The snowstorms, polar vortex and Presidents day new car shopping did not stop the us rundown the crazy criminal cases from around the country. From the West Coast to the East Coast, I have been posting stories that I hope you find funny and entertaining. In some post I even hope you learn something about criminal law. So without further delay, here are the top 5 stories of the week .
5- Sex Prank Bans Man From Internet
A Racine, Wisconsin man has been banned from the Internet after sending naked men responding to his lewd Craigslist ad to his female neighbor’s home, who happens to live right next door. Racine County Circuit Court Judge Allan Torhorst sentenced Jason Willis, 31, Tuesday to 30 months’ probation in addition to the ban from the Internet. Willis has 30 days to disconnect his Internet service. If he does not, he may have to spend 18 months in jail.
4- Juror Sent to Jail
Dennis DeMartin a juror on the infamous South Florida polo DUI manslaughter case has been convicted of contempt of court. The charges against the man were brought after a string of problems that halted a 16 year conviction for DUI manslaughter against John Goodman.
3- Police Dog Fired For Laziness.
Fred, the Gulfport, MS, police dog is looking for a new line of work. He was unceremoniously dismissed from his position as drug-sniffing dog following allegations that he was too lazy to do the job right. Gulfport police returned the Belgian Malinois to his training facility at US K-9 Unlimited at Kaplan, LA.
2- Woman Jailed for Forgetting to Return a Movie
A 27-year-old woman found herself in lock-up after she made an attempt to report a crime. According to police reports, the woman failed to return a rental movie in 2005. Officers in Pickens, NC noted that letters were sent to Kayla Michelle Finley in 2005 demanding that she take the movie back to its rightful owner. When she failed to do so, police officers issued a certified warrant. She claims she never received any of the notifications.
1- Child Sex Sting Catches 3 Disney Workers
22 people have been arrested in Florida after a sting operation successfully unveiled the identities of a mass of online predators seeking out sexual activity with children. Of the 22 people arrested, three are Disney World employees.
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