Dumb, Dumber and Dumberer: Weird Crime 2012
Can you see me now? • If you're going to commit a crime, give the cops a hand by posting your crimes on YouTube • Wet-laundry smackdown ... Weird Crime of the Southland 2012.
People do stupid things. And sometimes those stupid things lead to felony charges, as was the case with these incidents from the Patch files.
Ferris Bueller's Evil Twin? A 20-year-old man arrested in the New Lenox Village Commons in August and cited for underage drinking was stopped again later in the evening after an officer spotted him walking in the middle of the street. The cop rolled down his window and told Jerome Dudko to get on the sidewalk, but Dudko decided to grab the officer's eyeglasses, scream profanities and run away. Police said Dudko scratched the officer's eyes, which required treatment at the hospital. Other officers arrived at Dudko's house and took the young man, kicking and screaming, into custody. The officer's glasses were found in the house. Dudko still managed to flash a wide smile in his jailhouse booking mug. On New Lenox Patch
Wheelie, Wheelie Stupid: He called himself the "Ghost Rider," and sped through the streets of Orland Park, weaving in and out of traffic, speeding, popping wheelies and zooming through grassy parkways, eluding Orland Park's finest on his two-wheeled adventures. The Ghost Rider would record his antics and they were later found on You Tube. But he lacked the otherworldly talents of his comic book hero namesake, and police caught up with 22-year-old Justin J. Jachimiec in March. While searching his house, police said, officers found the helmet camera used to record his exploits. On Orland Park Patch
Washing Machine Warfare: An 88-year-old Oak Lawn woman was hit with wet laundry in August by a fellow tenant in the apartment building they share after the neighbor took issue with the octagenarian's early-morning use of the washing machine. Nijole Rackausiene, 58, shut off the washing machine with the elderly woman's unfinished laundry still inside, saying the noise woke her up. The elderly woman pointed to a sign on the wall and noted that 6 a.m. was her scheduled time to use the machine. Rackausiene ripped the sign from the wall and began tossing the wet items at the old woman, who grabbed a mop to defend herself. On Oak Lawn Patch
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