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This Week in Stupid

By Matt Wood in News on Mar 27, 2006 3:33PM

A sense of entitlement abounds this week, as Chicagoland residents defended their rights to pee on the floor at weddings, to expect courtesy from the mailman, to board airplanes without a ticket, to teach neighbors a lesson by planting drugs on their teenage sons, and to smoke crack in the comfort of their own cars:

Last Saturday, two men attacked an off-duty police officer who was working security at a wedding after he confronted one of them for urinating on the floor of the women's bathroom. They were ultimately charged with battery and disorderly conduct.

chicagoist_2006_03_mailbox.jpgAlso on last Saturday, a Chicago man attacked his mail carrier because he didn't personally hand his mail to him. The man chased and beat the mail carrier after he left the mail in his mailbox. He told police the delivery was "not in a professional manner."

On Thursday, a Chicago woman hell-bent on attending the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, TX, was arrested for sneaking on a flight to Texas and hiding in the bathroom. She was on standby for the flight, but when she found out it was full she snuck past gate agents, boarded the plane, and hid in its lavatory. When a passenger knocked on the door, she took his seat, then took his wife's seat when she went to the john. Flight attendants finally discovered her when she moved again, and had her arrested in Austin.

On Friday, a Downers Grove woman was charged with felony conspiracy and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance after she had her teenage son plant drugs in another boy's backpack in order to get his mother in trouble. The two women had been in a feud for years after a dispute over work that the suspect's husband performed on the other's outdoor deck.

Finally, a man led police on a 100-mph chase through three suburbs early Sunday morning, ending when he crashed into several police cars in South Chicago Heights. The chase started when officers spotted the man smoking crack while he was driving.