A Most Interesting Violation: 5 Craziest Crimes of Week

Including HOV-lane high jinks
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2015 5:19 AM CDT
Updated Mar 27, 2015 9:01 AM CDT
A Most Interesting Violation: 5 Craziest Crimes of Week
And the award for most interesting crime of the week goes to ...   (@wspd1pio)

A Snapchat snafu and a crime involving OJ (not the "Simpson" kind) are among the weirdest crime stories of the week:

  • Suspects Accused of Terrible Dine-and-Dash: A waitress in Anaheim, Calif., luckily has just cuts and bruises after chasing down four patrons she says stiffed her on their bill. She reports that she followed the customers to the parking lot to confront them, and the thing that happened next now has the foursome facing charges of defrauding an innkeeper, conspiracy, and assault with a deadly weapon.
  • Father Shoots Son After They Run Out of OJ: Police in Baton Rouge, La., say 58-year-old Eldridge Dukes is facing a charge of attempted manslaughter after he confessed to shooting his 18-year-old son during an argument over orange juice. They were allegedly fighting about the lack of it when the squabble escalated.
  • Cops Bust HOV Cheater: We've saved our most interesting crime—literally—for last. A trooper in Fife, Wash., noticed a peculiar person in the passenger seat of a car that zipped by in the HOV lane, and when he pulled the car over, the driver was actually laughing. "The Most Interesting Man in the World" was sitting next to him; here's how he explained the cardboard cutout's presence.
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