NJ PDs: Funny Readers, Cops Say Teen Sprouted Weed Biz
Also, a tip: Don't bring your crack pipe to court.
Each week, Patch takes a peek at some of the more surprising, shocking, stunning and occasionally silly police-related incidents reported throughout New Jersey for "OMGs from NJ PDs."
A Little Help From Our Friends: Usually, we handle the sarcasm and snippiness ourselves when looking over the week's wacky police news. But a few readers of Toms River Patch made us smirk after they read a report someone had stolen an 8-foot ice cream-store sign.
"G" asks "Why would that savage steal a Salty's Ice Cream sign?" Fellow reader "No Name" (probably not his or her real name) follows up with "... and how do you hide something like that?" And then the punchline, from Steve Domanski: "You hide it under 50 lbs. of whip cream and cherries."
Also, from "Martin:" "Here's the scoop: This spring, watch for the grand opening of (W)alty's Ice Cream. No one will ever connect it with this robbery....The crook will never get his just desserts."
Thanks for doing our job for us, guys. In the biz, that's what we call User-Generated Smartaleckery.
Just Trying to Make Some Green: A Montville Township teen who allegedly had more than a dozen bags of marijuana and a scale in his car told an officer he was trying to start a new business, authorities said. The charges that followed weren't the kind that go on a customer's credit card.
Good Dog: You know how you get a criminal suspect to stop hiding in his girlfriend's attic? You bark at him. At least, you do if you're a Lakehurst police dog. Two-legged officers might not have been enough to bring down the man wanted for an alleged simple assault, but a four-legged one sure did the trick, Manchester, NJ Patch reports.
Did He Think The Car Would Blend In? There are some cars thieves who know to target—usually highly successful mass-market vehicles, since the parts can be sold easily. But there are some apparent cars thieves usually know not to go for ... like, say, a cop's patrol car. And yet, guess what went missing in Edgewater and turned up in Teaneck?
Out of Order: You know where you shouldn't bring crack pipes? Well, anywhere. You know where you really really really shouldn't bring them? If you said "municipal court," you probably weren't the accused subject of a recent Cinnaminson Patch story.
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