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Dumb, Dumber and Dumberer: Weird Crime 2012

Can you see me now? • If you're going to commit a crime, give the cops a hand by posting your crimes on YouTube • Wet-laundry smackdown ... Weird Crime of the Southland 2012.

People do stupid things. And sometimes those stupid things lead to felony charges, as was the case with these incidents from the Patch files.

Ferris Bueller's Evil Twin? A 20-year-old man arrested in the New Lenox Village Commons in August and cited for underage drinking was stopped again later in the evening after an officer spotted him walking in the middle of the street. The cop rolled down his window and told Jerome Dudko to get on the sidewalk, but Dudko decided to grab the officer's eyeglasses, scream profanities and run away. Police said Dudko scratched the officer's eyes, which required treatment at the hospital. Other officers arrived at Dudko's house and took the young man, kicking and screaming, into custody. The officer's glasses were found in the house. Dudko still managed to flash a wide smile in his jailhouse booking mug. On New Lenox Patch

Wheelie, Wheelie Stupid: He called himself the "Ghost Rider," and sped through the streets of Orland Park, weaving in and out of traffic, speeding, popping wheelies and zooming through grassy parkways, eluding Orland Park's finest on his two-wheeled adventures. The Ghost Rider would record his antics and they were later found on You Tube. But he lacked the otherworldly talents of his comic book hero namesake, and police caught up with 22-year-old Justin J. Jachimiec in March. While searching his house, police said, officers found the helmet camera used to record his exploits. On Orland Park Patch

Washing Machine Warfare: An 88-year-old Oak Lawn woman was hit with wet laundry in August by a fellow tenant in the apartment building they share after the neighbor took issue with the octagenarian's early-morning use of the washing machine. Nijole Rackausiene, 58, shut off the washing machine with the elderly woman's unfinished laundry still inside, saying the noise woke her up. The elderly woman pointed to a sign on the wall and noted that 6 a.m. was her scheduled time to use the machine. Rackausiene ripped the sign from the wall and began tossing the wet items at the old woman, who grabbed a mop to defend herself. On Oak Lawn Patch

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Glenn Brooks December 29, 2012 at 08:15 PM
yuk yuk.
Bob Laird December 30, 2012 at 05:07 AM
Rackausiene. that time of day she should have been getting out the prayer rug and awaiting the sunrise, not assaulting 88 year old ladies. By the way Glenn, it's NYUK NYUK. gotta love them guys.
Linda T December 30, 2012 at 03:57 PM
I get some yuks from antics like these too, and no offense Bob, I also get a few yuks from seeing people correcting the grammar and spelling of other commenters, whether the correction is warranted or not. (Definition of YUK 1 slang : laugh <did it just for yuks> 2 slang : joke, gag (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yuk) Happy New Year all, whether you say yuk or nyuk. ;~) Cheers!
Bob Laird December 31, 2012 at 12:01 AM
I know how it's spelled in the dictionary, but if you ever watched the stooges, Curley pronounced it NYUK. I prefer NYUK. Leave me alone.

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