In Deep Doo-Doo: 5 Craziest Crimes of Week

Including another classic butt-dial
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2015 5:15 AM CST
In Deep Doo-Doo: 5 Craziest Crimes of Week
This undated handout photo provided by Alaskan Leader Tours, shows the converted fishing boat, "Wild Alaskan," in Kodiak Island, Alaska.   (AP Photo/Alaskan Leader Tours, Darren Byler)

A judge in overdrive and a ruined birthday party are among the weirdest crime stories of the week:

  • Floating Strip Club Has Toilet Troubles: The latest legal tangle for a crabbing boat converted into a floating strip club off of Alaska's Kodiak Island: allegations it's been dumping human waste. Darren Byler and Kimberly Riedel-Byler have been indicted for allegedly piping raw sewage from the vessel's bathrooms into the harbor instead of taking it 3 miles offshore. And it's not the 94-foot Wild Alaskan's first issue.
  • Partygoers Busted After One Butt-Dials 911: Today's entry in the annals of "When Butt-Dials Go Wrong": A Wisconsin teen's cellphone dialed 911 accidentally, and when police responded, they found a "drinking party" going on at a house in Rothschild. But there was an element of the boozing that led to the five attendees being charged with a crime.

  • Woman Allegedly Tries to Remove Man's Member: In Tulsa, a man has narrowly avoided the brutal loss of a key appendage. Amber Ellis, 32, and her boyfriend were feuding "about how needy she had become" last week after they had been drinking, according to a police report. At home afterward, they slept separately. The man says he awoke in the middle of an alleged attack; he says Ellis was trying to bite his penis off.
  • Cops Called Over 'IS' Birthday Balloons: Police turned up at a Swedish woman's house after a vigilant passer-by spotted balloons that appeared to spell out "IS" for Islamic State—also known as ISIS—in her window. After speaking to student Sarah Ericsson's boyfriend, officers quickly determined that the balloons spelled out something much, much tamer.
  • Judge Spotted With Tycoon's Seized Property: Eike Batista used to be Brazil's richest man; now he's a billion dollars in debt and a judge is driving his Porsche. Reporters spotted the judge overseeing Batista's insider-trading trial driving the luxury vehicle in Rio de Janeiro earlier this week after a tipoff from the tycoon's lawyer. The judge's explanation for why he was behind the wheel? It involves sun and rain.
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