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BUSTED! – Real Stories of Genuine Absurdity July/August 2019

James L. McClinton, Ph.D Road hog?… In Minnesota, a driver who was pulled over for having trouble staying in his lane turned out to be operating the vehicle with a 250 pound pig on his lap. He also had a smaller pig with him. The man’s erratic driving was apparently caused by the larger pig leaning against the steering wheel. A spokesman told reporters that the man had his pigs on his lap because he was moving to another part…


BUSTED! – Real Stories of Genuine Absurdity May/June 2019

James L. McClinton, Ph.D I wonder if “foreign passports” are also required for residents of New England?… A District of Columbia Marriage Bureau clerk and her supervisor refused to accept a New Mexico man’s state driver’s license when he tried to obtain a marriage license because they both believed that New Mexico is a foreign country. After approaching the clerk for a license and showing his New Mexico ID, the clerk told him he needed an international passport to get…


BUSTED! – Real Stories of Genuine Absurdity March April 2019

James L. McClinton, Ph.D This qualifies them to be nominated for “Redneck of the Year” by the Rednecks of America… In Florida, a 32-year-old male and 20-year-old female were arrested after they were caught (allegedly) selling drugs out of a drive-thru window they constructed out of the side of their mobile home. Investigators raided their residence following reports of heroin sales in the area. The couple had turned a kitchen window into a drive-thru so customers would not have to…


BUSTED! – Real Stories of Genuine Absurdity January February 2019

James L. McClinton, Ph.D. Without stupidity, there is no intelligence… When the owner of a hardwood floors business in Grand Rapids, Michigan, arrived at work, he discovered that someone had broken into the store. Surveillance footage showed that around 2:00 a.m. the day before, a burglar had thrown a rock through his store window, apparently tempted by the “gold” bars stacked in the window. The not too bright thief failed to realize that the bars are promotional items made of…


BUSTED! – Real Stories of Genuine Absurdity September October 2018

James L. McClinton, Ph.D. So, where does a thief work after he gets “canned”?… The sheriff of Bay County, Florida, was on his way to lunch with his chief deputy and a major when they heard an emergency call broadcast: An armed robbery suspect was at a food store in Youngstown. The trio was closest, so they quickly responded. The suspect exited the store holding a hammer as if it was a gun, but retreated back into the store with…


BUSTED! – Real Stories of Genuine Absurdity July/August 2018

James L. McClinton, Ph.D. That’s quite a “handgun” you’ve got there!… Sheriff’s deputies in Lee County, Florida, are investigating an attempted robbery of a Bonita Springs 7-Eleven store. According to police, a man entered the store with his face covered with a red shirt. The alleged robber demanded all of the cash in the register. He then brandished his weapon – his pointed finger. When the clerk refused the demand, the man ran out of the store and made his…


BUSTED! – Real Stories of Genuine Absurdity May/June 2018

James L. McClinton, Ph.D. He’s an intense man with a busy schedule… Police officers were working a crash in midtown Gainesville, Florida, when a man pulled up and started honking his horn. His honking was not a gentle tap of the horn button, but a rather excessive use of the device. When police approached his vehicle, they immediately noticed the smell of marijuana wafting from the opened car window. Inside the car, they found a handgun, a loaded magazine and…


BUSTED! – Real Stories of Genuine Absurdity March April 2018

James L. McClinton, Ph.D Can you hear me now?… A 69-year-old woman in Goodyear, Arizona, finally succumbed to a frustration many wives suffer. As her husband sat on the toilet, she barged in and “shot two bullets at the wall above his head to make him listen to me,” she told Goodyear police when they were called to the scene. The woman said her husband “would have had to be ten feet tall to be hit by the bullets,” but…


BUSTED! – Real Stories of Genuine Absurdity January February 2018

James L. McClinton, Ph.D Now, there’s a harebrained idea that never really caught on!… When asked at a town meeting what his plans were for drug enforcement, a candidate for mayor of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (population under 17,000), replied he would have the police department deploy drug sniffing bunnies. Yes, really, rabbits – they’re much cheaper to maintain than trained dogs. “I was dead serious,” he said later. “I would not make a joke about a rabbit if I did not…


BUSTED! – Real Stories of Genuine Absurdity November/December 2017

James L. McClinton, Ph.D I just learned where Grandpa got his lowrider golf cart… In Florida, a SWAT team from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Department raided The Villages retirement community in the sprawling complex near Ocala, uncovering what they believe is a golf cart chopshop operation, along with illegal drugs. Souped-up golf carts are a popular way to get around in the community which is home to more than 150,000 people. Windshields, seat cushions, wheels, and tires were found in…