Hey, at least she used protection.
Saying she was tired of men mistreating her, an ex-strip club waitress in Boston mailed condoms filled with a potentially explosive mixture to strip clubs, a TV station and other places, according to The Boston Globe.
Kimberly Lynn Dasilva, 40, said she just "couldn't take it anymore" in FBI documents unsealed in the city's U.S. District Court on Tuesday.
None of the condom bombs — a mix of gasoline and drain cleaner that can explode when combined — actually went off, authorities said.
Cops also said Dasilva told them she hadn't thought they would work.
Dasilva, a single mother of two teens, referred questions to her attorney when The Globe got in touch with her on Tuesday. The lawyer had no comment.
According to FBI affidavits, a strange package showed up at the Bridgewater State College admissions office on Sept. 21 — with a note inside saying "Boom." Workers evacuated the building and the State Police Bomb Squad was called in when a fluid was seen leaking from the package.
The next day at the Brockton postal annex, five more parcels containing the risky rubbers were found, according to the FBI documents.
State police troopers and FBI agents raided the alleged condom bomber's home, finding letters hidden in her bedroom's ceiling tiles allegedly linking her to the mailings. Cops arrested Dasilva, who used to work at The Foxy Lady and Alex's, last Friday night.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert B. Collings released her last Monday on $10,000 bond, scheduling a hearing Feb. 23.
— Thanks to Out There reader Michael W.
Ah, Fake Paris Is Lovely in February
Oh my God, faux Paris is, like, totally hot.
An imposter posing as hotel heiress Paris Hilton crashed a number of tony parties during New York City's Fashion Week — even grabbing front-row tickets to designer shows, according to The New York Post.
Twenty-one-year-old model Natalie Reid fooled reps for designer Nicole Miller into setting her up with front-row seats next to David Lee Roth at their Friday night fashion show.
"I just put on something really cute and put on some makeup. It's so easy," faux Paris told The Post.
The bogus beauty also reportedly fooled Carrie Underwood and other stars at the fashion show, and TMZ posted video of the imposter on their Web site.
Faux Paris earns from $750 to $2,000 a pop impersonating Hilton at parties and corporate get-togethers.
Real Paris faced off with faux Paris at New York club Marquee recently.
"She was right in front of me with her new boyfriend. She turned around, and she giggled, and she was like, 'Oh you look so much like me. That's so hot,'" Reid said.
Alas, Poor Yurik, I Knew Him Well
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Airport baggage screeners found a human skull with teeth, hair and skin in the luggage of a woman who said she intended to ward off evil spirits with it, authorities said Friday.
Myrlene Severe, 30, a Haitian-born permanent U.S. resident, was charged Friday with smuggling a human head into the U.S. without proper documentation.
Customs and Border Protection officials found the head Thursday, after Severe arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on a Lynx International Airlines flight from Cap Haitien, Haiti, said Barbara Gonzalez, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Miami.
"It still had teeth, hair and bits of skin and lots of dirt," Gonzalez said.
Severe told authorities she had obtained the package in Haiti for "use as a part of her voodoo beliefs," ICE Special Agent Erick Hernandez wrote in an affidavit in support of a criminal complaint.
"Severe also stated that the purpose of the package was to ward off evil spirits," Hernandez wrote.
Severe, who also was charged with failing to declare the head and transporting hazardous material in air commerce, faces a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted of all charges, prosecutors said.
Severe remained held Friday in lieu of a $100,000 bond. She is due back in federal court March 2.
— Thanks to Out There readers Shannon O. and Kathi C.
I Always Knew the Undead Hated Cricket
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Five cricketers sharing an allegedly haunted house in the southern city of Dunedin have been hit by a series of injuries since taking up residence in the former home for the terminally ill.
Otago players Greg Todd, Aaron Redmond, James McMillan, Neil Broom and Jonathan Trott were hurt within a two-week period after moving in to the former hospice, now converted into a five-bedroom town house.
They are the only ones living there, and no one else on the team has since been injured.
Todd dislocated his knee and broke his leg while bowling, Redmond dislocated his knee taking a catch, and McMillan, Broom and Trott suffered serious muscle strains.
"It's ironic because at the top of our house is a medical Red Cross," Redmond said. "It's like an ambulance cross on the roof — too bizarre."
Todd believes the rash of injuries is connected to the house and its history.
"I don't think we'll be living in the same flat next year," he said. "It's all a bit spooky."
Trott said the roommates often found furniture and other items moved during the night.
Dunedin is about 470 miles southwest of New Zealand's capital, Wellington.
At Least He Won't Monopolize the TV
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A man married his bride in a courtroom immediately after he was sentenced to at least a decade in prison.
Cassandre LaFortune, dressed in a white gown, listened to Akram "Ish" Jones enter his Alford plea, then stepped forward to marry him.
When the judge asked her if she knew what she was getting into, Jones interrupted and said, "Your honor, I don't mean to be rude, but she proposed to me."
Jones wore a gray suit, tie and shackles on his wrists and ankles, which sheriff's deputies removed before the wedding Tuesday. After the ceremony, the newlyweds posed for photos with 17 family members in attendance.
Jones, 26, entered the Alford plea, in which he did not admit guilt but acknowledged there was enough evidence to convict him, on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder. He was sentenced to 10 to 20 years for plotting to kill Terrance M. Maxie.
Jones and two other men allegedly planned to kill Maxie at a South Coatesville bar in October 2000, but Jones shot himself in the hand before they could try. Maxie was shot in the back as he left the same bar nine days later.
LaFortune said she and Jones had been dating for seven years. She plans to move close to whichever prison he is assigned to.
Now We'll Catch Those Dukes Boys for Sure! Yeeeeehaaw!
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is adding the muscle of the old "General Lee" to its fleet of cars.
The department announced plans to buy a string of 2006 Dodge Chargers to track down speeders.
The 1969 version of the Charger "starred" in "The Dukes of Hazzard" television show and last year's movie version.
There will be a V6 version of the muscle car patrolling the streets of New York's five boroughs, and a V8 version on the highways.
Why go with such a powerful car? Leonard Lesko, who oversees the NYPD's fleet of cars, says speed matters when it comes to trying to keep up with all those flashy foreign cars on the road.
Hand Over That Milk Money, Mr. Whiskers!
WASHINGTON (AP) — More evidence that bullies aren't good for you.
Scientists watching big mice intimidate small ones have discovered the stress spurs genetic changes in the brain. They say the finding may help research into depression and other mental illnesses.
The experiment suggests a part of the brain linked to addiction also plays a previously unsuspected role in illnesses characterized by chronic anxiety and social withdrawal. Texas researchers report their findings in the journal Science.
In fact, a substance produced in the brain, called BDNF, seems to be the culprit, controlling whether the bullied mice turned into fearful hermits or not.
Neuroscientists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center subjected mice to intimidation. When they shut off BDNF to the mouse brains, the small mice no longer developed the proper fear of the bullies.
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Andrew Hard.
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