A 25-year-old Idaho job seeker was arrested after he called the cops claiming his wallet was missing.
However, the police discovered man who reported the missing wallet matched the description of the suspected wallet thief and arrested the caller on suspicion of burglary and grand theft, reported 'San Francisco Chronicle'.
He apparently disposed of the stolen wallet, but used a credit card to buy tobacco. It was when he was leaving the second shop that he thought he may have dropped his own wallet.
Police recovered the credit card and the stolen wallet. Officers suspect someone else found the jobseeker's wallet. It has not been recovered.
'Salford Stallion' slept with 3 of his students
Valentine's Day proved to be Doom's Day for deputy head teacher who described himself as ‘the Salford Stallion’. He was caught having affairs with two pupils at the same time when one called at his home and found him in bed with the other, according to 'Daily Mail'.
Christopher Drake, 29, of Greater Manchester, had begun seeing the girls when both were 14, in the school premises, the court heard. The PE master would arrange to meet them via text message or over Facebook and take explicit photographs and videos of themselves. But all these years he managed to keep the two separate.
Eventually on Valentine’s Day last year he was exposed, after taking one of he girls – then 15 – back to his flat. The other girl, now 16, had gone camping with friends, but the weather was poor and she decided to call round at Drake’s. She arrived only to find him with her classmate.
She accused him of ‘two-timing’ and tried calling cops.
The court heard that he admitted to 25 offences including unlawful sexual activity with a child and taking indecent photographs.
Drake, who is the son of a local Liberal Democrat councillor, will be sentenced on Tuesday.
Woman survives after driving off multi-storey carpark
Paramedics are astonished a woman survived after driving her car off a multi-storey carpark in Melbourne's CBD, according to The Herald-Sun.
The 41-year-old woman reversed her silver Mitsubishi Outlander 4WD off the sixth level of the Kim Lim carpark on the corner of A'Beckett St and Anthony St just before 9am, for unknown reasons.
The car struck the roof of an adjoining building, ricocheting towards a smaller building nearby.
The car then landed on the passenger side, wedging itself sideways in an alleyway, trapping the woman inside.
Paramedic Matthew Riddle said the first crew arrived to find the car on its side in a small laneway.
"The car landed on the passenger side and the 41-year-old woman was still in the driver’s seat, supporting herself so she didn’t fall," he said.
"There was only about 30 centimetres between the car and the wall on either side of the laneway, so we had to edge our way in against the car to get to the woman.
"Initially it was difficult to get to the woman and assess her injuries."
Mr Riddle said because of the space restrictions it took about 20 minutes to free her.
The mayor of a town in France has thrown a patriotic female statue out of his town hall because its breasts were too big, reported AFP.
The terracotta bust of Marianne - the traditional female embodiment of the French Republic in a Phrygian cap - was an original work by a local artist, installed in 2007 at the town hall in Neuville-en-Ferrain, population 10,000.
"It was making people gossip," said one town hall employee who asked not to be named. "Remarks were made, during weddings for example."
Mayor Gerard Cordon persuaded councillors to approve €900 in this year's budget to buy a replacement, a more conventional bust of Marianne modelled on the statuesque French model Laetitia Casta.
The artist who made the rejected bust, Catherine Lamacque, said she gave it outsized breasts deliberately, "to symbolise the generosity of the Republic."
The town hall bought her terracotta statue in 2007 for €1,400.
"The mayor has had it under his nose for several years. He chose it from among other designs even before I baked it," she told AFP.
"His decision is absurd. I only hope he will not have it destroyed."
Another town hall official who asked not to be named said he regretted the bust's removal, which was done "not by a joint decision but by the mayor alone".
"It was a unique work," he said. "After all, Marianne is a symbol of motherhood."
Lighting a fire under...
A 26-year-old furious woman took the phrase 'light a fire under their ass' literally and now faces eight years jail term, according to a report in 'Wierd News Magazine'.
The woman beat her boyfriend. But not satisfied she aggressively shoved up his behind a piece of birch bark, and then tried to set fire to it, said police in Kama, Russia.
The victim could not resist as he was already pretty drunk and forces were clearly not on his side. The next day the guy was taken to the hospital.
Meanwhile, the woman claimed a fire was attempted but could not get it started.
According to the forensic examination, the victim had suffered serious bodily injury – reported in the ATS Okhansky area.
Infiniti G37 convertible was decked-out in 24-carat
The Infiniti G37 convertible, decked-out in 24-carat gold, was impounded by policemen in Jiangsu province in China.
Costing more than $44,500, without the gold frills, the dazzling car now sits in an impound yard and will be crushed in 10 days if its owners do not settle the fine. The sports coupe lacked a registered licence plate, according to a report in 'AsiaOne Motoring site'.
It took five artisans more than four months to gold-plate the car.
From earlier photographs, the G37 was seen displayed inside the store, flanked by beautiful female models. Authorities however didn't take a shine to its lack of a licence plate when it was put out on the streets.
90 sqft flat is her home
Felice Cohen who believes in the adage 'don't acquire what you can't afford', has been living for the last three years in a 90 square ft flat that has no kitchen and whose ceiling is 23 inches from her bed.
The bathroom is so small that she has to sit sideways to go to the toilet, according to a report in 'Mail Online'.
Storage is at such a premium she has to keep her bananas in the toaster oven.
However, the 40-year-old pays just $700 a month to live in New York's Upper West Side - while her neighbours are charged $3,000.
Cohen, a professional organiser, said she found her 12ft by 7ft 'microstudio' through a friend. She installed a desk with shelves about it on one side and a dresser behind a curtain on the other.
Above the dresser and towards the back of the room she installed a bunk bed style frame for one person with a short ladder.
This elevated her mattress so it was off the ground but just 23 inches from the ceiling.
"The first night I slept in the apartment I had a panic attack," she said.
"But after that night I have not had a panic attack and it's cosy."
Self-confessed cannibal guilty of murdering flatmate
A man who claimed to have feasted on human flesh as a child has been jailed for slaughtering a housemate and drinking his blood.
Robert Ian Logan, 23, has been found guilty of murdering former housemate Benjamin Peter Huntingford at his Adelaide Circuit home in Beenleigh in 2006, the Brisbane Supreme Court heard, reported 'Adelaide Now'.
Logan, also a drug addict, murdered Huntingford and twice stabbed his pet dog in a brutal attack, weeks after leaving their shared accommodation.
Logan told investigators his motivation for the killing was the result of an unwanted homosexual advance made by Huntingford when they lived together.
During a two-week trial Huntingford's father, Peter Huntingford, testified Logan was renowned for telling 'bizarre stories'' and once spoke of travelling to New Zealand as a child and eating human flesh with cannibals.
The jury on Sunday ruled: "We (the jury) find the defendant (Logan) guilty of murder."
Judge Dick, in sentencing Logan, told him: "You will know there is only one sentence I can impose. You are sentenced to prison for life."
During the trial the jury heard evidence Logan consumed various drugs, including heroin, speed, crack and marijuana, while residing at the property and that there was some "bad blood'' between his two housemates over the "thrashing'' of a recently purchased motorcycle.
Police found the bloody handprint, which matched Huntingford's DNA, of Logan on a door at the house and boot prints belonging to Logan.
Huntingford was said to have died from a "complex gaping wound'' to the neck that went from "ear to ear.''
"(Logan) asserted (to police) he drank some of the deceased man's blood, the court heard.
3-yr-old dies after falling off rollercoaster
A three-year-old boy died after falling out of a rollercoaster at a amusement park in Chicago, Illinois, US.
Jayson Dansby, was sitting near the front of the Python Pit roller coaster when he got underneath the ride's safety bar, 'The Telegraph' quoted the Norridge Police Chief James Jobe as saying.
Police said his mother and father, who are thought to have witnessed the incident, were "inconsolable".
The boy was on the ride with his twin brother when he fell out of the coaster while it was moving, he said.
Female statue sets French mayor
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