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C) An Ohio man tried using paranormal activity as a defense.

The former police officer was accused of stealing a dozen air conditioning units and other valuables from a sheriff's office.

The items were found in the mans basement but he said it was a ghost who put them there!

The court didn't buy it and convicted the former cop.

Winner: A

Nov. 21, 2011

A) A New York man wearing a t-shirt that read "I am a drunk" was charged with a DWI after running into a cop car. He was issued several traffic citations.

B) An Atlanta teenager who was stuck in a chimney for ten hours after looking to rob an area home. Neighbors heard someone yelling for help from the home's chimney and called police. He was charged with burglary.

C) An Albany woman and two friends who stole a car so she could get to court in time to face previous charges against her. The stolen car's OnStar GPS indicated it was at the courthouse. Officers got the call while she was in court and arrested her before her appearance was over.

Winner: C

Nov. 14, 2011

a) College athletes aren't suppose to interact with agents or PR specialists. But Ray-Ray Armstrong, safety for the Miami Hurricanes, is in the hot seat for having dinner with the owner of a P-R firm and Tweeting about it!

The tweet was deleted, but he's now being investigated to see if he broke NCAA rules.

B) A Charlotte man recently ran out of T-P in a motel bathroom and became so angry that he smashed lights and a blow dryer, then went to another room being renovated and clogged the toilet, causing thousands of dollars in water damage.

He's now facing vandalism charges.

C) A Utah bank robber was found not too far from the scene after someone who saw it happen followed his footprints in the snow back to his apartment.

When police got there, they found the robber and all the stolen cash.

Winner: C

Nov. 7, 2011

A) An Oregon man who broke into a home, not to steal anything but to watch TV. The homeowner discovered the unwelcome guest on his couch and knocked him unconscious. The intruder faces criminal trespassing charges.

B) A Nebraska man who relieved himself on the side of a cop car while an officer was still in the car. The man was cited for littering by urination.

C) California train robbers who stole from a stopped train, but probably didn't get what they were expecting. They grabbed 20 boxes filled with pig's feet, costing a total of $200. Authorities are still searching for the thieves.

Winner: B

Oct. 31, 2011

A) A California man who was trapped on a playground swing for nine hours before being rescued by authorities. He squeezed himself into the swing on a $100 bet from his friends. They left him stuck there overnight until he was cut free.

B) A New Mexico woman who stabbed her boyfriend after she suspected he was cheating during a game of monopoly. The boyfriend suffered wounds on his face and arms. Police say the couple appeared to be intoxicated.

C) Two Florida Pizza restaurant managers who burned down a a rival chain's shop in hopes of increasing their business. No one was hurt in the fire and both men were charged with arson.

Winner: C

Oct. 24, 2011

A) A Gaithersburg man ran from police after he was spotted stealing copper from a construction site. But after five hours on the lam, he called police complaining he was cold and wet and demanded a ride home. Police did pick him up - and took him straight to jail.

B) He was wearing brand new clothes, only he broke into the store to get them. Shortly after Frederick police watched the store's surveillance video, they found the man at a bus stop wearing the same clothes he had stolen.

C) A woman in Germany stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, but it wasn't too hard to track her down. Police realized she had left her name and address with the store clerk shortly before the robbery when she asked to have a bracelet cleaned.

Winner: A

Oct. 17, 2011

A) A records clerk for an Illinois Sheriff's office accidentally faxed a note saying "Dismiss this case...The guy is the son of one of our deputies" to a local newsroom instead of that village's attorney.The paper investigated and turns out the motorist was not the son of a deputy, and they still had to pay the fine.

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