Published: January 19, 2012 | News Blog | 992 Clicks
Police say a man tried to rob a western Pennsylvania gambling parlor by threatening to spread a staph infection.
Police say 41-year-old Fred Parker, walked into Lucky's Internet Cafe in Sharon on Monday night and began touching the walls and gambling machines, claiming he has MRSA - a serious staph infection that resists antibiotics.
Parker was arraigned by District Judge Dennis M. Songer, Sharon, and taken to Mercer County Jail after failing to post bond.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa police say a suspicious smell coming from a port-a-potty turned out to be leftovers from an illegal meth lab.
Police discovered the remnants after responding to a call about the smell.
In 1972, actor Steve McQueen was busted in Anchorage, Alaska for drunk driving. The star of films such as "The Magnificent Seven" and "The Great Escape" posted bail and left town. He was later convicted in absentia for reckless driving. Thanks to Chris Lambos, who runs a McQueen site, for this photo.