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The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Self Arrest Form
The East Point Police, in East Point, Georgia, have come up with a novel way to reduce the costs of fighting crime. They simply invite criminals to arrest themselves. They have an easy-to-use self arrest form on their website that criminals can fill out and submit online. At first I suspected that the entire East Point Police website was a joke, but this doesn't appear to be the case. Instead, I'm guessing that this self-arrest form is just a bit of police humor, in the same vein as the decision by the police in Kokomo, Indiana to cut costs by closing the police station during the night. Emergency calls would be recorded on an answering machine and answered the following morning.
Categories: Law/Police/Crime
Posted by The Curator on Thu Nov 27, 2003
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