A New Mexico man called the cops on himself after he went to his bank and made an illegal withdrawal – of the building's windows.
Charles Scribner went to a branch of Bank of America and began ranting about how the bank had "sold him out," before methodically busting out the windows in the front of the building. He then paused to dial 911 and ask that someone come by because, as he put it, "Y'all might want to come and arrest me … I don't want to have to keep having to break them."
The dispatcher asked Scribner if he was on drugs, and he said no, then berated them for taking so long to come and arrest him. An officer finally responded after receiving a call from an eyewitness, and took Scribner into custody. (KOAT)
Bogey in the Court
A Montana judge gave a couple the shaft when they attempted to sue for damages after having more than a thousand golf balls hit into the yard behind their home – which was built alongside the 18th hole of a golf course that had been there for years.
Robert and Katherine Brady filed the suit against the Hamilton Golf Club, claiming trespass, nuisance and breach of duty, but the judge hearing the case said that the two – who actually played at the golf course from time to time – knew very well what they were getting themselves into.
The Bradys built a cedar fence and then topped it with a 14-foot-high net in an attempt to keep the balls at bay, but to no avail. Still, the court ruled that the club had no responsibility to change the course layout, and that the two sides should try to iron things out on their own. (Ravalli Republic)
It's All About the Abrahams
A Rhode Island man will have plenty of time to brush up on the U.S. history lessons he clearly skipped – now that he's behind bars for trying to pass fake $100 bills bearing Abe Lincoln's face instead of Benjamin Franklin's.
Dana Leland was busted after a cashier at a Target store noticed the phony money and called security. Leland was found to have used the counterfeit bills in three other stores, spending less than $25 each time in order to get the maximum amount in real cash back.
He pled innocent on all counts, and his attorney is asking for leniency, claiming he had recently had a relapse into drug addiction after a long period of sobriety – which might help explain the forgetfulness about ol' Benjamin. (Attleboro Sun-Chronicle)
An Over-Exposed Joke
A Rhode Island man was arrested for indecent exposure after driving fellow bar patrons nuts with a joke that involved him flashing his own.
Kiel Jefferies was sentenced to 24 months probation after he was convicted on the charge – which stemmed from a drunken night of nutty humor. The 25-year-old, who was wearing a long T-shirt that his fellow revelers assumed was covering a pair of shorts, repeatedly approached strangers at the bar and said, "Knock, knock." Whenever anyone replied "Who's there?" Jefferies wouldn't say a word, but would lift his shirt to expose his genitals.
He's been ordered to undergo alcohol treatment, and is banned from that bar for life. (Norristown Patch)
Woman Drives Onto Phoenix Airport Runway
Police are investigating the reason for a woman to drive onto a Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport runway late last night. She apparently rammed her car past a security gate and sped onto the runway. It disrupted airline traffic for about 15 minutes.
She had a small child with her. Both were uninjured, though police suspect that she may have been impaired.