Really Stupid People
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Really Stupid People
Entered on: 03/25/1998
- - Police in Wichita, Kansas, arrested a 22-year-old man at an
airport hotel after he tried to pass two (counterfeit) $16 bills.
- - A man in Johannesberg, South Africa, shot his 49-year-old friend
in the face, seriously wounding him, while the two practiced
shooting beer cans off each other's head.
- - A company trying to continue its five-year perfect safety record
showed its workers a film aimed at encouraging the use of afety
goggles on the job. According to Industrial Machinery News, the
film's depiction of gory industrial accidents was so graphic that
twenty-five workers suffered minor injuries in their rush to leave
the screening room. Thirteen others fainted, and one man required
seven stitches after he cut his head falling off a chair while
watching the film.
- - The Chico, California, City Council enacted a ban on nuclear
weapons, setting a $500 fine for anyone detonating one within city
- - A bus carrying five passengers was hit by a car in St. Louis,
but by the time police arrived on the scene, fourteen pedestrians
had boarded the bus and had begun to complain of whiplash injuries
and back pain.
- - Swedish business consultant Ulf af Trolle labored 13 years on a
book about Swedish economic solutions. He took the 250-page
manuscript to be copied, only to have it reduced to 50,000 strips
of paper in seconds when a worker confused the copier with
- - A convict broke out of jail in Washington D.C., then a few
days later accompanied his girlfriend to her trial for robbery. At
lunch, he went out for a sandwich. She needed to see him, and
thus had him paged. Police officers recognized his name and
arrested him as he returned to the courthouse in a car he had
stolen over the lunch hour.
- - Police in Radnor, Pennsylvania, interrogated a suspect by
placing a metal colander on his head and connecting it with wires
to a photocopy machine. The message "He's lying" was placed in
the copier, and police pressed the copy button each time they
thought the suspect wasn't telling the truth. Believing the "lie
detector" was working, the suspect confessed.
- - When two service station attendants in Ionia, Michigan, refused
to hand over the cash to an intoxicated robber, the man threatened
to call the police. They still refused, so the robber called the
police and was arrested.
- - A Los Angeles man who later said he was "tired of walking,"
stole a steamroller and led police on a 5 mph chase until an
officer stepped aboard and brought the vehicle to a stop.
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