New Zealand police recalled an incident in which a man tried to hitch a ride home in a police car after committing a crime. The Press newspaper reported that Senior Sergeant Malcolm Johnston said that they drove past a man who whistled and tried to get the police's attention.
It appeared the man wanted to catch a ride last Oct. 17. When the police went past the man, they saw him holding up his middle finger on the road. The police went back for him and when they approached, they could smell the cannabis on him.
The police found the man to be in possession of the illegal drug. His records also show he was wanted by the law for unpaid fines worth $2,800 in Canterbury.
Sergeant Johnston said the moral of the story is never to hail a police car like a taxi if "you're walking around carrying drugs."
In Tennessee, a couple will be criminally charged for letting their underage daughters to work as sex performers in porn videos. Reports said that the couple "rented out" their four daughters in Johnson City.
Connie Sue McCall and Ronnie Lee McCall were charged with coercion and enticement of a minor. They were also charged with the production of child pornography. Authorities believe that the three girls were taken to different locations by their parents and "forced" them to perform sexual acts with adults while they are being recorded for porn films.
The couple was reportedly users of a drug known as "bath salts." Investigators believe they were selling their daughters for sex probably for two or more years.
All four of the girls are now in the custody of the state.
Ariel Sinclair from Virginia Beach, US, was accused of stealing almost $6,000 from the Virginia State Lottery. Her own fingerprint gave her identity away to the police who was investigating the case. The 23-year old had a job as an assistant manager at the Rite Aid on Holland Road.
The authorities said she used her own fingerprint to access the lottery machine with cash inside. Her "blunder" foiled her plan and led the police to her whereabouts.
Criminals who want to get away with murder do not leave fingerprints behind since this will surely lead the police to them. Ms Sinclair made it easy for the police to solve the case.
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