NASCAR FAN SHOOTS THE BIRD

And we're not talking about giving Kyle Busch the one-finger salute. A New Jersey man is accused of shooting and killing a family pet - an African grey parrot named Mikey - with a BB gun because it annoyed him while he watched a NASCAR race, specifically the Pocono race on June 7. (If you recall, that was a fuel conservation race, so the urge to shoot something was pretty overwhelming, especially if you were not a Tony Stewart fan.)Dennis Zeglin's wife called police after she heard shots and dis ...

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ANOTHER EARNHARDT JR. FAN ROBS BANK

* UPDATE: Police failed to capture the man who robbed the bank and have released this photo.  Now this is just getting silly. Yet another man wearing Dale Earnhardt Jr. garb has been linked to a bank robbery. Today police in Newton, N.J., arrested a man suspected of robbing the Frelinghuysen branch of Lakeland Bank. The New Jersey Herald reports, "Newton Police stopped an older model Ford sedan driven by a man that matched the suspect’s description, namely a white man with a goat ...

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NOW IT’S BOBBY LABONTE FANS WHO ARE COMMITTING ARMED ROBBERY

Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans aren't the only ones committing felony robberies these days. A man wearing a Bobby Labonte Cheerios jacket was part of a crew that robbed a "Check Jewelry and Loan" in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Aug. 4. Cheerios guy carried an assault rifle and ordered everyone in the store to get on the floor. No one was injured. Yesterday All Left Turns documented the rash of crimes committed by people wearing Dale Earnhardt Jr. merchandise. It is possible that the getaway driver ...

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JUNIOR POPULAR AMONG BANK ROBBERS, TOO

What's up with bank robbers wearing Dale Earnhardt Jr. merchandise? The No. 88 of NASCAR's most popular driver appears to be the "it" fashion choice for today's criminal. In June I wrote about the man in the Dale Earnhardt Jr. shirt (pictured above) who robbed a credit union in Salt Lake City. The man handed the teller a note, took the money and fled. In late July another man (pictured below) robbed a Memphis credit union while wearing a No. 88 hat. The unidentified man waited behind a ...

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EARNHARDT JR. FAN ROBS BANK

A man in a Dale Earnhardt Jr. shirt robbed a credit union in Salt Lake City on Friday. Police have released this photo. In true Earnhardt fashion, the fan fled on foot, but was lapped by several police officers before they finally slowed and apprehended him. For real, the suspect remains at large.You have to wonder about any criminal who looks through his entire wardrobe and decides a neon-green image of the tenth-highest paid athlete in the world is the inconspicuous looks he needs to pull off ...

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