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Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Christopher Alexander Fields, 42, was charged in Hillsborough, N.C., in January after police found him acting suspicious in front of a Central Carolina Bank branch. The only real evidence of his intention was a note in his backpack reading “I want $10,000 in $100 bills. Don’t push no buttons, or I’ll shot (sic) you.”
Anthony Lee Lamb, 20, and two alleged accomplices were arrested in Berea, Ky., in March after Lamb paid for a meal at a McDonald’s and then sat down to eat it, thus giving the manager a chance to examine Lamb’s $20 bill more carefully.
Serial thief Colin Sadd, 41, pleaded guilty in April in Sheffield, England, to his latest capers, including swiping five cars that he had gotten dealers to let him test drive. As with his previous car thefts, Sadd drove them around, cleaned them up inside, and washed and waxed them before abandoning them. Said his wife, “(H)e desperately needs help with his obsession.”
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