Friday, November 10, 2017

Montana Officers Issue Tickets and Turkeys

Some drivers near Billings, Montana, were surprised after being pulled over by police.  Instead of getting a ticket for their minor infractions, they were given a warning and a turkey.  It was a nice holiday surprise.  Source: Yahoo News

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Motorized Cart

We've all seen those motorized carts at the stores.  They're supposed to be used by people who have a hard time walking around the aisles while shopping.  They've got a small basket by the handlebars and move about 2 miles per hour.  A man in Fairbanks, Alaska, tried to drive one home.  At such a low rate of speed, it didn't take police long to catch him.  Source: Yahoo News


A man in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, wanted to do his civic duty so he drove to an elementary school to vote.  He arrived a day early and drunk.  Not a good combination especially at a school.  Instead of voting, he was given a ride to the jail.  Source: Yahoo News

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Police Looking for Escaped...

Emus...two of them have escaped from a local farm near Chaska, MN, and have eluded capture for a couple of months.  Local residents have spotted them in the neighborhoods but they soon run off.  It would be a shock to see that large bird running around.  Source: UPI

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Dog and Duck in Minnesota

Max the dog lost his canine companion and had been very lonely for a couple of years until he met Quackers the duck.  Max would sit next to Quackers' pen and they became great friends.  Now they're inseparable.  The neighbors even look forward to seeing the two together.  Source: UPI

Water Gun

A man used a water gun to rob a couple of banks.  He painted it to look like a real gun and temporarily got away with it.  But crime doesn't pay; he's going away for a very long time.  The lesson...don't rob a bank and don't use a gun even a fake one.  Prison is on the other end of that.  Source: Yahoo News

Friday, November 3, 2017

Egg McMuffin

A person has to want that Egg McMuffin really bad to pull a gun on the worker when he doesn't get one.  That's what happened in Ohio.  There is video surveillance and police hope they can catch the suspect.  Source: Yahoo News

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Baby Frankenstein

A Florida couple welcomed their baby boy on Halloween.  His name is Oskar Gary Frankenstein.  Parents, Kyle and Jessica Frankenstein, said that he was 4 days late and came into the world on a special day for Frankenstein.  The whole Frankenstein family is proud to have a baby Frankenstein born on Halloween.  Source: Yahoo News

Bank Robber

A break-in at a bank may have been to get a few bucks.  The window was broken but window breaker didn't make it inside the bank.  A bank in New Jersey captured video of a deer crashing into a bank window and breaking it.  The deer wasn't able to get inside and bank officials think he escaped unharmed.  Source: UPI

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

T-Rex Run

Last year in Nashville, the T-Rex Stampede started as a joke but this year it drew about 2 dozen participants.  All runners wore T-Rex costumes and ran across a bridge to downtown Nashville.  Organizers are hoping that they can do another one at Christmas time.  Source: UPI

Not Mother of the Year

A Wisconsin mother thought it would be ok to drive with her young son on top of her mini van.  She put him up there to hold down a plastic pool she was transporting.  She claims she didn't have room inside the vehicle and no straps to secure the pool to the roof.  And she thought it was ok because her dad used to let her do things like that when she was young.  I just have to shake my head at her stupidity.  She faces 5 years in prison if convicted and she's already admitted to doing it.  Source: HuffPost

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Cat Visits the Bathroom

The Publisher of a small Oklahoma newspaper got a shock when he went to the bathroom at his office.  A bobcat had gotten in through an open door and was in the bathroom hissing at him.  He simply backed out, closed the door, and called animal control.  Luckily they were able to safely remove the large cat and release it in a more appropriate environment.  No people or animals were harmed.  I think after that encounter, I wouldn't need the bathroom anymore.  Source: Yahoo News

Fight Over Pumpkins

Two Elk visited a display at a local hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.  The two animals fought over the pumpkins in the Halloween display.  Apparently they were hungry.  There's even video.  Source: UPI

Monday, October 30, 2017

Prius Hating Moose

A woman in Alaska was out walking her dog and returned home to find a moose destroying her Prius.  There was nothing she could do but watch.  Luckily the moose only took it out on her car and her mailbox.  Her and the dog remained safe but she did get it on video.  Source: UPI

Beer Cooler Theft

In Marshfield, WI, a man found himself locked in a beer cooler overnight at a Kwik Trip.  He was there most of the night until someone notified the manager that someone was in the cooler.  When employees opened the door, he left the store quickly but was arrested a short time later.  He was picked up on an outstanding warrant not related to this case where he was barred from drinking alcohol.  I guess the temptation of being in that cooler was too much for him.  I think I know a couple people who wouldn't be able to control themselves either.  Source: UPI

Friday, October 27, 2017

Police Post Lineup Pic

Three teenagers in Maryland Heights, MO, were arrested after they were caught stealing pumpkins.  Police confiscated 48 pumpkins and 1 gourd which they put in a lineup and posted to social media so that residents who were missing their pumpkins could come claim them.  All but a dozen remained unclaimed.  Source: Yahoo News

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Fox Steals Golf Ball

A fox on a golf course may have thought that a golf ball was a tasty egg.  A golfer had put his ball on the tee and watched as a fox snatched the ball and ran away with it.  The golfer gave chase and managed to get his ball back when the frightened fox dropped it.  He managed to get video of the theft.  What I want to know is, does that count as a stroke?  Source: UPI

Idiots of the Century

How stupid can people get?  Four men in Australia took pictures of themselves in a crocodile trap.  It was loaded with raw meat to catch a large croc that has been blamed for a fatal attack in the area.  What sort of idiot thinks that it's ok to swim into an area specifically there to attract a large killer crocodile?  Source: UPI

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


A driver in Atlanta was stuck in traffic and noticed something strange behind him.  Chewbacca was also stuck. Now if Chewbacca were in the Millenium Falcon, perhaps he wouldn't have to wait like the other drivers.  He could just blast out of the space port and get to his destination quicker.
His passenger took video to prove it.  Source: UPI

Stuck in a Boiler Room

A burglar hiding from police had to turn himself in.  He hid in a boiler room of a church and couldn't get out.  A SWAT team waited outside the church until he called 911 for rescue.  Source: Yahoo News

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Eviction Notice

A mother was due with her third child and she was so ready for baby to arrive.  She went to work as a judicial assistant in the Fourth District Court in Provo, Utah, and jokingly asked a judge to sign an eviction notice to the baby girl.  Judge Davis went along with it and signed the notice.  Twelve hours later, the baby made her appearance in the world.  Mom is happy that she "listened" rather than be in contempt of court.  Source: Yahoo News 

Lucky Diver

A diver got separated from his boat and had to swim back to shore.  He had 4 miles of water between him and dry land but he knew he had to go for it.  John Craig swam for three hours which is a feat in itself but he did it while being stalked by a deadly tiger shark.  He swam with his spear gun facing backwards so that he could jab at the shark to get it to back away giving John a moment to swim before the shark returned.  The creature finally gave up the pursuit and John made it to shore where he was rescued.  He was lucky to make it.  Source: Sky News

Pumpkin Boats

Tualatin, Oregon, has a boating race like none other.  Boaters hollow out large pumpkins, don interesting costumes, and paddle across the water. Spectators line the shore to watch the spectacle even if it's raining.  The Pumpkin Regatta is in it's 14th year.  Source: UPI

Monday, October 23, 2017


I've been to the Spam museum in Austin, MN, and have tried the canned meat but I'm not overly enthusiastic about eating it.  I've heard that there are people who just can't get enough of the stuff.  I don't understand that but each to their own.  In Hawaii Spam is very popular; so popular that it is stolen from stores and sold on the street.  One store owner says that Spam is now stolen more often than alcohol.  Source: Yahoo News

Fined For Singing

I would never think that singing along with a song in your car would get you a ticket, but that's what happened in Canada.  A man was singing along to his favorite song in his car when he was pulled over.  When the lights on the squad car started flashing, he thought that they just wanted him to move out of the way but it was him they were after.  He was given a ticket for "screaming" even though he tried to explain to the police that he was just singing along to a song.  Apparently screaming in your car is illegal in Quebec.  The man plans to fight the ticket.  Source: UPI

Drug Dog

A US couple tried to enter California with nearly 2 pounds of meth inside a toy stuffed dog.  That wasn't fooling a real dog who quickly noted the presence of narcotics.  The drugs and the car were impounded and the couple is now facing charges for the $6,000 worth of drugs found in their possession.  Source: UPI

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Halloween Decoration

A man in Ohio has been building halloween decorations for years and each year they get bigger and more elaborate.  This year he has built an AT-AT walker from Star Wars.  It's two stories high and has been attracting onlookers.  He started building in April and said that it was a weekend project.  Friends would come over on weekends and help build the pieces.  When they were all finished, the AT-AT was assembled.  Source: UPI

Living in the Woods

A British man ran away from home.  Yep, an adult can do it too.  He claims that after he got married, his wife nagged him way too much and he decided he couldn't take it anymore.  He lived in the woods for 10 years before being coaxed out by a non-profit group that gives a person a place to live and a job if they really need it.  A friend told him about the opportunity and he's now happy in his new home.  There's no word on what happened to his wife but he did contact his sister who thought he was dead.  Source: Fox News

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Loyal Friend

A german shepherd dog was rescued from the side of a busy highway in New Jersey.  Police had received calls about two dogs along the interstate and when they responded, they found a pit bull was already dead and the other one refusing to leave it's side.  They managed to lure the german shepherd into the patrol car and it was taken to an animal shelter.  Now, that's a real loyal friend!  Source: ABC 

Speed Trap

A man in Pennsylvania set up a fake speed trap near his home.  He used flashing dashboard lights in his vehicle to slow the traffic going by his house.  His complaints about the speeders got no results so he took matters into his own hands hoping that slowing the drivers would stop deer from being killed and stinking up the area.  He said that the tactic was working but he's the one who got the ticket.  He's being charged with impersonating a public servant and displaying improper lights.  Source: Yahoo News

Monday, October 9, 2017

Prepper Donates

Joseph Badame and his wife had been preppers since 1970.  They spent about a million dollars outfitting their basement with several kitchens, bathrooms, and a bomb shelter.  It was filled with survival manuals and enough food to feed 84 people for 4 months.  Unfortunately his wife suffered a massive stroke in 2005.  Joseph refinanced their home for a half-million dollars and used the money to care for his wife until her passing in 2013.  At that point he was broke.  He lost his wife, had no job, and his home was in foreclosure.  At the estate sale, he met a couple  that gave him a new purpose in his life.  He donated $100 to the couple who were raising money for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. But above and beyond that, he gave the couple his entire stockpile of 80 barrels of dried beans, rice, flour, sugar, pancake mixes, and more.  Source: Yahoo News

Want Your Pot?

Police are holding ten potted plants and want the owner to come pick them up at the police station.  Gainesville police tweeted a picture of the marijuana plants saying that the owner was welcome to come get them.  Think anyone will step forward?  Source: UPI

Slender Man

Slender Man made an appearance in Gresham, OR.  He was just strolling around town in his dark suit, white gloves, and white face mask.  Residents thought it was creepy and several calls were made to the police department.  They discovered that the actor was part of a local haunted house and there was no danger to the public.  Locals still said that it was an unnerving encounter.  Source: Fox News

Friday, October 6, 2017

News From the Future

A Wyoming man told police that he was from the year 2048 and he had come back to warn of aliens coming to earth and that we should all leave immediately.  Casper, WY, police arrested Bryant Johnson on suspicion of public intoxication.  He had a blood alcohol content of .136 and was slurring his speech.  The aliens are supposed to arrive in 2018.  Bryant was supposed to arrive that year as well but was sent back a year to early.  Won't we be surprised if this turns out to be true?  Source: Huffpost

Skilled Cook

A burglar who broke into a restaurant in New York also cooked himself a meal while he was there.  He was caught on security cameras using the kitchen like a pro.  After he was done eating, he washed the dishes and cleaned the area including the floor.  Both the manager and the owner were impressed with his skills.  Source: UPI

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Escaped Prisoners

Two women broke out of a prison on Monday and were found on Tuesday in an Escape Room.  That's a bit ironic.  They managed to escape prison by climbing over a fence and then were checking out the escape rooms the following day.  A police officer entered the business and asked it the inmates were there and then called for backup.  Escapees arrested in escape just seems like karma.  Source: UPI

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Stolen Pork Roll Sandwich

A fight broke out over a stolen pork roll sandwich.
  It was so bad that police were called and when they arrived, they found a man with a swollen face.  He had been punched in the face for stealing the pork roll and the puncher was arrested.  Think beer may have been involvedSource: Yahoo News

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Mermaid Grounded

A mermaid has been banned from her local public pool.  Officials worry that because her feet and legs are bound tight by her costume, there could be an accident.  She loves swimming in her mermaid outfit and is now looking for a more accepting pool.  Source: Sky News

Granny's in Jail

You have to love your grandson so, so much if you are ok with being in jail for them.  A grandma in Martinsburg, WV, delivered drugs to her grandson while he was in jail.  The drugs were smuggled into the jail sealed in 22 straws.  She was busted and now is behind bars as well.  I love my kids and grandkids but never would I break the law for any of them.  Source: Yahoo News

Monday, October 2, 2017

Giant Spider

Traffic Scotland announced that a very large spider was hovering over the M8 Motorway.  They advised drivers to avoid the area and if they were already there, to run away..."run as fast as you can" they wrote on Twitter.  The tongue in cheek post came after a spider was seen on a traffic cam making it look like a giant arachnid was hovering over the roadway.  Twitter followers even got in on the fun with their responses.  The monstrous spider disappeared before any "real" damage was done.  Perhaps back to it's secret lair.  Source: UPI

Car Thief

A man in Japan tried to steal a car.  That in itself is a stupid thing to do but he tried to steal an unmarked police car with the police sitting inside.  That's going to be an interesting conversation in jail when the other inmates ask why he's there.  Source: UPI

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Dog's Tattoo

A dog was adopted from a shelter and it's new owner found a tattoo on the underside of the pooch.  The Texas man decided in solidarity for his dog, that he would get the same tattoo.  After he posted it on Facebook, he got several comments about the tattoo being a symbol for being neutered.  Vets do this so that other vets won't perform unnecessary surgeries.  The man says that he did some research and he knew what the symbol meant before he got the tattoo but has also said that he will be getting a tattoo of his dog's paw print to cover up the original tattoo.  Source: UPI

Arrested for DUI

A man in Connecticut was arrested for DUI.  That's not an unusual thing but what he was wearing makes this funny.  His shirt had printed on the front, "Beer + Beer = Shenanigans."  That's the shirt that will forever be in his mug shot.  At least it's truthful.  Source: Huffpost

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Couch Removal Goes Wrong

A couple moving men were trying to move a couch out of a 4th story apartment.  Their bright idea was to drop the couch off the balcony and have it land in the back of their truck.  That didn't go so well.  The couch bounces off a lower balcony and lands on the cab of the truck smashing the roof and shattering the windshield.  How do you explain that one to an insurance company?  I'm guessing they'll change their strategy on the next move...if they get to keep their jobs.  There's video!  Source: UPI

Baby on the Highway

A mother left her 1-month-old baby on the side of an Oklahoma interstate.  The baby was in a car seat along with $5500 and a birth certificate.  A church group was returning from a day at a theme park when they discovered the child.  Police have taken the baby to a hospital and he's doing fine.  They've also located the mother and are having her evaluated.  There's no word yet what possessed her to leave her child on the road.  Source: Yahoo News

Monday, September 25, 2017

Yoda in Picture

King Faisal of Saudi Arabia was photographed in 1945 signing the United Nations Charter in San Francisco.  It's a black and white photo and was used in a textbook.  The problem is that the photo included Yoda sitting next to the King.  The artist who created the picture has done many others where he inserts pop culture characters into historical photos but he doesn't know how it ended up in a textbook.  The books have been recalled and the Education Ministry has begun an investigation.  Source: UPI

Stolen RV

A man in western Washington state stole an RV from a parking lot of a sporting goods store.  He was caught on surveillance camera climbing into the RV and driving away.  What he didn't know was that there were 10 dogs in the RV.  Luckily police were able to reunite the owner with his RV and his dogs.  The thief only made it about 35 miles before be arrested.  Source: Yahoo News

Friday, September 22, 2017

Puppy Saved

The West Midlands Fire Service in Britain responded to kitchen fire where they found a puppy overcome by smoke.  They rushed it outside and luckily they carry oxygen kits for pet so they were able to use a tiny oxygen mask to get the pooch back on it's feet.  And it was all caught on a firefighter's body cam.  Source: UPI

Dead Body

Several people called 911 in Greene County, Tennessee, to report a dead body in a driveway.  Or rather half of a body and there were bloody handprints on the garage door where it had been cut in half.  The police responded with lights flashing and sirens blaring only to find a Halloween decoration.  They have urged people to stop calling and instead congratulate the homeowner on a very convincing Halloween display.  Source: Fox News