5 craziest crimes of the week

5 craziest crimes of the week

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1. Groom hits on server, brawl ensues: A wedding bash on a Pittsburgh boat went terribly wrong, ending with the arrests of an off-duty state trooper, a local school board member, and the groom himself. The reported reason for the chaos: Newlywed Mark Williams, 33, allegedly hit on a waitress and tried to pour liquor down her throat—even though she told him she was pregnant.

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Posted on September 5, 2014 at 9:02 AM

Updated Friday, Sep 5 at 9:03 AM

A floating wedding reception gone wrong and an alleged thief forced to look for a stolen ring are among the weirdest crime stories of the week:

1. Groom hits on server, brawl ensues: A wedding bash on a Pittsburgh boat went terribly wrong, ending with the arrests of an off-duty state trooper, a local school board member, and the groom himself. The reported reason for the chaos: Newlywed Mark Williams, 33, allegedly hit on a waitress and tried to pour liquor down her throat—even though she told him she was pregnant.

2. Woman who swallowed stolen ring has to retrieve it: Christina Schlegel, 25, was arrested on felony theft charges after partner-in-crime Bryan Ford allegedly stole a wedding ring from Zales jewelry store, after which she apparently swallowed the expensive band — and now local police say that Schlegel is going to have to extract it for them herself.

3. Man being chased by cops stops to play with cats: Daniel Pinedo-Velapatino allegedly stole $15,000 from a friend in Florida, and police later saw him hit a car at an intersection — while driving a stolen Lexus. After a car chase, he broke away from cops on foot and ended up at a local woman's back door. He asked for a glass of water and then started doing something even more bizarre.

4. Cops: Woman rubs officer's pepper spray on him: When a Florida sheriff's deputy spotted two women arguing in a store parking lot, he intervened — but the response was more than he bargained for. As the officer attempted to arrest Sara Henderson on charges of disorderly intoxication, he says she started hitting him; and when the deputy pepper-sprayed her, she rubbed the stuff right back in his own eyes.

5. Pageant: Beauty queen stole $100K crown: Organizers of an Asian beauty pageant say their now-deposed queen is a rude liar who stole their $100,000 bejewelled crown. The pageant accuses Myanmar's May Myat Noe of disrespecting the organization and turning a planned 10-day trip to Seoul into a pricey three-month stay. Now event directors want the tiara back.

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