Legal Briefs for March 6, 2009

POSTED: Friday, March 6, 2009 - 1:41pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm

In Spain, police say a 66-year-old man used a cast made of cocaine for his broken leg. Police say the man also hid cocaine in six beer cans that were placed inside the legs of two small folding stools. The man was carrying a total of about 11 pounds of cocaine. He had just arrived in Barcelona on a flight from Chile. His left shin was broken and police did not rule the possibility it was broken intentionally so he could smuggle the drugs in the cast.

A brazen bird napping in northern California is caught on tape. Store security video shows a man walking into a Sacramento pet store on Wednesday and stuffing an African Grey Parrot under his coat before walking out. The parrot, which has a deformed leg, served as the store’s mascot and was not for sale. Employees hope that the person who took the bird will bring him back to the store.

Police in Washington state have released video showing an alleged counterfeit ring that may have targeted more than a dozen Girl Scout troops. You can see a young woman pulling out a fake 20 from a printer, and checking the quality of the bill. Police say the counterfeiters bought Girl Scout cookies to launder their fake money. The found boxes of cookies in the suspect’s car along with a cell phone video in the suspect’s home.

Kentucky police are looking for an alleged bank robber who was just too lazy to enter the bank. Instead, he demanded money from tellers at the drive-thru window. Witnesses say the suspect was an elderly man with a taste for sports cars and the convenience of drive-thru. Police says he placed a bag with rolled up coins into the drawer along with a note claiming it was a bomb and demanded money. The teller filled the bag with cash and sent it back out to the suspect, who then drove away. Police say the bag did not contain any type of explosives.