Sunday, August 01, 2004

Crime and punishment IV

Making Amends for Spitting
Fri Jul 30,10:05 AM ET
ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland striker Alexander Frei has apologized for spitting during Euro 2004 ... Frei was found guilty of spitting at England midfielder Steven Gerrard in the 3-0 defeat in Portugal in June after he initially denied the offence...Frei, who plays his club soccer for Stade Rennes in France, was initially cleared after an investigation but was handed a three-match ban when new television evidence was presented.

3 game ban for spitting. I had lunch with a guy last week who spit so much when he talked he should get the death penalty.

Driver Beaten Up for Observing Speed Limit
Fri Jul 30,10:07 AM ET
BERLIN (Reuters) - A German truck driver beat up a motorist he believed was driving too slowly...Police in the western town of Bochum said the truck driver told them he felt provoked by the motorist "because he was actually driving 30 kph in a 30 kph area."

In a related story, the Boca Raton chapter of AARP to provide free Jujitsu lessons.

Dentist Pleads Guilty in Naked Cycle Ride
Fri Jul 30, 4:05 PM ET
NANTICOKE, Pa. - A helmet would be nice, but police here said clothes would be a good start when riding a motorcycle.

A local dentist pleaded guilty to a summary charge of disorderly conduct for driving a motorcycle with a naked woman on the back. The woman faces more serious charges.
Dr. Joseph P. Gronka, 39, of Scott Township, was pulled over June 12 when police noticed Lisa Drozdowski, 39, of Nanticoke, riding naked on the back of his motorcycle. Since then, Gronka has paid court costs and fines totaling $277.50.
Gronka declined comment.
Police said Drozdowski was belligerent when she was taken into custody and threw a small pipe into her cell toilet, then kicked an officer who tried to prevent her from flushing the toilet. She was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, tampering with evidence, resisting arrest and open lewdness.

One question- where was the pipe?
That doc got his Gronka's in a vice.

Last and least-
Russell Simmons' Wife Faces Drug Charges
Fri Jul 30, 4:00 AM ET
Kimora Lee Simmons is seen in this July 26, 2004, photo released by the Saddle River, N.J., police department Thursday, July 29, 2004. Simmons, the wife of hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, faces drug and motor vehicle charges after police said she was driving erratically and ignored the flashing lights of a cruiser for nearly two miles. Simmons was arrested just after midnight Monday, July 26, 2004, outside the couple's estate in Saddle River, N.J., according to published reports. (AP Photo/Saddle River Police)

Not a funny story, but bottom picture gets my vote for best booking photo of the week.


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