2. A man went into a hardware store to apply for a job. After
completing his application he then went to the section of the
store that sold guns. He asked to see a couple guns. The attendant
left for a moment and the guy stole the guns. Not only was he
video-taped, the police used the address on his application to go
to his house and arrest him.
3. A company trying to continue its five-year perfect safety
record showed its workers a film aimed at encouraging the
use of safety goggles on the job. According to Industrial
Machinery News, the film's depiction of gory industrial
accidents was so graphic that twenty-five workers suffered minor
injuries in their rush to leave the screening room.
Thirteen others fainted, and one man required seven stitches
after he cut his head falling off a chair while watching the film.
4. A convict broke out of jail in Washington D.C., then a
few days later accompanied his girlfriend to her trial for
robbery. At lunch, he went out for a sandwich. She needed
to see him, and thus had him paged. Police officers recognized
his name and arrested him as he returned to the courthouse in
a car he had stolen over the lunch hour.
5. The Chico, California, City Council enacted a ban on
nuclear weapons, setting a $500 fine for anyone detonating
one within city limits.
6. Police in Radnor, Pennsylvania, interrogated a suspect by
placing a metal colander on his head and connecting it with wires
to a photocopy machine. The message "He's lying" was placed in
the copier, and police pressed the copy button each time they
thought the suspect wasn't telling the truth.
Believing the "lie detector" was working, the suspect confessed.
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