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Jail mysteries: French criminal escapes prison with chopper, while military sky dives into Colorado big house.

In 2007, Air travel, amazing story, Colorado prison skydive, crazy, Crazy news, crime, EU, europe, France, jail, Justice, Life, Odd News, paris, police, Society, stunt, transport, TV, World News on July 18, 2007 at 1:05 am

Off target

Irony, a word derived from the French language, a word that popped into my head when reading about what happened at a prison in south-east France.

A daring, and arrogant, flying escape from a very tenacious French crook.

The Australian Broadcasting Corp reports:

French criminal jailed for having organised a helicopter-assisted prison break has again escaped from a French prison using a helicopter.

Pascal Payet, 43, escaped from Grasse prison, in south-east France, after a helicopter hijacked by four masked men landed on the roof of the prison, said a source close to the investigation.

The helicopter landed some time later at Brignoles, 38 kilometres north-east of Toulon, on the Mediterranean coast.

Those French dudes sure know how to escaping prison in style.

More detail from expatica.com

Now, just a thought, could it be possibly that Pascal Payet and his gang got the idea from an unlikely source…?

This is a clip from an old Australian TV soap called Prisoner, aired from 1979-1986.

You might want to skip to about half way through, otherwise you’ll have to sit through some really horrible Australian accents the generation of Aussies up from me seems to have acquired.

As you’ll see its really lame stuff, but could this story be a case of art imitating life?

Fun times for all.

And since we’re speaking of prisons and air travel…

It’s been reported that in Colorado, USA, a squad of 25 military paratroopers mistakenly landed inside the perimeter of a state prison in the early hours of the morning.

Prison guards quickly escorted the clearly disorientated troopers off the grounds “without violence”, glad to know.

Apparently the US Air Force is keeping a lid on it, officially saying that they are unaware of any such incident.

Update: The US military finally commented today, CNN reported, but were not generous with the details.

“Those were Special Operations Command forces conducting routine training,” Army Col. Hans Bush, a spokesman for the command at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, said Monday. He declined to identify the units that landed at Fremont Correctional Facility but said the target was Fremont County Airport.

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Juror: I’m a liar, homophobe & racist. Judge: Arrest that man!

In amazing story, American News, booking, comedy, court, crazy, Crazy news, Humour, jackass, jail, Justice, Massachusetts, Odd News, People, police, Society, stunt, United States, USA on July 11, 2007 at 4:00 am

 

I’ve never had to endure jury duty before and I’ve always thought to myself what I could do to get myself out of it if and when the call ever comes (touch wood it doesn’t).

A friend of mine once suggested that if the call up does come, I tell the judge in the case that I have certain anti-social attributes that might allow an excuse to go home. Well, before I got my chance to try someone in the United States had a go, and boy did it backfire!

A man called up for jury duty in Cape Code, Massachusetts, who claimed he was homophobic, racist and a habitual liar to avoid jury duty earned an angry rebuke from a judge; CNN reports the hilarious exchange between citizen and the state.

“In 32 years of service in courtrooms, as a prosecutor, as a defense attorney and now as a judge, I have quite frankly never confronted such a brazen situation of an individual attempting to avoid juror service,” Barnstable Superior Court Judge Gary Nickerson told Daniel Ellis, according to a preliminary court transcript of the exchange.

Ellis, of Falmouth, had been called to court with about 60 other potential jurors for possible service on a 23-member grand jury.

On a questionnaire that all potential jurors fill out, Ellis wrote that he didn’t like homosexuals and blacks. He then echoed those sentiments in an interview with Nickerson.

“You say on your form that you’re not a fan of homosexuals,” Nickerson said.

“That I’m a racist,” Ellis interrupted.

“I’m frequently found to be a liar, too. I can’t really help it,” Ellis added.

“I’m sorry?” Nickerson said.

“I said I’m frequently found to be a liar,” Ellis replied.

“So, are you lying to me now?” Nickerson asked.

“Well, I don’t know. I might be,” was the response.

Ellis then admitted he really didn’t want to serve on a jury.

“I have the distinct impression that you’re intentionally trying to avoid jury service,” Nickerson said.

“That’s true,” Ellis answered.

Nickerson ordered Ellis taken into custody. He was released later Monday morning.

Ellis could face perjury and other charges.

  The Cape of Cod

Video: Civilian man hijacks army tank, crushes car.

In 2007, amazing story, Crazy news, EU, europe, Humour, jail, Justice, london, mad hatter, military, Odd News, police, stunt, UK, Uncategorized on July 11, 2007 at 2:57 am

 

The British Army sounds like fun.

A 22 (going on 12) year-old man has faced court in the UK after he strolled into a military hanger, jumped into the driver’s seat of warrior tank, pushed the on button and destroyed a small car.

Jack Carroll was staying on base in North Yorks with a friend who is in the British Army when he decided it would be a fun idea to take out a parked car and have the whole thing filmed and put on the internet.

The video shows the warrior tank moving slowly toward a small white car, panning across, as it runs it over, completely crushing it. The tank was not damaged in any way.

Prosecutors told the court that “when the vehicle stops the person holding the camera moves to the front of the vehicle and the recording ends with a picture of the driver in the driver’s seat looking out and quite plainly gleeful at what he has just done.”

Outside court the naughty lad’s mother, Tina, said: “It is lucky he was a good intentioned young lad not a terrorist who got in that vehicle I think the Army must bear responsibility too.”

Carroll was given a one year driving ban, 200 hours community service and a small fine.

Sounds like it may have been worth it.

The video (BBC News video)  

When not at war, soldiers just love to crush cars for fun.

Just what you pay your taxes for.

Girlfriend proves revenge is sweeter the second time. Until your thown in jail.

In 2007, adult, amazing story, asia, China, civilisation, crazy, Crazy news, crime, Hong Kong, Humans, Humour, jail, Justice, Life, love, mens health, Odd News, People, sex, World News on July 5, 2007 at 11:30 pm

Yowzers!

Now, this story brings a whole new meaning to the term eye for an eye.

A Hong Kong woman who partly blinded her boyfriends’ eye six years ago has been jailed after poking the other eye with a chopstick.

Po Shiu-fong, 58, accused long-time boyfriend Kwok Wai-ming, 49, of having an affair, and a row quickly erupted.

During the heated arugment, Po stabbed a plastic chopstick into Kwok’s left eye, the same eye she wounded just years earlier.

“Po became hysterical when she saw the wound and mopped it with a towel. The pair then went to bed,” reports said.

“The next morning they had another argument in which she grabbed a chopstick and stabbed Kwok’s right eye.”

Two days later, he sought medical treatment and filed a police report against Po, whom he had dated since 1993.

Apparently he didn’t report the attack six years ago, telling the court his silence was “a love sacrifice.”

“If I forgive her, God would not forgive me,” Kwok was reported as saying. “No matter what, nothing could compensate for the loss of my eye.”

Po was jailed for six months.