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THE NAME'S DESTINY Wednesday, July 30
In May, NOTW mentioned Floridian Edward Cocaine, with drug charges. In June, in Lake Wales, Ms. Crystal Metheney, 36, was arrested on a BB-gun charge; she also has a drug arrest (marijuana) on her record. In July, a northern California wildfire …
LEAST COMPETENT Wednesday, August 27
Ryan Mullins, 22, was arrested in Swansboro, North Carolina, in August when he came to an officer's attention at 5:30 a.m. Police said he had broken into a pharmacy, had stolen the 100-pound safe, and was dragging it behind his car when the officer …
LEAST COMPETENT CRIMINALS Yesterday at 10:03 AM
William Dixon, 21, was arrested in Brentwood, Tennessee, in August fleeing a Best Buy store after arousing suspicion. According to the police report, Dixon, on foot, ran across all lanes of I-65, but the chase ended when he collided with a tree.
DUMBASS Wednesday, August 27
Robert Haught Jr., 42, was captured after a high-speed chase through Burlington, Massachusetts, in August, with police recovering "stacks" of stolen credit cards and suspected-stolen high-end electronics from the car. Haught attracted police …
WEED SWAP Yesterday at 10:05 AM
Walter Morrison, 20, a United Parcel Service baggage agent at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor airport, apparently intended only to swipe random parcels, but inadvertently came upon, in one package, a diamond (later found to be worth about $160,000). Police charging him in September said he traded the diamond to a friend for a gram of marijuana (around $20, retail).
NOTW CLASSIC (November 2010) Yesterday at 10:09 AM
Sixty-two percent of the 12 million people of Mumbai, India, live in slums, but the city is also home to Mukesh Ambani’s 27-story private residence (60,000 square feet, 600 employees serving a family of five), reported to cost about $1 billion. According to an October (2010) New York Times item, there are “four-story hanging gardens,” “airborne swimming pools” and a room where “artificial weather” can be created.
PERSPECTIVE Wednesday, August 6
Jeff Mizanskey, 61, is a poster child for one well-known criticism of mandatory-minimum sentencing laws — that nonviolent marijuana users (and small-time sellers) may wind up doing decades of hard time and in fact more time than some sociopathic …
WEIRD OLD WORLD Wednesday, August 6
Unconventional Food Prep: Leaked photographs taken by an undercover health and safety officer at China's Tongcheng Rice Noodle Factory in Dongguan city in June show workers in street clothes casually walking back and forth atop piles of vermicelli …
UNCLEAR ON THE CONCEPT Wednesday, August 6
Werner Purkhart, who's been running a "silent disco" in Salzburg, Austria, for four years, was denied renewal of his business permit in July, supposedly because his parties were too loud. At a silent disco, each dancer wears headphones to hear …
SLEEP IT OFF Wednesday, August 6
"The Chinese fondness for napping in odd places is a well-documented phenomenon, one that's spawned a popular website and even a book," wrote The Wall Street Journal in a July dispatch. In a recent photo essay, a Getty Images photographer captured a …
 
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