TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO……
A woman who couldn’t get a beef patty at a favorite New York eatery used a baseball bat in protest. On Saturday, police released surveillance video of the woman in action in the Bronx — smashing a restaurant’s windows after learning the eatery had run out of her favorite food.
Police say the woman at the Back-Home restaurant in the Morrisania neighborhood came in on the afternoon of January 15th and ordered a patty. She was told they’d run out, and she got upset.
Authorities say she left and came back to the Jamaican restaurant with the bat. The video shows a woman bashing in two windows. She fled and police were still searching for her on Saturday.
The video shows a woman dressed in a black and white jacket and matching sneakers, swinging a multi-colored aluminum bat as bystanders tried to stop her before she walked away. No one was injured during the incident.
AND THEN THERE’S……
Customs officials in India intercepted a passenger after his flight who was trying to smuggle a one-month-old leopard cub through Chennai International Airport. The animal was discovered in the 45-year-old man’s checked luggage Saturday, according to the Times of India.
Rajan Chaudhary, Chennai Airport’s customs commissioner, told the Times of India “On Saturday morning, air intelligence unit officers noticed that a male passenger was moving in a suspicious manner in the arrival area. After he collected his checked in luggage, he was walking in a rather hurried manner. A faint sound was coming from his checked-in luggage.”
He continued by saying, “On examination of his stroller bag, a pink plastic basket was found in which a small animal resembling a leopard cub was found. The animal was in a state of shock and was making trill sounds and appeared to be weak.”
The man had just flown from Bangkok to Chennai on Thai Airways when the cub was found. Wildlife police are now looking into whether the passenger has connections to an international smuggling ring.
OR HOW ABOUT……
According to prosecutors, a Pennsylvania couple’s wedding ended in a drunken brawl after the groom hit on an underage waitress — then followed the teen into a bathroom stall and groped her.
31-year-old Matthew Aimers was charged Wednesday in connection to the nightmare nuptials November 24th at a country club in Northampton Valley. Court documents detail a wedding from hell in which the groom left in handcuffs.
The newlywed now faces numerous charges, including indecent assault, imprisonment of a minor, and disorderly conduct. During the reception, Aimers allegedly hit on a teen waitress and “asked her to go outside and make out.”
The waitress said she rejected him. But he later followed her into the women’s bathroom, pulling her into a stall, where he allegedly groped her and exposed himself.
Police later responded to reports of a fight at the country club and found the groom “pushing and punching people.” A brief struggle ensued before police took Aimers into custody.
OKAY, ONE MORE……
A woman has been arrested by Northern California cops, who say she knocked over a 15-foot crucifix in an act of vandalism caught on video.
Watsonville Police said surveillance footage shows 23-year-old Jackeline Chavira walking into St. Patrick’s Church last Wednesday, heading to the altar, and pushing over the crucifix after checking to see that no was watching.
Chavira then went next door and damaged a statue and artwork in a prayer room where two parishioners were praying. Watsonville police posted video of the crucifix being vandalized on Facebook where it was viewed 18,000 times within hours.
Cops accused Chavira of vandalizing the church during a 40-minute crime spree. Police said that the vandalism at St. Patrick’s caused $15,000 in damage. Chavira was being held at the Santa Cruz County Jail Thursday after being booked on several charges. Her bail was set at $25,000.