Qabilene Updates Archives for 2018-05

A Guy Set Fire to an American Flag Blanket Over Memorial Day Weekend and Started a Wildfire

Well this is the most un-American crime we've seen in a while . . .



Some idiot in Ephrata, Washington set fire to an American flag blanket over Memorial Day weekend.



It happened on Sunday, and the act of burning a flag ISN'T actually a crime.  It's protected under Free Speech.  But the fire SPREAD, and he accidentally started a WILDFIRE that burned about five acres.



Luckily firefighters put it out before it hit any houses, and no one was hurt.



It's still not clear if it was a political statement or what.  But if he just HAPPENED to be burning an American flag blanket around Memorial Day, that's a pretty big coincidence.



There's no word yet on what charges he might be facing.



(NBC News / Newsweek)

Kaden Crazy News: The Owner of a Music Store Gave a Kid a Free Trumpet Because His Mom Couldn't Afford It

This happened almost a decade ago, but the guy didn't know about it until he found this letter . . .



21-year-old Jacques Ruffin is from the Orlando area.  (It's pronounced Juh-kwees.)  He started playing the trumpet in middle school.  And his mom couldn't afford to buy him one, so she rented one from a music store called the Allegro Music Centre.



Recently, he was going through a closet in her home when he found a letter from the owner of the store, a guy named James Jones.



It turns out his mom had gotten behind on payments at one point, and couldn't catch up.  So James sent her a letter that said he was GIVING Jacques the $800 trumpet, because he didn't want him to have to give it up.



He just asked her to return it if Jacques ever lost interest, so another kid could get a chance to learn.  But that never happened, because he never quit.  He's still playing the same trumpet James gave him.



And here's how one good deed leads to another.  The letter inspired Jacques to start a GoFundMe page to buy instruments for OTHER underprivileged kids.  If you want to donate, just search for "Instruments for Students in Need" on 






(Here's the letter.)


Kaden Crazy News: A Woman Got Away From the Cops, Bragged About It on Their Facebook Page . . . and Was Quickly Arrested

If you're a minor criminal, there's really NOTHING that's more effective for getting the cops to hunt you down than this.



Last week, the cops in Moses Lake, Washington pulled over a 27-year-old guy named Giovanni Powell for driving with a suspended license.



A 19-year-old woman named Kayla Irizzary was in the car, and since she wasn't breaking any laws, the cops let her go.



But then they searched the car, and they found her purse . . . which had her ID, a gun, and some heroin.  She's a convicted felon, so she can't own a gun.



Meanwhile, when she got home, she hopped on the police department's Facebook page and BRAGGED about how she got away from them.   So, of course, they started focusing on finding her.  



And on Saturday, they tracked her down and arrested her after a quick chase.



She's facing charges for unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of heroin. 

KADEN CRAZY NEWS: A Barber Throws a Client Through the Window For Complaining About His Haircut

I'm always afraid to tell the person cutting my hair that I don't like what they're doing . . . they have a LOT of sharp objects around.  But here's a sharp object I never even thought of.



A 33-year-old guy was at a barbershop in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday afternoon, and he told his barber that he didn't like the haircut . . . and he even threatened not to pay for it.



And the barber responded by . . . throwing him THROUGH the front window of the shop.



The guy's face got messed up pretty badly by the glass and he was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.



The barber ran off, and the other people at the shop said they didn't know his name or how to reach him . . . so the cops are trying to track him down

KADEN CRAZY NEWS :A Woman Used Her Boyfriend's Full Name in Her Graffiti Love Messages

I'll never get why people think spray-painting someone's name on public property proves their love.  How is graffiti romantic?  But this takes it to a whole new level of dumb . . .



Earlier this week, a 28-year-old woman named Brittany Ann Clenney took a can of purple spray paint to a new park that recently opened in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.  (About 70 miles east of Pensacola.)



And she caused $10,000 in damages by covering the place in love messages for her boyfriend, John.



She spray-painted stuff on the side of a wooden dock that was just installed . . . on some big rocks next to it . . . on the side of a wall . . . and on a giant column for a huge overhead bridge.



But unfortunately for Brittany, the cops were easily able to figure out who did it . . . because she used John's FULL NAME in one of the messages.



It said, quote, "John Ryan Wilson, you stole my heart.  And I love it."  Then one of her other messages was signed "Brittany Ann."



The cops tracked her down on Tuesday, and she still had purple paint on one of her arms.  She's facing a felony charge for criminal mischief. 



(Walton County Sheriff's Office / WEAR)

Kaden Crazy News: A Burglar Is Caught on a Security Camera Stopping to Dance in the Middle of His Break-In

I guess you never know when the rhythm is gonna get ya.



Earlier this month, a guy named David Seale broke into a law firm in Fresno, California.  And after he got into the lobby, something must've come over him . . . because he stopped what he was doing for nine seconds to DANCE.



The security camera in the lobby got a perfect shot of him popping and locking . . . maybe popping the lock to the door inspired him?  Then he went back to his break-in.



He wound up stealing a laptop and a bunch of keys . . . and the cops tracked him down quickly and arrested him.



He was charged with burglary.


KADEN CRAZY NEWS :A Man Tries to Hide His Legless Fugitive Girlfriend Inside a Plastic Storage Container

Well this is a new one.



The cops and U.S. Marshals in Florida were looking for a 39-year-old fugitive named Krystle Lee Anderson last Tuesday, and they had a lead that she was staying at her boyfriend's house.  He's a 48-year-old named John Carr in Winter Haven, Florida.



Krystle doesn't have LEGS . . . and when authorities went to the house, they spotted John trying to cram Krystle into a plastic storage bin.



It's not clear what the plan was . . . like, were they going to put her on a shelf with the Christmas decorations and old DVDs and hope the cops wouldn't notice?



Anyway, they were both arrested.



Krystle lost her legs in a police shootout back in 2015, when she held up a Burger King.  She pointed a gun at the cops, they shot her, and apparently her legs had to be amputated as a result.  Her gun turned out to be a BB gun.



But she never showed in court after that to face her kidnapping and assault charges, and there's been a warrant out for her ever since. 



(Lakeland Ledger



(Here's her mugshot.  She looks weirdly like B.J. Noak from "The Office".)



Kaden Crazy News A Guy Steals a TV From Walmart . . . Then Asks the Cops For a Ride Home

his guy is either the BOLDEST criminal we've seen in a while, or the dumbest.  There's no third option.



A 24-year-old guy named Tayvon Wilson went to a Walmart in Columbus, Georgia last week . . . picked up a 55-inch Samsung TV . . . and walked out of the store through the car department without paying.



But a 55-inch TV is pretty heavy and bulky, and apparently he was having trouble carrying it as he walked home.



So he saw two police officers and asked them if they'd give him . . . and his TV . . . a ride home.  Wow.



That was right around when the cops got a call from the Walmart about the missing TV.  They connected the dots . . . and Tayvon was arrested for shoplifting. 



(Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)



(Here's his mugshot.)


Kaden Crazy News : A Woman at a 7-Eleven Tries to Heat Up Pee For a Drug Test . . . But It Explodes in the Microwave

 This is one of those moments that HAS to make someone re-evaluate what their life has become.



There's a 26-year-old woman named Angelique Sanchez from Aurora, Colorado, and she was trying to get a job at a health clinic last week.  She needed to take a drug test for the job . . . and apparently, Angelique knew she'd fail.



So . . . she got her hands on someone else's pee.  But she knew it had to be WARM or the testers would know she'd smuggled it in . . . so she took it to a 7-Eleven before her test to heat it up in their microwave.



And . . . it EXPLODED.



So Angelique bolted, and the 7-Eleven clerk found a bunch of yellow liquid dripping from the microwave.  He realized what it was and called the cops . . . and they tracked Angelique down at her job interview down the street.



She's facing one count of damaging property . . . and, spoiler alert, now that the health clinic knows about this story she's PROBABLY not getting that job. 



(NBC 9 - Denver





(Here's her mugshot.)



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