These suspected drug dealers got high. Really high.
But the marijuana they allegedly hoped to deliver won’t be getting anyone high.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection found more than 260 pounds of marijuana bundled tightly together in San Diego last Monday, and arrested two men who allegedly showed up to claim the prize, NBC Bay Area reported.
Officials say an ultra-light aircraft coming from Mexico dropped the massive payload — which was tied to a large metal cage used to hold cargo — in a field near Brown Field Airport. The Office of Air and Marine tracked the plane as it crossed the border.
According to Raw Story, the plane crossed at 4:15 a.m. and dropped the ten heavy bundles before escaping back across the border.
Two suspects arrested at the drop zone were a 49-year-old, and a 32-year-old undocumented immigrant. According to CBS LA, the street value of the ganja was $157,000.
A best man from central China whose iPhone was stolen after a stag night was “stunned” when the thief posted him a handwritten list of more than 1,000 contacts stored on the device.
Zou Bin, a barman from Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, told local media he had been commemorating his best friend’s wedding on November 14 in the nearby city of Yiyang.
Mr Zou, whose age was not given, said he had lost his mobile phone the following day after passing in out in an illegal taxi that was taking him and three other bleary-eyed strangers home.
Furious that he had lost not only his iPhone but also more than 1,000 work-related contacts, Mr Zou borrowed a friend’s mobile phone and began bombarding his own number with threatening text messages.
“You can be sure that I will find you,” he vowed. “Just have a look through my contacts and you will see who I am. If you are clever, you will send the mobile back to the following address…”
Mr Zou told Hunan’s Xiaoxiao Morning Herald he had been “bluffing” and had not expected to recover the iPhone 4, which is worth around £270 in China, or its contents.
So he was “stupefied” when, just four days later, a parcel was couriered to his front door. There was no sign of the iPhone inside but the package did contain 11 pieces of paper containing each and every telephone number and email that had been stored on the stolen device.
“All of the numbers were handwritten,” said Mr Zou. “It would take a long time simply to write the numbers 1 to 1,000 let alone all those names and telephone numbers. It must have given him a swollen hand.”
Two clear morals emerged from his story, a relieved Mr Zou told journalists.
“Don’t just give up if you lose your phone – sometimes bluffing works,” he said. “But it is also best to save your contacts to your SIM card so you spare the thief some writing.”
Two men suspected of robbing multiple Portland-area banks picked the wrong bank at the wrong time for their next target.
Police said several banks were hit between Nov. 16 and 18. A man in each case presented a note to tellers demanding money.
Investigators from Portland, Gresham, Scappoose, Clackamas County and Washington County all worked together to share information on the cases and develop possible suspects.
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, detectives were continuing their investigation at a bank inside the Wood Village Fred Meyer store, 22855 N.E. Park Lane, when they said the suspects showed up to rob the place.
Officers said Ryan Beisley, 29, and Travis Johnson, 20, attempted to run away, but they were caught and taken into custody by robbery detectives.
They were booked in the Multnomah County Jail on a U.S. Marshals hold and formal federal bank robbery charges are pending.
Both men were scheduled to make their initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon.
An Arizona prison inmate said he choked his cellmate to death, stomped his head and then bit him in the groin so he could remain in prison, according to a Pinal County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
Tim Gaffney said the sheriff’s office was asking that a first-degree murder charge to be filed against Roberto Venegas Fernandez, 43, who reportedly told homicide detectives the he liked prison and was afraid of being released so he killed Michael Patrick McNaughton, 55, Saturday morning, Gaffney said.
Fernandez said he stomped and bit the victim to ensure he would get first-degree murder, Gaffney said.
Investigators originally investigated the death as the result of a fight between the men, who were housed together in the Corrections Corporation of America, a privately run prison in Florence contracted by the U.S. Marshals Service, Gaffney said.
But Fernandez later told detectives that he choked McNaughton while he was sitting on his bunk.
PCSO Sheriff Paul Babeu said Fernandez is from Mexico and was convicted for committing a sex crime in the U.S. He was approaching his release from prison and allegedly killed McNaughton so he wouldn’t be sent back to Mexico, Babeu said.
Almost every guy has the same thought at some point in their life: “Is my penis small?”
This guy found out the answer when he asked his girlfriend to marry him and she said “No”. His name is Patrick Moote and he was the star of a viral proposal video that went horribly wrong, which you can see below:
When Moote proposed to his girlfriend at a UCLA basketball game, she turned him down. Why, you ask? Because, he had a small penis.
Instead of bottling up his small-penised shame, Moote decided to make a documentary, the trailer for which you can see above.
Here’s how the film is described on YouTube:
Unhung Hero is the real life journey of Patrick as he boldly sets out to expose this extremely personal chapter of his life by confronting ex-girlfriends, doctors, anthropologists and even adult film stars. Patrick has a lot of turf to cover on his globe trotting adventure to finally answer the age old question: Does size matter?
So, does it? Does size matter? Hopefully, Moote finds out the answer.
Not that I need to know or anything. I’m huge.
A motorist who was followed by police as he crawled along the road at 10mph claimed he was ‘sleep driving’ behind the wheel.
Damien McManus was pursued by cops after they spotted him jumping him a red light in his blue Vauxhall Astra.
The 53-year-old swerved across lanes and crossed the highway into oncoming traffic in Birkenhead, Merseyside, before crashing into railings near a Shell garage.
McManus told Wirral Magistrates Court that he had conked out because of a cocktail of tablets prescribed by doctors which helped him sleep.
His barrister Chris Murphy said the medication Zolpidem could lead to “an extremely rare side effect, somnambulism, which can include sleep walking or sleep driving”.
Mr Murphy added: “The scientist said if Mr McManus had taken this drug he could have done something which he had no control over.”
The court heard on Tuesday how McManus had suffered from various illnesses after a car crash in Africa, along with depression.
He said that on the night of the crash he had watched television and taken 11 different tablets, including possibly two of the sleeping pills, and had no recollection of anything until he woke in a hospital bed.
But prosecutors said McManus was not complying with the prescription which said to take one pill “sparingly”, and the magistrates refused to believe he was sleep driving.
He was banned from driving for six months after admitting a charge of driving without insurance on March 21.
Police in Arkansas say a man’s plot to murder another man was reportedly uncovered after he accidentally butt-dialed his intended victim.
Larry Barnett, 68, of Jonesboro, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder after he inadvertently revealed his plans to his alleged target, a former employee of Barnett’s Legend Motor Company.
The unidentified victim says he received a phone call from Barnett just after noon last Thursday, but it quickly became apparent that the call was unintentional.
The Paragould man then listened in as Barnett reportedly spent the next hour and a half plotting the murder and giving a third person directions to the victim’s house.
At one point Barnett could allegedly be heard saying, “I don’t care if you have to burn his house to the ground with him in it. I don’t care what you have to do, make it look like an accident.”
The Paragould Police Department dispatched officers to the victim’s house, which had been burglarized.
There were also signs that the gas stove had been tampered with, a Jonesboro Police Department rep said in a statement.
Barnett remains at the Craighead County Detention Center ahead of a probable cause hearing scheduled for this afternoon.
A 40 year old man is in more trouble than he can imagine after a bizarre stunt on the northeast side overnight, 1200 WOAI’s Morgan Montalvo reports.
Police say the man, who was allegedly driving drunk, lost control of his car near Perrin-Beitel and Clear Springs and slammed through a fence.
But it went downhill from there. Police say after the man blundered into a drive way, an officer pulled into the drive way behind him to prevent him from driving away.
The suspect decided to do something even more stupid. He threw his car into reverse and smashed into the police vehicle. Then he got dumber yet and did it again, and again, and again.
Officer had to get the guy out of his car at gunpoint.
He’s facing numerous charges in addition to DWI, including evading arrest and criminal mischief.
If you live in India, don’t steal a cow. At least don’t steal a cow if you value your eyesight.
Apparently reminiscent of a case in 1980 wherein 31 criminals were left blinded by acid attacks, villagers in Bihar surrounded Mohammad Shahid, accused of attempting to steal a cow during the city’s “festival of lights,” and savagely beat him before injecting a syringe filled with acid into his right eye. This swift justice occurred when the landlord woke up and alerted those around the cowshed of villager Gosai Mandal. His left eye was blinded in a similar attack five years prior.
After the attack, he was handed over to the police, who stated that they are “initiating action against the people accused of inflicting inhumane treatment to the victim.” Past events saw the man sent to jail, but he apparently did not learn from his mistakes. And now he’s completely blind. Guess his time as a professional animal thief is over.
The 1980 event called to mind by these events made criminal jurisprudence history in that it was the first wherein compensation was ordered for the violation of basic human rights. The event led film director Prakash Jha to make a movie about the incident, called “Gangaajal,” starring Ajay Devgn, in 2003.
A Shepton Mallet gravedigger is upset that one of his regular employers has dispensed with his services.
Ray Loxton, 59, has been digging graves in the Shepton Mallet area for 40 years.
Trotman Funeral Directors, of Cranmore, had regularly used his services until a few weeks ago.
Ray said: “I hadn’t heard from them for a while so I gave them a call. I was told they are using someone else now”.
Ray fears that a picture of him at work, published in this paper, may have been a factor in Trotman’ s decision to use someone else.
Ray was pictured in the Shepton Mallet Journal in July, digging a grave with his shirt off.
The picture sparked a debate on the letters pages about whether this was disrespectful. No offence was intended by Ray, who was just doing his job on a hot day, or the Journal. Ray wishes to make it clear that he was not saluting in the photograph as someone thought – he had the sun in his eyes.
John Weir from the National Society of Independent Funeral Directors, speaking on behalf of Trotman, said: “Trotmans have taken a commercial decision – they are reviewing their business practices generally.”
Ray said: “I am very hurt. I haven’t had a cross word with them in the last 30 years.”