In June, Eric Carrier, 23, of Hooksett, N.H., became the most recent person arrested for running a scam on a home-health care worker by pretending to be disabled and in need of someone to change his adult diapers. Carrier first told the woman that he was the father of a man disabled by a brain injury.
But when she reported for work, it was Carrier himself wearing the diaper and who demanded changing and who allegedly indecently exposed himself.
Two undercover policewomen running a prostitution sting in Dothan, Ala., in October, 1999, declined to arrest a pickup-truck-driving john — around age 70 — despite his three attempts to procure their services.
He first offered the women the three squirrels he had just shot, but they ignored him — too much trouble to log in and store the evidence.
A few minutes later, he sweetened the offer with the used refrigerator in the back of his truck, but the officers again declined — same reason.
On the third trip, he finally offered cash: $6 — but no squirrels or refrigerator.
The officers again declined.
They later said they had resolved to arrest him if he returned.
But he did not.
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