October 27, 2016
Nearly $10K Cash Left In Shopping Cart Returned To Owner
Sennett, NY (AP) Nearly $10,000 in cash a restaurant owner left in a shopping cart at an upstate New York store has been returned thanks to a couple who found the money.
Managers at the Tractor Supply Co. store in Sennett in the Finger Lakes region say the couple found around $9,800 in an envelope Monday morning, along with a checkbook.
The Citizen of Auburn reports the couple turned the envelope over to the store’s staff, did their shopping and left without giving their names.
A local restaurant owner called the store Monday saying she had put a week’s worth of her restaurant’s receipts in the envelope and mistakenly left it in a cart while shopping Sunday evening.
The woman, who didn’t want her name released, says she’d like to find the couple to reward them.
Beer Run! Self-Driving Truck Goes 120-Plus Miles On Delivery
Denver (AP) Anheuser-Busch says it has completed the world’s first commercial shipment by self-driving truck, sending a beer-filled tractor-trailer on a journey of more than 120 miles through Colorado.
The company says it teamed with self-driving truck maker, Otto, and the state of Colorado for the feat. The trailer, loaded with Budweiser beer, began the self-driving trip Thursday at a weigh station in Fort Collins, Colorado, and ran along Interstate 25 through Denver before wrapping up in Colorado Springs.
The company says a professional truck driver was on board for the entire route and monitored the trip from the cab’s sleeper berth.
Anheuser-Busch says it hopes to see self-driving technology widely deployed.
Otto was recently acquired by Uber.
US Postal Carrier Filmed Dumping Bins Of Mail In Ditch
Decatur, GA (AP) The U.S. Postal Service has launched an investigation after a metro Atlanta resident says she filmed a worker dumping hundreds of pieces of mail in the woods.
Kellie Campbell of DeKalb County tells WSB-TV she recorded the postal worker walking near a fence and dumping several bins of mail into a ditch.
Campbell called the Postal Service, which sent workers to collect and deliver the mail. In a statement, the Postal Service condemned the unlawful disposal of mail and said it was investigating the incident. No charges were immediately filed.
Bottled Message Sent Out To Sea Is Found 5 Decades Later
Hampton, NH (AP) A bottled message sent out to sea by a New Hampshire man more than five decades ago has been returned to his daughter.
WMUR-TV reports the message was discovered by Clint Buffington of Utah while he was vacationing in the Turks and Caicos.
Buffington says he found a Coke bottle half-buried in the sand. The note inside the bottle said, “Return to 419 Ocean Blvd. and receive a reward of $150 from Tina, owner of the Beachcomber.”
The Beachcomber was a Hampton motel owned by the now-deceased parents of Paula Pierce in 1960.
Pierce’s father had written the note as a joke and cast it into the Atlantic Ocean.
Buffington flew to New Hampshire to deliver the message to Pierce. She made good on the promised reward.
FBI: Man Wearing Cat ‘Mugshot’ Shirt Robs Oklahoma Bank
Norman, OK (AP) The FBI is searching for a man who they say robbed an Oklahoma bank while wearing a T-shirt depicting a cat posing for a mugshot.
The FBI says the robbery happened Monday afternoon at a BancFirst bank in Norman, about 20 miles south of Oklahoma City. Special Agent-in-Charge Kathryn Peterson says a man walked into the bank and gave a teller a note demanding money, then ran off with the cash.
Peterson says the man’s note said he had a gun but no weapon was observed.
The FBI says the man was wearing a black shirt featuring a cat posing for a jail booking photo. The FBI says the suspected bank robber also wore dark sunglasses and cargo shorts.
Peanut Butter Vandal Mistakes Gathering For Trump Rally
Amherst, WI (AP) Disorderly conduct charges are pending against a woman who authorities say smeared peanut butter on 30 vehicles outside a gathering in central Wisconsin that she mistakenly thought was a Donald Trump rally.
WSAW-TV reports that investigators say the Monday night conservation group meeting in Amherst had nothing to do with politics.
Authorities say the 32-year-old woman was drunk when she entered the meeting and began yelling about how she hates Trump. She departed when asked to leave, but authorities say she then used peanut butter to draw phallic symbols and write profanities on vehicles outside.
An incident report said the woman’s blood-alcohol content was 0.218, about 2 1/2 times the state’s legal limit for driving. She is free on bond.