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German Cops Seize Pills With a Familiar Look

Yes, those are Trump-themed ecstasy pills

(Newser) - Ich bin ein ecstasy pill. German police made a strange bust over the weekend that resulted in the seizure of 5,000 orange ecstasy pills in the shape of President Trump's head, reports CNN . In case there was any room for disagreement, the name Trump is on the back... More »

Bride, Groom Spend Wedding Night in Handcuffs

After brawl breaks out at bar

(Newser) - Not the most auspicious beginning to newlywed life: A Canadian bride and groom were led away from their post-wedding party in handcuffs Saturday. Witnesses say nine or so wedding party members entered an Edmonton bar around 10pm and were obviously drunk. And then: "You know in the old Western... More »

Workers Started Getting Sick. Someone Suspected the Coffee

Mayda Rivera Juarez sentenced to 3.5 years for putting Windex, dish soap in work java

(Newser) - A Virginia woman has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for poisoning her co-workers' coffee with Windex and dish soap, the AP reports. Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman announced the sentence Thursday for 33-year-old Mayda Rivera Juarez of Sterling. She pleaded guilty in February to... More »

Thieves Steal 22 Tons of Nutella

Cops warn against buying chocolate through 'unconventional channels'

(Newser) - Look, we crave chocolate as much as the next news site, but this is ridiculous. The Telegraph reports thieves in Germany made off with more than 22 tons of Nutella over the weekend. The Nutella—along with Kinder Surprise eggs and other sweet treats—was in a refrigerated trailer that... More »

Intruder Breaks Into Apartment, Cleans It

Police say nothing was missing

(Newser) - A Virginia man returned home from a trip and found that his apartment had been broken into—and cleaned. Arlington County Police say in a crime report that shortly after 12am Monday, a man returned to his Arlington apartment after a trip. He called police when he noticed that his... More »

Unflushed Toilet Dooms Alleged Burglar

Police were able to get a DNA match

(Newser) - A man accused of burglarizing a Southern California home took a bathroom break and left DNA evidence in the toilet that led to his arrest, an investigator said Tuesday. The suspect "did his business and didn't flush it" during the October break-in in the city of Thousand Oaks,... More »

Witnesses: Chick-fil-A Trashed After Nugget Dispute

It happened in Jacksonville, Florida

(Newser) - A tiff over cold chicken nuggets apparently led to a trashed Florida Chick-fil-A. Action News Jax reports on the incident, which took place Monday night in a Jacksonville restaurant and started with what witnesses say was a teen boy complaining he wasn't satisfied with his order. Allison Music, who... More »

Bride Allegedly Pulls Gun From Dress, Opens Fire

So much for wedded bliss

(Newser) - "She pulled out of her wedding dress a 9mm pistol, pointed it at her new husband's head, and pulled the trigger." That's how a police officer sums up what could go down in history as the worst bridezilla moment ever. Authorities were called to a motel... More »

Teacher Who Cartwheeled Sans Underwear Pleads Guilty

Lacey Sponsler won't have to register as a sex offender, though

(Newser) - A former substitute teacher in Oklahoma who exposed herself to students when she did a cartwheel while wearing a long skirt but no underwear has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge. Lacey Sponsler pleaded guilty Monday to assault after the charge was reduced from indecent exposure. She was given a... More »

Guy Slices Pet Fish in Half, Gets 120 Days in Prison

'It really did traumatize the 9-year-old'

(Newser) - A Connecticut domestic dispute ended with a man sentenced to 120 days in prison for murder ... fish murder. The April incident began when Juan Vega, 33, showed up unannounced at his girlfriend's home and a fight started, the Bristol Press reports. Police say he pushed the unidentified woman, kicked... More »

Photographers Arrested for Climbing Ben Franklin Bridge

Authorities say they're lucky they weren't hurt

(Newser) - The good news: Martin J. Romero-Clark and Andrew Lillibridge probably got some awesome shots. The bad news: The two photographers were arrested early Tuesday after climbing the Ben Franklin Bridge, which spans the Delaware River to connect Philadelphia and New Jersey. Their 250-foot climb to the top of a tower... More »

Woman Gets 9 Months in Jail for Stealing Flowers From Cemeteries

Authorities say she used them to decorate her home

(Newser) - A Michigan woman accused of stealing flowers from local cemeteries that authorities say she used to decorate her home has been sentenced to jail, the AP reports. A judge in Flint sentenced Lisa Corcoran of Vienna Township on Monday to nine months in jail, with credit for 36 days already... More »

Fugitive Makes It Very Easy for Cops to Arrest Him

Jansen Simon flagged down a deputy looking for a ride

(Newser) - It's a gimme: A fugitive who authorities say evaded capture since 2013 has been arrested after he flagged down a deputy in Louisiana looking for a ride. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says 30-year-old Jansen Simon was walking down Louisiana Highway 182 on Sunday when he flagged down... More »

Man's Pacemaker Data May Sink Him in Court

Judge rules it can be present in Ohio arson case

(Newser) - A judge in Ohio has decided that data from the pacemaker of a man accused of setting his Ohio house on fire in 2016 can be presented as evidence at his trial, reports the AP . The Hamilton-Middletown Journal News reports that the judge ruled Tuesday in Ross Compton's case... More »

Thieves Steal Entire Tiny House

Structure is used as a boutique in Missouri

(Newser) - Thieves targeting a so-called tiny home in Missouri decided to go big—and steal the whole house, the AP reports. The Joplin Globe reports Missouri resident Lisa Stubblefield left the structure in a roped-off area in Springfield last week for the Food Truck Showdown. When she arrived for the festivities... More »

Groom's Explosive Wedding Celebration Gets Him Arrested

Long Island's Thomas Giglio is accused of setting off illegal fireworks in his backyard

(Newser) - Guests watching a fireworks display after a New York wedding were cheering the bride, groom, and booms when police arrived—and the groom ended up under arrest, the AP reports. Nassau County cops say they were called to a Massapequa home early Saturday—the New York Post pegs the time... More »

'We Went Down All the Slides': Alleged Snapchat Confession

Teens busted for early-morning break-in at SC water park: cops

(Newser) - Two teens in Myrtle Beach, SC, have apparently never heard the phrase "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas"—though in this case, Vegas is "the water park." Logan Brooke Larrimore and Farren Marie Lane, both 18, were arrested and charged Wednesday with third-degree burglary after... More »

'Get Out of Jail Free' Card Oddly Doesn't Get Man Out of Jail

Go figure

(Newser) - Looks like someone's been playing too much Monopoly. That someone, per CBS News , is a man in Minnesota who was arrested on a controlled-substance warrant in his name during an unrelated traffic stop. As Deputy Mike Vai of the Dakota County Sheriff's Office asked the man to come... More »

This Is How Not to Move Your Stuff

New Hampshire trooper stops comically overloaded minivan

(Newser) - A word to the wise: Minivans are not moving vans. A state trooper in New Hampshire pulled over a vehicle that had furniture, bicycles, and boxes strapped to the roof and a wheeled basket dangling over the back window, per the AP . There was also a furniture dolly hanging against... More »

This Might Be the Weirdest CIA Misdeed Ever

Contractors fired after hacking vending machine to steal snacks

(Newser) - The CIA may be famous for daring acts of espionage, but in 2013 several agency contractors learned the hard way not to use their shadowy skills to steal from vending machines. A declassified report from the Office of Inspector General says several agency contractors conspired to steal more than $3,... More »

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