• A man named John Thornton was arrested in October after, for some reason, grabbing a mop from an employee at the Double Tree Hotel in Bristol, Connecticut, and (according to the police report) "aggressive(ly)" mopping the floor in a threatening manner, backing the employee into a corner and mopping over her shoes. [Hartford Courant, 10-14-2014]
• Owen Reese, 22, was arrested in October in Sparta, Wisconsin, for reckless endangerment when he answered a knock on his door from fundraising Cub Scouts by swinging a sword wildly.
Reese told police that he "always" answers the door with his sword -- to protect himself "against religious people." [The Smoking Gun, 10-3-2014]