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Well, that certainly explains it!

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published July 24, 2015

Well, that certainly explains it!

Luis Cruz, 46, sought pre-trial release in Springfield, Massachusetts, in June -- even though he had been charged with heroin distribution and even though his rap sheet, counting his record in Florida, was 52 pages long. His court-appointed lawyer, Anna Levine, was not deterred, arguing that bail was not necessary to assure that her client would appear for trial because none of the 52 pages, she said, contained an arrest for failure to appear. Said Levine, earnestly, "It's a 52-page record for showing up." [The Republican (Springfield), 6-10-2015]

"(J)ust one of those spur-of-the-moment crazy things," explained John Paul Jones Jr., in May after he had intentionally driven his pickup truck through his living room in Senoia, Georgia. He told a reporter that he had been on the phone with his wife and gotten angry, and "one thing led to another." Fortunately, Jones is a contractor, and has been out of work for a while and thus figures he can keep busy fixing his mess. The house "needed some work," he said, "needed air conditioning." Jones said the truck fared well, with just a few scratches. [WGCL-TV (Atlanta), 5-17-2015]

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