Here’s your That’s WEIRD! for January 24th…
Talk about an organized criminal: A Nashville man allegedly called an hour before robbing a GameStop location, asking employees to put items on hold including an XBox one and Call of Duty: Ghosts. He claimed he was buying the items “for a kid.” He then robbed the store at gunpoint, taking his holds and $600 from the register. Now if only he was this organized about trying to get a real job. See the silver van above where the thief hid, in the plaza parking lot, while making his call.
A 54 year old Utah man has avoided paying hospital fees by claiming to be a famous rock star. Twice now he’s posed as THE Alex Lifeson of Rush, telling hospital staff that his agent will take care of the bill; Based on his mugshot, there is a resemblance. But what he didn’t think of is that Alex Lifeson, a Canadian citizen, would likely be smarter to take advantage of his free universal healthcare North of the border. Guess we won’t be seeing Utah man on celebrity look a like for a while, at least until his jail time is up.
If you’re a Leafs fan, you know how it feels when your team loses. Especially after Thursday’s 7-1 loss to Dallas. One Manchester United fan was so outraged when his team lost a game that he called 999 – England’s version of 911 – asking to speak to the team’s former manager. When the operator asked “Is there any crime you need to report to police this evening?” the man said, “The crime is that Manchester United were absolutely knackered.” On behalf of Leafs Nation, I feel ya, drunk Manchester fan. Listen above for audio of the call.