Posts filed under ‘offbeat’

Do Not Attend Jury Duty ; Go Straight to Jail

Not going to jury duty has its price.  At least this man found out the hard away via AP

“A Pennsylvania man who skipped out on jury duty 11 times in the last two years has been arrested inside a courthouse while attending a child custody hearing.
Somerset County Judge D. Gregory Geary told 32-year-old Owen Fazenbaker III on Monday that he found it “ironic” that Fazenbaker could find his way to court for that but not for jury duty.
Fazenbaker promised to serve on future juries if the judge would not impose a $500 fine and 10 days in jail for each time he has missed jury duty.
The (Somerset) Daily American reports that the judge said the Stoystown man could avoid a seven-day jail term if he pays a $500 fine.”

Next time, he might reconsider his decision.  Really reconsider.  $500 is a lot of money for stupid mistake like missing jury duty.

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March 25, 2015 at 3:59 am Leave a comment

Squashed To Death

From the article

“A WOMAN who weighed 136kg has pleaded guilty to killing her much smaller boyfriend by sitting on him.

Police in Cleveland said Mia Landingham and Mikal Middleston-Bey, who have three children together, got into an argument in August.

During the altercation Landingham sat on Middleston-Bey, who weighed 54.4kg.

Landingham was sentenced to three years probation and 100 hours community service on Wednesday after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter, Fox8 reported.

She was immediately released from jail.

Her attorney told said there was a long history of domestic abuse in the relationship. He asked Judge Carolyn Friedland for leniency and pointed out she has no prior criminal record.

Landingham she was sorry for squashing the father of her children.

“I just want to say that I am sincerely sorry about this situation. I wish I could take it back,” she said.

During Landingham’s sentencing, her boyfriend’s family spoke of the pain she has caused their family.

“I just want to let you know how much you have hurt us by taking Mikal away from us,” said Sharon Phillips, the victim’s step-mother.

While Middleton-Bey’s family hoped Landingham would eventually be able to take part in her children’s lives, they were surprised that she got no additional jail time.

“So basically you can say that I can go sit on somebody and get probation?” said one of the victim’s sisters.

“I feel there wasn’t no justice.”

Landingham faced a maximum of five years behind bars.”

Ouch! That is not the way that I want to die!

January 22, 2010 at 4:06 pm Leave a comment

Pa. man accused of breaking into home, cutting his hair and frying some chicken

From the AP

“EASTON, Pa. – An eastern Pennsylvania man was charged after he allegedly broke into a home, cut his hair and prepared fried chicken before being discovered. The man was charged with breaking into the home in Easton, about 50 miles north of Philadelphia. According to court documents, the homeowner returned home Sunday to discover him watching TV and cooking chicken.  
Authorities said the man threw a rock through a front door window to get inside and appeared to have rummaged through every room in the house. He also took a shower.  
The man faces burglary, criminal trespass and other charges and was being held on $15,000 bail.”

What a weirdo! He should be locked in a mental institution than a state prison.

January 20, 2010 at 3:45 pm Leave a comment


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