Monday links: Moss Man Missing; Scrabble Strip Search

While you’re thinking up your final entries for Contest 2011, here are a couple of weird crime links:


Arrest warrant issued for ‘Moss Man’ after he fails to show for trial

Authorities say an Oregon burglary suspect dubbed “Moss Man” failed to show up at his trial, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Gregory Liascos of Portland earned the “Moss Man” moniker after police say he was arrested in full-body camouflage last October outside the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals.

“Liascos later said the whole thing was a mix-up, and that the outfit was a Halloween costume from his kids.”

And now he’s disguised himself as a fugitive.


Demand for Strip Search at World Scrabble Tournament.

A player at the World Scrabble Championships demanded that an opponent should be strip-searched after a tile went missing.

England’s Ed Martin was accused of hiding a letter ‘G’ during a match. A Thai player wanted him to be taken to a toilet so he could be search, [sic] although authorities refused. Mr Martin won the match in Warsaw.

And yes, the article is missing a couple of letters itself.

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