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(Source: US 4 Palin)

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(Source: The Smoking Gun)

Spike Lee is seeking to raise $1.25 million via a Kickstarter campaign to help fund his next feature film. However, unlike most penniless auteurs using the crowdfunding site, Lee owns a $30 million Manhattan mansion and a Martha’s Vineyard estate. Details:

Spike Lee, Seeking A Kickstarter Handout, Owns $30 Million Manhattan Mansion, Martha’s Vineyard Estate – THE SMOKING GUN

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Mumma duck leading the family. Nikon D1x file
(Source: The Smoking Gun)

A South Carolina motorist has copped to intentionally running over a “female mallard duck and several ducklings” with his BMW coupe as the birds crossed a road last month. Story here:

BMW Driver, 72, Cops To Intentionally Running Over Mother Duck And Ducklings Crossing Road – THE SMOKING GUN

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(Source: The Smoking Gun)

A Florida woman has fingered her ex-girlfriend in the theft of several personal pleasure devices:

Woman Fingers Ex-Girlfriend In Sex Toy Theft – THE SMOKING GUN

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(Source: The Smoking Gun)

Our most recent weekly mug shot roundup is here:

Praying Hands, Helping Hands, Scissor Gangers – THE SMOKING GUN

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(Source: The Smoking Gun)

Entrants in this week’s “Friday Photo Fun” prize contest will have to match up five arrestees with the respective crimes for which they were busted. Game closes at 6 PM (Eastern), so enter now for a chance at some printed loot:

Friday Photo Fun Match Game – THE SMOKING GUN

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(Source: Smoking Gun)

Really, who wouldn’t want to get dressed up this Halloween as Cleveland “hero” Charles Ramsey? Details here:

Cleveland “Hero” Charles Ramsey Seeks To Trademark His Name For Halloween Costumes And Masks, Other Merch – THE SMOKING GUN