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This Week in Stupid

By Joanna Miller in News on Sep 15, 2006 2:31PM

Chicagoist knows sometimes someone just needs a good groin kick and/or cock punch. We get it. But there are some circumstances in which this response is inappropriate. Say, when a law enforcement official is involved. Then, it’s not such a great idea.

  • 2006_09_15cockpunch.jpgAn Aurora man pleaded guilty to several felony charges Wednesday, for incidents stemming from a traffic stop back in August 2005. Tyree O. Pryor, 27, was stopped by Aurora police for driving with a revoked license and became violent with officers, kicking one in the groin and damaging a squad car. Pryor was sentenced to more than five years in jail for committed aggravated battery, unlawful possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and perjury.
  • A Mokena man is behind bars after his third bank robbery in the village. When Martin Riggs, 42, walked into the bank near Wolf Road and U.S. 30, a manager recognized his face from a flyer, hit the panic button and told a teller “I think we’re going to be robbed.” Riggs handed the teller a note saying he had a gun and wanted money, and walked out of the bank with $2,800. He left in an SUV, and police spotted him at a nearby gas station. “I guess you have to rob a bank to fill your tank nowadays,” joked Police Cmdr. Chris Surdel.
  • A Pennsylvania woman says she was simply rewarding her son for completing his homework. That’s why Amanda Lynn Livelsberger, 30, smoked marijuana with her 13-year-old son daily and had done so since he was 11. She pleaded guilty to several charges this week, and also admitted to smoking weed with two of her son’s friends, ages 17 and 18. The 18-year-old told investigators she’d also sold him heroin. Livelsberger will be sentenced in November.