A driver ended up in jail on theft charges after plugging into a school's outlet without permission. The kicker: He got maybe 5 cents worth of juice for his trouble. The mess began when Kaveh Kamooneh drove to his son's middle school to watch his kid play tennis. He spotted an exterior outlet and plugged in his Nissan Leaf, only to get stopped by a police officer after about 20 minutes. The officer filed a report, and police showed up on Kamooneh's doorstep 11 days later to arrest him. He then spent 15 hours in jail. Kamooneh acknowledges he didn't ask permission to juice up, but he adds that it was a Saturday morning and nobody was around. "A theft is a theft," says one police sergeant.
Weird enough is that a 28-year-old man in Kenya got hit with a 10-year jail sentence for bestiality after being caught having sex with a goat. (Apparently the goat's owner spotted his neighbor in the act.) But weirder still is that the goat itself was brought into court for the sentencing. As one source puts it, "the female goat watched quietly in the corner of the court room as her attacker was jailed for bestiality."
An 11-year-old entrepreneur in Portland, Oregon, got a strange lesson in grown-up economics when she tried to sell mistletoe near the city's public market. A security guard informed her she'd have to move outside the city park's boundaries—or she could just plunk down on the sidewalk and simply ask people for money. "I don't want to beg," says Madison Root, who was trying to make a few bucks to help pay for new braces but opted against the suggestion. "I would rather work for something than beg." One bright spot: A viewer who saw the story on the local news promptly placed 30 orders.