NEW YORK – Cops in Clive, Iowa, arrested a Nebraska man who clearly thought a lump of coal would not suffice as a gift for the naughty neighbors on his Christmas list.
"We've got a Grinch that has been lobbing urine," said Clive Police Chief Robert Cox. “Since this fall, we've had eight to 10 incidents reported where people have found containers full of urine thrown into their backyards."
Thankfully for the residents of Clive, Reno Tobler was arrested Thursday after police said they caught him red- — or, rather, yellow- — handed, happily hurling his unique brand of holiday tidings.
Tobler, a 54-year-old truck driver whose route usually takes him to the Iowa community, told cops that it was a longtime hobby of his to chunk detergent-sized bottles of urine over fences.
He neglected to mention what else he was into.
And in the spirit of the season, Tobler seems to have been a busy man with more love to give: Police found several other jugs in his vehicle filled up and ready for delivery.
He was charged with littering and harassment and released on a $500 bond.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
After a Few Eggnogs, Santa Bashes Parking Rules
Police in Sapulpa, Okla., are pretty sure James Lahl is no ‘Saint’ Nick.
The Associated Press reports that an officer responding to a call Christmas morning of a disturbance on the city's east side found Lahl, 53, dressed as Santa Claus, beating a street sign.
According to a report, he had pulled a "No Parking" sign from the ground and was whacking another street sign with it.
As the officer approached the scene of the Christmas conniption, he detected a strong odor of alcohol.
He took Lahl, costume and all, into custody on a complaint of destruction of city property and public intoxication.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Like, Text Me Some Pot, Thx! :-)
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Six teenagers were arrested on drug charges after a parent flipping through a cell phone found a text message and photo advertising a pound of marijuana for sale, police said.
Police said teens in Farmington would call teens in Shrewsbury, Mass., to arrange to buy drugs. The Massachusetts teens then allegedly used cell phones to take pictures of their merchandise and send them to Connecticut.
"They had a lot of proprietary enthusiasm," Sgt. Daniel Devine told The Herald of New Britain. "They would e-mail a picture of the drugs and a message to kids in town on their cell phone, and then the kids in Farmington would send the photo and message to all their friends to notify them of the upcoming sale."
After making the discovery, the parent called police, who obtained warrants to monitor additional calls and narrow down locations where the sale could take place, Devine said.
Farmington police stopped a car and arrested six teens Friday night. Devine said police found and seized less than a pound of marijuana, several hundred dollars, drug paraphernalia and cell phones.
Police charged three 15-year-olds from Farmington with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. A 15-year-old from Massachusetts was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell.
Their names were not released because they are juveniles. They were released into the custody of their parents and will be referred to juvenile authorities.
"These were affluent kids who were selling drugs to other affluent kids," Devine said. "They weren't trying to make a profit to support themselves or their family; they were doing it for fun."
The teen whose parent found the pot-on-the-market notice was not involved in the sale and had simply received a text message about it, Devine said.
G.I. Joes Sent Down Toilet, Getaway Cars Followed
CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — Clearing out America's clogged drains, you find everything but the kitchen sink.
Roto-Rooter has compiled a list of the strangest items its technicians found in toilets, pipes and trenches over the last year.
Topping the list is a live Civil War cannon shell discovered by a Roto-Rooter crew digging up a Mississippi sewer main. An Army Ordinance disposal team took it away.
There was also a cat, rescued after 24 hours in a North Carolina storm sewer.
The third item on the list is a collection of G.I. Joes, sent down an Illinois toilet by a 3-year old. When he couldn't get them back, he flushed several Matchbox cars after them. In all, 15 toys were recovered.
All in the Family
MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio (AP) — Police say they solved a 2001 bank robbery after the alleged thief was turned in by his sister when she was arrested for robbing the same bank three years later.
Tricia Owens, 33, of nearby Edison, told police she got the idea from her little brother after she was charged with robbing the First Federal Bank in Mount Gilead, about 40 miles north of Columbus.
She agreed to record conversations with her brother, Rodney Houghton II, 30, which led to his arrest.
Owens also testified to a Morrow County grand jury in October about what she knew of her brother's involvement in the 2001 bank hit.
Owens is serving five years at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville for aggravated robbery in connection with the Sept. 9, 2004, holdup.
Houghton was arrested last Wednesday and charged with aggravated robbery for the Nov. 19, 2001, stickup after authorities searched his Columbus home. He's free on bond pending a grand jury indictment.
"I'd have to say it's very unusual," police Chief Brian Zerman said of charging siblings with the same crime, years apart.
Wanted: Sticky-Fingered Bandit on the Run With 'Nun Bun'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Bob Bernstein arrived at his coffeehouse to assess the scene of an early Christmas morning break-in, the one thing he noticed missing was the cinnamon bun that bears a striking likeness to Mother Teresa.
Bernstein said he believes the culprit is someone angry over the shop displaying the world-famous pastry, which has been preserved with shellac. A jar of money next to the aptly named "Nun Bun" was not stolen.
"They went right for the bun," he said. "Unfortunately I think it's somebody who wanted to take it to destroy it."
The Nun Bun gained worldwide attention in 1996 when a customer nearly took a bite of it before recognizing the revered nun in the folds of flaky pastry.
The bun was featured on world news programs, "The Late Show" with David Letterman and was even mentioned on episodes of "The Nanny" and "Mad About You."
The shop, Bongo Java, sold T-shirts, prayer cards and mugs with the bun's image before Mother Teresa wrote a personal letter to the coffeehouse asking that sales be stopped.
Click on the photo near the top of this story to see a picture of the Nun Bun.
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Taylor Timmins.
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