News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Names in the News:
–The legislator seen erupting toward the speaker of Taiwan’s parliament and throwing her shoes at him: Ms. Wang Shu-hui.
–The man whose death left a vacancy on the Vidor, Texas, school board: Mr. Ivan Croak.
–The allegedly drunk 23-year-old driver who caused a collision in Lynn, Mass.: Mr. Chansavong Y (whose name really is Y).
–Convicted of attempted murder of his former girlfriend’s current boyfriend in Cocoa, Fla.: Mr. Taj Mahal Owens.
The Classic Middle Name (all new):
Arrested recently and awaiting trial for murder:
–Michael Wayne Poe (Dayton, Tenn.);
–Timothy Wayne Widman (Pittsburgh, Pa.);
–John Wayne Peck (Beaverdam, Va.).
Murder warrants issued recently:
–Bradley Wayne Hamrick (Longview, Wash.);
–Billy Wayne Hayes (Nashville, Tenn.);
–Christopher Wayne Luttrell (Henderson, Ky.).
Ordered re-sentenced for a 2001 murder:
–Gary Wayne Kleypas (Topeka, Kan.).
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