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Compelling Explanations --- NOT

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published June 10, 2016

Compelling Explanations ---  NOT
(1) Benjamin Grafius, 39, charged with several instances of indecent exposure to Amish people near New Holland, Pennsylvania, told police that he targeted them because he knew they would not use phones to call police (March).

(2) Valerie Godbout, 33, visiting Orlando from Montreal and charged with drug possession after alerting police with erratic driving, told the officer that she was on the wrong side of the road because that's the way traffic works in Canada. (It's not.) (March).

(3) Emily Davis, 21, caught by police displaying her recently deceased grandmother's handicap-parking badge, explained that she was merely "using it in her honor." (Portsmouth, England, February). [Associated Press via KDKA-TV (Pittsburgh), 3-22-2016] [Orlando Sentinel, 3-16-2016] [Metro News (London), 2-26-2016]