Rats disappear from police station without a trace... with a haul of 450kg of marijuana!
Police in the Argentinian town of Pilar, 60km from Buenos Aires, lost 540kg out of a 6,000kg haul of marijuana in their care and stored in a supposed secure evidence room.
The police department said it suspects the drug was eaten by rats, but experts consulted on the case concluded that it was an unlikely scenario because if that had been the case, the rats would have died. No trace of live or dead rats was found in the room. The police argued that the rats could have been so intoxicated that they ran as far as they could and may have died elsewhere.
She was destined to end up in jail either way
A woman applying for a job at a New Hampshire county jail in the US, was arrested because it turns out she was wanted on a charge in Maine, in the state of New England. Police say Kristina Hoefs applied for the job at the Hillsborough County Department of Corrections but officials there soon realised she was being sought on a theftrelated offence in Maine after doing a background check on her.
Hoefs was taken into custody and appeared in court a few days later.
Congratulations! Collect your prize in 2068
The Mexican town of Ojinaga, in the state of Chihuahua, conducted a raffle whose prize was a brand new car, on condition that it would be buried in a time capsule, and would only be handed over to the winner’s relatives 50 years later. But questions remained whether Mexico would still be driving cars in 2068, or if spare parts for that model of car would be available. Dubbed El Viajero del Tiempo (The Time Traveller), the car was bought by members of the local association in charge of organising the yearly El IV Reencuentro Ojinaguense festival. To make this year’s event special, they decided to bury the prize as a time capsule.
New York police’s cold humuor warms hearts
The state of New York has experienced extended severe wintry weather this month forcing the Police Department to write in a humorous Facebook post that it had arrested the season, and that “any more snow winter produces would be held against it in court.” The police said they were willing to look past winter’s most recent transgressions if it worked with the department.