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Just a Hunka Hunka Burning Love

Our story for today from the Bozo Lonely Hearts Club file comes from Lincoln, Nebraska, where our 19-year-old bozo had just gone through a painful breakup with her boyfriend. Wanting to put the whole thing behind her, she took all her old love letters, placed them in a pile on the floor and burned them with a butane torch. Nothing wrong with that, right? Wrong. She left the burned remnants there and went into the bedroom to take a nap. As is often the case with smoldering embers, they re-ignited and caught the carpet on fire. Firefighters responded quickly and extinguished the blaze. No one was injured but an estimated $4000 in damage was done to the building. Or love sick Juliet was charged with negligent burning.

And I Would Have Gotten Away, Too, If Not For That Person On the Motorized Cart!

Bozo criminal for today comes from Bayonne, New Jersey. Bozo Sheila Sanders loaded her Walmart shopping cart with $235 worth of merchandise and headed out the door without paying. She loaded her stuff into her vehicle, but, wouldn’t you know it, her exit was blocked by someone moving very slowly in a motorized shopping cart. In her haste to get away, she bumped the person on the motorized cart and a heated argument ensued. Unfortunately for our bozo, a police officer was in the parking lot at the same time and saw the whole thing. And to add insult to injury, she ran head-on into the police cruiser as she attempted to flee. Busted!

Who Knew They Even Still Made Disposable Cameras

Thanks to Bozo News Hawk Daniel Pierce for sending in this one from Portland, Oregon, where the cops received a report of a 1995 Jeep being stolen. The vehicle turned up a few days later, only a couple of miles from where it was stolen. Maybe our bozos made a quick exit from the vehicle, as the engine was running, the windshield wipers on and the heater was running. The police returned the vehicle to its owners who remembered something they had left in the glove box. A disposable camera. And when the pictures on the camera were developed…yep, our bozos had taken a few selfies of themselves with it. Using the photographic evidence, cops hope to make an arrest soon.

He Was Probably Heading To the Premiere of the Movie “It”

Thanks to Bozo News Hawk Glen Snow for sending in today’s report from Nashua, New Hampshire, where the cops received a report of a man driving down a freeway without his headlights on. The officers attempted to pull our bozo over, but he instead sped up and led the cops on a high speed chase. It was at this time that the police noticed something unusual about the vehicle. It was full of balloons. Absolutely jam-packed with balloons, with barely enough room for the driver. And did we point out that this occurred at 3:30 am? Anyway, the chase continued until our bozo reached his residence, where he pulled into the driveway and immediately crashed into the garage. He was placed under arrest. The balloons are being held in protective custody.

You Can’t Fight City Hall

Bozo criminal for today comes from the International File in Worcester, England, where our bozo shall remain unidentified to spare him further embarrassment. It seems back in 2016 he was clocked doing 35 in a 30 MPH zone. He was so sure he was going no more that 30 that he decided to fight the ticket, hiring a group of experts to defend him. Four trips to Magistrates Court and three years later the verdict is in: Guilty as charged. The final tally…he spent $36,982 of his son’s inheritance fighting a ticket that would have cost him $120 initially. Yeah, but it was the principal of the thing!

Drop the Doritos and Back Away From the Counter

Bozo criminal for today comes from Duluth, Georgia, where bozo Pamela Ellis wanted a snack. She was a little low on funds, so she decided to hit up a friend. No, she didn’t ask the friend for snack money. Instead, she asked the friend, who was a police officer, to let her borrow her badge and gun so she could get some free snacks at the convenience store. Bad idea. A Gwinnett County police officer was in the store at the same time and saw our bozo acting suspicious. His body cam footage show him asking her, “Are you a police officer, or are you not a police officer?” The answer was “No.” Busted! And her friend? Suspended.

Well, At Least It Wasn’t a Picture of His Butt

Bozo criminal for today comes from the International File in Toronto, Canada, where bozo Gary Lucas broke into an office building and rummaged around for a while before raiding the refrigerator and making himself a snack. So, what to do next? Well, it might be fun to make a photocopy of your face. And that’s exactly what he did. But instead of taking it home and framing it, he left it behind. Cops investigating the break-in found the copy and posted it, asking for help from the public in identifying our bozo. It worked. He was ID’ed and arrested, charged with breaking and entering and violation of probation.

Wrong State, Pal

Bozo criminal for today comes from Sharonville, Ohio, where our bozo had a little run-in with the cops, which resulted in 4 grams of marijuana being confiscated. And, according to our bozo, this wasn’t just any pot, this was “prestige weed.” At least that’s what he called it when he called the police department demanding that they return it. He went on to state that he “knew his rights” and that it was now legal to possess marijuana for recreational use in Ohio. The cop on the other end of the line calmly told him that he was mistaken, but our bozo persisted, even going so far as to spell his full name out for the officer. Somewhere along the way, he may have realized his error, as he also identified his wife as “Marilyn Manson.” The whole conversation was recorded and posted on the police department website, along with an explanation of marijuana laws.

Well, That Trick Always Works For Possums

Thanks to Bozo News Hawk Glen Snow for sending in today’s report from Fort Kent, Maine. Here’s the scenario: You’re a bozo who is behind on your rent, you have no money to pay and you know the landlord is coming over to collect. What to do? Call friends for a quick loan? Nope. Get a job and hope the landlord will give you more time? No way. Play dead and hope he’ll just go away? Yeah, that’s the ticket. When the landlord arrived, he found our bozo stretched out on the floor, unresponsive. However, instead of forgiving the rent payment, he called the cops. When the police arrived, our bozo made a miraculous recovery, awake and alert and talking to officers. He talked enough that the cops were able to discover that he was wanted on an outstanding warrant. Busted! He’s sleeping it off in the county jail.

I Knew I Should Have Taken an Uber!

Bozo criminal for today comes from Kennewick, Washington, where the cops received a call from a man who reported that his pickup had been stolen. He said he left the keys in his 1992 Chevy and observed a man ride up on a bicycle, throw the bike in the back of the truck and drive off. The cops noticed surveillance cameras in the parking lot and, after taking a look, saw a lot more than our bozo had bargained for. The truck was indeed stolen, but footage also showed the reason our bozo was in the parking lot in the first place. He was burglarizing a business across the street. Oops. No word on the whereabouts of the truck but our bozo has been arrested and charged with burglary.

Next Time Try Cantaloupes, They’re Lighter

Our bozo for today from Rocky Mount, North Carolina forgot two important things: 1. Watermelons are heavy. 2. Fields are often muddy. Cops were called to a report of a suspicious person in a field just off Highway 97. When they arrived, they found our bozo, with a pickup truck loaded to the top of the bed with watermelons he had stolen from the field. His getaway was thwarted when the overloaded truck literally sunk up to the axles in mud. Police placed him under arrest on a misdemeanor larceny charge. No word on the fate of the watermelons.

On the Road Again…Just Not For Very Far

Bozo criminal for today comes from St. Petersburg, Florida, where bozo John Dempsey was in need of transportation. And, proving once again that you can get anything you need at Walmart, he headed to the store and drove off in one of their motorized carts. Things were going well as he headed down the road, making it almost a mile before he noticed something seemed to be wrong. Well, maybe this thing is low on fuel…? So he stopped at a convenience store and was trying to figure out a way to recharge it when the cops were called. Busted! Charged with theft and DUI

This Takes the Whole Idea of Do It Yourself a Little Too Far

Bozo criminal for today from Mission Viejo, California was faced with a problem. He had two flat tires on his van and no spare. What to do? Call AAA? Nope. Have the car towed? No way. Buy a roll of gauze and a box of Band-Aids and repair it yourself? Exactly! Police responding to a report of a suspicious man next to a vehicle checked things out and placed our bozo under arrest, on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs.

Don’t Be a Litterbug!

Bozo criminal for today comes from Johnson County, Indiana, where our bozo was a passenger in a car on I-65. There was also a baby in the car who had a diaper that needed changing. No problem, right? Our bozo changed the diaper and then there was the question of what to do with the soiled diaper. It was a little smelly so our bozo rolled down the window and tossed it. It sailed right into the path of a car following behind, hitting the windshield and bouncing a couple of times. Which would have been on problem except for one teeny tiny little thing. The car was a police cruiser. Oops. Our bozo and the driver were pulled over and ticketed for littering.

And, It’s White…I Wanted Red!

Bozo criminal for today comes from the Spoiled Brat Division of the International File in Yamunanagar in northern India. It seems our the proud parents of our teenage bozo wanted to give him a nice birthday present, a new car. Bozo brat wanted a Jaguar, but the parents could only afford a BMW. So, instead of being appreciative, our bozo went into a snit and pushed the brand new Beamer into a river because it was “too small” for him and his friends. Police are investigating but at this time have filed no charges.

Hey, Don’t Be Foolin’ Me With No Booty Call!

Bozo criminal for today comes from Woodbury, New Jersey, where bozo Taija Richardson got a booty call from a male friend at 4 am. Thinking it sounded like a pretty good offer, she headed over to his house, only to find him sound asleep. When she couldn’t wake him up for some action, she headed to a convenience store, bought lighter fluid and a lighter and headed back to his place. Obviously intent on having a hot time one way or the other, our scorned lover set the place on fire. Fortunately, the man and his dog were able to escape, but the house is a total loss. She’s under arrest, charged with arson and attempted murder.

The Only Thing Left Now Is To Blame the Theft On Her Evil Twin

Bozo criminal for today comes from Clinton, Iowa, where bozo Rachel Thompson was speeding when a cop spotted her and tried to pull her over. Instead of stopping, she fled, ran through a red light and led the cop on a chase. It was then that the sheriff’s office received a call from our bozo reporting that her car had been stolen. The caller identified the stolen car as the exact same one the officer was chasing. Let’s review. Bozo is speeding. Bozo flees from cop. Bozo calls sheriff from her cell phone to report her car stolen. Now all bozo has to do is elude the cop and she’ll be off the hook, right? Wrong. The officer radioed ahead and Stop Sticks where placed in the roadway. Busted! Our bozo was charged with eluding, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, and speeding.

Ho Ho, oh No!

Bozo criminal for today comes from Culver City, California where our unidentified bozo stripped naked and attempted to burglarize a home before being confronted by the homeowners and fleeing. So, if your attempt to break into a home has been thwarted and you are buck naked, what do you do? Well, in this case our bozo thought the best idea was to climb up on a nearby roof and hide in a chimney. Bad idea. He soon saw the error of his ways and a man walking his dog heard his cries for help. The cops were notified and our naked friend was booked on suspicion of burglary.

Well, You Didn’t Expect Me To Write My Real Name, Did You?

Bozo criminal for today from Butler, Pennsylvania, once again proves that the old adage, Honesty is the Best Policy, does not apply to bozos. It seems bozo Marc Langston stole a credit card from a woman who gave him a ride. Armed with his stolen card, he headed straight for a cell phone store where he bought a phone for $200 and to another store where he bought $42 worth of beer and cigarettes. So far, so good, right? Nope. At both places, when asked to sign the receipt, he wrote in “Thief” rather than his name. Oops. Cops used video surveillance from both places to ID our bozo and quickly tracked him down. He’s been charged with receiving stolen property and theft by deception.

A Completely New Version of a Sting Operation

Thanks to Bozo News Hawk Glen Snow for sending in today’s report from the International File in Berlin, Germany. Cops were trying to serve a warrant on our bozo when he decided to make a run for it. He jumped from his balcony directly into some shrubbery where, unfortunately for him, a group of wasps had built a rather large nest. The angry wasps swarmed all over him, causing him to flee out into the street where the officers attempted to make an arrest, only to be attacked by the wasps themselves. Our bozo managed to break free and fled, with the wasps in hot pursuit. Looking for any place to hide, he jumped into an inflatable swimming pool. The pool may have kept the wasps at bay, but it didn’t hold back the cops, who placed him under arrest. No word on the fate of the wasps.