TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO……
According to Kansas City Police, the popular board game Monopoly has the power to bring families together, but in one case it did the opposite, leaving one person in need of stitches this weekend in Kansas City, Kansas.
Police Chief Terry Zeigler tweeted out a brief regarding the incident, writing that police were called to a home after a report was made of an aggravated battery. Police report that the victim was playing a game of Monopoly with his cousin when they engaged in an argument.
The cousin’s girlfriend then hit the victim and shoved him into a mirror. His injuries required stitches. The suspect fled the scene of the crime and no arrests have been made — bringing a whole new meaning to the loathed Monopoly square, “Go to Jail.”
Fighting over a game of Monopoly, however, isn’t an uncommon predicament for friends and family. According to a study performed in 2017 by OnlineCasino.ca, nearly 50 percent of the surveyed 1,000 board-game-playing Americans said they fought while playing the game.
AND THEN THERE’S……
A man who was driving on a suspended license when he crashed his car in the Lowcountry told deputies he was an undercover officer for their agency. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post Tuesday that they responded to a crash in Jamestown to assist the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Deputies said the driver of the car that had crashed identified himself as law enforcement. 38-year-old Jonathan Matthew Meree said he was “an undercover cop” employed by the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.
The post reads, “Meree was obviously unable to present any real law enforcement credentials.” According to the sheriff’s office, Meree was charged with driving under suspension, reckless driving, and impersonating a law enforcement officer.
OR HOW ABOUT……
Military prosecutors say a Navy sailor is accused of setting his pee sample on fire during a routine urine screening back in May. While stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia, Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Curtis Dajuan Johnson reportedly tried to light pee samples on fire.
He reportedly did this “in order to prevent the results of said urinalysis from being used against him at an adverse administrative proceeding, which he had reason to believe would be pending absent his obstruction,” according to Johnson’s charge sheet.
The charge sheet stated Johnson is charged with making a false statement, aggravated arson, and wrongful interference with an adverse administrative proceeding.
Prosecutors allege that Johnson lied to investigators when he claimed he left the base at 5:00 p.m. to go to Philadelphia when he was actually still on post until 11:00 p.m. the evening of the alleged arson. He also tried to light the pee on fire in an occupied building.
OKAY, ONE MORE……
A New Jersey man was recently arrested on charges of aggravated assault and practicing medicine without a license after a woman was reportedly left with facial scars following a botched laser surgery.
The woman, who has not been identified, told officials with the Palisades Park Police Department earlier this month that barbershop owner, 72-year-old Young Hwan Choi, performed laser surgery on her face in November 2017.
The procedure allegedly caused the woman “significant bodily injury,” which includes scars on both her face and chin, according to a statement from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.
Choi was arrested on Jan. 25 after officials with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Palisades Park Police Department conducted an investigation into the woman’s complaint. The investigation revealed that Choi is not a doctor — meaning it’s illegal for him to practice medicine or surgery.