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Teen charged for setting man’s crotch on fire

Posted in don't try this at home,dumb criminals,fire,humor by weirdoftheday on March 30, 2009

In Detroit, 18-year-old Tyler Quick was charged with “intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder” for setting a 51-year-old man’s pants on fire.


The victim was holding a party with several teenagers in attendance and plenty of alcohol. The incident occurred when the victim passed out and Quick decided to hold a lit candle up to his crotch. 

Now, this may seem like a brilliantly funny prank to play on a sleeping person, but when it involves an open flame near very flammable clothing, things will obviously not go in anyone’s favor.

The man’s pants caught fire and luckily he woke up quickly enough to put the flame out, though he sustained some nasty third degree burns on his crotch.

What makes this so ridiculous is the fact that the 51-year-old did not seek out immediate medical attention for his injuries. Authorities were not notified of the incident until several days later.

This probably wouldn’t have ever happened if the guy didn’t have a bunch of underaged teens drinking in his house. 

Story from Daily Tribune 


Naked Assault

Posted in dumb criminals by weirdoftheday on March 20, 2009

In Hart Township, Michigan, a 14-year-old boy was apprehended for assaulting a woman and stealing her cell phone.

Here’s where it gets a little weird.

The boy had walked out of a behavioral treatment center for teens in nothing but his birthday suit and a large, white poodle at his side. In the midst of his travels, the young man stopped to talk to a lady who happened to be working in her front yard. Upon seeing him, the woman “immediately realized something peculiar”, stated an article in the Ludington Daily News.

Was it the fact that he was naked?

After a brief exchange of words, she went to take out her cell phone when the boy suddenly pushed her to the ground and snatched the phone before running off. However, the woman got up and made it over to a neighbor’s house to call 911, and the boy and his dog were later apprehended by police.

I’m kind of curious as to how the kid just walked out of the behavioral center without being noticed.

Some Drugs With Your Coffee?

Posted in coffee,drugs,dumb criminals by weirdoftheday on March 15, 2009

A woman working in an Arkansas veterinary clinic was arrested and put in jail for drugging her boss’s coffee, sending him on a trip to the emergency room. It turned out that what she had put into his coffee was a tranquilizer called a benzodiapine, which is generally used to ease stress or anxiety. 

The woman’s excuse for doing what she did was that she thought he needed to “chill out”, and so she decided to give him a little something to help him do that. She wasn’t a doctor or anything. Her job at the veterinary clinic was to clean cages. Drugging your boss with tranquilizers is serious grounds for getting canned from your job. What was she thinking?

Story credited to

Breaking Back Into Jail

Posted in dumb criminals by weirdoftheday on March 7, 2009

A Georgia inmate escaped through an open door in the jail exercise yard before climbing over the wall and to his freedom. He was later caught trying to sneak back in with 14 packs of cigarettes in his arms. During the time that the inmate went missing, cops responded to a tripped alarm at a convenience store no more than a block away from the prison.

Apparently the inmate had broken out of jail to rob said convenience store, stealing only 14 cigarette packs and hauling them back with him.

The inmate had gone out by the fence in the exercise yard to pick up a package of cigarettes (which were banned in the jail) that was supposed to have been dropped off by an unknown source. However, he found that there were no cigarettes that day. The other inmates told him not to return without their cigarettes, so he had to think fast if he wanted to make everyone happy.

Apparently an idea lightbulb went off in his head and he decided that his only option was to bust out and get the cigarettes himself. In the end, though, he got himself caught and nobody got their cigarettes.

The interesting thing about this is that the guy didn’t just run away and never come back. Most people would. That’s the whole point of breaking out of jail, isn’t it?

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Cat Bong

Posted in drugs,dumb criminals,Uncategorized by weirdoftheday on March 4, 2009

A Nebraska man is accused of animal cruelty after putting a 6-month-old kitten in a bong. Police found him smoking marijuana with the cat inside of the homemade bong, which is made out of a plexiglass box( just big enough to fit a small animal inside).

 The man claimed that he did it to calm the little cat down by exposing it to the mellowing affects of marijuana smoke. He reasoned that it was a better alternative than swatting or squirting the unruly cat with water, or even taking it to an animal shelter where he feared that they would euthanize the poor thing. 

So…why not just stick the cat in a little box where there is less than sufficient breathing room and then blow your rancid cheese breath and marijuana smoke in its face?

This genius was also wanted to marijuana possession, and when the police came (a neighbor called them to report a “domestic disturbance”), they caught him in the act.

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How Far Would You Go To Check Your Facebook?

Posted in computers,dumb criminals,Facebook,Uncategorized by weirdoftheday on February 25, 2009

In Bladenton, Florida, a 19-year-old man was caught stealing a Starbucks customer’s laptop after he was told that he could not use it to check his Facebook account. The man was about to leave the store when he quickly spun back around and grabbed the laptop before running out the door.

However, he didn’t make it very far as two quick-thinking citizens tackled the thief to the ground in the parking lot and held him there until the security guard arrived. The laptop was returned to its owner and the thief ended up getting charged with robbery.

Original story from  Sarasota Herald-Tribune 

Today, everyone and their dog has a Facebook account and of course it’s impossible to deny that most of us check ours religiously (every hour on the hour, anytime, anywhere), but is it worth it to even ask a total stranger if we can borrow their laptop to check our Facebook pages? 

Would you let a total stranger borrow your laptop so they can check Facebook?

Probably not. I know I wouldn’t. In fact, I keep my laptop chained to my wrist whenever I take it outside of the house. 

Facebook has become very popular as of late and it’s a wonderful way to keep in the loop with friends and family as well as meeting new people. I was reluctant to join Facebook until I went away to college and realized that talking on the phone to my friends and family at home wasn’t enough. So I broke down and got an account, and now I check it at least once a day.

It’s understandable how it can become addicting. The Internet in general is addictive due to all the interactive things we can do now. We have IM, email, and lots and lots of blogs! Who doesn’t dig that stuff?