News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
According to a September Reuters report, four gang-member inmates at the maximum-security Zacatecoluca lockup in El Salvador were caught with “cell phones, a phone charger and spare chips” in their rectums, “far enough (in) to reach their intestines,” according to prison official Ramon Arevalo.
In September, arrestee Melissa Roberge, 25, allegedly set fire to the mattress and blanket in her jail cell in Conway, N.H. She had earlier been frisked, but after the fire, a full-body search revealed a cigarette lighter in an unspecified “body cavity.”
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