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A couple of questionable judgment calls made in the heat of the moment top this week's list:

Groom says vows, then chases thief: Jared Lightle didn't need his running shoes to chase a thief. After a renewal of vows ceremony with his wife, the Missouri man, clad in his tuxedo and patent leather shoes, found himself running after a man who had allegedly pilfered items from Lightle's own event.

Woman leads cops on bizarre 100 mph chase: It might be the strangest reason yet for a car chase: Police in Oklahoma say they tried to pull over a woman who was going 5 mph to 10 mph over the limit, but "instead of pulling over, the driver accelerated to speeds approximately 90 to 100 miles per hour." It seems the 34-year-old had a specific destination in mind.

Woman tries to kill spider, ends up with arson charge: Listen up, arachnophobes: You do not fight spiders with fire. Or so goes the cautionary tale of a Kansas woman who has been charged with aggravated arson after she apparently tried to kill a spider using a cigarette lighter and some towels.

Texan discovers $2M pot farm on his land: A Texas rancher noticing suspicious activity on a remote section of his property has discovered that he was housing more than just squatters. After calling the sheriff for help, the two hiked three-quarters of a mile through dense woods to get to an area inaccessible by vehicle, where they found a couple of guys fleeing a campsite — and more.

DWI suspect blames crash on 3 animals, tree: Police surely hear all kinds of excuses from drivers looking to deflect blame after an accident, but a man in College Station, Texas, gets points for originality. He told officers that he swerved to avoid a turtle, a cat, a squirrel, and an overhanging tree. They listened carefully and charged him with DWI.

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