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Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Mr. Angel Jones, 27, was convicted of aggravated assault against his girlfriend, specifically, biting off most of her nose in a rage; he admitted the nose was in his mouth but said that due to her using weight-loss medication, her nose had become brittle, and that it just fell off (Toronto, May).
Maurice Williams, 24, was charged with perjury after he told a judge he was not “Williams,” even though “Williams” was tattooed on his back. Said Maurice, “I can’t see what’s on my back. If there’s some tattoos on my back, somebody’s been bothering me when I’m asleep” (Muncie, Ind., May).
A 45-year-old television cameraman was struck and killed by a car at a dangerous Omaha, Neb., intersection while he was working on a story about how dangerous the intersection is (June).
In April, Joshua Baldwin, 24, was sentenced to 180 days in jail for 16 incidents of indecent exposure to women in stores in downtown Bay City, Mich. His explanation to the judge: “I was only hoping to get lucky, but I went about it the wrong way.”
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