Plausible Explanations

George Byrd IV was charged in September in Middletown, Pennsylvania, with shooting a gun into an occupied structure when he fired a round that accidentally broke a neighbor’s window. Byrd told police he fired because it was the only way he knew to “unload” the gun. Police in Bayonne, France, were contemplating charges in October against Kappa Clinic anesthetist Helga Wauters, 45, after a patient died from an improperly placed breathing tube. Wauters, appearing inebriated, said she requires vodka so that she doesn’t “shake” when she works. Lisa Roche, 41, was arrested in Jackson County, Mississippi, in October for allegedly burglarizing students’ cars at East Central High School. She told police she was only searching out “members of ISIS.”