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March 12, 2015

Raccoon’s Freedom Costs San Francisco Carpenter His Job

San Francisco (AP) A carpenter has been fired for freeing a raccoon that had been trapped by exterminators at the San Francisco construction site where he worked.

Todd Sutton tells the San Francisco Chronicle that he came to work one morning in late February and saw the animal inside a trap.

The builders had hired professional trappers to have the critter‚ which was blamed for damage at the $610 million project‚ removed and euthanized.

But the 49-year-old carpenter says he put the animal in his truck and released it in a nearby grassy area, after getting guidance from animal control officers. His employer told the newspaper the move amounted to theft, because Sutton took something from the site that didn’t belong to him.

Sutton has hired an attorney.

Nightmare! Online Suitor Stole Woman’s Car During First Date

Waterford Township, NJ (AP) Authorities say a man who allegedly stole a woman’s car during their first date last month has been captured.

Waterford Township police say 53-year-old Gerald Tietz was arrested Saturday after the vehicle, which had the vanity plate “JSRYGRL”, was spotted in Cherry Hill.

Tietz and the woman, identified only as a New Jersey resident, became acquainted online and decide to meet on Feb. 26. Tietz allegedly told the woman his name was Gennaro Aladena and that he went by the nickname “Gooch.”

At some point that evening, police say Tietz got the woman’s car keys and took her vehicle.

A telephone number for Tietz could not be located Sunday, and it wasn’t known if he has retained an attorney.

Indiana Farmer Saves Freezing Baby Cow With Hot Tub Swim

Rossville, IN (AP) A central Indiana farmer jumped into a hot tub with a shivering baby cow to save the calf’s life.

Carroll County farmer Dean Gangwer tells WRTV-TV he thinks one of his cows gave birth in the snow and that he found the barely breathing newborn in a snowbank this week.

The third-generation farmer says he decided the quickest way to warm up the calf, named Leroy, would be to use his hot tub. Gangwer says he “jumped in fully dressed and held Leroy up so he didn’t drown.” Gangwer then took the calf inside and wrapped him in electric blankets.

Leroy is recovering and has started to nurse.

Gangwer said Leroy is “done hot-tubbing” but “sunbathing is definitely in his future out in the grass.”

Some Marijuana Bales Tossed From SUV Missing...Hmmm

Casa Grande, AZ (AP) An Arizona sheriff’s department says deputies haven’t recovered all the marijuana bales that suspects tossed out of an SUV during a high-speed pursuit last week.

Dash-cam video released by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office shows many of the 22 bales of pot flying out a window and onto the highway during the March 4 chase.

Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jim Knupp says four or five vehicles were seen stopping to pick up bales or partial bales. Deputies recovered 374 pounds of marijuana, but some wasn’t found.

The chase started on Interstate 8 in south-central Arizona, continued on Interstate 10 and ended when the vehicle pulled off a two-lane road and stopped after driving over tire-puncturing sticks.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of marijuana trafficking offenses and flight.

Imprint Of License Plate In Snow Leads To Burglary Suspects

Lakeville, MA (AP) The imprint of a license plate in a snowbank proved to be the undoing of a couple suspected of a series of burglaries in Massachusetts.

A Lakeville police officer investigating a home break-in traced the imprint to a pickup truck that matched the description of a vehicle seen at other burglaries.

Chief Frank Alvilhiera told The Enterprise of Brockton on Monday that the truck was traced to a Dartmouth hotel.

A search of a hotel room uncovered more than 300 stolen items, including jewelry, watches, wallets, laptops and cameras.

Alvilhiera estimates the goods are worth at least $10,000.

Meanwhile, Robert Beaucaire and Amy Peters face charges including breaking and entering and larceny.

Woman Got NEKKID At Dunkin’ Donuts On A Dare

Greenacres, FL (AP) A 32-year-old woman told police in Florida she got naked and sat outside a Dunkin’ Donuts as a dare. The Palm Beach Post reports Shakara Monik Martin was arrested Sunday in Greenacres near West Palm Beach.

According to a police report, Martin told authorities the dare was part of a pledge to a dance troop, which wasn’t identified.

Witnesses told police Martin was offered clothes several times, but she refused to take them. She began apologizing when police arrived.

She faces a charge of indecent exposure. Martin appeared in court Monday and was released on her own recognizance.

It was not clear whether she’s retained an attorney and a phone number wasn’t available for her.

Owner Of Maine Inn Holds Essay Contest To Select New Owner

Lovell, ME (AP) A woman who won a Maine country inn in an essay writing contest more than two decades ago wants to give it away in the same manner.

Janice Sage is asking prospective owners of the Center Lovell Inn and Restaurant to persuade her why they should have the opportunity take over the facility in 200 words or less.

Sage tells The Boston Globe she wants to retire after 22 years of 17-hour days of pleasing guests, cooking, cleaning and just maintaining the 210-year-old building.

Sage expects more than 7,500 entries. At $125 per entry, the total could end up surpassing the inn’s estimated $900,000 value.

She will pick the best 20 entries by May 17 and pass them to two anonymous judges, who will select a winner by May 21.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ARCHIVES:

March 5 - Men Built Mystery Tunnel To Use As Man Cave

February 26 - Toronto Police Stumped By Mysterious Tunnel

February 19 - No Charges For Woman Who Threw Bacon Into Police Station

February 12 - California Firefighters Save Horse Stuck In Tub

February 5 - Funds Pour In For Man Who Walks 21 Miles To, From Work

January 29 - Dancing Genitals Video Is A Hit In Sweden!

January 22 - ‘In Dog We Trust’ Rug To Be Auctioned For Animal Group

January 15 - Squirrel’s Wrong Turn Leads To Ohio Power Outage

January 8 -
Plea To Save Knavery, Flapdoodle And Rapscallion!

January 1 - West Virginia Troopers Hand Out $100 Bills

December 25 - Among Change, Gift Of Jewels For Salvation Army

December 18 - American Pops Question At Eiffel Tower

December 11 - Boys Searching For Santa Start By Calling 911

December 4 - Family Happy Squashy The Sasquatch Is Back In Their Yard

November 27 - New Sign In Indiana Warm Of Turtle Crossing

November 20- Flying Spaghetti Monster Devotee Sports Colander On License

November 13 - Man Held; Yard-Sale Teller Wasn’t Fooled By Fake $20s

November 6 - NYC Worker Suspended For Using ‘Robotic Voice’

October 30 - Custom Urns Courtesy Of Company’s 3-D Printer

October 23 - Woman Saved And Arrested On The Same Day

October 16 -Indiana College Gives Pizza Delivery Guy $1,200 Tip

October 9 - FTC Retailers: Drop Your Caffeinated Drawers

October 2 - Vets In NH Give Sight To Falcon Blind For Two Years

September 25 - Pregnant Buffalo + Frisky Bull Equals Knockout

September 18 - California Nudist Camp Accused Of Stealing Water

September 11 - In Washington Surprise Attack, Bear: 1 • Bowhunter: 0

September 4 - Dog Turns On Stove, Starts Fire...Maybe He Was Hungry?

August 28 - Um...OK, The Cameras Stink; Nevermind

August 21 - 86 Year Old Woman Writes Romance Novel

August 14 - Wanted: Serial Bank Robber With Questionable Taste

August 7 - Interrupting Lawyer Gets Rare Sanction

July 31 - Strip Club Endorses Pastor For Congress

July 24 - Man Starts Fire Using ‘Blowtorch’ To Kill Spider

July 17 - Great Fall Too Much, Humpty Dumpty To Be Rebuilt

July 10 - Performer Drapes, Lights Firecrackers On Body

July 3 - Good Samaritan Rescues Man From Burning SUV

June 26 - Firemen Rescue Man When ‘Lady’ Sculpture Traps Him

June 19 - Blind Man Hears, Feels His Way To Auto Mechanic Degree

June 12 - Drivers Gathering For Great Nebraska Tractor Ride

June 5 - Thief With Facebook Account Rats Himself Out

May 29 - Missing Pet Pigeon Flies To School Of Young Owner

May 22 - Testing Inconclusive, Suspected Bobcat Returned

May 15 - Rooster Prince George, At Dallas Hardware Store, Is Popular

May 8 - New Jersey Fire Siren Silenced By Osprey Nest

May 1 - New Jersey Tot Wipes Out Hours Of Monks’ Work

April 24 - Miss America: Don’t Suspend Teen Over Prom Invite

April 17 - Squirrel Blamed For $300K In Damage To Building

April 10 - Burglary Suspects Butt Dials 911

April 3 - Teen Says Typeface Change Could Save Millions

March 27 - Scrap Dealer’s Bargain Turns Out To Be Worth Millions

March 20 - City Considers Taking Ban On Spitting Off Books

March 13 - Gettysburg Wax Museum Selling Historical Figures

March 6 - Woman Gives Birth In New York City Crosswalk

February 27 - Wisconsin Rubber Duck Bill Racing To Finish Line

February 20 - Wait Till Santa See ‘Em! Reindeer Get Glowing Antlers

February 13 - NJ Festival Lets You Eat, Drink, Floss With Bacon

February 6 - Romance Sizzles At Bacon Fest As Couples Marry

January 30 - Man Shares Wanted Photo, And Cops Really LIKE Him

January 23 - Beloved Dog’s Ashes Returned To Owner After Two Years

January 16 - Colorado Gives Up And Renames Mile 420 Marker

January 9 - Brewery Responds To Starbucks Letter With $6 Check

January 2 - Atlanta Home Prompts 911 Calls With Fake Dangler

December 26 - Dog That Survived Gassing Headed To Rose Parade

December 19 - Tourist Distracted By Facebook Falls Off Pier

December 12 - ‘Cannibal Sandwiches’ Sicken Wisconsin Residents

December 5 - Topless Barber Charged With Unlicensed Cosmetology

November 28 - 852 Thai Children Set Human Christmas Tree Record

November 21 - Beagle’s Nose Predicts Few US Polar Bear Cubs

November 14 - NY Knish Factory Fire Leads To Nationwide Shortage

November 7 - Stolen Costumes + Craigslist = Not A Good Idea

October 31 - City: Odor From Sriracha Chili Plant A Nuisance

October 24 - Deadly Halloween Tableau Too Realistic For Some

October 17 - Abandoned Philly Prison Adds Screams For Halloween

October 10 - Indiana Dog That Crashed Half Marathon Gets Medal

October 3 - Naked And Scared Has Turned Into Semi-Clothed & Spooky

September 26 - Extra Weight Costs Bank Robber Swift Exit

September 19 - Russian Shot In Quarrel Over Kant’s Philosophy

September 12 - Art Heist Trial Help Up Over Lawyer’s Sneakers

September 5 - Marijuana Wrapped Arrow Shot At Squirrel?

August 29 - Hole Makes Huge Pumpkin Ineligible For Alaska Fair

August 22 - Prowling Ninja Says He Was Trying To Help Cops

August 15 - British Cats’ DNA Helps Convict A Killer

August 8 - China’s Heat Wave Brings‘Dead’ Man Back To Life

August 1 - Owner Could Face Charges For Venomous Snakes

July 25 - Swimmer To Go Alone Hauling 2,000 Pounds Of Brick

July 18 - Thai University Apologizes For Hitler Banner

July 11 - Winner Of The Cherry-Spitting Contest - BB Gun!

July 4 - Family Dogs Survive Close Call With Mama & Baby Bears

June 27 - ‘Here’s Looking At You...Officer!’ Man Quotes Bogart Upon Arrest

June 20 - "Happy Birthday To You" Copyright Suit Filed In NY

June 13 - Nude Revelers Greet Popular Tourist Train

June 6 - ‘Bucket List’ Item Leads To Women’s Arrest

May 30 - Swing Dance Your Way To Class Credit

May 23 - NH City Sues Parking Meter “Robin Hoods”

May 16 - Critter Cams Provide Peek Into The Lives Of Bears

May 9 - OMG - The Sun Is Shining! School Closes For Nice Weather

May 2 - Cartel-Linked Man Arrested On The Dance Floor

April 25 - Oregon Juror Jailed For Texting During Trial

April 18 - What’s That Sound? Court Screeners Find Pet Duck In Bag

April 11 - Goat That Walked Into Bar Was Taken From Zoo

April 4 - Man Accused Of Using Fake Penis For Drug Test

March 28 - Caretaker Charged With Taking Care Of Old Whiskey, Too

March 21 - Crime Doesn’t Pay #1: Thief Returns Money From 1980s

March 14 - People, Pooches Team Up To Fight Flab At Gym

March 7 - 37-Pound Tubby Tabby, Biscuit, In Need Of Home

February 28 - Shoeshine Man Donates $200,000 In Tips

February 21 - 911 Call Asking For Cigarettes Leads To Arrest

February 14 - Mistrial Declared When Prosthetic Eye Pops Out

February 7 - Snoozing Judge Sent Home For Nap


 

 

 

 

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