from the Department of Really Bad Ideas: a grenade demonstration … indoors

from the Daily Pakistan:  “A hand grenade exploded inside courtroom in Karachi’s Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) after a judge asked a police constable if he knew how grenades worked. The constable, instead of explaining his expertise in weapons and grenade handling to the judge, opted to demonstrate practically by promptly pulling out the pin from the grenade. … “

The Stupidest “We Destroyed the Village in Order to Save It” Animal-Related Moment

A wallaby in Houten, Netherlands ran away from its owners.  Alert police officers — worried that the animal might wander into the road and be killed — did the only logical thing when they finally rounded it up.  They shot and killed the runaway wallaby “for the safety of the animal.”  (No.  We don’t get it either.,)


The Stupidest Crime Scene Investigation/Cinema Verite Combo Deal

When firefighters battling a blaze at the George Washington Hotel outside of Pittsburgh found a room spattered in blood, empty bottles of alcohol and a piece of a scalp, they logically called the cops.  And the cops logically began an intensive investigation into the scene of what appeared to be a very violent crime.  As Police Chief J.R. Blyth said, it was “the most grisly murder scene in his 35 years of law enforcement.”

So cops spent hours of combing through the debris, looking for clues, leads, anything that might help them get to the bottom of this horrific crime.

It wasn’t until the cops had put in 8 hours of overtime that they realized the blood wasn’t real.    And it was then that the Chief realized the “grisly murder scene” was actually a set left over from a horror movie filmed at the hotel two years before.

The amused owner was the one who tipped them off.  He, logically, had decided to leave the set intact in case the crew needed to do any reshooting.  As he explained:

“I smiled and the [coroner] looked at me and said, “I am not finding this funny”. I said, “Well, that is where [New] Terminal Hotel was shot. That is our scare room.”

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