This week there seemed to be a trend for the "lesser reported news" items to have been caught on either video and/or audio tape. Geez, really, people haven't you figured out that cameras and recording devices are EVERYWHERE.
Things Not Intended to be Put Into Your Washing Machine
This week in Camden, NJ a man missed the importance of reading the sign about putting humans into the washer. The fact that there are signs like this posted at laundromats, tells you this isn't an isolated incident.
Depending on which report you read, it is unclear if it is the boy's father or a companion of the boy's babysitter but whoever it is that decided to put a one year old into a front loader washing machine, had a serious lapse of common sense. (What???, am I being too kind with my assessment? The guy is a freakin' idiot!)
In the initial reports it said the father put the little boy in for fun (fun? Who is having fun?) and upon closing the door, the machine locked, started tumbling and filling with water. For the next minute or so, it is clear that the parents (or whoever they are) are panic stricken. Thankfully, the owner shuts down the power to the machine. As it turns out the little boy had some bruising but was otherwise OK. (well, except for the life long emotional scars, maybe)
The prosecutor's office says the incident doesn't appear to be criminal.
There is a sign there that says Junior Wash $2.95. Maybe dad/man/whoever he is didn't understand the sign. Also, while the prosecutor did say it wasn't criminal, he didn't say it wasn't moronic.
The Mouse Would Not Like This
Katy McCaffrey went on a Disney cruise in April and she "lost" her IPhone. After her phone went MIA, she started noticing new photos being uploaded to her iCloud account. The images included the person that apparently swiped her phone along with a lot of his pals. Because Katy was irritated and tech savvy she decided to start a Facebook page Stolen iPhone Adventures and post the pictures.
I hope that Kate's iPhone didn't have a better time on her vacation than Kate did. Disney owes her one.
The Cops Won't Figure It Out
Chris Rochester of La Crosse, Wisconsin had his video camera stolen a few weeks ago from the car of his boss, Rep. State Senate candidate, Bill Feehan. Police arrested a man in connection with the theft and returned the camera to Rochester.
It wasn't until Rochester went to use the camera again, that he realized there were about 20 other segments of filming that the suspect had recorded with his camera. One part of the video was particularly entertaining.
The person that had taken the camera, Houaka Yang, had filmed himself, while saying "This is my house,...yes and a stolen camera that I have stolen...but that's OK...the cops won't figure it out."
For his part, Rochester couldn't get over the stupidity of the recordings. Yang was already in custody, but Rochester decided to have fun with the video by sharing it with friends. So he uploaded it to YouTube under the title "Confessions of a stupid criminal: Thief is sure he won't get caught."
It appears that Yang was wrong about the local PD's ability to figure things out.
Joan Joseph was charged with allowing an unlicensed person to operate her vehicle.
Well, isn't Grandma just a "liar liar pants on fire" kinda person.