We begin by opening up our "criminal mastermind" files. An Orlando, Fla., man named Shane Thomas Williams-Allen faces multiple charges after burglarizing an unmarked police car. How was he caught? Well, while playing with his loot he tasered and handcuffed himself, and then he dialed the police for help.
Imagine the delight of the several men who struck up an online and telephone relationship with swimsuit model Bree Condon. Among the tokens of affection sent to her were an iPhone, a small dog and $15,000. Turns out that "Bree" was actually alleged con-man Justin Brown, using a feminine phone voice. After talking with her, who was really a "him," for months, one investigator said, "He was either talking through a voice synthesizer or he had his gonads removed."
Over in Charleston, S.C., one group is trying to increase their tourism by building a male Statue of Liberty. Since tax payers might balk at Liberty Dude's $150 million price tag, a sponsorship would likely be needed.
You know what we love around here? Legendary monsters, such as the chupacabra. The beast that haunts the Southwest, craving the blood of goats and small children. A golf course worker in Wise County, Texas, found a dead one this week and describes the eerie spawn of Satan as "a shaved weenie dog with raccoon feet, a possum tail and a possum head." Doesn't that sound lovely?
Until next time, that's the news you missed.