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Dumb Criminals: Florida (Obviously) Man Burns House Down After Niece Refuses To Go On Beer Run

After being spurned by his niece for a ride to the liquor store, a Boynton Beach man decided he should burn something: his house, according to authorities.

Inspectors from the Division of the State Fire Marshal said Jerome Clemons, 44, did just that. He was arrested Wednesday.

On Dec. 14, Clemons — who had already been drinking — asked his niece for a ride to the liquor store, according to a report from the agency. She told investigators she told him "No" and they got into an argument. To avoid further confrontation, the woman said she left the house.

Not long afterward, Clemons' brother arrived at the house. He told investigators Clemons was standing out on the porch mumbling to himself about being "tired of it all," according to the report.

His brother started making dinner and went out to see if Clemons was OK. Then, he saw a huge flame burning at the northeast corner of the house.


Pot Calls Kettle Black: AFA Releases Their Own Map Of "Religious Bigotry"

Ever since the Southern Poverty Law Center designated the American Family Association as an anti-gay "hate group" back in 2010, the AFA has vehemently objected to being designated as such. In addition to regularly attacking the SPLC, the AFA has also taken a few half-hearted steps to try and distance itself from Bryan Fischer, who was almost single-handedly responsible for getting the AFA placed on the SPLC's hate list in the first place, in an effort to salvage its reputation.

Now, it seems, the AFA has decided to take a page out of the SPLC's playbook by releasing its own "Bigotry Map" which seeks to highlight organizations that it claims "openly display bigotry toward the Christian faith":

These groups are deeply intolerant towards the Christian religion. Their objectives are to silence Christians and to remove all public displays of Christian heritage and faith in America.


Kirk Cameron's "Saving Christmas" Is Officially The Worst Movie Of 2014

Saving Christmas sweeps the board at Razzie Awards

A faith-based comedy about the true meaning of Christmas was the big winner at the annual Razzie Awards in Hollywood.

Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas won four awards, including Worst Picture and Worst Actor, at Saturday night's 35th Golden Raspberry Awards ceremony.

Other winners included actresses Cameron Diaz and Megan Fox, and director Michael Bay for Transformers: Age of Extinction.


Dumb Criminals: Florida (obviously) Man Tries To Pay Bar Tab With Rock, Then Makes Bogus Bomb Threat

A judge has ordered a psychiatric examination for a man who allegedly tried to pay a bar tab with a rock, and then made a bogus bomb threat.

Cops in Tallahassee, Florida say that on Wednesday, Jared Simpson, 24, visited the 4th Quarter Bar & Grill and rung up a $10 tab. When it came time to pay up, Simpson allegedly tried to get the bartender to accept a rock as payment.

When the woman decided that a stone wasn't legal tender, Simpson responded by throwing a ripped-up dollar bill at her and saying he "would pay in other ways," according to the probable cause affidavit.

One witness said Simpson told people he was "shot up in the war," but would not reveal the military branch he served in because "if I tell you I have to kill you," according to Tallahassee.com.


Krispy Kreme Apologizes For British "Krispy Kreme Klub" Mishap

Krispy Kreme apologized after a store in the United Kingdom advertised a promotion for customers called KKK Wednesday, which was to be held this week.

"We do believe this was a completely unintentional oversight on the part of our longtime franchise partners in the U.K.," according to a statement shared with USA TODAY Network by company spokesperson Lafeea Watson.

KKK, which in this case was intended to stand for "Krispy Kreme Klub," is, of course, more infamously associated with the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist hate group.


Dumb Criminals: Refridgerator Thrown At Cops While Tractor-Trailer Leads Them On 34 Mile Chase

BELLE VERNON, Pa. (AP) — A tractor-trailer driver threw items from his cab at police — including socks, shoes and a small refrigerator — as he led them on a 34-mile chase in western Pennsylvania, authorities said Sunday.

Police in Westmoreland County said a man called emergency dispatchers just before 2 a.m. Saturday and said he planned to wreck his truck. State troopers tried to stop the vehicle near Washington Township but the driver disregarded the emergency lights and sirens, and a pursuit began along Route 70 and later the Pennsylvania Turnpike, police said.

"During the pursuit, the driver threw numerous items at pursuing troopers from the cab" including a steel canister that struck a Greensburg state police unit and disabled it, police said. The driver also threw a mini refrigerator before the truck was stopped with spike strips shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday.


John Oliver Does It Again - This Time Nailing Big Tobacco

"When your gross domestic product is only a couple billion more than the box office total for Avatar, you can't afford a lawsuit from Philip Morris International."

Business Savvy Girl Scout Does Brisk Business In San Francisco Because... Location

A business-savvy Girl Scout who sets up shop outside a cannabis clinic to rev up her sales skills.

Thirteen-year-old Girl Scout Danielle Lei did brisk business last Monday selling Dulce de Leches and other flavors outside The Green Cross medical marijuana clinic in San Francisco, Mashable reported.

Danielle was able to sell 117 boxes within two hours outside the cannabis clinic -- 37 more than what she sold within the same time frame at a local Safeway the next day, according to Mashable.

"It's no secret that cannabis is an appetite stimulant -- so it's not shocking that a lot of our patients came and purchased cannabis, and then saw the cookies and purchased them," said Holli Bert, a spokesperson for The Green Cross. "But it wasn't just patients, staff members and neighbors also bought the cookies. I personally bought five boxes. It turned out to be a big success."



Dumb Criminals: Seattle Theif Gets Stuck In Air Vent To Avoid Cops, Calls Cops For Help

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Seattle burglary suspect who tried to evade capture by crawling inside an apartment building's ventilation ducts got stuck and had to be rescued by authorities, police said on Wednesday.

Residents in a downtown Seattle apartment building called police on Monday evening to report hearing what sounded like a person "destroying washing machines" with a pry bar in a laundry room, the Seattle Police Department said in a statement.

The suspect, who police said had dozens of $1 bills and $22.65 in change on him, likely taken from vending and washing machines, hid behind the appliances as residents came in to do laundry and then moved a vending machine to block the entrance to the room.

He then burrowed out of the communal laundry room through a wall and into an adjacent storage area. Following the trail, police entered the storage room but found only blood and broken glass and a small opening that led to air ducts, the statement said.


Charles Manson Announces Separation From Fiancee For Truly Bizarre Reason

And no not because he's Charles Manson:

The wedding between 80-year-old Charles Manson and 27-year-old Afton Elaine Burton, aka “Star,” was going to be the social event of the prison-wedding season. Sadly, the nuptials have been cancelled.

It’s the same old story – elderly lunatic serial killer meets young, attractive girl. Girl plots to marry elderly lunatic serial killer so she can turn his body into a tourist attraction when he dies, elderly lunatic serial killer doesn’t much care for that plan. We’ve all seen the movie.

Journalist Daniel Simone discovered Star’s plan “lay out Manson’s remains in a glass crypt” and reported on their break up.


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