In Atlanta, getting a tattoo to commemorate taking part in an Olympic torch relay run in England is not such a great idea.
Or maybe it's best put another way: In Atlanta, don't try celebrating an Olympic torch-carrying run with a colorful tattoo.
Let's clear the air: Jerri Peterson of Atlanta was one of 70 people honored by her employer for years of charity work with a nomination that she be included in the relay run carrying the Olympic torch on its way to London.
When Peterson returned home to Atlanta after the run, she decided to celebrate her run by getting her first tattoo.
That tattoo, as it turns out, has the word London under an image of the torch with the five Olympic rings and the year 2012.
Then, above the torch, are the words Olympic Torch Bearer, except that the word Olympic is misspelled.
The tattoo reads: "Oylmpic Torch Bearer," the British Broadcasting Corp. reported.
In Upper Darby, Pa., don't try shoplifting on a day you decide to leave home without wearing a bra.
This gender-specific story involves Aishana Clayton, 26, who police allege was caught stealing a package of Pampers at a Pathmark store.
The Philadelphia Daily News reported Clayton was nabbed, but fled the scene, whereupon the security officer grabbed her shirt.
Clayton then wriggled free and fled topless, "her breasts were swinging," said Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.
Comedienne Sarah Silverman this week offered to perform a sex act -- not, as it turns out, intercourse -- for billionaire Sheldon Adelson if he withdrew his $100 million pledge to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.
"If you give that $100 million to Obama instead of Romney, I will -- well, I won't have sex with you because we're not married and I am a nice girl," Silverman said.
She suggests a different, but effective sex act other than intercourse.
In San Francisco, don't try driving away from a courthouse in someone else's car, especially if that car belongs to a judge.
Phillip Bernard, 32, was sentenced to three years behind bars after he answered to probation violation charges in June only to walk out of the courthouse and break into Judge Lillian Sing's car.
He also had an earlier probation for a different car burglary revoked, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Speaking of thefts under authorities' noses, in Kristianstad, Sweden, police said two people were arrested and charged with attempting to steal items that included a toilet seat from a courthouse.
A security camera caught the pair breaking into a storage locker, The Local.se reported. The 24-year-old woman and 38-year-old man allegedly were attempting to pilfer coffee, tea, sugar and a toilet seat, the newspaper said.
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