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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Nov 20, 2013 -- 10:30am

    A 23-year-old Florida woman, who inquired about a job at an "adult toy" store, then ended up getting arrested for shoplifting. The unidentified woman had left her name, address and telephone number with the manager. A short time later, the manager noticed one of the display items was missing. The manager reviewed video surveillance and spotted the woman swiping the sex toy. After police confronted the suspect, she retrieved the stolen item, which was no longer in "mint condition" and couldn't be returned.

    Mary Snell and her son, James Engel, who were stupid enough to post a photo of a tiny white dog inside a Ziploc freezer bag on Facebook. Authorities were alerted by concerned animal lovers who saw the photo. Snell claims she was just showing a friend how small the eight-week old Chihuahua puppy was. The two were arrested and booked into the county jail on felony animal cruelty charges. The dog was unharmed.

OR HOW 'BOUT .....
    Joseph Parker, a restaurant worker, who got stuck in the ceiling while trying to retrieve a set of keys from a locked office. Parker accidentally locked some keys in his manager's office and decided to attempt to get into the office through the ceiling. He didn't make it. It took firefighters about 20 minutes to get him out. He refused any transport or treatment, but said he felt some numbness.

    Beverly Lunsford, 27, who showed up for a parent-teacher's conference high on medication. Police responded to a call from the school at about 4 p.m. reporting that Lunsford had taken nearly 15 minutes to park her vehicle. After Lunsford talked with her child's teacher, police confronted Lunsford, who claimed having difficulty parking but blamed it on faulty power steering. She admitted she was using medication for which she had a prescription. She refused a field sobriety test and it took the officer and several bystanders to get Lunsford into the back of the police car. Lunsford admitted to snorting her prescription for busiprone, a drug used to treat anxiety, and police found a snorting straw with her prescription.

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