Posted by: birdsongslaw | September 3, 2008

Weird Criminal Law Stories 8

Birdsong has found more weird criminal law stories out there for your consideration.

So consider this…

Three Rivers, MI: Spencer Taylor, an overzealous “Joker” fan, who resided in Three Rivers, was arrested after attempting to steal movie posters. Spencer was charged with felony larceny and malicious destruction of property after trying to rip off memorabilia of the new Batman movie The Dark Knight, at a local theater.  Taylor was dressed in a full costume and makeup resembling the “Joker” a character from the film.

Is this what the French call “cinema verite?” Or, is it life imitating art?

Knoxville, TN:  Jim Adkisson, 58, was arrested and accused of opening fire with a shotgun and killing two people at a Unitarian church. He had apparently targeted the church’s congregation out of hatred for its liberal policies, police said. Adkisson was a stranger to the church where he opened fire during a children’s performance of the musical Annie.  In addition to the two people killed, seven others were wounded. Police Chief Sterling Owen IV said, “It appears that what brought him to this horrible event was his lack of being able to obtain a job…and his stated hatred of the liberal movement.”  The Unitarian-Universalist church promotes progressive social work, including advocacy of women’s and gay rights.

There they go again, bitter and clinging to their guns and religion!

Simmern, Germany: Female partygoers at a bash in Germany erupted in cheers when men dressed as cops showed up at their door.  Problem was, they were real cops, acting on a neighbor’s noise complaint – and not the male strippers thought to be coming to the 30th birthday party. “It was a bit funny for all sides,” said a spokesman for the Simmern police.

Yeah…we get it…mistaken identity.

Long Island, NY: Brian Orkiszewski, 49, from Long Island lost his house to his ex-wife in divorce proceedings and was arrested for plotting to kill the judge who gave the house away. Seems Orkiszewski, already in jail for failing to pay more than $30,000 in child support, was busted after telling fellow inmates he was shopping for a gun for the planned hit.  Orkiszewski told inmates he was furious that the house he had shared with his wife and three children had been awarded to his former spouse.  Orkiszewski pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and criminal facilitation charges.  His defense his attorney said Orkiszewski was,  “frustrated, angry, and depressed.”  The judge in the original divorce proceedings was given court ordered protection.

This proves why you should not shoot your mouth off  while in jail, but they never learn.


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