Two Tennessee women ended up escalating their beef by getting into a physical altercation that ended with them throwing beef - not to mention a personal liquid that couldn't be mistaken for gravy. Tamaria Sterling got into a fight with an unidentified woman at a club on Saturday night and showed up to her home the next morning to knock on the door and douse her with a cup of urine she'd brought along. The woman decided to fire back, tossing a roast she'd been cooking at Sterling and launching a full-on brawl. Cops called to the scene arrested Sterling despite her insistence that she was acting in self-defense, since witnesses blamed her for the fight.
Officials at a Florida elementary school fingered an elementary school student as a violent offender - because he made a "bang bang" gesture with his thumb and index finger. Eight-year-old Jordan Bennett was suspended last Friday because he and some classmates were playing cops and robbers, and he made the mistake of choosing "cop" - and imitating the gun shape with his hand. The boy's mom was informed, as you might expect, that the incident will go on his permanent record, so she's fighting to get his name cleared, saying, "There was nothing in his hand. It was a game. He made no threatening advances or threats to harm anyone. No words were said." A school rep defended the suspension, saying Jordan's actions showed to have violated the code of student conduct.
A California man could be forgiven for saying that something smelled a little funny about his drug-possession bust - since he was found guilty on pot charges simply because he was carrying cash that had the aroma of pot. William David Bush was pulled over for speeding, and when cops approached his car, they described a strong odor of marijuana, but didn't find any wacky weed - just $47,000 in cash that reeked of the stuff. The officers found some other suspicious items, including a stash of receipts for items that could be used in the growing of a pot crop, so they hauled him in. Bush didn't help his own cause, giving conflicting stories about the source of the cash, including that it was a gift from his mom, so a jury found him guilty. He faces four years in prison upon sentencing.