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POSTED April 15, 2013 9:03 p.m.

POLICE: NM MAN TRIED TO TRADE MCDONALD'S FOR SEX: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It appears that this happy meal didn't end with a happy deal.

A New Mexico man is facing charges after Albuquerque police say he tried to trade a meal from McDonald's for sex.

Donald Jones was arrested last week at an Albuquerque park after officers saw a woman pulling up her pants in his car.

According to the criminal complaint, the 58-year-old Farmington resident picked up the woman in an area known for prostitution, ordered food at a McDonald's drive thru window and headed to the park.

The complaint says the woman told police she agreed to have sex with Jones in exchange for McDonald's.

PA. WOMAN CITED FOR CALLING 911 SEEKING DIVORCE: GIRARD, Pa. (AP) — Police have cited a 42-year-old Pennsylvania woman for disorderly conduct after she called 911 requesting a divorce and police assistance to make her husband leave.

Troopers say the woman called just after 1 a.m. Saturday asking that officers be sent to her home in Girard Township in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Police say they explained to the woman, whom they are not identifying, that a divorce is a civil matter and that they could not make her husband leave the residence because no crime had been committed.

JUDGE HOLDS SELF IN CONTEMPT FOR HIS SMARTPHONE: IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge whose smartphone disrupted a hearing in his own courtroom has held himself in contempt and paid $25 for the infraction.

Judge Raymond Voet has a posted policy at Ionia County 64A District Court stating that electronic devices causing a disturbance during court sessions will result in the owner being cited with contempt, the Sentinel-Standard of Ionia and MLive.com reported.

On Friday afternoon, during a prosecutor's closing argument as part of a jury trial, Voet's new smartphone began to emit sounds requesting phone voice commands. Voet said he thinks he bumped the phone, and the embarrassment likely left his face red.

"I'm guessing I bumped it. It started talking really loud, saying 'I can't understand you. Say something like Mom,'" he said.

Voet has used a Blackberry mobile phone for years, and said he wasn't as familiar with the operation of the new touchscreen, Windows-based phone.

"That's an excuse, but I don't take those excuses from anyone else. I set the bar high, because cellphones are a distraction and there is very serious business going on," he said.

Over the years, the judge whose court is about 110 miles northwest of Detroit has taken phones away from police officers, attorneys, witnesses, spectators and friends.

 

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