This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at three unusual cases. The first is a theft of an item that I did not believe anyone would ever want to steal. The second case involves a woman who is accused of using a very strange weapon in an assault on her sister. Third, we look at a civil rights protest that had an, um, unusual element to it.
Follow the jump and learn more about this week’s weirdest and wackiest legal cases from around the globe.
You Stole WHAT?
There’s an old saying that thieves will, if given the chance, take absolutely anything. And while I had no difficulty imagining that someone would steal something of very little practical value, I certainly never thought that a thief would take this unusual item.
Following a break-in at a Pennsylvania storage unit, police reported that a number of items were stolen from a storage locker. Some make sense. The 55-inch colour television, for example. The jewelry box, sure. I can even understand the ceramic tile with a baby footprint on it. But one item jumps out as extremely unusual: an umbilical cord.
I have no idea what use a person would have with that to pay to keep it in a storage unit, much less for someone else to break in and steal it.
That’s Not What an EpiPen is For
What Weird and Wacky Wednesdays is complete without a Florida case. And this one is very strange. A woman went to visit her sister, and together they consumed a lot of alcohol. The sister went to sleep, while the woman continued to drink into the night. Much later, the sister was awakened to the woman stabbing her multiple times with an epipen, claiming that she was allergic to drunks.
Thankfully, the woman was not holding the epipen correctly, so no medication was administered to her sister.
Fight for Your Right to… Penis?
Speaking of Florida, a Florida man was recently arrested after exposing himself to multiple individuals in traffic. He exposed his penis to cars driving by in heavy traffic on the highway.
When police showed up, they asked him why on earth he would feel the need to show everyone his business end. His response? This was a civil rights protest.
Unfortunately for him, civil rights to freedom of speech in the US do not apparently protect your right to show everyone your genitals.