260. This month, he found his picture on the Pasco County Sheriff’s Facebook page as the “Fugitive of the Day.” Oliver couldn’t resist commenting under his photo. Prolifically. “You guys are going to pay …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Marijuana by Michele Bowman  
Alleged Butt-Dialing Pot Smoker Busts Self

After a New Jersey man “butt-dialed” 911 on his cell phone, he was overheard discussing drugs and quickly busted for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.    Oops – Come On In! A 911 call came in on July 5 to police from Florham Park, N.J. But instead of reporting a crime, the caller indicated one was simply in progress – because he’d accidentally called 911 with his cell phone in his pocket. Andrew MacFarlane reportedly could be heard discussing marijuana …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime by Aaron Kase  
Home Burglar Gets Stuck in Mud, Calls Tow Truck for Help

An alleged burglar in Massachusetts had to call a tow truck when his pickup, loaded up with stolen goods, got stuck in the mud in his victim’s yard. “This is a first, that someone has called to get their vehicle towed after they completed a home burglary – from the yard where the burglary took place,” the local police chief told the Sun Chronicle newspaper. The thief’s truck was full of jewelry, televisions and other electronics. He apparently tried laying …

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Newsbreak: News of the Weird [Video]

    In today’s Newsbreak, Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine provides a round-up of bizarre legal cases from around the country. Two crooks had their dirty laundry — literally. After stealing a debit card, they used it to take care of some very mundane household chores. A testing scam with teachers cheating on exams went on for 15 years. The gig was up when one of the impersonators wasn’t so smart. Larry tells you how the fraud was uncovered. One woman, …

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