Did you think I forgot to do my Friday roundup of ODD news? No such luck. I am in Chicago while Hubby is working today. The people in charge of the weather here, didn't get my memo that I only wanted snow for Christmas morning. I definitely didn't want to be driving around Chicago in the snow. Have I ever mentioned that I think the drivers here are...oh maybe I better not go "there". As this is the city of my birth, I have to be careful how I disparage anyone related to Chicago.
As for some of the odd news this week, let's just start with a local story out of Oak Park.
Every Party Has a Pooper
It seems that the party-pooper in this story is an FBI agent.
An Illinois man who admitted planning a bank robbery to fund his going-to-jail party for a drug conviction was sentenced to 19 months of prison time.
Mickey Loniello was already facing a lengthy sentence for drug offenses committed in 2007. To throw one last, fun bash prior to his trip to prison, he and two co-conspirators made plans to steal a getaway car and rob a Chase Bank branch in Oak Park, IL. However, one of his co-conspirators was an undercover FBI agent wearing a wire. (seems you have to be careful about who you hang out with if you are planning a bank robbery.)
After receiving the 19 month sentence last Thursday, Mickey said he wasn't in his right frame of mind at the time he was planning the bank robbery because of his heroine addition. The judge responded saying "that the fight against drugs is difficult but can be done."
Seems that being confined to a jail cell would make getting off of heroine somewhat easier. BTW...he was sentenced on Thursday for crimes committed in 2007. The wheels of justice move rather slowly, don't they?
Now You See Us...Now You Don't
Police in Sweden are looking for 69 missing cows that vanished from a farm the very day they were to be slaughtered.
The farmer was quoted as saying "I have no idea where they have been taken. I hope they are alive and OK." (Seriously....he is worried about their welfare???)
The police are investigating the missing cows. They have ID numbers on all the bovine and think that it isn't likely that the animals will be taken to a slaughterhouse.
I think we are dealing with really smart cows here that made a break-for-it.
Things Not to Say to a Policeman
A woman who said she was delivering a Christmas tree to a friend was stopped after she was spotted by a deputy driving on the wrong side of the road. She was driving south on U.S. 1 in the northbound lanes....at 12:45 AM...with no headlights on.
She went on to threaten him and make some other less than-classy remarks.
Debra was arrested for DUI, crimes against persons, harming a public servant, resisting an officer, and obstruction.
Bet her friend didn't get the Christmas tree delivered.
The Curse of Being Irresistible
|Doesn't he look totally innocent???|
Ms Nelson worked as a dental assistant for James Knight for more than 10 years. She contends that she only wore scrubs (nothing sexy) and was not flirtatious. She didn't feel her termination was fair as she did nothing wrong. She is happily married with children and was in no way attracted to her boss.
Dr. Knight's lawyer said that the doctor agonized over terminating her as she was the best assistant he ever had.
During testinmony, Dr. Knight said having her there was like having a Lamborghini in the garage and never being able to drive it.
I think Ms. Nelson got lucky to get out of working for this guy. OINK OINK