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This Week In Stupid

By Matt Wood in News on Mar 6, 2006 5:17PM

chicagoist_2005_12_squirrel.jpgA couple of quick-hitters this week as most of Chicagoland kept its prize-winning material in check:

On Monday, police in south suburban Crete announced that two women who were attacked by a squirrel are just fine, to the relief of people everywhere who had been holding candlelight vigils for their safety.

Also on Monday, a Gary man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing his girlfriend, he said, because she was driving him crazy. He was right though, because he has been in a mental institution since then.

On Tuesday, Chicago police arrested three teenagers who defaced the new Vietnam War memorial along the riverfront. The teens had tagged the memorial with their own names, then went around bragging about it at school and in a chatroom.

Finally, on Thursday morning, a Valparaiso teen lost control of her Ford Tempo because she was brushing her teeth and had just rolled down the window to spit.

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