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Guy from Willoughby, Australia mistakenly calls Willoughby PD

From Cleveland.com:

“WILLOUGHBY, Ohio — The Willoughby Police Department received a call from slightly outside its jurisdiction this week when it was mistakenly connected to an Australian caller.

The man  — who was calling from the Sydney suburb of Willoughby — identified himself as a member of a local bowling club and asked if officers could help prevent break-ins.

Confusion ensued.”

That’s just good clean humor right there folks. Classic mix up. If you can’t laugh at your local police department, who can you laugh at? That’s what I always say.

“Oh right. That’s why you have an accent. Ahhhhh-kay.”

Love this Australian guy more than anything in the world. Just your stereotypical, happy-go-lucky Aussie, looking out for local businesses. He’s the reason people answer “Hmmm…Australia would be cool” when asked where they would go if they could travel anywhere. Even after the mix up, just polite as hell. “Well heck, while I have you on here how’s the weather up there?” Those kids breaking into the bowling alley were probably only doing so to practice so they could get scholarships to college, too. I wish I had an Australian friend.

PS Don’t lie you looked up what 20 degrees centigrade was in American too and also what centigrade means

Fugitive in Ohio Hates His Mugshot, Mails In A Fire Selfie For The Cops To Use Instead

Via Cleveland.com

LIMA, Ohio — A Lima man wanted by police sent investigators a selfie after seeing his “terrible” mugshot posted on social media.

“Here is a better photo, that one is terrible,” Donald “Chip” Pugh said in a message to police.

Pugh, 45, is wanted for failing to appear in court. He is also a person of interest in a number of crimes including arson and vandalism, the Lima Police Departmentsaid on Facebook.

Pugh is disheveled and sports a cheesy grin in his mugshot. His preferred photo shows him sharply dressed, well-groomed and wearing sunglasses.


 

An all-time move from Chip Pugh here. It’s like he’s running his own personal real life criminal Facebook profile. Don’t like a picture you’re tagged in? Unflattering angle with a double chin? Untag yourself. Don’t like your mugshot? Send in a different one. We all do it on social media, Chip just did it in real life as he’s wanted by police. Boss move.

Really it’s not any different than you picking the best looking pic for your Facebook profile either. Unfortunately for Chip, mugshots last forever. That’s why my man had to take matters into his own hands and send in his most fire looking selfie. Can’t have a bad mugshot pop up when prospective girlfriends Google your name in a few years. Gotta look good for the people who might come across your name on the Internet.

UPDATE: He got caught.

Hopefully this doesn’t start a trend among criminals because otherwise we wouldn’t have gems like these:

Southern Ohio butt smuggler gets part of sentence lifted

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Chelsey Barry, just happy to be here.

From Cleveland.com:

“COLUMBUS, Ohio—A southern Ohio woman can’t be convicted of tampering with evidence after she was caught concealing 56 grams of heroin in her body, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday

In a unanimous decision, the court found that Chelsey Barry of Chesapeake should not have been convicted of tampering with evidence, as she did not know at the time she hid the drugs that “an official proceeding or investigation is in progress or likely to be instituted.”

In February 2013, Barry – then 19 – was concealing a condom full of heroin in her body when a state trooper pulled her over for erratic driving. Under questioning, Barry admitted she had agreed to transport the heroin, which has a street value of about $7,500, to Huntington, West Virginia.

Barry was sentenced to six years in prison for drug trafficking, drug possession, and conspiracy. But the judge also tacked on an additional three years for tampering with evidence as punishment for her concealment of the drugs.

But in his opinion, Justice Terrence O’Donnell wrote that the additional three-year sentence should be vacated, as there was no evidence that Barry thought it likely that she would be stopped by law enforcement when driving.”

WHEW. What a relief. I’ve always been on the fence about smuggling heroin in my butt cause of the potential of getting charged with evidence tampering if I got caught. Thanks to Chelsey here, my mind is finally at ease.

Also, I’m no officer of the court or anything like that, and I’m not saying I think she should have been charged with evidence tampering in the first place, but the reasoning behind her sentence being lifted seems a little flimsy, no? “There was no evidence that Barry thought it likely that she would be stopped by law enforcement when driving.” Uh, other than the fact that part of the reason she was pulled over in the first place was for a vehicle defect. Also probably crossed her mind when she committed the moving violation she was cited for.

The original court told jurors they should find Barry guilty of evidence tampering only if she knew at the time of her actions she was committing an “unmistakable crime.” Ain’t no gray area when it comes to $7,500 worth of drugs up your butt, guys. Turns out there’s a brown area though.