So what oddities have happened this week? Let's recap some of the more creative thinkers among us.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Christine A. Meyers picked up her boyfriend from a bar on Friday. However, on the way to their home in Tinley Park, the two got into a heated argument. This is where the story took an odd turn. The boyfriend got out of the car and laid down in front of it. (Should we ask the question...was alcohol involved in this choice?)
The boyfriend was taken to the hospital and Christine was taken to jail. Her lawyer tried to have her released on a $6000 bond but the judge responded "ARE YOU SERIOUS?'
The judge set bail at $100,000 for aggravated domestic battery.
OK..was it just me? At anytime during that story, did any of you say "That took balls?"
Three Strikes and You're Out
An unknown man attempted to carjack three separate cars in a Target parking lot in Oceanside, CA on Thursday.
According to the police a man approached a woman getting out of her car around 2:50 PM. He showed her what she believed to be a knife ordering her back into her vehicle. She got back into her car and drove away. (Strike One)
The the man immediately approached another woman that was exiting her car. This time he brandished a handgun and told her to get back into her car. The victim ignored the man and ran into the store to report the incident. (Strike Two)
Then the man approached a third car. He attempted to steal the car at gunpoint. He asked the car's owner to remove the club device on the steering wheel and leave the keys in the car. The victim did exactly what she was told. HOWEVER, when she walked away she activated a kill switch that killed the engine and locked him in the car. (Strike Three)
Unfortunately, he smashed out the window and escaped the scene. He remains at large.
He is a better escape artist than he is a carjacker.
Stealing a Base and Heading Home
Two bank robbers who broke out of a high-rise jail in Chicago hailed a cab for their getaway car. The two men escaped from the Metropolitan Correction Centre in downtown Chicago early on Tuesday morning.
The two men, Joseph Jose Banks and Kenneth Conley are being sought by the FBI, U.S. Marshalls Service, and the Chicago Police Department.
Update: After an extensive manhunt in the communities of New Lennox and Tinley Park, Banks was captured. An ongoing investigation is continuing to figure out how the two inmates got over 200 feet of sheets and dental floss used to make their rope. Conley remains at large.
Seems as if Tinley Park has had a busy week. Bank Robbers and Mad Girlfriends. It is curious about all the sheets. Are extra clean sheets one of the perks of jail?