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A Utah Mother Tried Telling Police Officers That She Was Her Daughter To Avoid Being Arrested

When you see those cop lights flashing behind you, what’s the first thing you think of? How am I going to get out of this? That’s my first thought anyway. I’m sure others thing “don’t shoot!” or “it wasn’t me!” Some can get out of a ticket by crying and making up a lie or acting oblivious about not knowing the speeding the limit. But when you have outstanding warrants under your name you better come up with a better story than just pretending to be naive. This hilarious but unfortunate case should be a lesson to all.

A 38-year-old woman tried to pass off as her 21-year-old daughter after she was stopped by police and discovered she had several outstanding warrants under her name. 

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Meet Heather Garcia, a woman from Davis County, Utah. Police stopped her while she was driving a silver BMW. They allegedly found a white substance in her car and drug paraphernalia. When officers asked her who she was, she said her name was Mercedes and that was born in 1998. Now we know it’s not proper to ask a woman her age, that is unless you’re talking to law officers. Her quick thinking would not have the impact on the police officers she was hoping for.

Police did not buy her story of being born in 1998, so they arrested her for the outstanding warrants and other charges.

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Garcia was charged with “several drug charges including possession or use of a controlled substance, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to inmate records,” obtained by Fox News. Cops claim to have found a white, powdery substance in Garcia’s car along with drug paraphernalia. We know that some police departments have issued questionable arrests in the past, however, they have to perform their investigation before anyone knows exactly what is going on. As for the marijuana charges, some states have started to overturn old marijuana charges and it is becoming more and more legal across the country. However, Utah only allows for medicinal marijuana making the possession of marijuana charges a serious one for Garcia.

“By providing individuals a path to have their records expunged, including those who have been unjustly impacted based on their race or ethnicity, and reducing the penalty for unlawful possession of marijuana to a fine, we are giving many New Yorkers the opportunity to live better and more productive, successful and healthier lives,” Governor Cuomo said in a statement, provided by CNN. Garcia was pulled over because her car didn’t have a license plate, according to te police.

We still can’t help but feel bad for Garcia. Why hasn’t anyone told her that the 1980s chola look isn’t in fashion anymore? 

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A good chola style is always incredible, especially that old-school veterana look, but Garcia went too far with the eyebrows and undereye wingtip. We didn’t even think that was actually possible. We’re all fans of Sad Girl, Mousie, Giggles, Baby Doll and the whole gang from “Mi Vida Loca.” Unfortunately, Garcia took those standards to another level and it worked against her, especially with her age.

Some people on social media said Garcia’s chola look actually looked more like Tim Curry in “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

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Alright, we see the resemblance, it’s the eyebrows, dark eyeliner, and red lipstick, but isn’t that a little cruel? 

Now, we know what you’re asking yourself…

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Yes, we’re wondering that too. If Garcia honestly thought she could pass off as her daughter, she must look exactly like her, right? We are all wrong. 

Her daughter is beautiful!

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This 21-year-old Mercedes and she’s stunning, which means she has her mom’s genes. We just know that beauty is underneath all that makeup. Imagine her mom with naturally curly hair. She would look younger in an instant. 

We just know if Garcia wore less makeup we could see her natural beauty!

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Less is more is our motto, and we think Heather is being wrongfully judged for her exaggerated chola look. We are certain if she had a make-under, her true beauty would shine and she would no longer get judged in this harsh manner. We also believe people can turn their lives around. It is possible. Si se puede!

READ: Real Cholas Shut Down Fake Chola Fashion

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US Prosecutors Allege That Honduran President Hernández Said He Wanted to ‘Shove Drugs Up the Noses of Gringos’

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US Prosecutors Allege That Honduran President Hernández Said He Wanted to ‘Shove Drugs Up the Noses of Gringos’

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They say the truth is stranger than fiction, and in this case, that saying happens to be true. New reports from federal prosecutors in New York have come out that implicate Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández in drug trafficking, embezzlement, and fraud.

For years, Honduras and the United States have publicly touted themselves as partners in global the war on drugs. But it seems that, privately, President Hernández felt differently.

Prosecutors allege that Hernández said that he wanted to “shove the drugs right up the noses of the gringos”.

Federal prosecutors say that Hernández “said that he wanted to make the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration think that Honduras was fighting drug trafficking, but that instead he was going to eliminate extradition.”

The allegations against President Hernández are part of a larger drug trafficking case prosecutors have against, Geovanny Fuentes, a prolific Honduran trafficker whom authorities arrested in Miami.

Fuentes alleges that President Hernandez accepted bribes in exchange for protecting a cocaine laboratory and drug shipments headed towards the U.S. They say President Juan Orlando Hernández used his nation’s armed forces to protect huge shipments of cocaine in exchange for hefty bribes.

The case also alleges that Hernandez funneled aid money from the U.S. to non-governmental organizations.

The Honduran president isn’t explicitly named in the documents, but is instead referred to as “co-conspirator 4”. But the documents reference his political position as well as his relationship to his brother, Juan Antonio Hernández, who was also convicted of drug smuggling in 2019.

It’s worth mentioning that the 2019 case against Hernández’s brother also named President Hernández as a co-conspirator. That case alleged that President Hernández had accepted approximately $1 million in bribes from El Chapo.

President Hernández is denying the allegations and claiming that they are retaliations by cartel lords for his hardline stance against drug trafficking.

Recently, his office tweeted out: “The claim that Pres. Hernández supposedly accepted drug money from Geovanny Daniel Fuentes Ramirez, or gave protection or coordination to drug traffickers is 100% false, and appears to be based on lies of confessed criminals who seek revenge and to reduce their sentences.”

But at home, Hondurans seemed to have lost faith in their president. In fact, many are suspicious of his shady connections and seemingly never-ending scandals. Some Hondurans are reportedly worried that President Hernández may try to “illegally extend” his time in office in order to avoid prosecution by the United States”.

As of now, the prospects of him being prosecuted by the Trump administration are dubious at best.

Hernández and Trump have historically had a cozy relationship based on how fervently the Honduran president supported Trump’s strict immigration policies.

“[Indictment] will probably depend on the political will or political decision of the incoming Biden administration,” said InSight Crime senior investigator Hector Silva to Vice.

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‘Size Fits All Tags’ And ‘Great Clickbait’— People Name The Worst Things That Are Legal

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‘Size Fits All Tags’ And ‘Great Clickbait’— People Name The Worst Things That Are Legal

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The world is plagued with some crazy and unfair laws, no doubt about it. But what about the things that exist and legal? Why are, for instance, spam callers allowed to trick you by calling from similar numbers to yours? Or, why is it impossible to criminally convict your roommate from keeping you up all night or dipping into your ice-cream and lie about it?

Users on Reddit are asking similar questions and the answers are pretty hilarious but also intriguing.

“I’m just gonna have to say little girl’s beauty pageants. It just doesnt sit right with me. And not only because of the fact it’s creepy, but I feel like it’s stressful on the kid and on their body image.” –kitty-cult

“College book prices and practices. Change a few words in a math book, that’ll be another $100 please. Oh you realized that you can use the book from 10 years ago and succeed? Actually we require you get the new book. Oh you realized you can get the book cheaper from a friend? Actually we’re doing online books now and you need the personalized code. We change it every year even though there have been no breakthroughs in this subject! Knowing the college struggle i have no fucking clue how this is allowed to exist. It should literally be illegal.” –WitlessMean

“Puppy mills.” –thechronicwinter

“Sending letters to home owners labeled ‘IMPORTANT MORTGAGE / FINANCIAL INFO’ or ‘LAST WARNING / NOTICE’ and having the inside look exactly like a bill, letterhead and little box in the corner with figures inside… all to then say ‘refinance with us’ or ‘don’t miss this opportunity for etc etc’ Makes me heart skip every time thinking I’ve forgotten some critical bill until I open it.”- IDUU

“The fact car radio commercials are allowed to have police sirens or car crashes in them as a way to Get your attention.”- jagfanjosh3252

“The size of the ‘x’ button on pop-up ads.” –_Denes_

“Socks: ‘Fits size 6-12.'” –klitorisaurus

“Spice/K2/Synthetic Weed. This may have changed in the last few years but I found it embarrassing that our country locks up thousands for actual marijuana but allowed that shit to be sold at every gas station and liquor store knowing damn good and well that it was hurting and killing people.”-m0ndayisb0ng0day

“You can look up where any one lives because it’s public record. But can we please not have entire websites with data bases full of every person in the country?? I mean think about people who get denied restraining orders and try to move away from their abuser. Six months later and their abuser can just look up their name and find them all over again. This could be detrimental for spouse abuse victims, stalking victims, etc. something should be done about them. It’s terrifying.” –21DrunkPilots

“Lying through your teeth on “news” shows because you claim you’re actually “entertainment”. Even while it has “news” in the title of the station. Being able to lie through your teeth on an opinion show just bc it’s an opinion show. Opinions should be opinions about facts. Opinion should not be an excuse for slander or making knowingly false statements in the media.” –jseego

“No-knock warrants. We’ve seen time and time again where Law Enforcement has the wrong address and some innocent person ends up dead because of a logistical mistake.” –Mr-and-Mrs

“Impossibly hard to cancel subscriptions.” –ungFu-omega-warrior

“Putting unrelated crap into bills to sneak it into law. I know they’re supposed to follow some kind rules related to germaneness, but they clearly don’t, and clearly need actual laws with actual punishments for pulling this crap.” –Gr1pp717

“Multi level Marketing.” –whyykai

“Civil Asset Seizure by Police – No Crimes Needed!”- vegetarianrobots

“The troubled teen industry. Parents pay a company to kidnap kids while they’re sleeping and send them off to ‘therapeutic’ boarding schools where they are abused in every conceivable way.”- MyDongIsAWiFiHotspot

“Sweatshop labor outsourced by tech and Fortune 500 companies. It’s essentially contemporary slavery we collectively allow.”- crumpledForeskin

“Being penalized for calling out sick from work. Edit. Even while the whole world is trying to survive this pandemic, we’re still dealing with this major issue by employers. I work in health care, and I feel like I get shamed by my managers and coworkers when you call out. Especially when you work night shift.” –pongomer

“I (f) bought a car recently. During the process of negotiation I decided I wanted to do more research and the salesman refused to give me the keys to MY car so I could leave. Literally saw me looking for my keys and withheld them while repeatedly saying, ‘But what could I do to get you into this car today?’ I finally demanded my keys but bought the car anyway (they met my asking price and got me the financing I wanted) but I’m SO mad at myself for not making a scene. For allowing that man to hold me hostage and not being outraged. I don’t understand why I didn’t humiliate him and instead meekly just sat and took it. I called the manager the next day. But still. So disappointed in myself…” – UncomonShaman

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