Exercising one's right to vote should be attempted with caution in Chippewa Falls, Wis.
Police said Amanda Radle, 30, ran over her estranged husband, Jeffery, who was going to cast his vote for a different candidate in the state's gubernatorial recall primary election.
"She was planning on voting for a certain candidate and it wasn't the candidate he wanted her to vote for," said Wendy Stelter, the Chippewa Falls police chief.
Apparently, Amanda Radle went to the police to report the accident -- having struck her husband with her sport utility vehicle, which left him with an injured head, neck and back. The police responded by placing her under arrest, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
Allegedly, Jeffrey Radle started off the incident by jumping on the hood of the car as she tried to drive to the polls.
Radle was arrested and released on a $500 signature bond. But whether either made it to the polls was not reported.
In Chilliwack, British Columbia, dressing like a Canadian Mountie was not good enough to fool a gas station clerk who was told by the police impersonator and another man that they were authorized to remove the business' cash-dispensing machine.
The fake Mountie and his cohort's alleged plans went awry when they realized the ATM was bolted to the floor, the Vancouver Sun reported.
As the frustrated burglars left, the clerk called the police.
The real police caught up with the phony Mountie and charged him with theft, impersonating and officer, and possession of an imitation firearm.
Usually, thieves attempt a robbery "under cover of night," but police in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., said suspects attempted to rob a home under cover of toxic fumes.
That is to say, multiple suspects were arrested after robbing a home that was tented for fumigation, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.
"They're obviously not very smart to go inside a house full of poison," said the home's owner, T.V. Sagnella.
Three suspects were arrested after jewelry from the home was found at Lauderdale's Swap Shop flea market, the newspaper said.