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2018 Starting Off Strange: 5 Odd Crimes From This Week
A high-speed chase ends in an awkward kiss.
2018 is already shaping up to be an interesting year. Here are some of the more bizarre crimes that happened just this week.
1. Police bust woman’s home-botox operation
A 61-year-old woman from Bradenton, Florida was arrested this week after police were tipped off that she was allegedly running an illegal botox operation from her home, without a license. Diane D’Anca is accused of converting one of her bedrooms into a botox office, in which she allegedly serviced about 100 patients, WFLA reports. Police found counterfeit “Botox,” in D’Anca’s home, all of which was allegedly non-FDA regulated.
“These people assumed she was licensed. So we want to stress to you that if you received treatment from her, you are a victim. You did nothing wrong, she implied that she was licensed to do this,” Bradenton Police Lt. Brian Thiers stated. Police think that one of D’Anca’s “patients” alone paid her over $30,000 over the years. D’Anca is accused of running the fake Botox operation since at least 2011. She has been charged with multiple charges including practicing medicine without a license. It is unclear if she has hired a lawyer at this time.
2. Man asks cops for directions to drug deal
A man from California was allegedly on his way to buy drugs at a mobile home park but he got a little lost. What’s a man to do? Ask the cops for directions, of course! According to KCRA, Chris Meng Lee, 40, spotted a parked police patrol car while he trying to find his intended location. He then parked his vehicle in front of a fire hydrant. He got out of his car and walked to the patrol car to ask the pair of cops inside for directions to the mobile home park.
Police allegedly became suspicious of Lee’s motives and they ended up searching his car with his consent, only to find a half-pound of marijuana and a loaded gun inside of Lee’s car. To make things even worse, Lee apparently didn’t even have a valid driver’s license. His alleged quest for drugs ended in an arrest and he will likely face multiple charges. It is unclear if Lee has a lawyer that can speak on his behalf.
3. High-speed chase ends in a kiss
A couple allegedly stole a U-Haul truck and then led police on a high-speed chase in Los Angeles. As the dramatic chase came to a close, the couple embraced.
Well, it was more that the man was trying to embrace his female accomplice while she holds her hands over her head. That’s because the cops, and police dogs, were only feet away charging towards them with guns drawn. According to the Los Angeles Times, the male refused to let her go as the couple shared an awkward kiss, which resulted in police tasing the man.
4. Missing Navy soldier found alive, covered in his feces and urine
New, disturbing, information was released this week in the case of Peter Mims, a Navy soldier who went missing from his ship last year. He was found a week later in the ship’s tiny engine room, covered in his own bodily fluids. With him in that room, police found a jar of peanut butter, and at least one Easter peep candy, according to the Navy Times.
According to that publication, an investigation into the soldier reveals, “Mims was known for outlandish claims, such as he could stop running engineering department engines by pulsating electricity with his body, that he could shoot fireballs out of his hands, that he had a friend who had a motorcycle with the same engine as the ship, that he had been to space, and that before the Navy he was going to work for NASA because he had reached the pinnacle of how strong a human could be.”
The Navy has started the process of dismissing Mims, who they say suffers from mental illness.
5. Feces-smearing passenger diverts plane
On Thursday, a flight from Chicago to Hong Kong had to be diverted to Anchorage, Alaska reports KTVA-TV. Ted Stevens International Airport Police blamed the diversion on a "passenger smearing feces everywhere.” A male passenger allegedly smeared fecal matter in multiple bathrooms on the plane before taking his shirt off to cram it down a toilet. That passenger was met with both FBI agents and Airport Police when the plane landed. No charges have been filed. The man has been sent for a psych evaluation. Talk about a crappy flight.