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Busted! – Real Stories of Genuine Absurdity May/June 2017

James L. McClinton “Ratted out” by a squirrel?… In Meridian, Idaho, a homeowner returned to his residence and noticed evidence of a break-in. He called the police and, when investigating officers arrived, they immediately spotted the homeowner’s pet squirrel (who had the run of the house) and saw that the animal was in an agitated state. Investigators found footprints in the snow outside the house and tracked down the alleged burglar. During questioning, the officer observed numerous scratches on the…


Busted! – Real Stories of Genuine Absurdity March/April 2017

Morgan Stanley has nothing on this guy’s investment strategy… After winning a scratch off lottery prize last year of $3 million in Waycross, Georgia, a 45-year-old man must surely have thought the “odds” were with him all the way – because he soon flipped the money into a Georgia methamphetamine gang. Unfortunately, the “bet” went sour and now he faces decades in prison after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and firearms violation. He was busted after he and his…


Busted! – Real Stories of Genuine Absurdity Jan/Feb 2017

Fool me once, shame on you!… A woman drove her vehicle through an activated railroad crossing guard outside Garner, North Carolina. To avoid the oncoming train, she sped across the tracks and hit a tree. Two weeks later, the same woman in the same car – with a still damaged front end – was seen driving through the same crossing arm with the same warning lights and bells activated. But, this time, the car got stuck and an Amtrak train…


Busted! – Real Stories of Genuine Absurdity Nov/Dec 2016

This is what happens when family pets find out they’re about to be neutered… A family in Greenfield, Wisconsin, was taken hostage in their own home by another family member. Fearing for their safety, the wife managed to sneak a quick call to 911 and police officers were dispatched to the scene. When the officers arrived, they discovered that the situation was not what they had expected. As it turns out, the family was being held hostage by the family…


Busted! – Real Stories of Genuine Absurdity Sept/Oct 2016

Who’s a good boy? Who?? Who is that good boy?… Officials say a family dog in Mississippi recently came home with more than a toy to play fetch – the pup had a big bag of marijuana in his mouth. The Jones County Sheriff’s Office reported that narcotics deputies were sent to the home to investigate the unusual incident. Police statements say the homeowner told deputies that, when his dog came home with the bag, he initially thought it was…


Busted! – Real Stories of Genuine Absurdity – July August 2016

Hilariously appropriate… After a string of thefts at Walmart® stores in Murrieta, California, store security personnel spotted a suspicious car in the parking lot which matched the description of a vehicle seen during recent thefts and called the police. Police officers noticed the car had two different license plates and neither matched the information on the vehicle. The driver consented to a search of the car and police found drug paraphernalia and a set of burglary tools inside. In addition,…