Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Strange But True: Crimes and ‘Demeanors II

Strange But True #1: Musaid Ahmed Saeed owned an unoccupied commercial building, but he didn’t want it anymore. What he DID want was to collect on the insurance policy. So the Detroit man hired two men to burn the place down. But the hired arsonists got caught in their own fire and died. So now, Saeed is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of arson, and conspiracy to commit arson. On top of all of that, he doesn’t have the building anymore to sell or rent out to pay for his legal bills.

Strange But True #2: A group of college students decided they would hold a fund-raiser to contribute money to a diabetes prevention organization. In an odd move, the students opted to sell boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts (really, you’ve got to see the irony here). Along comes Sisterdoc who questioned the students’ decision to sell grease, fat, and sugar to help those whose bodies react poorly to all three. This is when things got interesting…one of the students screams at Sisterdoc, ‘It’s not like we’re making THOSE PEOPLE eat this stuff and get fat!” In the words of Dan Quayle, “it’s a terrible thing to lose your mind.”