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Least Competent Criminals | People With Issues

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published April 15, 2015

Least Competent Criminals | People With Issues

Embarrassing: Surveillance video released in February by the Irish Independent showed a small-time burglar trying to break into a car at 1 a.m. in front of the Pheasant bar in Drogheda, Ireland, by smashing a window with a brick -- but also showed that the brick rebounded and knocked the man out, bloodying him. Gerry Brady, owner of the bar, was just closing up and found the burglar dazed, but the man departed before police arrived. Only when Brady later viewed video of the front of his bar did he realize what the man had been up to. [Irish Independent, 2-21-2015]

"Mummy Maxine" and her husband, Derek Ventham, run adult baby nurseries (the current one, in North Liverpool, England), charging men the equivalent of $115 an hour to lounge in their cribs, in man-sized infant clothing, while being fawned over as if they were helpless pre-toddlers. (No sex play is allowed, but diaper-changing costs about $40 extra.) Even tamer is the "adult preschool" in New York City that Michelle Lapidos and a partner intend to start soon. A month-long course will allow grownups to "relive their pre-K days" with finger-painting, show-and-tell and nap time, she told the Village Voice in January, all while dressing in "your 4-year-old best." [Liverpool Echo, 2-3-2015] [Village Voice, 1-30-2015]

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