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News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published Jan. 15, 2019

 Gee, that certainly explains it! | Picky, Picky
It happens all the time: A vehicle crashes into a building, causing damage and sometimes injury, because brakes don't function or a driver steps on the wrong pedal.

In the case of Keith Rio Cavalier, 28, however, there was more to the story. WLOX reported that Cavalier drove his 1997 Toyota Tacoma into a glass wall at the Harrison County courthouse in Gulfport, Mississippi, at around 6 a.m. The building was empty, so there were no injuries, and Cavalier can be clearly seen on surveillance video climbing out of the truck and leaving the scene.

When police caught up to him, Cavalier told them he intentionally struck the building in order to report drug paraphernalia had been stolen from him. It will come as no surprise that Cavalier was found to have been driving under the influence and arrested; he was held at the county jail on $25,000 bond. [WLOX via WBTV, 11/10/2018]

A referee in a Women's Super League soccer match in Manchester City, England, stayed cool at the start of the televised game on Oct. 26 when he realized he'd forgotten his coin for the kickoff coin toss. Thinking quickly, David McNamara had the captains of the Manchester City and Reading teams play "Rock, Paper, Scissors" instead. But the Football Association, soccer's governing body in England, was unamused, and, McNamara began a 21-day suspension after accepting a charge of "not acting in the best interests of the game," according to the BBC.

An FA refereeing manager said: "He should have been more prepared. ... It's very unprofessional." [BBC, 11/13/2018]