5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

Including a man who tried to shoot the moon, literally
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 13, 2014 5:32 AM CDT
Updated Jun 13, 2014 9:52 AM CDT
5 Craziest Crimes of the Week
A marijuana plant at a dispensary in Seattle.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Two bizarre tales involving family relations gone wrong top this week's list:

  • Cops: Brother Hits Brother With ... Pot Plants: A Florida man has introduced the nation to a heretofore unrecognized danger of marijuana: its potential as a weapon. A 31-year-old in Polk County faces domestic assault charges after he allegedly pulled 3-foot-long pot plants out of the ground and put them to an unusual use.
  • Aunt Creates Fake Facebook Profile, and Things Go Quite Awry: What began as an attempt to teach a 19-year-old a life lesson turned into a murder-for-hire plot that has landed that same teen in Tuscaloosa County Jail. After an aunt created a fake Facebook identity and connected with her niece, her niece asked the new acquaintance to pay her $50 cell phone bill in exchange for sex. And her requests hardly ended there.
  • Man Tries to Shoot Moon With Handgun: George Bailey tried to lasso the moon, but an Arizona man said he wanted to shoot it. Cameron Frank Read allegedly fired several rounds through the window of a residence for just that purpose. He missed the moon but got something else for his troubles.

  • Guy Charged With DUI: You'll Find God in My Blood: After rear-ending a car, failing miserably to steal doughnuts, and getting chased down by a police dog, most of us might call it a day. Anthoney Stanley, 28, would apparently prefer to call it getting right with God.
  • Planned Threesome in Parked Car Ends in Crash: A threesome in a parked car—what could go wrong? As these three people found out, all those moving limbs can result in a dislodged parking brake, and things only got worse from there.
Click to read about more crazy crimes, including a man accused of impersonating an officer so he could arrest a rather high-profile person. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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