Tonya McDowell, 33, an off-and-on homeless person in Bridgeport, Conn., was arrested by police in nearby Norwalk and charged with felony theft — of $15,686 worth of “services” from the city.
McDowell’s crime was enrolling her 6-year-old son in Norwalk’s Brookside Elementary School when she actually “resided” (as much as a sporadically “homeless” person can “reside”) in Bridgeport.
McDowell has also “resided” at times in a Norwalk shelter, but was crashing at a friend’s apartment in Bridgeport when she registered her son.
The head of the Norwalk Board of Education acknowledged that the usual consequence for an unqualified student is merely dismissal from school.
Isaiah is his
own worst enemy
Jurors in New Orleans convicted Isaiah Doyle of a 2005 murder and were listening to evidence in the penalty phase of the trial when Doyle decided to take the witness stand (as defendants sometimes do in a desperate attempt to avoid the death penalty).
However, Doyle said to the jurors, “If I had an AK-47, I’d kill every last one of y’all with no remorse.”
The jury recommended the needle.
Really! He was
Firefighters in Gilbert, Ariz., rescued Eugene Gimzelberg, 32, after he had climbed down a 40-foot sewer hole — naked.
Gimzelberg said he had smoked PCP and marijuana and consumed hallucinogenic mushrooms.
He was hospitalized in critical condition.
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