News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
However, Calvin Bennett, 26, a suspect in two Arkansas murders, was traced by police to Rothschild, Wis., by the personal ad he had placed on a dating Web site, describing himself as shy and giving his ideal evening as “a nice romantic dinner with soft music, followed by a romantic walk or a carriage ride.”
Police in Chesterfield Township, Mich., arrested Calvin Fluckes Jr., 21, after he tried to cash a counterfeit check for $848 at a Wal-Mart. Fluckes was apparently oblivious of the approximately 80 uniformed police officers who were in the store for a charity event and whose cruisers Fluckes had to pass when he parked his car in the Wal-Mart lot. According to a police lieutenant, “(Fluckes) was immediately apprehended.”
Marshall Byers, 28, was arrested in Everett, Wash. and charged with the attempted murder of his estranged wife’s boyfriend (who was treated for five knife wounds). According to prosecutors, Byers was surprised at the “attempted” charge. Allegedly, he told a detective, “What? I thought I stuck him like a pig. What do you mean, he’s alive?”
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