Weird Wrap: Syringe, samurai sword criminals’ weapons of choice

Two men wearing black with their samurai swords crossed.
Two men wearing black with their samurai swords crossed. Stock photo by iStock/Getty Images

They say desperate times call for desperate measures.

A woman from St. John, Nfld., has been charged in relation to two armed robberies. Her weapon of choice? A syringe.

April Evans is 20 years old. The first robbery occurred on September 14 and the second took place this past Sunday just before 7:00 p.m. at a convenience store.

She has so far waived bail and is supposed to appear in court again on November 13th.

67-year old charged after swinging samurai sword

If you don’t have a syringe, draw your samurai sword.

This is what a 67-year old man did in Charlottetown, PEI.

On Sunday afternoon, RCMP officers were called to a motel in Charlottetown to bring an altercation under control. What did they find? Two men in the middle of a heated argument, and a samurai sword.

Apparently, the 67-year old patron had pulled a weapon described as a samurai sword out of his car, swinging it at the other man. Thankfully, the alleged victim had taken the sword away from him by the time RCMP arrived.

The alleged perpetrator has been charged with assault with a weapon and uttering threats.

Very un-samurai-like behaviour indeed!

From urination to fraud charges

In another story from Atlantic Canada, a man who was urinating on a tree led police to discover a fake credit card operation this past Saturday.

Police in Halifax, N.S. received a complaint about a man who was urinating on a tree, and followed his car to a convenience store. He was arrested alongside a second occupant in his vehicle for breaching court orders. A third occupant was arrested for obstructing a police officer. All three are from Quebec.

What followed was an investigation that led to a home where police found materials used to produce fake credit cards. Police say the equipment was obtained fraudulently.

The trio is facing multiple charges including fraud over $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime.

If you can produce fake credit cards, you can find an appropriate loo. Spare the trees.

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