This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at an Ontario man who took the term “mobile home” too far. Then we fly over to Florida to hear about a couple who chose a peculiar location to be intimate – the back of a police car. Finally, we hear about a police officer who looked the other way during a triple shooting at a party.
More after the jump.
Hit the road
We’ve all felt the urge to uproot our lives and move someplace new. So while you might empathize with Robert Beatty, of Tweed, Ontario, it’s hard to approve of his methods.
The 58-year-old was charged with illegally towing his home using a tractor. The home in question wasn’t a camper van or RV. It was an actual home.
Its width took up both sides of the road and it damaged several mailboxes and hydro lines as it was towed.
But it doesn’t end there. Not only was the driver unable to provide the proper permits, but he was also charged with operating a motor vehicle while prohibited as well as a list of other charges.
Oh Florida Man, where would Weird and Wacky Wednesdays be without you? This week, however, Florida Man is joined by Florida Woman.
Aaron Thomas and Megan Mondanaro were pulled over for riding their bikes with no lights down the middle of a highway.
The police officer who pulled them over said they both smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes so he arrested them on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) and put them in the back of his patrol car.
The couple chose this romantic location to start being amorous to one another. The police officer said they took their clothes off and started having sex in the back of the police car. When he opened the door, they were both literally caught with their pants down.
Thomas managed to slip free from the deputy and ran naked through a nearby parking lot. He was later found hiding behind a Cold Stone Creamery.
In addition to the DUI charges, Thomas was also charged with theft for taking the handcuffs during his daring yet brief escape.
Police officer fails to report triple shooting
A Texas police officer’s side-hustle backfired after she failed to report a triple shooting at an event where she was hired to provide security.
Denisse Escobedo was also accused of hiring her cousin to pose as a police officer. He worked security at the private party after another police officer dropped out the day before.
The party reportedly got out of hand as shots were fired and three people were injured. Despite Escobedo not filing a report on the gunfire, investigators believed Escobedo was “at the very least standing next to the shooter when the shots were fired”.
Sure, it’s easy to let that kind of thing slip your mind.