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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…


Busted! – Real Stories of Genuine Absurdity September/October 2017

James L. McClinton, Ph.D Now, he’s wondering if the judge is up for a spirited match of “rock, paper, scissors!”… A 39-year-old man, who was sound asleep at 6:00 a.m. behind the wheel of his car and with the motor running, was in no position to talk his way out of a DUI arrest. However, he did offer a gentle challenge to a Youngstown, Ohio, police officer. According to the police report, the man offered several times to “thumb wrestle”…


Busted! – Real Stories of Genuine Absurdity July/August 2017

James L. McClinton, Ph.D Odds are this guy was just trying to pass the buck… In Massachusetts, a man who contested a speeding ticket in court gave the judge a unique explanation – the officer’s radar gun may have picked up a deer. The Haverhill man was clocked going 40 mph in a 30 mph zone in West Newbury and was given a $105 ticket. He appealed in court, asking the officer if he was 100% sure his radar gun…


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…