Having just come through several days of rain and wind (which was not nearly as dramatic as the Weather Channel let on), let's take a holiday from the usual heavy legal topic.
I want you to consider some truly unique legal cases. For example, there's the case of the man who stole marijuana from police officers because he said it smelled so good. The Pennsylvania man was with the police to give information about another crime. The cash crop happened to be sitting on a desk. He couldn't resist its smell, so he grabbed it. They grabbed him, and it ended like you might expect.
Then, there is the case of the drunk driver and his passenger. When pulled over, they decided to switch seats to protect the driver from a DUI charge. But the one who climbed into the seat was, guess what, DUI, too. The officer clearly saw them change seats, so he gave a Breathalyzer test to both. The one who climbed into the driver's seat was nearly twice as drunk as the original driver. The officer made a double play and jailed both.
A New Yorker broke up with his girlfriend who moved to California. They shared a half pug, half beagle. The guy claimed the dog was like a son to him. He's now spent over $60,000 in the custody battle. Maybe the pug half can live in New York and the beagle half in California without any more money being spent. On the serious side, this is a good example of custody battles being more commonly fought over animals in the courts these days. Each dog to his own.
Back in the criminal scene, a pair of armed robbers hit an internet café. They first signed in and rented two computers. They got up to pay their bill, pulled out their handguns, took the contents of the cash register, and fled on a motorcycle. The rookie robbers, though, forgot to log out of Facebook. You can guess the rest.
Wes Pittman appears each Thursday during the WJHG noon news. Wes Pittman covers a wide variety of topics from legal issues to Community events. If you have a legal question, Ask Wes!