July 16, 2015
Nude Man Found Drinking In Barn Says, “I Just Like Pigs”
Millersville, PA (AP) Police have charged a man with trespassing, public drunkenness and indecent exposure after he was caught on a neighbor’s Pennsylvania farm in the nude, drinking beer among pigs.
Police in Manor Township, Lancaster County, say 64-year-old Larry Henry told them, “I just like pigs” when they found him in the hog barn June 26 about 10:15 p.m. Henry faces a preliminary hearing Aug. 4. His defense attorney didn’t immediately return a call for comment Wednesday.
Arrest papers show Henry had been banned from the farm since he got caught trespassing four years ago. Police say Henry smelled of alcohol and acknowledged drinking a six-pack of beer while hanging out with the hogs.
Police say the brand of beer was in keeping with the overall theme. Henry was drinking Hamm’s.
Honeybees Moved From
11th Floor Exterior Of Hotel
Austin, TX (AP) Some honeybees have a penthouse view from an Austin hotel after their hive was moved from outside the 11th floor to the top of the building.
An official with American Honey Bee Protection agency on Sunday safely rappelled from the 14-story Holiday Inn Austin at Lady Bird Lake. Rick Alanzo then used smoke to calm the bees.
Agency CEO Walter Schumacher was on the roof making sure the high-rise effort worked.
Officials originally planned to move the bees to a rural area near Austin, but instead put boxes on the hotel roof to use the hive and make an apiary.
Holiday Inn officials did not want the insects killed. They suggested putting the bees on the roof to produce honey to be served to hotel guests.
Vet Finds 62 Hair Bands, 8 Pair
Of Underwear Inside Dog
MARS, PaA (AP) A Pennsylvania veterinarian has ``retrieved’’ 62 hair bands, 8 pair of underwear and other items from the stomach of a junk-gobbling Labrador.
Emily Cottle, the head technician at Good Shepherd’s Veterinary Hospital in Mars, says Dr. Hisham Ibrahim found those items inside Tiki.
Cottle told WTAE-TV about last week’s amazing surgery during the animal’s follow-up visit on Wednesday.
The doctor did exploratory surgery on the dog after it didn’t respond to medicine for vomiting, diarrhea and a loss of appetite.
Cottle says the doctor ``started pulling handfuls of different items out’’ including four rubber bands and a Band-Aid, for good measure.
The dog’s owner, Sara Weiss, said the dog once swallowed a Styrofoam Nerf dart, but that passed through the dog’s system naturally.
Drunken Man Seeking Ride Home Calls 911
Hackettstown, NJ (AP) Police in New Jersey say a drunken man twice called 911 to report a fake accident because he wanted officers to give him a ride home.
Hackettstown police say the initial call from the 38-year-old man came in Tuesday night around the same time the department received a domestic violence call. Some officers who were headed to the domestic violence call instead were diverted to the reported accident.
While officers were en route, the man called 911 again and asked the dispatcher “where the police were.”
But when officers arrived, they couldn’t find a crash. But they soon found the man and determined he had called 911 because he wanted a ride home.
The man was charged with falsely calling 911 and improper behavior.
Now There’re TWO Turkey
Testicle Festivals We Can Attend
East Dundee, IL (AP) The owner of a suburban Chicago pub that has held an annual Turkey Testicle Festival for 32 years isn’t testy at all that a nearby community plans to host its own celebration of the unusual dish this November.
J.R. Westberg, who owns the Parkside Pub in Huntley, told The Daily Herald that his only criticism of East Dundee’s plan for its own event the day before Thanksgiving is the organizers’ lack of originality. They gave it the exact same name and scheduled it for the same date and time.
The Huntley festival often attracts more than 4,000 people to snack on the deep-fried turkey bits, which some attendees consider a “dare food” and prefer doused in ranch dressing or Tabasco sauce.
East Dundee businessman Cliff Surges says there’s enough interest to support both festivals and that the new one will target a different demographic.
Surges hopes to draw 1,000 to 2,000 people to East Dundee’s event, which he says will be “family-oriented.”
Like the Huntley festival, the new one will raise money for charity.
“It’s one of those silly things you can have some fun with and do some good with,” Surges said.
10 Foot Alligator Captured Near Downtown Fort Worth
Fort Worth, TX (AP) A blind alligator stretching more than 10 feet has been removed from the Trinity River in a park near downtown Fort Worth and taken to a refuge.
Game wardens and a reptile hunter, Chris Stevens, used a noose to capture the male gator Thursday night at Riverside Park.
Stevens said the animal needed to be moved to ensure public safety.
“The problem is not the alligator‚it’s the people,” he said. “Being in that high profile of a location, people are going to start feeding it, and anytime you have an alligator like this, it’s just a matter of time before people poke it.”
Stevens took the 10-foot-2-inch alligator to a nature reserve. He said it was likely blind in both eyes.
Texas game wardens summoned Stevens to help catch the alligator after several reported sightings in recent weeks. Recent heavy rain and flooding may have brought the animal to the area.
A man swimming in a Southeast Texas marina, Tommie Woodward, was killed July 3 by a 400-pound alligator.
That animal was shot and killed days later, with Woodward’s remains still inside its stomach.