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There's a certain philosophy, though certainly one to which we do not subscribe, that says if you're going to get into trouble, you might as well get your money's worth.

For instance, if you're going to get into some mischief as a 12-year-old, why not grab a truck to joyride around in? And if you're going to joyride around in a truck, why not get a little buzz on first? And if you're going to joyride a truck under the influence, why not get the police involved to chase you around while you bounce the truck off another pickup and a telephone pole?

Just a normal Monday morning in Austin, Texas.

Two Southern California teenagers are in custody after being arrested last Friday for robbing a 7-11 convenience store. After being arrested, the pair of teens were linked to four prior robberies at the exact same location as well as a few other robberies nearby.

The two seventeen year olds were attempting to make their getaway when they were pulled over by an officer who had been keeping the area under surveillance and was able to respond in under a minute. When the officer pulled the teens over, she discovered a loaded handgun, as well as two BB guns and masks and clothing fitting the description.

If you're really worried about encountering a carjacker, you may want to consider a manual transmission in your next car. A would-be carjacker's evil plan in St. Louis was recently foiled by a standard transmission (yes, a standard transmission is a manual, not an automatic).

The victim of the attempted carjacking in St. Louis was threatened at gun point to exit his vehicle and empty his pockets. When the carjacker attempted to drive off, he couldn't figure out how to operate the manual transmission and was forced to abandon his criminal plans. The victim attributes his survival to being polite, following instructions, and having a stickshift.

A Florida mom is now in the same jail as her daughter after being arrested for mailing her daughter drugs while the daughter was in jail. The 55-year-old mother, Nadine Carroll, is being charged with smuggling contraband into the jail, while her daughter, 27, was charged with possession of cocaine and driving on a suspended license approximately two weeks before her mother sent the drugs.

The Florida jail noticed that the envelope sent by Carroll had a chemical smell, and when they opened it, discovered a suspicious substance that turned out to be a type of synthetic opioid. Neither mother or daughter have commented on the situation, nor is it known whether either have retained counsel.

The recent trend of creepy clowns creeping people out seems to be gaining steam. Over the past week, a school dad was arrested for following his child's bus while dressed as a clown, several schools had to deal with threats relating to creepy clowns on or around campus, and one California mother reported a clown attempting to kidnap her child. Now, kids are getting in trouble for posting clown-related threats on social media, scaring locals and disrupting schools.

Clowns are supposed to cheer people up, entertain children, and joke around, but the clown pranks and crimes are not making anyone laugh. Police departments, schools, and even college students, are anxious and fearful that these creepy clowns that have been appearing around the country have violent intentions. The same is true whether a threat is made by a clown on the street or a clown on the internet.

There must be something about that giant mouse mascot that just brings it out of folks. Because after a string of similar fights it was an all-out brawl in a Miami Chuck E. Cheese on Saturday, with parents pulling hair and throwing haymakers right in the middle of all those toddlers, arcade games, and greasy pizza.

Lucky for us, it was all caught on camera.

If you had counterfeit fifty dollar bills, what would you buy? A basketful of groceries? Some new clothes? All the Taco Bell you can eat?

Or maybe you're worried that a big business will recognize your fake money, so you look for an unsuspecting rube to exchange your counterfeit $50 for smaller, real bills. Maybe that little girl running a lemonade stand to raise money for Alzheimer's research. If that's what you're thinking, congratulations -- you are a terrible person.

An Ontario, Canada, man is being charged with two counts of mischief by Canadian authorities for bringing a Carrie Underwood song, 'Before he cheats,' to life. Allegedly, the 43-year-old Canadian from St. Mary's not only punctured the windshield and slashed the tires of a Dodge truck, he may have left an oversized note on the windshield saying: "I might've saved a little trouble for the next girl."

While the Carrie Underwood song is about a woman vandalizing the car of her man/lover/boyfriend (or former man/lover/boyfriend) who has cheated on her, it's unclear if there is any motive for the vandalism in this case. Also unclear is whether the victim has any relationship with or to the impressionable perpetrator, or whether the vehicle owner was out with a bleached-blond date that was having a fruity drink and getting frisky.

The First Amendment to the Constitution is short -- just 45 words -- but it covers a lot of ground, everything from corporate campaign donations to yelling 'Fire' in a crowded theater to putting the Ten Commandments on a state courthouse. And while "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech," there are exceptions to that general rule.

There are laws prohibiting obscene, defamatory, and threatening speech. And there are laws prohibiting draping yourself in an American flag and hurtling over the White House fence on Thanksgiving Day.

Pokemon Go Player Caught: Game Leads Wanted Man to Police

Positive things have been said about Pokemon Go, most notably how it bring reclusives who play video games out into the light of day. But it's unlikely anyone expected the upside of the game that the Milford, Michigan police experienced last week.

A wanted man presented himself to them in front of the station in his pajamas at night, seeking a nearby Pokemon, reports the Huffington Post. The player must be identifying with the characters in his game right now. He got caught by the cops while he was out trying to "catch 'em all."