A British man was convicted of defrauding an aging musician/author in a scheme to sell key chains supposedly containing dirt from Yankee Stadium. Mark Hayward, president of the Mark I Group, a Westport marketing company, approached Bob Runk of Fairfield with the business idea. Prosecutors say that Hayward presented a letter supposedly from a U.K. bank — which turned out to be forged — showing he was worth 1.2 million pounds. This convinced Runk that Hayward was financially stable and he invested $80,000 in the plan. Runk was the keyboardist of a '60s-era Connecticut band called Uranus and the Five Moons (seriously) and went on to a career authoring books on golf (while self-releasing his own breezy, soft-rock albums). The dapper Hayward, who appeared in court in tailored suits, claimed the dirt-filled keychains were "a real product, a quality product," and he "didn't intend to defraud anyone." Jurors disagreed, and Hayward, 53, faces possible jail time and deportation, reports the Connecticut Post.

So, Um, This Looks Bad: A foreign national flew a small remote-controlled aircraft over a Bridgeport power plant as a mounted camera transmitted video to a laptop. This was discovered when the plane spiraled down and fell behind the gates of the facility. Police brought in the FBI, but investigators deduced that the man, a Chinese citizen who had studied engineering at the University of Bridgeport on a student visa, was merely flying the plane for fun. Though some drones are among the newest, most sophisticated weapons in warfare, simple remote-controlled planes equipped with cameras can be purchased for as little as $300, reports the Connecticut Post. And besides, plotting Bridgeport's destruction seems redundant to some.

Frustrated by his job at an engineering firm, Robert Zordan allegedly told a coworker, "I'm going to get my 40 cal and take all the [expletives]." Tipped off by the co-worker, police swarmed Zordan's Torrington home and removed 13 firearms, including what they said was an illegally modified assault rifle. Five months later, an indignant Zordan — who still faces threatening, breach of peace and weapons charges — is pressing a court for return of the weapons, claiming police had no reason to think he posed an immediate threat to anyone and seized them illegally, reports the Register Citizen. At the time of the incident, Zordan, 53, was, hilariously, commissioner of Torrington's Board of Public Safety.

A bloodied man ran into a Norwalk bodega yelling, "Don't let them kill me!" Police later deduced that he had been attacked by Milton Hudson and his transvestite girlfriend Lucinda Karma. Hudson, 53, knocked him unconscious with an empty 40-ounce liquor bottle, and then a third offender, Juan Jimenez, rifled through his pockets, police told The Hour. Witnesses said that the 48-year-old victim had been flashing large sums of cash in a bad neighborhood, leading to the attack. But Hudson reportedly claimed it didn't start as a robbery; the man had touched Karma's buttocks and she urged Hudson to beat him.

We are due for another Jesus-in-an-animate-object sighting, and this time the face of the Lord appeared in a smudge of ink in the morning newspaper of Joseph McCaffrey of Norwalk, a subscriber to The Hour. "I didn't see it at first, but as I was reading the paper, I said to my wife, the movie section is blotted out with ink and held it up for her to see," McCaffrey told an Hour reporter. "And she shouted, 'It's Jesus!'" The Savior apparently returned in the form of a printing error in show times for the crime drama The Place Beyond the Pines.

Luz Davila-Nievesa and her daughter Madeline Griffin have been charged with burning the former's Stratford home for insurance money. Davila-Nievesa, 60, pocketed $337,000 from a blaze that destroyed her house. Police told the Connecticut Post they were suspicious from the onset because a car belonging to Griffin, 41, at the scene had all of her mother's valuables in it (as well as the apparent contents of her refrigerator).

West Haven police received calls about a suspicious-looking man walking around wearing a fur coat and carrying four purses. They later caught up with 20-year-old Mark Criscuolo, with the fashion accessories (which had been stolen from his mother) in the back of a friend's car, and discovered the purses were full of prescription drugs and marijuana he was trying to sell, police told WTNH.

Gerardo Cardoso allegedly stole 2,800 pounds of crushed aluminum cans from his employer, Thames River Recycling in Middletown, apparently thinking the loss of a ton-and-a-half of product would go unnoticed. Police told the Hartford Courant they reviewed a surveillance tape of Cardoso, 34, and an as-yet-unidentified accomplice wheeling away the aluminum.

If you have visited the Mohegan Sun you may have noticed sculptor Dale Chihuly's towering glass work, made to look like a spouting geyser. Dennis Griggs apparently noticed it and allegedly tried to touch it, reaching over a staircase railing. Griggs, 25, then fell on the piece of art, causing $1,500 in damage, police told NBC Connecticut.

New Haven's Hillhouse High School canceled its 1943 prom amid World War II. Seventy years later, with the Nazis and Imperial Japanese definitively put down, the class of '43 is finally holding its prom as a reunion, reports WTNH. Though the class had 1,583 students, organizers are hoping to get 70, having lost many to that war and also time.