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Drugs --- Is There Anything They Can't Do?

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published October 12, 2017

Drugs --- Is There Anything They Can't Do?

Sheriff's deputies in Dade City, Florida, nearly effortlessly arrested Timothy Brazell, 19, for trespassing in May. Brazell (high on methamphetamine, he said) attempted to commandeer a stranger's car by hot-wiring it, but only by uselessly connecting the wires of a voltage meter -- and even though the key was already in the car. According to the owner, the door lock was jammed on the inside, and Brazell could not figure out how to open it.

On May 19, Carl Webb and his wife left a nighttime barbecue festival in downtown Memphis and headed home. They drove 14 miles on an interstate highway before a police officer pulled them over to ask if Webb knew there was a body on his trunk. The man was clinging to the lip of the trunk but was still unconscious (from drinking) and had to be jarred awake. [WFLA-TV (Tampa), 5-7-2017] [WHBQ-TV (Memphis), 5-19-2017]

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