Nick Dauphin for Reader's Digest
A former art lecturer at MIT was sentenced to a year in jail for robbing a bank. Although he admitted to committing the crime, he insisted he should not serve time.
His excuse: It was done as part of a performance art piece. Source: masslive.com
After a Breathalyzer test showed her blood alcohol level was more than four times the legal limit, a New York State woman was arrested. But, she said, there was an explanation.
Her excuse: She suffered from auto-brewery syndrome, which meant her body created alcohol. Source: CNN
Another disputed DUI occurred in Wisconsin. The 75-year-old driver told officers he hadn’t touched a drop.
His excuse: His blood alcohol level was high because of his dinner—beer-battered fish. Source: WISC-TV
On February 7, at 4:30 p.m., a driver was pulled over for topping 100 mph. The man, however, asked the police officer to be quick, as he was in a hurry.
His excuse: He had tickets for the Super Bowl in Santa Clara, California, and kickoff was at 6:30. Police were skeptical, since the stop occurred in Pennsylvania. Source: pennlive.com
When a Florida bicyclist was detained, police found crack cocaine in his pants pocket. “Wait, what?!” said the man.
His excuse: He had no idea how the crack had gotten into the pants because they weren’t his pants. The cash the cops found? Yeah, that was his, but not the drugs. Source: Sun-Sentinel (Miami)
A Pennsylvania man was convicted of pulling off ten armed robberies. Although the heists were caught on videos that showed his face, he denied responsibility.
His excuse: Of course the guy in the videos looked like him. It was his “evil twin.” Source: Las Vegas Sun
So who’s telling the truth?
Let’s raise a glass to auto-brewery syndrome lady!