Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Does this sound fair to you?

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Dude in jail for stealing 93 pounds of woman's undies

A man who pleaded guilty to stealing 93 pounds of women's undergarments has been given a 45-day sentence.

Garth Flaherty, 24, pleaded guilty in an agreement with prosecutors after being charged with first-degree theft and burglary in the stealing of 1,613 pairs of panties, bras and other women's underwear from laundry rooms.

Flaherty was last March 24 after police received a report of a man hanging out in an apartment complex laundry room. Police said they found enough underwear to fill five garbage bags in his bedroom. » Article here

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It's a mouthful, but it makes sense.

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One in four people facing bankruptcy blame porn, lap dancers or brothels for it

One in four people who contacted a debt helpline last year admitted that some of their financial problems were caused by spending money on sex, a report showed today.

The UK Insolvency Helpline said sex industry spending was now the third most common reason for people to get into debt after spending on alcohol and drugs and having a shopping addiction.

The group said 10,251 clients, the equivalent of one in four people aged between 25 and 49, it helped between January and September last year admitted they had paid to see pornography or visited a lap dancing club or brothel. » Article here

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Gun owners of America...

Pretty clever: MacBook Air's 'Thin Obsession'.

Woman kills her mom to read books in jail? WTF.

A woman told police she strangled her mother with a rope so that she could go to jail and read books.

Louise Jekowski, 53, called police, telling them she had strangled her mother to help her die, according to an arrest affidavit. Jekowski added that she was ready to go to prison for life.

Jekowski, described as schizophrenic by her sister, made repeated "rambling" confessions to police at her Arvada home and at the police station, the affidavit said. After deciding to kill her mother, she picked out a rope that her father had used for exercising and went upstairs to the bedroom where her mother was sleeping, Jekowski told police.

Ardyce Jekowski, 86, awoke as her daughter entered the room. Louise Jekowski said she hid the rope from her mother, then pulled sheets from around her mother's head and told her she was going to kill her.

Jekowski said her mother's eyes "widened," but she said nothing. Jekowski said she put the rope around her neck and strangled her for 20 minutes to make sure she was dead and not just in a "coma." » Article here

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Photoworthy: Beijing Olympic Campus

If you know the song, this is hilarious.

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Marathon runner, chases burglar for seven blocks

Margo Foster, a marathon runner who holds a black belt in karate, surprised an intruder in her house. The burglar tried to escape out this back door, but Foster chased the man down over seven blocks and held him until police arrived.

Without thinking twice, she said in an interview, she bolted through the living and dining rooms and followed the startled man out to the backyard. Police said he had one of Foster's backpacks strapped on his shoulders, filled with her property. She wanted it back. A seven-block-long chase had just begun.

As related by Foster, the intruder began to climb the 6-foot-high wooden fence in the yard, when she "grabbed him by the neck, ripped him off the fence.. threw him to the ground, and put my knee to his chest."

The two struggled for a few minutes, Foster in her white tennis skirt, before the burglar dropped the bag and started running again. "Go ahead and run," the former yacht detailer said she yelled. "You're not going to get away from me. I've been running for 40 years. I outran the kid," said Foster. "He had no cardiovascular system." » Article here

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