Oklahoma City Police are currently looking for a suspected carjacker, but his most distinguishing feature isn't a tattoo or a scar; it's a pacifier.
The suspect has been dubbed the "Binky Bandit" and he is alleged to have robbed and carjacked a victim Friday night in front of a business parking lot.
A surveillance tape taken near the area shows the suspect sucking hard on a pacifier.
The photo looks ridiculous, so much so that Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow with the Oklahoma City Police Department felt obliged to remind the media that the alleged "Binky Bandit" is wanted for a felony.
“It’s something that we don’t see very often, a man who is our suspect in such a violent crime to have a pacifier but we can't forget the fact that it is a very serious crime,” she told .
The pacifier may make the suspect seem childish, but Oklahoma Poison Control Director Scott Schaeffer told News9.com that it's not uncommon for hallucinogenic drug users to keep pacifiers in their mouth, to keep them from grinding their teeth.
When the pacifier-sucking suspect approached the victim's car, the victim handed over his money and car keys and the suspect drove off in a red two-door 1997 Grand Prix.
The victim was not injured, but authorities said the next victim might not be as lucky.
"Obviously, [if] this man robs another individual, it could have another outcome,” Wardlow told. “We want to get this man off the streets.”
The suspect is described as an 18-year-old black male with a thin build who stands between 5 feet, 9 inches and 5 feet, 11 inches tall.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (405)-235-7300.
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A man accused of murdering his wife briefly escaped from a Missouri jail when a deputy allowed him and other inmates to watch July 4 fireworks.
Jason McClurg, the so-called "Kool Aid Killer" who allegedly poisoned his wife with the sweet drink and a prescription medicine, broke free Friday night and was recaptured on Sunday, TV station KSPR reports. He was found in a camper in Winona, Missouri, according to KFVS.
The deputy was fired who brought McClurg and nine other detainees to a cage outside the Shannon County jail to view the fireworks display, CBS reports.
This was the second time that a prisoner had escaped from this guard, the sheriff's office said.
McClurg persuaded his wife to drink the lethal concoction in May by telling her their toddler had made it for her, detectives told KY3.
CLEVELAND, April 13 (Reuters) - An Ohio man sentenced by a judge to spend Sunday wearing a sign reading "I AM A BULLY" at a busy suburban Cleveland intersection was greeted by a boisterous stream of honking car horns, jeers and insults.
Edmond Aviv, 62, clad in a hat and dark sunglasses, sat slumped in a green plastic chair holding the cardboard sign that is punishment for his treatment of a neighbor, whose husband suffers from dementia, and her seven children, several of whom have disabilities and use wheelchairs.
His sign reads: "I AM A BULLY! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in."
Among the many people who stopped to see Aviv serve his sentence was Alex Simmons, 21, a former neighbor who said Aviv would call out racial slurs to people passing by.
"Parents told us to stay away from the house. He would just stand on the porch and just call us names," Simmons said, adding, "Justice had been served."
Aviv was accused of calling the neighbor, Sandra Prugh, "Monkey Mama" as she held her adopted, disabled African-American children and of smearing dog feces on their wheelchair ramp.
The harassment went on 15 years in the Cleveland suburb of South Euclid, Prugh said in court documents.
Aviv pleaded no contest to fourth-degree disorderly conduct in March. South Euclid Municipal Court Judge Gayle Williams-Byers sentenced him to spend five hours on Sunday wearing a placard that must be readable from 25 feet away.
The judge also sentenced Aviv to 15 days in jail, seven months' probation, 100 hours of community service, anger management classes and mental-health counseling, according to court records.
A probation officer was on hand on Sunday to protect Aviv and make sure he served out his sentence.
"I didn't do this," Aviv said to a reporter who asked if he was sorry.
As he spoke, someone in a passing car yelled: "Douche bag."
Prugh said Aviv has spit on her, tried to run down her wheelchair-bound daughters and directed spotlights at her windows at night, according to court documents.
Last year, authorities discovered Aviv had cut a hole in his garage wall and was using a fan to blow kerosene fumes into Prugh's back yard.
Aviv must also publish a letter of apology to Prugh in a local newspaper.
(Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst and Leslie Adler)
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A California woman who describes herself as Barbie-obsessed says she uses hypnotherapy sessions in the hopes that it will decrease her IQ.
"I just want to be the ultimate Barbie. I actually want to be brainless," Blondie Bennett, 38, told Barcroft TV. "I don't like being human, if that makes sense... Natural is boring... I would love to be like, completely plastic."
Bennett has had five breast augmentations and other procedures in the hopes of attaining her goal. But now she says she's undergoing hypnotherapy sessions two-to-three times a week in order to dumb down her thoughts.
She says it's working.
"I've had 20 sessions and I'm already starting to feel ditzy and confused all the time," Bennett told the Daily Mail.
She told Barcroft TV that although she loves her looks, her plastic features tend to turn off a lot of people. She said that her friends and family don't approve of her lifestyle.
Bennett appears to maintain a NSFW Twitter account advertising live camera shows. Her handle, not surprisingly, is "Busty_Doll."
This might be the most publicity Radio Shack has had in years.
An Arkansas man who told police he just really had to pee found himself in cuffs after allegedly soaking a Radio Shack carpet and electronics in his urine.
Police arrested 65-year-old John Posey last Wednesday after the man allegedly unzipped. When an officer arrived, Posey appeared to have "bloodshot eyes, was unsteady on his feet, and smelled of intoxicants," according to a police report.
Posey first told police he was only shopping and denied urinating, despite the overwhelming smell, according to The Smoking Gun.
The man eventually confessed to urinating, telling the officer simply, "I had to pee bad."
According to the International Business Times, Posey didn't ask to use the bathroom because "stores usually won't let you...so I didn't ask."
Along with a damaged carpet, a Radio Shack employee pointed out multiple electronics that were urinated on, estimating more than $750 worth of damage.
Posey was charged with public intoxication and criminal mischief. (FROM HUFFINGTON POST)