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This Week In Stupid

By Matt Wood in News on Oct 31, 2005 3:26PM

JumpingSurprisingly, though fortunately, there was no car-overturning, couch-burning idiocy following the big Sox win, but this past week didn't leave us wanting for Stupid:

  • A man fleeing Chicago police early Wednesday morning tried to evade the officers by jumping into Lake Michigan. The suspected carjacker jumped into the 55-degree water near the South Shore Country Club on E. 71st Street. The cops simply watched the man wade through the water until he'd had enough, then arrested him when he came ashore.

  • Another jumper: a man who had been held by police in St. Anthony Hospital on suspicion of cocaine possession jumped from a sixth-floor window while barefoot and still in leg irons. Earlier he passed eleven bags of coke that he had swallowed. He fell to a third-floor landing, jumped again to the ground, then hobbled away. Police caught him two blocks away.

  • A Wheaton lawyer was charged in a civil lawsuit with hiding two tiny wireless video cameras in the women's bathroom at his firm. One camera was discovered in a roll of toilet paper, while the other was found in a bowl of potpurri.

  • And the Acting Your Own Age Award goes to a 59-year old Bartlett man who shot his neighbor's cat with a pellet gun. The cat will undergo surgery.