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'I need to get a new mugshot'

Unimpressed with his online wanted poster, Samuel Evan Lake wanted them to take another picture - so they did. • A wanted man who expressed a distaste for his mugshot online has been captured by the force. Police in Christchurch, New Zealand posted their appeal for the whereabouts of Samuel Evan Lake complete with identification picture on

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Drunk woman drives herself to jail

Drunk woman drives herself to jail

Officers in Michigan have a suspect delivered to them after a woman mistook the country jail for a bar. • A woman has been arrested after driving to a jailhouse while twice over the legal limit in Michigan, USA. The woman (39) pulled into the Van Buren County Sherriff's Office after mistaking it for a bar, officers noticed that she

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Stoner sheep in £4k cannabis binge

Stoner sheep in £4k cannabis binge

Farm worker said that the sheep didn't appear to the affected by ingesting a significant amount of the Class B drug. • A drug squad found that thousands of pounds of cannabis had been eaten by a flock of sheep. Surrey Police were called to investigate seven bags of the class B drug found on the edge of a farm that had been bitten open and f

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Police apprehend toy crocodile

Police apprehend toy crocodile

Devon and Cornwall police and staff from Dartmoor Zoo were called to a house after a woman reported sighting a 3ft crocodile in her garden. • Police officers have arrested a toy crocodile discovered in a back garden. Devon and Cornwall Police attended an address in Plymouth regarding reports of a 3ft crocodile sitting in the garden

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Remorseful bank robber waits for police to arrive

Remorseful bank robber waits for police to arrive

Thief decides to stay and face the consequences after reflecting on his decision to rob a bank. • A bank robber with a guilty conscience waited for officers to arrive at the scene and handed himself in. Richard Gorton (64) went into a bank in Washington, USA, and handed over a note to the cashier that said: "This is a bank robbery"

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