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Cry-Baby of the Week

This week: A woman who called the police over stolen Pop Tarts and a guy who threatened to blow up a spelling mistake.
May 31, 2013, 10:00am

Cry-Baby #1: Latasha Renee Love


The incident: A kid ate some Pop Tarts that he wasn't supposed to eat.

The appropriate response: Yelling at him.

The actual response: His mother called the police and had him arrested.

A 37-year-old North Carolina woman named Latasha Renee Love called the police earlier this week to report that a box of Pop Tarts belonging to her had been stolen.

When police arrived, she told them that they had been taken by her son.


The son was placed under juvenile arrest for misdemeanor larceny. The police report doesn't specify how old the son is, but as he was placed under juvenile arrest, he must be under the age of 18.

He will be tried before a juvenile court at a later date.

Also, I have been laughing for like, a solid ten minutes at the part in the news report embedded above where the news reader guy says "she fingered her own son."

Cry-Baby #2: Leonard Burdek


The incident: A man noticed a spelling mistake on a sign.

The appropriate response: Instagraming/tweeting it.

The actual response: He allegedly tried to blow it up.

According to police, 50-year-old Leonard Burdek walked into the offices of the Teachers Standards and Practices Commission in Salem, Oregon, on Wednesday afternoon carrying a pressure cooker with wires sticking out of it.

He dumped it on the front desk and told the people working there that he'd just unsuccessfully tried to blow up their sign, as there was a spelling mistake on it.

The sign in question was meant to say "Teacher Standards and Practices Commission," but a d was missing from the and, making it read "Teacher Standards an Practices Commission."

Office staff said d may have been scraped off or had worn off over time.

Leonard fled when the workers called the police. Apparently, before leaving, he complained that the instructions he'd used to make the bomb contained spelling mistakes.


Police arrested Leonard after spotting him nearby, and he was charged with disorderly conduct.

Which of these guys is the bigger cry-baby? Let us know in the poll below. But like, only if you really want to:

Who is the bigger cry-baby?

Previously: The cops who arrested some kids for a water balloon fight vs. The guy suing Taco Bell for stealing his ideas.

Winner: The cops!