Every week ANDPOP columnist Kelly Burns narrows down the most bizarre stories of the week. They’re not exactly newsworthy but just weird enough to grab our attention. This week, San Francisco offers awesome Jedi classes and a dude busted for marijuana shows us why logic is a valuable skill.
The Dark Knight
rises is arrested
So Matthew Argintar obviously hasn’t seen ANY Batman movies, but dresses up like the hero and freaks the public right out. The 23-year-old, was arrested outside a New Jersey Home Depot, after being spotted dressed up as Batman, and asking people if they needed any help. Hey Matthew! Watch the movies! Batman doesn’t just ask random people if they need help. He knows where the bad guys are and saves those already in distress.. DUH! With the recent Colorado shooting, this is not a funny prank…
Warning: don’t insert in anus
I can’t believe people actually are dumb enough to do this! A man in Australia must have watched Jackass, cause he decided he would stick some fireworks in his buttocks and light them off for kicks. Well, this didn’t end well, for OBVIOUS REASONS! He was treated for burns to his cheeks, back and privates. SMH Do we really need this warning added to firework labels? Warning: Please do not insert in anus.
How to be a Jedi 101
Alright, so this might actually be my dream come true. If you love Star Wars like me and have always wanted to be a Jedi Knight, NOW YOU CAN! In San Francisco, there are lightsaber training classes for adults. The end goal of the class is to reenact the ending scene from The Empire Strikes Back, when Luke and Darth Vader have it out. I think I’m vacationing in San Francisco this Fall.
Drugs are bad mmkay? Read more…
Here’s the story of a girl named Deena. Deena was spending her summer in Jersey Shore where the T-shirt shop is a pivotal industry and the meatballs are DTF (we know this because MTV tells us so). While her cast mates were presumably out for GTL, Deena had a drink. And then another And then another. Let’s just got ahead and multiply this by infinity.
This is her arrest in 10 pictures. It starts with a lovely “tra-la-la” stroll, before she makes out with
The Situation a pig and is ultimately and apprehended by a cop that hates his job. On the bright side, this PSA highlights the negative side of drinking. [Source]
Talk to some of your least favourite reality stars for $20 a minute, Kris Jenner posts a semi-nude pregnancy photo on her blog for her son’s 25th birthday and a Harry Potter star gets two years in jail.
When you hear the words “Snoop Dogg” and “arrest”, only one word comes to mind: weed. What else would the rapper be charged with? We all know he huffs that stuff up like it’s oxygen.
According to TMZ, Snoop’s tour bus was stopped by border patrol in Sierra Blanca, a small town in Texas where Willie Nelson was once stopped for the same reason two years ago.
A canine snooped through the bus and found marijuana in a garbage bag in the back of the vehicle.
Snoop was issued a citation for misdemeanor drug possession and shortly released. Snoop has gotten away with this before. If convicted on the drug charge, Snoop could face up to 180 days in jail.
If you can recall, back in 2009 Charlie Sheen was arrested for assaulting his then-wife Brooke Mueller at a ski resort in Aspen, Colorado. Now, it seems Brooke’s been drinking Charlie’s “tiger blood” because she’s now been arrested in the same location.
The National Post is reporting the actor’s ex-wife was arrested over the weekend for assault and cocaine possession, or as Charlie calls it, “winning”.
The Aspen Police Department were notified by a woman that Brooke began attacking her. Brooke was found and arrested at a bar after midnight for the attack as well as cocaine possession. She posted bail at $11,000 bond but will show for a court hearing on December 19. Nothing says “happy holidays” like sucking on candy canes in prison.
Well Snooki is getting an apology from the website that published an article reporting she was arrested for marijuana possession. It’s a lousy apology, but the whole situation is still pretty funny.
The site, MarijuanaMythbusters, printed a story with a headline reading: “Myth Busted: Snooki Not Arrested…Or Was She?” The site said,
“It seems as though our sources in Poughkeepsie, NY have pulled a practical joke on us. Apparently, Snooki was NOT arrested in Poughkeepsie, NY with 12 ounces of marijuana in her possession,” the site explained, after printing a story stating exactly that. “However there was some truth to the article in that possession of more than 8 ounces of marijuana in the state of New York is a felony. Sorry for not researching our stories in more detail, we simply assumed that Poughkeepsie Journal would have covered the story as we were under the impression it was true.”
Sounds like a heartfelt apology…..
Details are surfacing on the drugs Big Boi was carrying when he was arrested yesterday. The drugs were spotted by a drug sniffing dog, reports TMZ.
According to the Miami-Dade Police report, “The pat-down revealed 5.7 grams of MDMA in powder form, 3 pills of suspect ecstacy, 9 whole pills of Viagra and 2 [half-pills] of Viagra, and a cigarette roller with suspect marijuana residue.”
He was arrested for 3 counts of possession of narcotics and 1 count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He also has been sentenced with a huge amount of embarrassment for buying illegal Viagra.
Don’t pretend that you have never been to BangBus.com – we all know you have. Well you know the “well endowed” star of those videos? His name is Raul Armenteros and he’s been charged with animal cruelty.
TMZ reports that Ramon (as he is known in the videos) has been charged with 22 counts of animal cruelty. Police discovered a small zoo of animals locked inside his van (ironnnnyyyy) under the hot Miami sun. Police found:
-4 guinea hens
- 1 duck
The goats were tied up and one was dead when Police arrived. Ramon and his buddy are still in custody.
All we can say is thank goodness these guys were caught, because we don’t want to know what they had planned with those animals. It would probably have been the most disgusting porn movie ever made!
Two men have been arrested for an apparent Joss Stone murder plot, reports CTV.
The two were found near the home of R&B singer Joss Stone in Cullompton, southwest England, on suspicion of conspiracy to rob and murder.
Police officials say the men were aged 30 and 33, and were arrested Tuesday after residents reported a suspicious-looking vehicle.
The men “had in their possession information relating to an individual in the Cullompton area and items which lead us to suspect that they may have intended to commit a criminal offense,” says Detective Inspector Steve Parker.
Stone’s publicist says she was apparently aware of the arrests and is being updated by the police. Police did not confirm that Stone was at home when the incident occurred.
The Sun newspaper claims, although not confirmed by officials, that the men had swords, rope, a body bag, and maps and aerial photos of Stone’s property.
The men are currently in custody. This is a scary story, especially if what the men had is true – a body bag? aerial photos? That’s a whole other level of stalking. Glad she’s okay.
Estella Warren has been arrested for a DUI, hit and run, assault, and escape, reports E Online.
The model and ‘Planet of the Apes’ star landed herself in jail after allegedly smashing into three cars in Los Angeles on Monday. Warren then drove away from the scene, was nailed by cops and ultimately arrested for DUI. But then it gets worse.
Warren, who was driving her Toyota Prius when the incident happened, then resisted arrest and kicked a cop. After trying to flee from the scene, police caught up with her and cuffed and hauled her off to the station. She failed a field-sobriety test just past midnight (obviously.)
But the sad saga continues.
When Warren was being booked, she managed to slip her skinny model wrists out of her handcuffs and bolted for the back door of the station, where she tried to escape yet again.
The ‘Sports Illustrated’ model was quickly caught (again) and was booked on an additional charge of felony escape. Which brought her rap sheet total up to four for the night.
Incidentally, while Warren has publicly cited her age as 32, her booking report lists her as 40. Maybe that’s why she was so desperate to flee – she didn’t want her real age to be revealed. Her bail has been set at $100,000.
This is such a crazy story, I love for things like this. She gave a good fight, but in the end, she’s going to have to pay big time. Good efforts, though.
Rocker Rick Springfield has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, TMZ reports.
The 80s rockstar, who was arrested last night in Los Angeles, reportedly performed poorly on sobriety tests after being pulled over by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department around 8:00 p.m. for a traffic violation.
The 61-year-old singer was then arrested on suspicion of DUI, after the officers noticed the smell of alcohol. Law enforcement sources say Springfield’s blood alcohol level was measured at 0.10 and 0.08, the legal limit being 0.08 in California.
Springfield was taken to a nearby jail, where he was booked then released on his own recognizance.
Another rockstar, another DUI. It’s not known whether or not he has a drinking problem, but driving under the influence is simply inexcusable. Hopefully this is a good wake up call for him.
Rapper Gucci Mane has been arrested yet again, reports Perez Hilton. Nobody is shocked.
Let’s take a look at his past legal woes. Back in November, Gucci Mane got into some trouble with the law over violent altercation with another person at a traffic stop light, where he was pepper-sprayed by the cops for resisting arrest. Then, in January, he was sent back to prison for a probation violation.
Now, police in DeKalb, GA, say Gucci has been arrested yet again “while visiting his probation officer!”
Yep, you read that right. The rapper got arrested while meeting with an officer of the law. You’d think he would put on a good front then, at least. Apparently, the rapper was charged with misdemeanor battery after he “intentionally caused visible bodily harm to a female by pushing her out of a moving vehicle.”
I mean, this is just ridiculous. Although his offence wasn’t that serious, he needs to get his act together and stop making stupid mistakes. There’s really nothing to say about this story, because it is not shocking, and any advice I offer him publicly won’t be adhered to. So good luck, Gucci, good luck.
Steve-O was arrested at Calgary’s airport on Sunday for assault with a weapon, but the incident happened 8 years ago. Steve -O was stopped by Canadian custom officials when he arrived at the airport, reports TMZ.
The warrant was issued back in 2003 — for an incident in which Steve-O allegedly attacked somebody with an unknown object. So far, the identity of the victim is unclear.
The actor was placed in jail for a couple of hours, where he was later bailed out. He’s due back in court in May. Those crazy Canadians!
Brandi Favre continues to have a good relationship with brother Brett Favre, reports TMZ. They are so close that she will be reaching out to Brett for help after her recent arrest.
Brandi was busted earlier this week along with 4 others in Mississippi after cops claim the group was operating a meth lab in an upscale neighborhood.
According to Richard Dymond, Brandi’s attorney, she continues to speak with Brett on “regular basis” and insists “Brandi is a good person.”
Rapper Waka Flocka did the honorable thing on Monday and turned himself into police reports TMZ. So why did he turn himself in? According to his Mom, “He didn’t want to run.”
Police searched his home on December 16 in Georgia and found a variety of illegal items. Consequently an arrest warrant was issued on him. Waka is being charged with the following:
– Possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce
– Possession of firearm by convicted felon
– Possession of hydrocodone
– Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony
– Violation of probation for driving on a suspended license
– Violating Georgia’s “Criminal Street Gang and Terror Prevention Act”
He is currently being held on a $31,950 bond.
In case you are not familiar with Waka Flocka, below is one of his recent videos:
Perez Hilton is reporting that the famous young mother has been formally charged with 3 Class D felonies over her very public disputes with on-and-off boyfriend and babydaddy Gary Shirley. The charges include 2 counts of domestic battery, 1 count of neglect of a dependent, and a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery.
A warrant for her arrest has been issued to go with her laundry list of charges.
If Amber is extremely unlucky, she could end up with 3 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
There’s been no word on how this warrant will affect baby Leah, but we hope everything will play out with her best interest at heart!
TMZ has obtained text messages exchanged between Charlie Sheen and Capri Anderson. In the messages, Charlie apologizes and offers the young lady $20,000.
In one text, Charlie says, “All I need is an Acct number etc and I will wire u 20k if u think that will cover everything … I really feel bad, u are as cool and sexy and as sweet and fun and friendly as they get!”
Just before sending that text, Capri fired off her own, saying “u trashed my brand new prada purse dude not cool – how u managed to rip the strap off and put 2 holes in it is beyond me.”
After offering the $20k, Charlie says, “Don’t worry about our mutual friends, deal with me directly and I promise u kind lady, all will be restored and set straight.”
The night after the incident, at 6:28 PM, Charlie is still trying to connect, texting, “Just landed, perhaps we can speak tonite….?”
Capri replies, “Yes u can call me. I don’t have a bank account believe it or not.”
Charlie responds, “Oh, well in that case, lemme put together a plan to get u square and flush. Can u tok (sic) for a sec now sweetie?”
Then Charlie texts, “Good news! My asst Rick is good friends with a cat named Mark (last name redacted) in NY, he will get the wire, cash that bitch, and deliver it to u where ever it’s convenient … I’ll get the ball Rollin in am, and have data for u asap after that…?”
Capri writes, “Can he leave it somewhere secure for me to pick up? Like with a bank rep … I’m rlly nervous about all this.”
Charlie responds, “Of course, whatever makes u feel better…”
Charlie ends by saying, “Lemme start that ball Rollin and I’ll get back to u with the details…”
The transaction never took place.
The balance of the universe was shattered late last week as Michael Lohan revealed that he was in some legal troubles – this time with a random woman from Montana.
Pop Eater reports that an arrest warrant has been issued for Lohan in New York State after it was discoved that he owes money in a Montana paternity suit.
When reached for a quote, Lohan said “I was on parole, and was not allowed to leave New York. So the judge in Motana held me in default, and ordered me to pay child support. I asked for three patermity tests, and even Maury Povich asked her to do one with me, but she refused all three.”
Oh snap! You know you’re in trouble when not even Maury Povich can contain the situation!
Lohan begrudgingly began to pay child support to avoid more legal trouble, but had some issues after sending the second payment late. “[The payment was late] because of election day,” He explains. “But I did send it, and I have receipts. So because I was a couple of days late, they issued a warrant. How sick.”
Hmm, this doesn’t sound like the whole story Mr. Lohan… Since when do you have enough cash in the bank to start paying off random alleged babymamas that refuse to take a paternity test? Sounds suspicious to us!
TMZ reports that Snooki’s lawyers are demanding prosecutors turn over all the evidence against Snooki in the disorderly conduct case. That includes witness statements, photos and even video.
TMZ also has a video of her earlier that same day trying to ride a bike, but because she was so drunk, falling off it! Oh Snook!
After a rough week partying up in Cannes, France, Lindsay Lohan has arrived back in Los Angeles, reports PopEater.
Lohan landed at LAX Saturday evening wearing a black hat and sunglasses, and was greeted by paparazzi and an awaiting SUV.
An arrest warrant was issued for Lohan Thursday after missing a mandatory court date. Her bail was set at $100,000.