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Weird and Wacky Wednesday: Volume 204

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesday, two men in Virginia Beach got arrested after trying to steal gas and sell it for cheaper, a bodybuilder was caught lying thanks to his wife’s social media and a man in Memphis was arrested after trying to sell a stolen car…back to its original owner.

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Stealing and passing gas

With gas reaching insanely high prices within the last few months, it’s getting harder and harder for people to afford it.

It seems as though two men in Virginia Beach thought so too, and apparently decided to do something about it.

While the investigation is still ongoing, the police have accused and arrested two young men for apparently stealing thousands of dollars worth of gas. Apparently, they were selling this stolen gas for cheaper through an app.

It’s interesting to think they’re selling it for cheaper when just a few months ago we saw a story of men stealing gas and selling it for more. Maybe these guys were trying to be like modern-day Robin Hoods, but didn’t take into consideration they might get caught.

Big bodybuilder caught in a big lie

Now, this next story is a bit messed up and just downright wrong. A bodybuilder in Long Island was caught in a disability scam after his wife posted photos of him weightlifting on her Instagram.

Now obviously the fact that he was lifting heavy weights was not the problem, the problem was that he had been collecting disability checks since 2015, after claiming he had a severe fall during his time as an electrician and could no longer work.

But as it turns out, that was a complete lie.

Luckily thanks to social media (who would’ve thought people would be saying that), the man was caught and now has to pay it all back and complete five years of probation. I guess sometimes social media can be a good thing.

That is literally my car

A man was arrested in Memphis after doing what was possibly the dumbest thing he could’ve done. Trying to sell a car he had stolen back to the original owner.

The man went out of his way to contact the woman and offered to sell it back to her for $3000. She set up a meeting time and place with him, however instead of showing up herself, she sent the police.

The man was obviously arrested and has been charged with auto theft and extortion.

I honestly don’t know how the man expected his plan to work, but I’d genuinely like for him to let us in on his thought process.

Weird and Wacky Wednesday: Volume 203

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesday we begin in Albany where hundreds of cockroaches were released into a courtroom, then there was a woman who was arrested for swimming from Bangladesh to India, and finally, a Houston man was arrested after he rapped about robbing an ATM because it turns out that was something he actually did.

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Weird and Wacky Wednesday: Volume 202

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesday a pant less customer vandalized a restaurant in New York City, a robbery in Pennsylvania resulted in only frozen food being stolen, and a man in Dallas took out his anger on innocent museum artifacts.

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How long is too long for your traffic ticket trial?

Most people are aware of the colloquial “right to a speedy trial.” This is included in the Canadian Charter under Section 11(b) which states ‘any person charged with an offence has the right: to be tried within a reasonable time.’

A ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada in 2016, in the case, called R v. Jordan, guarantees everyone has the right to a trial in a reasonable time.

Can I get a ticket for moving my phone?

A lot of people contact us after receiving a distracted driving ticket, and the biggest question they usually have is ‘how can I get a ticket for moving my phone?’

When people think about the law, which prohibits using an electronic device while driving most people don’t understand that the term ‘use’ is defined very broadly in the Motor Vehicle Act.

Weird and Wacky Wednesday: Volume 201

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesday an older man is in trouble after exposing himself on a beach in Florida. Then there’s an employee at a call centre in Argentina that was fired after drugging his coworkers and we end off with a group of thieves who learned the hard way, why stealing sacred statues is a bad idea.

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Weird and Wacky Wednesday: Volume 200

We’ve finally made it to Weird and Wacky Wednesday Volume 200!!! If you’ve been keeping up with the weirdest and wackiest cases from around the world thus far, I want to say thanks! This week is nothing short of those, starting with a Florida man who was exposing himself to unsuspecting victims on FaceTime. Then we follow that up with a man in Ontario who fell asleep at the wheel…of a stolen car with a gun in his lap, and end off here in Vancouver where a Tesla randomly caught on fire…with the owner trapped in the car!

As always, make sure to follow the jump and learn more about this week’s weirdest and wackiest cases from around the globe!

Is there any way to get rid of points in BC?

When someone asks ‘is there any way to get rid of points in BC it is a difficult question to answer, and the answer is very complicated.

A lot of people are often worried about accumulating points on their driving records. They’re concerned because the more points you have, the more likely it is that you will get a driving prohibition, and receive a driver risk premium invoice.

Points can be costly, and points can be dangerous. And the thing is, it is complicated to get rid of points on your driving record in British Columbia.

Weird and Wacky Wednesday: Volume 199

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, a man in India is being sued for not giving his parents grandchildren, while a woman in Florida was arrested after throwing pee on her neighbour. And to end this week, we have a cute story of a little boy in Texas who used his mom’s phone to buy 31 cheeseburgers.

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How many points before I lose my license in BC

As an impaired driving lawyer, I get a lot of calls from people who have received traffic tickets and are concerned about losing their license. In particular, they’re concerned about how many points will trigger a license suspension.

Unfortunately, there is no hard and fast answer to this question.

Although there are thresholds on how many points will trigger a driving prohibition, there is more that goes into determining whether or not you’ll receive that prohibition than just the number of points you accumulate.

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