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    • News Quirks (3/18/15)
    • News Quirks (3/18/15)

      Curses, Foiled Again Rocco Tumbarello, 41, stole stuff from a home in West Boynton, Fla., authorities there said, but he didn't get far. He lives…
    • News Quirks (3/11/15)
    • News Quirks (3/11/15)

      Curses, Foiled Again British police investigating the theft of tools and a shower stall from a home-remodeling project in Crawley arrested Ryan Marsh, 18, after…
    • News Quirks (3/4/15)
    • News Quirks (3/4/15)

      Curses, Foiled Again Gregory Dike, 38, received 11 years in jail for robbing 10 banks across England. Police arrested him after he booked a taxi…
    • News Quirks (2/25/15)
    • News Quirks (2/25/15)

      Curses, Foiled Again Police thought Luis Moreno Jr., 26, was driving solo in a carpool lane in Fort Lee. N.J., but when they stopped him,…
    • News Quirks (02/18/15)
    • News Quirks (02/18/15)

      Curses, Foiled Again Jeffrey Wood, 19, announced a robbery at a convenience store in Washington, D.C., where two police detectives were shopping. They were in…
    • News Quirks (01/14/15)
    • News Quirks (01/14/15)

      Curses, Foiled Again Fugitive Jacob Moore, 25, tried to divert police attention from his home, where officers were preparing to execute a warrant, by calling…
    • News Quirks (1/07/15)
    • News Quirks (1/07/15)

      Can We All Get Along? Charges of racism were directed at a clothing store that posted a sign banning Chinese customers. The store is located…
    • News Quirks (12/24/14)
    • News Quirks (12/24/14)

      Compiler's note: Chronicling human folly gets harder every year because as foibles proliferate, the odd seems commonplace. These unbelievable-but-true news stories, however, stand out as…
    • News Quirks (12/17/14)
    • News Quirks (12/17/14)

      We Feel Your Pain Law school students at Harvard, Columbia and Georgetown universities demanded that their schools postpone final exams because they were traumatized by…
    • News Quirks (12/10/14)
    • News Quirks (12/10/14)

      Curses, Foiled Again Ontario resident Kai Xu was charged with smuggling after border agents at the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel discovered more than 50 turtles strapped to…
    • News Quirks (11/19/14)
    • News Quirks (11/19/14)

      Curses, Foiled Again Alan Knight, 47, denied robbing his neighbor in Swansea, Wales, and avoided prosecution by pretending to be "quadriplegic and in a comatose…
    • News Quirks (11/05/14)
    • News Quirks (11/05/14)

      Curses, Foiled Again After police seeking Monica Hargrove, 34, for aggravated robbery in Columbus, Ohio, posted her photo on the department's Facebook page, the suspect…
    • News Quirks (10/29/14)
    • News Quirks (10/29/14)

      Curses, Foiled Again Police in Panama, Okla., charged Brandon Lee Aaron, 27, with statutory rape after his 15-year-old victim identified him by a tattoo of…
    • News Quirks (10/8/14)
    • News Quirks (10/8/14)

      Curses, Foiled Again Security guards at a Seattle department store had no trouble spotting a shoplifter. She was carrying 23 purses and handbags. When confronted,…
    • News Quirks (10/1/14)
    • News Quirks (10/1/14)

      Euphemistically Speaking Plagued by repeated recalls, General Motors directed its engineers to avoid using 69 words when discussing GM automobiles. Among them: asphyxiating, deathtrap, disemboweling,…
    • News Quirks (9/24/14)
    • News Quirks (9/24/14)

      Curses, Foiled Again Police accused Ryan Mullins, 22, of breaking into a pharmacy in Swansboro, N.C., and stealing a safe containing prescription drugs. He made…
    • News Quirks (9/17/14)
    • News Quirks (9/17/14)

      Curses, Foiled Again Bradley Hardison, 24, managed to elude authorities for nearly nine months before they nabbed him after a local paper published his photo…
    • News Quirks (9/10/14)
    • News Quirks (9/10/14)

      Curses, Foiled Again Shantoria Valentine, 23, robbed a bank in Omaha, Neb., but while fleeing, she collapsed after only a few blocks, according to police.…
    • News Quirks (9/03/14)
    • News Quirks (9/03/14)

      Curses, Foiled Again Police charged Arthur Avery, 30, with setting fire to an apartment building in South Daytona, Fla., after they located the arson suspect…
    • News Quirks (8/27/14)
    • News Quirks (8/27/14)

      Curses, Foiled Again Roger Beasley Jr., 30, abandoned his car at a routine traffic stop in Biloxi, Miss., but didn't get far because he ran…
    • News Quirks (8/20/14)
    • News Quirks (8/20/14)

      Curses, Foiled Again Police investigating the theft of a wallet found a photograph of the suspect after she used the stolen credit card at a…
    • News Quirks (8/13/14)
    • News Quirks (8/13/14)

      Curses, Foiled Again Police in Bloomsburg, Pa., arrested Jacob Close, 25, for jumping bail after he took part in the local newspaper's "Your Opinion" feature…

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