Rats dis­ap­pear from po­lice sta­tion with­out a trace... with a haul of 450kg of mar­i­juana!

The East African - - OPINION -

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.

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