Man Head-Butts Chip Shop Worker in Row Over Cheese

Michael MoirAn Aberdeen man has been jailed after head-butting a chip shop worker in a row over a 30p portion of cheese.

Michael Moir was sentenced to five months for the incident at a takeaway in Aberdeen. A furious row broke out after Moir, 23, and his girlfriend, Megan Ross, 20, discovered she had not received a portion of cheese with her chips and gravy order.

Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard Ross threw the food at worker Kathleen Hadden at Balnagask Chip Shop, and then Moir head-butted her.

Moir, whose address was given in court papers as 203 Portland Street, Aberdeen, had previously pleaded guilty to the assault and was sentenced to five months in prison. Sentence was deferred on Ross, whose address was given in court papers as 114E Victoria Road, Aberdeen, after she pleaded guilty to assault.


Ex-Reality TV Star Arrested for Smuggling Heroin in Bean and Cheese Burrito


A Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) deputy has been arrested for allegedly smuggling a bean-and-cheese burrito filled with heroin into a courthouse jail.

As it happens, the deputy in question, Henry Marin, isn’t just any old deputy. He’s a vet from the Fox reality show The Academy. On the program, Marin fell asleep in front of cameras on his first day as an LASD recruit and eventually flunked out of the LA Sheriff’s Academy before a nationally televised audience.

You just can’t make this stuff up.

From the LA Times:

Marin’s subpar performance eventually led to his ouster from Academy Class 355 for flunking two role-playing exercises. In one, he failed to call for help after a suicidal woman brandished a gun and he was unable to recall the radio code for an emergency. “You blew this one, big time,” his instructor says.

After he failed a second scenario, Marin was dismissed from the academy. “You seem to have no knowledge or understanding of the laws that guide you and allow you to do certain things,” a sergeant tells him on the show when he was let go. Marin was allowed to re-enroll in a later academy class and successfully graduated, a department spokesman said.

Marin was relieved of duty and is out on $25,000 bail.

Texas Cheese Smuggling Attempt Results in Seizure, $697.84 Fine


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EL PASO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and agriculture specialists noted an increase in smuggled food and agriculture items as many people returned to the U.S. after spending the holidays in Mexico.

“During this time of the year it is not uncommon for people who spend time in Mexico to attempt to return to their U.S. homes with prohibited goods,” said Hector Mancha, director of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s El Paso Port. “We would remind those travelers that the CBP inspection process is thorough and violators face the risk of significant civil penalties.”

The largest penalty was assessed in a cheese smuggling case at the Paso Del Norte port of entry in El Paso. CBP officers were performing inspections on Dec. 28 when a 2008 Chevrolet HHR arrived at the primary inspection booth. CBP officers received a negative declaration for any plant, fruit, meat or vegetable products.

But when CBP officers searched the vehicle, they discovered 10 wheels of cheese weighing 116.5 pounds hidden in the spare tire well. CBP officers seized and destroyed the cheese and assessed a penalty of $697.84, which was the domestic value of the smuggled product.


Celebrity Chef Antony Worrall Thompson Caught Shoplifting Cheese and Wine


Celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson has been arrested for shoplifting cheese and wine at a supermarket, police have said.

The Ready Steady Cook star, 60, was cautioned by police after he was caught stealing from the Tesco store in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. The former I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! contestant, whose restaurant business has been hit by the recession, was caught while using a self-scanning till on Friday, 6 January.

According to the Sun, a camera had been set up after he was spotted by staff not paying for some low-value items on a total of five occasions. He was stopped by guards leaving the store in front of shocked shoppers, the Sun reports.

A Thames Valley police spokesman said: “Thames Valley police arrested a 60-year-old man from High Wycombe following a report of shoplifting offences in Tesco, Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames.

“The man has been issued with a formal caution for these offences.” A Tesco spokesman said: “It’s a matter for police.”

Man Arrested When Police Find Whipped Cream Cans in Crashed Car


A St. Cloud man was arrested on New Year’s Eve after his car hit a pole. Just before 11:00 p.m., officers of the St. Cloud Police Department went to the 800 block of 2nd Street North where the incident happened.

Police say the driver, 23-year-old Steven Michael Johnson, showed signs of impairment including lethargic movements and very poor balance. Officers say they found several whipped cream cans in the car, which they believe he had been inhaling.

Johnson was arrested for driving while impaired by a hazardous substance. He agreed to a blood test and the results are pending at this time. Police say while searching Johnson they found a 1 milligram pill of Alprazolam, a controlled substance, for which he said he had no prescription.

Johnson was booked and released at the Stearns County Jail for third degree DWI and fifth degree drug possession.