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This Week in Stupid

By Joanna Miller in News on Aug 18, 2006 4:52PM

At some point, everyone gets the urge to “stick it to the man.” Whether it’s law enforcement officials, parents, bosses, teachers – they all need to be stuck sooner or later. We here at Chicagoist fully support your right to said sticking, but we urge you to be smart about it. Otherwise, things just get sticky.

  • 2006_08_18finger.jpgWhen you gotta go, well, you gotta go. But location is key. Michael Ray Hunter, 37, must have really had to go when he and James Alan Richardson, 40, pulled into the parking lot of the West Virginia State Police headquarters so he could relieve himself. A trooper caught Hunter mid-stream and smelled alcohol. He then found a marijuana pipe and pills with no prescription in Richardson’s pickup truck. Hunter and Richardson were both arrested for public intoxication. Hunter has been charged with indecent exposure and Richardson is charged with possessing controlled substances.
  • Jonathan Wilson, 31, has been ordered to write a letter of apology to a Porter County, Ind., judge after giving him the finger and calling him an obscene name. Wilson’s outburst came after the judge refused to throw out a speeding ticket. He was found guilty of doing 70 in a 55. The judge ordered that Wilson remain in jail until his apology letter is written.
  • A Kenosha, Wis., man is recovering from minor injuries after being trapped in a tank of dark chocolate. The 21-year-old man is employed by Debelis Corp., and told police he climbed into the tank to unplug it. Despite efforts by co-workers, police and firefighters, the man wasn’t freed until the chocolate was thinned out.