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Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
In England’s Lincoln Crown Court, in October, municipal parking employee Julie Wall, 46, was sentenced to three years in prison for embezzling the equivalent of about $1 million over 10 years (spending nearly the entire amount on Elvis Presley records and memorabilia, most of which were found unopened at her home). (Said her lawyer, “She simply wanted to own (the items).”)
In November, a jury in Westmoreland County, Pa., awarded Ken Slaby $46,200 for genital injuries inflicted by his vengeful ex-girlfriend, Gail O’Toole, in 2000. While Slaby was napping (according to a report in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review), O’Toole had glued Slaby’s buttocks cheeks together, his penis to his abdomen, and his scrotum to his leg, all as payback for his having moved on with his life after their breakup. (O’Toole said it was all part of consensual sex between them, but she had earlier pleaded guilty to simple assault for the incident.) In October, martial arts instructor Andrew Jacobs was arrested for allegedly assaulting two 10-year-old girls in their bedroom in Vienna, Va. (but being fended off by them based on skills they learned as students at Mountain Kim Martial Arts Center, where Jacobs was their teacher). Jacobs told police his plan was to tie the girls up so he could steal things from the home.
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