Crime

Woman With Unpaid Tickets Makes Matters Worst by Trying to Evade Arrest

Angela Michelle SmithA 39-year-old woman with warrants of arrest for unpaid tickets made matters worst by trying to evade arrest and leading the police on a chase. Ramming into a patrol car wasn't be brightest thing to do either.

She could have avoided all this trouble if she was a little more patient at a traffic light.

According to the police, this incident started when the woman, Angela Michelle Smith, drove over a curb to get around a red light. An officer tried to pull her over, but she hit the gas instead, leading to a series of chases until her eventual capture.

Paris Hilton Robbed

A man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and gloves broke into Paris Hilton's LA home in the early morning and made off with jewelry worth an estimated $2 million. She was not home at the time of the burglary. Went clubbing, perhaps?

Sherry Johnston Arrested on Drug Charges

Sherry Johnston, aka the future mother-in-law of Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol, was arrested by state troopers Thursday on drug charges. Apparently, law enforcement had been keeping their eyes on her for awhile.

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In Quotes: "The level of devastation..."

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Man Gets Jail Term For Trying to Suffocate Prostitute

An Australian man was sentenced to two years in prison for trying to suffocate a prostitute, in hopes of rendering her unconscious so he could get his money back.

In Quotes: "We were worried that some of the young people..."

"We were worried that some of the young people were being groomed by the more criminal element and pressured by their peers." -- The Association of Chief Police Officers on the prevalence of gangs using social networks to recruit new members.

Woman Tried to Smuggle Monkey Under Her Shirt

The 28-year-old Gypsy Lawson and her mother were convicted in Thailand for trying to smuggle a rhesus monkey out of the country by hiding it under her loose-fitting blouse.

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Arrested; Tried To Sell Vacant Senate Seat to Highest Bidder

The FBI arrested Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris at their homes this morning on charges that they tried to sell the senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama to the highest bidder. Read more over at the Chicago Sun-Times.

 

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