In Bridge City, Louisiana, 25-year-old Maghan LeGlue allegedly pinned her boyfriend against his own car with her sport utility vehicle after an argument, shattering his leg! The 27-year-old victim was taken to Ochsner Medical Center in Old Jefferson where doctors said there was no pulse detected in his injured right leg. Deputies arrested LeGlue and booked her with aggravated second-degree battery and simple criminal damage to property valued between $1,000 and $4,999. The victim told deputies he had been arguing with LeGlue, with whom he also has three children, when she hit him with her 2004 Ford Expedition and pinning him against his Ford Crown Victoria. (NOLA.com)
The Lowest of the Low
In Florida, Broward Sheriff's deputies arrested two people they say were stealing items from a makeshift memorial outside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of the recent Parkland school shooting in which 17 people were killed. Police arrested 37-year-old Michael Kennedy and 40-year-old Kara O'Neil and charged them with "one count of disfiguring a tomb or monument, a third-degree felony." Witnesses alerted police after they saw the couple removing items from the fence and a police deputy said he "found teddy bears, plaques and pin wheels" from the memorial site in the backseat of their vehicle. When Kennedy appeared in court on Monday morning he argued that the memorial was not a tomb or monument and that the charges should be dropped. The judge disagreed and ordered both him and O'Neil be held on $1,000 bond. Kennedy is currently unemployed and served time in state prison for delivering oxycontin, burglary, and assault on a law enforcement officer. (KFI News)
Save a Tree - Marry It!
A Florida woman who's hoping to save a 100-year-old tree from being cut down decided to marry it. Karen Cooper wants to save the landmark Ft. Myers tree, whose 8,000-foot canopy graces a park near her home and held a wedding ceremony in which she pledged to honor and protect the large ficus. Local authorities have approved a developer's request to have it removed out of fear it could topple and damage private property that adjoins the city-owned land. Cooper held the event in a bid to get people to show their support for preserving the tree. Cooper's ceremony was complete with a wedding dress, walk down the aisle, maid of honor, and even a canine ring bearer. The "newlywed," who's lived in Ft. Myers nearly 40 years, says she wants to save the tree after so many others were destroyed in September's Hurricane Irma. A reported 80 or so people showed up for the ceremony, which included food and music and was capped off with a tree decorating ceremony. (ABC News)
In the Hole
She calls her band Hole, and now Page Six is reporting that Courtney Love is over half a million dollars in the hole with Uncle Sam. The report says the singer owes precisely $568,674.62 to the IRS. Reportedly, Love has already shelled out $319,749.27 to cover unpaid taxes dating back to 2012. While a massive sum to most, the debts are paltry compared with what the singer herself says she's lost over the years. Back in 2014, Love told Australia's Style magazine that she'd "lost about $27 million," most of which she said went to settling lawsuits. That same year, Love was reportedly sued by a Manhattan psychiatrist who said she owed $48,250 worth of treatment for which she was accused of never paying. This month, Love appeared in a new music video released by fellow 1990s rock royalty, Marilyn Manson. (Page Six)
Survived Holocaust; Couldn't Survive Paris
An 85-year-old Jewish woman who survived the Holocaust was murdered and her body burned in what Paris police are now investigating as a hate crime. Mireille Knoll was stabbed at least 11 times before her Paris apartment was set ablaze last Friday. Two male suspects, aged 22 and 29, were arrested Monday and face possible charges of anti-Semitic murder, aggravated robbery, and destruction of property. On Facebook, Knoll's granddaughter describes one of the men as "a Muslim neighbor [Knoll] knew well." Knoll's son says she treated the man "like a son." Local media, however, report the man had threatened to set fire to Knoll's home following his release from prison for molesting the 12-year-old daughter of a woman who looked after Knoll. Authorities initially said they were "not excluding any hypothesis" regarding the motive of the killing but the Paris prosecutor's office said anti-Semitism was likely to blame. Knoll escaped a roundup of 13,000 Jews in Paris in 1942 - almost all of whom would later die in Nazi death camps. Many are now pointing out similarities in the case of 66-year-old Jewish woman Sarah Halimi, murdered in Paris last April which was later ruled an anti-Semitic crime. (BBC)
Prosecutors in Billings, Montana say 37-year-old Lisa Christine Walter drank half a bottle of whiskey, drove to Billings to get marijuana at a legal dispensary, then drove her car through the storefront and broke more windows with a sledgehammer after discovering it was closed. Walter has been charged with felony criminal mischief and aggravated driving under the influence second offense, a misdemeanor. Police were called to Grow World where they found Walter drinking from a measuring glass, with her blue Honda Civic driven partially through the front doors of the business. All 10 of the front windows to the business had been broken and there was a baseball bat sticking out of the rear passenger side window, a sledgehammer sitting on the front seat and a bottle of Jack Daniels in the rear of the car. Walter was reportedly agitated because she could not buy marijuana from the business because it was closed. She has a medical marijuana card and told officers she had driven to Billings to buy the product because she'd run out. She also admitted to officers she'd drunk roughly half the bottle of whiskey before driving. A breath test showed a 0.13 percent blood alcohol content - well over the legal limit of 0.08. (HelenAir.com)
Don't Prank In & Out!
In-N-Out Burger isn't laughing about a YouTube prankster who claimed to be the company's CEO making a surprise visit. The burger chain has gone to court to seek a restraining order against prankster Cody Roeder, whose videos appeared on his popular "Trollmunchies" YouTube channel. In two now-deleted videos filmed earlier this month, Roeder visits Southern California In-N-Out burger locations dressed in business attire, claiming to be the acting CEO and demanding free food for a "taste test." He claims to be the ex-husband of Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson, the granddaughter of chain founder Harry Snyder. According to court papers, at one location, Roeder berated employees for "contamination" of the food and grabbed a burger from a customer believed to have been his assistant. Roeder "proceeded to throw the burger on the ground in the middle of the restaurant and step on it, telling the customer it was 'garbage." In a statement, the chain said it has seen "an increase of visitors to our stores, who are not customers but instead are intentionally disruptive and who then try to promote themselves through social media." The legal action seeks a restraining order banning Roeder and his accomplices from the chain's restaurants, as well as damages of more than $25,000. (OC Register)
What the What?
In Peoria County, Illinois police responded to reports of a stabbing to find 48-year-old Carolinn Carpentier standing in the driveway, holding her stomach. Two puncture wounds were visible to her abdomen and she claimed her sister had stabbed her twice because she was "jealous" of her. The sister, 49-year-old Annajohn Carpentier, told deputies that the stabbing was an accident explaining: "I was cutting up my ham when she ran into my knife." Apparently, twice. Police did say they smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from both women. Carolinn was rushed to the hospital while Annajohn was arrested. Three other people who had been inside the home at the time of the stabbing said they'd seen nothing. (PJStar.com)