Mesa Man Insists He Has a "Permit" for Bags of Meth He Was Carrying

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Police say that a Mesa man scaring people at a gas station was carrying several bags of (surprise!) meth with him at the time.

The man, 38-year-old Nakia Laye, insisted to police that he had a permit for all that meth, according to court documents obtained by New Times.

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Guy Setting Trash Cans on Fire Says He's Just Trying to Keep Warm on 115-Degree Day

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From the big book of bad excuses, a Phoenix man caught lighting trash cans on fire told police he was just trying to keep warm.

The main problem with his excuse was that he dropped it on one of the hottest days of the year -- when temperatures hit 115 degrees.

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Phoenix Couple Let Malnourished Baby Die, as "Religious Beliefs" Kept Them From Doctors

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Whatever religion calls for letting malnourished babies die instead of bringing them to a doctor, that's the religion that Phoenix parents Ernest Ingram and Denise Snow-Ingram apparently follow.

Police say the couple cited "religious beliefs" as their 15-month-old baby died on Wednesday, weighing 8 pounds, 8 ounces -- about a pound more than the average birth weight in the United States.

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Efrain Nunez, Pulled Over With Almost 1,000 Pounds of Weed, Says He's Just on a Test Drive

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If you get pulled over with 1,000 pounds of weed in your vehicle, it's probably going to be pretty hard to come up with an excuse.

Case in point: Authorities say 31-year-old Efrain Nunez was pulled over in Glendale yesterday while driving a van with nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana in it, and explained that he was just, um, test-driving the van.

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Nicholas Linsk, Accused of Driving Into Bicyclist and Leaving, Blames Truck Thief (Who Was Nice Enough to Return His Truck)

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Mesa resident Nicholas Linsk is accused of driving his truck away from the scene of his fatal collision with a bicyclist in Fountain Hills, which was reported by a man driving in the lane next to him at the time.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, the initial story Linsk provided to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office was that he noticed his truck was damaged when he left work, and it was parked in a different spot from the one he parked it in before heading into work at Target.

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