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News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published Dec. 18, 2014

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(1) Richard Shear, 28, was arrested in Muskegon County, Michigan, in October after an apparent violent episode with his mother and girlfriend. Shear had allegedly threatened the two, slashed an SUV tire, and tried to burn down their home with gasoline and a lit candle -- but when it was time to flee the premises, hopped on his moped, ensuring his flight from police would be a short one.

(2) A woman (described only as "robust") in Darmstadt, Germany, fled with the equivalent of about $125 from a pharmacy in October and is still at large. According to the police report, she swiped money from two cash registers by twice lifting her shirt and squirting breast milk at a clerk as a diversion. [WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids, Mich.), 10-27-2014] [The Local (Berlin), 10-28-2014]

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