Pot in the Mail, Bears in the Street, Burglar Next Door
Also, the infamous train fighter gets a ticket to jail.
Each week, Patch takes a peek at some of the more surprising, shocking, stunning and occasionally silly police-related incidents reported throughout New Jersey for "OMGs from NJ PDs."
Special Delivery: A Hopatcong man had almost a pound of pot from California delivered to his home through the post office, police said. We assume that little buzz from licking the stamp just wasn't doing it anymore.
Da Bears: Two black bears were seen fighting each other outside a Bloomingdale residence last week, and they reportedly damaged two vehicles before leaving the scene. Police didn't get there until after the scuffle was over, so we may never know what caused the fight. Unless one of them was really a Packers fan.
Mi Casa No Es Su Casa: There are at least three very bad ideas in this story out of West Deptford. 1) A resident allegedly thought it would be a good idea to rob a house. 2) He thought he might get away with it if he just hid in the closet, according to the police account. 3) The house he picked? His next door neighbor's.
You Can Run, But You Can't Drive: A Hopatcong woman tried to elude the officer who was pulling her over by pulling into a private driveway, police said. Only problem? When she did, she hit a car that was parked there, according to police. Well, that wasn't the only problem. The alcohol allegedly in her system or the near-$1,000 warrant out for her arrest didn't help either.
Can't Beat the Law: We've told you before about the woman who gave her boyfriend a serious beat-down on a train. Well, she's now admitted in court to first shoving her boyfriend from a platform on to the tracks in Camden in the Nov. 29, 2011, incident, then delivering a beating and an obscenity-laced tirade when the two boarded the train. “I hate you so much,” she says in a video that infamously captured the attack, daring him to fight back. “You are the reason why every guy on this earth is a scumbag.” But scumbag or no, the judge decided the beating was out of line, and sentenced her to four months in prison. We've got the video at the link.
Renovation Gone Wrong: You generally hope a landscaper will make the front of your home, you know ... nicer. You probably don't hope he'll create a hole in the front, knocking out bricks and living room windows as well as bursting radiator pipes. North Caldwell police say an apparent truck malfunction had pretty rough consequences, but fortunately no one was home when the truck ran over a mailbox on one property before swerving to the other side of the street and rode down an embankment, ultimately hitting the house.