No good deed goes unpunished
Before Timothy Richards went to the Decatur County, Ind., Sheriff’s Department in April to bail out his brother-in-law, he should have cleaned up a bit. Turns out the $400 he handed to dispatcher Julie Meyers smelled like marijuana, which tipped off a state trooper to search him and his car, according to the Associated Press. Caught with a pipe and a small amount of dope, Richards was thrown in the slammer until his brother-in-law made bail and returned with $250 to get him out.
Show me some skin
In April, Cape May, a resort town in southern New Jersey, struck fear in the hearts of many and garnered cheers from Speedo fans when it lifted its decades-old ban on “skintight, formfitting or bikini type” bathing suits on men aged 12 and over. Mayor Robert Elwell told the Associated Press the ban was enacted in the 1960s after residents complained about gay men who wore the suits on the beach. Because the ban was outdated and rarely enforced, the law was struck from the books along with a law that prohibited topless men from strolling along the beachfront promenade. “The beach ought to be interesting this year,” Joann Quinn told the AP.