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Xanax Delivered to School in a Doughnut Prompts Arrests

Recently, a young man dropped off lunch for a high-school senior, leaving a bag with a doughnut in the main office. This unusual dedication to dining seemed strange to Bordentown Regional High School authorities, who searched the dessert and called the cops.

Indeed, inside a small plastic bag stuffed in the doughnut were 6 Xanax pills, reports UPI. Xanax, known by the generic name of alprazolam, is medicine, legitimately prescribed to people with anxiety and panic disorders. But as you can see, it is also used illegally and recreationally.

Step One: Look at phone. Step Two: Walk. Step Three: Get in an accident. Step Four: Get $161,000 from a jury.

A jury in DeKalb County, Georgia awarded a woman six figures for injuries she sustained after striking her head on a lowered bucket truck ladder.

DIY Cardboard License Plate Won't Fly With Cops

Maybe in your youth you had a good fake identification that allowed you to get into bars when you were underage. It seemed cool, but actually it was a crime -- passing off a document or item as government-issued is against the law.

Now a woman in New York State has taken fakery (and custom plates) to the next level with a homemade license plate made of cardboard and markers.

Stolen Taco Truck Hits School Bus in California Getaway

Crime does not pay, especially when you steal a taco truck and hit a school bus during your getaway. Then you just end up in a shooting. Specifically, you end up shot at by police and the saga ends with you in the hospital.

This is the true story of Sean Fowler, 20, and Daiquon Horne, 22, who stole a taco truck in San Bernardino on Monday morning, according to the city's local paper, The Sun. Although neither was struck by police bullets, the young men are reportedly in the hospital and will no doubt be charged criminally for their failed escapade.