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Don't try this at home -- or elsewhere!

By ANTHONY HALL, United Press International   |   Dec. 2, 2012 at 12:01 AM   |   Comments

Not so fast Cleaning Fairy.

That's right. Back away from the sponge and nobody gets hurt.

In Elyria, Ohio, WKYC-TV, Cleveland reported Susan Warren, 53, was sentenced to one year of probation and 20 hours of community service for breaking into a home, cleaning the place, then leaving a bill.

Reportedly, she had been accused of illicit cleaning in a similar incident.

In Germantown, Tenn., "buyer beware," is suddenly very literal.

Put another way, don't try using too many coupons at the local discount store.

Allegedly, at a Dollar Tree outlet in Germantown, the store manager threatened to call the police because two customers were using too many coupons.

ABC News said the manager's name was not released, but she was caught on a cellphone recording telling the two customers to "make like water and get to running."

When reasoning with the manager failed, one of the two customers left. The other stayed to collect her coupons and before she could leave the manager attacked. "With her fist balled up, that's when she hit me in the eye and the face," one of the customers said.

No question about it, facing driving while intoxicated charges in court can be a confusing ordeal, but the general idea is not to show up for a court appearance while intoxicated.

In Mineola, N.Y., you could take that a step further and say don't try driving away from a court appearance for DWI after showing up intoxicated to the hearing given the likelihood that a police officer or two might notice.

The New York Post reported Michael Nolan, 59, started to drive away from his court hearing and made it all of "a few feet" down the road before he was pulled over and arrested for DWI once again.

Also in New York, don't try posting a $1 million reward for the return of a stolen laptop unless you first have a million dollars and second plan to follow through on your promise.

The Post reported a jury said hip hop artist Ryan Leslie had to make good on his pledge to pay $1 million for the return of his property.

The theft took place in Cologne, Germany, and the laptop was found by a mechanic in Pulheim, Germany, who turned it in to police in November 2010.

Leslie tried to back out of the promise, accusing the mechanic of being in on the theft.

A New York jury this week said Leslie had to follow up on his promise, anyway.

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