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Odd Squad Car Nosh Caught On Police Cam

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MARCH 26–For Jahrea Raheem Wallace, a desperate time allegedly called for a desperate measure.

The 25-year-old Floridian–seated in the rear of a police cruiser after being arrested following a 2:40 AM traffic stop–sought to dispose of some narcotics on his person, cops reported.

Well, actually, in his person.

According to an arrest affidavit, a vehicle cam captured Wallace last month “eating a bag of drugs he pulled from his butt.” Pictured at right, Wallace then “proceeds to eat the baggy with the drugs.”

When confronted by sheriff’s deputies, Wallace denied consuming the baggy, and then spit it out in front of a cop. The officer subsequently “swabbed the defendant’s mouth which tested positive for cocaine,” the affidavit states. “The baggy is being sent to the lab for testing.”

Charged with cocaine possession, providing a false name to cops, and tampering with physical evidence, Wallace was booked into the Pinellas County lockup. The St. Petersburg resident, whose employer is listed as Chipotle in court records, was also hit with a probation violation charge in connection with a 2019 felony grand theft conviction.

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Instagram Muscleman Arrested For Allegedly Peddling Fake Covid-19 Cure

Instagram Muscleman Arrested For Allegedly Peddling Fake Covid-19 Cure 2Keith Lawrence Middlebrook, an Instagram weightlifter and self-described “Genius Entrepreneur,” was arrested in the Los Angeles area yesterday for allegedly peddling a fake cure for covid-19, the disease that has so far infected at least 69,210 Americans and killed at least 1,046.

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Fearing Coronavirus, Man, 75, Pulled Gun On Masked Women, Warned Them To “Get Back” | The Smoking Gun

Fearing Coronavirus, Man, 75, Pulled Gun On Masked Women, Warned Them To "Get Back" | The Smoking Gun 3Fearful of catching the coronavirus, a 75-year-old man pointed a handgun at two women wearing face masks and gloves during an encounter at a post office in Georgia, police charge.

According to cops, Harvey Taratoot was in the post office Sunday when he confronted the victims. Taratoot yelled at the duo–a grandmother and her 18-year-old granddaughter–“to get back.”

The women, who were not hurt during the incident, told police that they were “wearing medical masks and gloves when they entered the post office” in Alpharetta, a city 25 miles north of Atlanta. Upon walking into the post office, they were immediately met by the gun-toting Taratoot, police say.

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“Pee Napkin” Prompts Fight, Domestic Bust

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MARCH 24–Like any good Florida story, this one begins with a naked couple brawling inside a car parked at the mall.

Late Sunday evening, cops responded to the Clearwater Mall after receiving a report about a fight in progress. Witnesses told officers that after hearing a woman screaming “within the parking lot,” they discovered “the two naked within the car and wrestling with each other.”

Cops separated the couple, identified in an arrest affidavit as Robert Janisch, a 21-year-old Minnesota resident, and his girlfriend of six months (both of whom “admitted to drinking alcohol today”).

During police questioning, the pair each said that a physical confrontation occurred after they finished having sex inside the vehicle.

The woman, cops reported, said after she “had intercourse with [Janisch] in their car, she had to urinate. She did so outside of the car.” And that is when the trouble began. “After she wiped herself she accidentally threw the napkin on” Janisch.

Upon reentering the car, the couple began arguing and Janisch, police allege, choked the victim for several seconds, prompting her to scream for help.

After being read his rights, Janisch reportedly told police he became “irate after she threw the pee napkin on him.” Janisch, cops say, declined to “advise who became physical first,” but claimed that the marks on his girlfriend’s neck “may have been from the beach.”

Pictured above, Janisch was arrested for domestic battery by strangulation and booked into the county jail. Janisch, who lives in Apple Valley, a Twin Cities suburb, remains behind bars in lieu of $5000 bond. He has been ordered to have no contact with the victim.

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