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True Crime Tuesday: Weren't Wanted Till They Were Wanted Edition

Pulp Santa - Galaxy, December 1954
It’s nearly the holiday season, but not all gifts are worth the giving – for example, sometimes the gift of knowledge is an unwelcome one, as reported by 24Hrs Vancouver:

A 24-year-old Kingston man was arrested during Saturday’s Santa Claus parade after police received a complaint about a man walking along the parade route telling children that Santa Claus doesn’t exist.

A release from Kingston Police said cops easily found the anti-Santa — he was described as “having his hair formed to look like horns that were protruding from his head.”

Leave it to a fake-Satan to expose fake Santa, I suppose. Still, at least he didn’t leave a bill after delivering his “present” – not so in the case of Susan Warren. From northcoastnow.com:

Susan Warren of Elyria had originally been charged with burglary for breaking into a Westlake home on May 22, cleaning it and leaving a $75 bill.

The bill, which was written on a napkin, included Warren’s phone number.

Warren, 53, has previously said that she was driving by the Dover Center Road house and “wanted something to do.”

According to Westlake police, Warren washed some coffee cups, took out the trash, vacuumed and dusted inside the house.

It’s hard to diagnose such behaviour over the internet, but this sounds oddly like the erratic, and energy-filled, actions of a meth addict.

We can only hope she cleans up her act soon.
The Naked Canvas/French Maid pulp covers

Georges Cuvier, Devil Fighter

Cuvier, Georges (1769-1832) – French comparative anatomist who is considered the founder of functional anatomy, which maintains that the knowledge of structure acquires meaning only when the purpose is known. His study of comparative anatomy allowed him to draw conclusions about one part of an organism from investigating other parts. A famous story tells how his students dressed up in a devil’s costume and woke up Cuvier in the middle of the night, chanting “Cuvier, Cuvier, I have come to eat you.” Reportedly, Cuvier opened his eyes, remarked “All creatures with horns and hooves are herbivores. You can’t eat me,” and went back to sleep.  – more

I need to get me a nifty legend.