Fun_People Archive
25 Feb
Weirdness #366

Date: Sat, 25 Feb 95 04:06:01 PST
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Weirdness #366

Excerpted-from: WEIRDNUZ.366 (News of the Weird, February 10, 1995)
by: Chuck Shepherd

* In August, police in Sao Paulo, Brazil, arrested master thief Robson
Augusto Araujo and confiscated a stash of his business cards with the firm
name (in Portuguese) "Thefts and Robberies, Ltd." and his job title "Thief."
Though the card's address was fake, the cellular phone number was real,
along with the legend "325 iS," which is the model of BMW he specialized in
stealing.  [[Arizona Daily Star-AP, 8-6-94]]

* And in August, police in Chandler, Ariz., confiscated a videotape
allegedly made by four teenage boys known as the Insane Skate Posse and
containing inspirational promotional messages of mayhem and destruction
designed to recruit new members for their gang.  They are shown having fun
by smoking marijuana, drinking beer, destroying a parked car, and making
harassing phone calls.  [The Arizona Republic, 8-14-94]

* Christian-oriented radio station WKID in Vevay, Ind., was burglarized and
set afire in September, probably by the man who became angry earlier in the
day when a DJ refused to play his request.  [Editor's Note: The song was
"Don't Take the Girl" by Tim McGraw.  DJ's seeking to avoid trouble are
advised to honor all requests to play that song.] [USA Today, 9-29-94]

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