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OMGPD: View-Porn-Pay-the-Feds Scam & More Police Oddities

Our weekly roundup of some of the more unusual police reports from around the Boston area. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

 

Figure This One Out: View Porn, Pay the Feds?

In Sudbury, a North Road resident reported suspicious circumstances involving his laptop computer. The responding officer determined a virus from a porn site the resident was surfing infected the computer. The laptop froze with a message advising the resident to pay, via a MoneyGram, $300 to the Department of Justice: http://patch.com/A-2fMm

She Was a Real Stunner

Lexington Police carried out a prostitution sting at a Bedford Street hotel. Caitlynn Leigh Spaulding, 23, of 368 Essex St., Saugus, was arrested and charged with prostitution, possession of a stun gun and a warrant out of Gloucester for receiving stolen property. According to the incident report, investigators found her through an online advertisement and later, during the arrest, found a stun gun by the nightstand next to the bed in her hotel room.  http://patch.com/A-2kTq

 

Those Were Not Meant to Be Gimmes

Employees at Golf Town in Watertown received a tip about a pair of women who stole from the Bellingham branch of the store and took off in a red Honda. They spotted a suspicious woman in the store who left and got into a red Honda, and then a second woman came in from the same car. Security caught her with hundreds of dollars worth of golf balls in her pocketbook: http://patch.com/A-2gmj

'We Don't Need No Stinkin' Shovel' (With Apologies to The Treasure of the Sierra Madre)

A shovel-free Waltham man was arrested after offering snow shoveling services. http://patch.com/A-2dtW

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