YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP: Michael Tyron, an independent meeting planner from Edmonton, Alberta, was running a meeting for the Edmonton Police Service at which a woman complained to police that a man was following her. It turned out that the man was trying to recover his wallet, which the woman had stolen from him as part of a pickpocketing scam she worked with her daughter. Tyron's anecdote was among the winning entries in the Hampton Roads (Va.) Convention and Visitors Bureau's ...

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