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'Bonnie and Clyde' Crime Spree Ends With Man's Death

The romance of the "real-life Bonnie and Clyde" (or the latest couple given this moniker) -- reached what might be called its inevitable end yesterday. Blake Fitzgerald was killed in a shootout with police in Florida, according to ABC News, after a wild week-long crime spree with his partner Brittany Harper.

Fitzgerald and Harper fought officers to the end. Now she is in a hospital and will face numerous criminal charges and he is gone forever. They were supposedly planning to get married and start a new life in Florida. Both were reportedly in their thirties.

Did Missouri Violate Tax Laws by Paying Executioners $250K in Cash?

Traditionally executioners wore hoods as it has always been understood that the business of death is grizzly. This is all the more true when the executioner is an authority, and that perhaps explains why the state of Missouri is reportedly paying its death penalty bills with, well, unmarked bills, envelopes stuffed with cash.

According to an investigation by BuzzFeed News -- a review of receipts, confidential communications, and cash withdrawals -- state officials spent nearly a quarter million in cash on executions since November 2013 alone. It is a strange tale of a trail of payments to nurses, anesthesiologists, and drug suppliers going by anonymous names like M1 and M2 and receiving envelopes stuffed with dollars. So, is Missouri violating federal tax law?

If you're handing over half a million dollars to a psychic palm reader, the least you could get is a heads up that significant prison time is in your immediate future. Such was not the case for Ervin Brinker, who paid his personal psychic fortuneteller $510,000 and was sentenced to at least 32 months in jail last week.

The big problem for Mr. Brinker? Those were public funds he spent on said fortuneteller. We're guessing he didn't get his money's worth.

Because Walmart: Weird Crimes at the Retail Giant

There is something about Walmart that seems to bring out the weirdest in people. Maybe Walmart itself is not to blame. Maybe it's just that the chain has so many stores around the country (reportedly almost 5,000 operating in the US in 2015).

Whatever the reason, there are plenty of strange stories that come out of the chain, and the New York Daily News has collected the weirdest crimes at the retail giant from recent years.

Michigan Couple Engaged at Walmart Go To Jail

Marriage proposals can be elaborate or simple. Pretty much the only key to their success is the couple's happiness. Whether the big question is popped in person or via a skywriter, on an island paradise or a busy freeway, it's an event many people dream about.

The point, theoretically, is not the place or the ring, but the two people promising their lives to each other. So when a Michigan man requested that his proposal be read over the loudspeaker and a couple got engaged at a Bay City Wal-Mart on New Year's Eve, employees and customers cheered and congratulated, according to Michigan Live.

The phrase "cat burglar" normally refers a burglar who is as stealthy as a cat. Although, as FindLaw Senior Writer for Legal Professional Blogs Casey Sullivan pointed out, it could also refer to cats who burgle. Rarely, if ever, does it refer to a burglar who steals cats.

But one thief fits that description after breaking into a Pennsylvania man's home and absconding with his feline friend. Oh, and the thief turned off the heat as well. That monster!

Robber in Wheelchair Holds up Bank, Escapes

There seems to be a new trend developing in bank robbing in Queens, one that highlights what many have long said: people with physical disabilities are just like everyone else. A thief in a wheelchair held up a TD Bank yesterday, making this the second wheelchair bank hold-up in Queens since June, according to the New York Daily News.

The thief reportedly rolled to the counter and handed the teller a note stating that he had a bomb and a gun. He demanded cash and received it, then fled south on Queens Boulevard with an undisclosed sum. He has not been caught.

It's not often that a criminal defendant will tell a judge he's being too lenient on him. But Gideon Swartzentruber is not your average defendant. Mr. Swartzentruber was caught fornicating with a female donkey and was originally sentenced to only probation.

But that wasn't enough for Swartzentruber, who insisted on jail time from the judge. The Wisconsin man got what he wanted, and will now spend the next 30 days in jail.

If we've said it once, we've said it a thousand times: it's never too early to teach our children about business and entrepreneurship. For instance, is 11 years old too young to learn how to take cocaine from the cartel to the street dealer? We say no.

That's why we need more science teachers like the one at Bear Creek Intermediate School in Keller, Texas, who sent 6th graders home with an assignment titled, "The Cocaine Trade: From Field to Street."

"You're not you when you're hungry," or so Snickers' latest slogan says. And one New York City man should've heeded they're advice. Instead, he shoved an uneaten Snickers bar in a stranger's face, and proceeded to pummel him in the Times Square subway station last week.

Victim Ian Sklarsky says attacker Eliexer Reyes was unprovoked when he shoved a Snickers candy bar in Sklarsky's mouth. Sklarsky asked Reyes what was wrong with him and Reyes responded with a flurry of punches. We're not sure what Reyes' calorie or blood sugar count was prior to the attack, but maybe if he had just eaten the candy bar, he might've felt better.