News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Kurt Husfeldt, 46, and two others were arrested in Lindenhurst, N.Y., in possession of 14 stolen electronic devices that they apparently assumed were cell phones. However, they were global positioning devices from a nearby municipal facility, and police had followed their signals to Husfeldt’s home.
Patrick Burr, 36, and his wife Heather, 33, were arrested in Provo, Utah, and charged with conspiracy to rob the Utah Community Credit Union, after an ex-partner turned them in. The informant said the Burrs had planned to make their getaway by floating on inner tubes down the Provo River, but that plan collapsed after their car (containing the inner tubes) was impounded.
County jail inmate Brian Bruggeman, 38, was arrested in North Platte, Neb., and charged with felony assault after allegedly passing gas repeatedly in front of his cellmate (leading to a fight). The “victim,” inmate Jesse Dorris, said he had made numerous attempts to stay away from Bruggeman but that Bruggeman purposely sought him out in a dinner line and let him have it once more.
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