Waltz in the Street. In Osaka, Japan, to soothe motorists waiting for a long light at a busy intersection, police rigged a tape recorder that plays The Blue Danube while the light is red.
Choked Up. In El Paso, arrested for stealing a car 1,125 miles away in New Orleans, Melvin Elaine explained that the car started accidentally and he was too nervous to stop it until he reached El Paso.
Long Division. In Singapore, after telling the court he could not repay $3,300 to his 26 creditors at one time, Low Chin Boon got 83 years in which to settle up.