Stealing from the poor
Cedar Park, Texas, police arrested a 33-year-old man in December for burglarizing the city’s offices. Following his capture, the man confessed to stealing about $100,000 in at least 33 city hall break-ins across the state during the last year, police told the Houston Chronicle. The man admitted to stealing from city halls in Dallas, Galveston, Temple, Waco and Killeen, and he ran away with $14,000 from the Victoria City Hall in October. Police suspected the man of stealing money from 50 city halls, but the man hit so many, he claimed he could not remember them all.
Elvis has left the cab
The Seattle City Council passed a law in December that allows taxi drivers to wear costumes while on duty. According to the Associated Press, the law changes the city’s 1997 taxi dress code that required drivers to wear black pants and crisp shirts, the colors of which were chosen by the cab companies. A cab driver, fined $60 last spring for violating the dress code by wearing an Elvis Presley costume, filed a lawsuit that inspired the change. Under the new law, drivers can wear outfits that depict a “readily identifiable and generally well-known public figure, personality or fictional character.”