Thursday, May 25, 2017

To Catch a Phone Thief

A man in Florida stole a cell phone when the owner let him use it.  The police were notified and used a unique way to catch the thief.  They called the phone using facetime.  The idiot answered the phone...busted.  There's no denying that you have a stolen phone when your face shows up on facetime.  screenshot

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

No Fury Like an Ex-Wife Scorned

A 61-year-old woman was arrested after it was discovered that she broke into her ex-husband's house and destroyed $350,000 worth of personal property.  The break-in happened in 2015 and she was just charged after turning herself in to police.  justice

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Indiana Alligator

Two men fishing in an Indiana Creek found an alligator.  It's was 2 1/2 feet long and no one knows how it got there.  Although a conservation officer said that it was probably a pet that grew too big and was released in the creek.  One of the men is caring for the alligator until a permanent home can be found.  Bedford, Indiana

Accidental Donation

A used children's clothing store in Minnesota accepted a donation.  Inside the donated children's clothing was more than 100 grams of marijuana.  It was packaged in small baggies for sale which is a felony.  The Maplewood Police have invited the owner to come forward to claim it...not surprisingly, no one has taken them up on the offer. baggies of marijuana

Monday, May 22, 2017

Car in Swimming Pool

A man in North Carolina left his car in a swimming pool.  He said that he had to get home to care for his son so he left the car behind.  The police think there's more to his story because he keeps changing it.  Why did the car end up in a swimming pool?  wet parking spot

Friday, May 19, 2017

Alligator vs. Car

An alligator was crossing I-75 in Florida.  Unfortunately for the critter, Jennifer Rosinski was traveling that stretch of road in her SUV.  She hit the gator and the accident sent her car flipping many times.  The outcome for her was much better than it was for the alligator though.  Jennifer managed to walk away with just bruises and a small cut under her eye.  She said that it was her first major accident and was surprised that it was a "car vs. alligator" accident.  

Only in Minnesota

A shopper in a Walmart was startled when a deer ran into him.  The critter had wandered into the store probably looking for a snack.  It entered through the garden center doors.  Tom Grasswick of Deer Creek was shopping at the Wadena Walmart when the incident ocurred and his first instinct was to tackle the deer.  He covered the deer's eyes so it would calm down and then held the animal down on a pallet of dog food.  He and other customers managed to safely get the deer outside and let it go.  shopping deer

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bear in Car

A family in Virginia was awoken by the sound of their car horn.  What they discovered was a young bear locked inside.  They figure the bear opened a door to get inside to eat some treats and then accidently locked itself inside.  The police opened the door and the young cub ran into the woods.  They warn that not only thieves break into cars so doors should be locked.  visitor

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Male Tortoiseshell Kitten

I thought it wasn't possible but a male Tortoiseshell kitten has been found.  The chromosomes needed for a cat to be orange and black make it almost impossible for a male kitten to have those colors.  Now for maybe the first time ever, one has been born.  It's at a shelter and they have already had over 350 offers to adopt.  He's not quite old enough to go to a furever home yet so the vetting process won't happen right away.  Whoever gets this kitten will be very lucky and had best take great care of it.  I love tortoiseshell cats and would definitely love to have this one but I know it won't happen.  rare kitten

Man's Best Friend

A man in Argentina fell out of a tree while he was trying to prune it.  He landed on his head and lost consciousness for a while.  When he woke up, his dog was "hugging" him.  The dog wouldn't even let rescue workers near his "person" at first.  Now that's devotion!  The dog had been rescued from the streets 4 years before and his owner says "I give him all my love and he gives me everything back."  true love

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Pizza on a Train

An Amtrak train became disabled and the passengers were stuck without food and water.  They decided to take matters into their own hands and ordered pizza.  The delivery man had to cut through a backyard, navigate a steep embankment, and jump over a water filled ditch to reach the train.  He was rewarded with $32 in tips and plenty of cheers.  successful delivery

Roof Dog

A dog in Texas learned how to jump on the roof of his house from the backyard.  He likes to sit on the roof and the owners have had to post a sign explaining that the dog is not in any danger.  They invite people to take pictures and share them with the world.  Huckleberry "HuckTheRoofDog"

Monday, May 15, 2017

Is it a Church?

In Nashville, TN a church was visited by a couple of code inspectors.  The two paid a $40 cover charge to enter the church and found that it was being used as a sex club.  In 2015, the sex club moved to a run down office building and decided to call themselves a church because they were located too close to a school.  And now, the City is working to close the club.  sex club

Friday, May 12, 2017

Ducklings wander through school

A mama duck always lays eggs behind a Montana High School every year.  After they hatch, she knocks on the back door of the school with her beak until someone opens the door.  She wanders through the halls until she gets to the front door because there's a creek out front of the building.  There's video.

"Cheeto" rescued

A small girl was at the beach with her mother when she saw a seagull drop what she thought was a Cheeto.  She went to investigate and discovered that it was an orange seahorse.  The two put the seahorse in a bucket and took it to a local Aquarium where the seahorse has been named "Cheeto" and is recovering nicely.  It will be released into the wild when it is ready.  While Cheeto is recovering, there is a Cheeto cam that can be viewed on the Aquarium's site.  video

He Really Wanted Beer!

A half-naked man in Ohio wanted beer so bad that he crashed his car into a convenience store so the could get some.  He was wearing nothing from the waist down and told the employee in the closed store that he needed beer.  When Police arrived, the man had barricaded himself in a beer cooler and told the police to shoot him.  They managed to subdue and remove him from the store.  Guess he's not getting his beer for a long time.  beer run

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Raccoon to be Deported From Canada

A racoon was seen peaking at passengers from behind a ceiling tile.  He was just hanging out in the baggage area.  Several travelers captured video and photos of the critter.  He appeared there again a couple days later and wildlife officials are trying to trap him so that he can be re-located.  peeping racoon

Extra in Used Game

An 11-year-old boy in Florida went to a gaming store to buy a used game.  He traded some of his old games to get the one he wanted.  When he opened the package, he found a bag of methamphetamine inside the game booklet.  The mother was livid when she called the store and they directed her to call the corporate offices.  She's very upset because it's happened before at a different branch of this gaming store and if her son had accidently ingested some of the meth, it would've been extremely bad for him.  meth in game

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Upstairs Neighbor

There's a house for sale in South Carolina that is a duplex.  But it's listed as a single family dwelling because there's a permanent tenant upstairs.  There's a message to the people who buy the house that they should never go into the upstairs apartment, they won't get rent or a deposit, and they should never ask questions.  That's way too creepy for me but maybe someone will find it intriguing enough to buy the house. It's listed on Zillow and some have called it the "nightmare house."
 unknown tenant

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Monkey Loose in Oklahoma?

Is there a monkey loose in a town in Oklahoma?  Several residents have reported hearing it's calls near their homes.  One neighbor says that she has seen the animal.  However, no video or pictures have been taken of it.  real or imagined?

Monday, May 8, 2017

Surfer and Shark

A surfer had a camera attached to his board.  What he caught on camera would scare the bravest of people.  A great white shark was next to him in the wave.  He wasn't concerned until he saw the shark turn towards him and that's when he decided to get out of the way.  video

Friday, May 5, 2017

How Not to Get Rid of Possums

A man in Pennsylvania wanted to get rid of possums near his home.  He started a pile of leaves on fire in the hopes that the smoke would chase the critters away.  Unfortunately the fire spread to his wood house and destroyed it.  bad idea

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May the Fourth be With You

Today is Star Wars day.  May the Fourth be with you.  I celebrate by wearing some of my Star Wars clothing.  I'll take every opportunity to do that!  You can find ways to celebrate here.

Drunk Hillary

A woman in Pennsylvania was arrested for drunk driving and when police asked for her name, she told them that she was "Hillary Clinton."  She was chased by Troopers from Maryland into Pennsylvania and then taken to a hospital where she refused drug and alcohol testing.  Her next stop was jail.  Police don't know why she gave that name instead of her own.  Perhaps alcohol had a hand in that.  If she wanted to use a fake name, at least use one that isn't so recognizable.  fake name

Big Case of Beer

There are 6-packs, 12-packs, case of 24, and even 30-packs that stock the shelves in stores.  But how about a 1,000-pack of beer?  A brewery in Finland started selling the beer in large quantities because a rival brewery started selling 100-packs of beer.  The 1,000 pack can be yours for only $2,346.  I know some people who would love that much beer.  It might last about a month for some of them.  beer

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

grenade seized

In Wisconsin at General Mitchell International Airport, the TSA seized a smoking device that was made from an inert grenade.  Unfortunately the TSA doesn't really know that it's inert until it is inspected and that takes time and slows the line.  So they confiscated it even though it was marked as an art item.  smoking device

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Ronald McDonald visits KFC

Seven people dressed as Ronald McDonald went to visit a KFC.  They chanted in line about how the food was s**t.  But they were standing in line for some so it must not be so bad.  The reason was probably that they were all holding beers while chanting.  Alcohol gives false confidence.  Many customers took cell phone videos of the incident.  clowns

stupid students

Two students from a North Carolina school catfished their french teacher in order to get nude photos of him.  They shared the x-rated pictures with fellow students.  Both were arrested and have posted bond.  But they're going to be in a lot of trouble.  catfish

Monday, May 1, 2017

Darth Vader mask

If you've got a few extra dollars laying around, you can buy a Darth Vader mask.  For only $1.4 million you could be the proud owner of a 24K gold Darth Vader mask.  It can't be worn because it would be too heavy and there's no opening for a head.  But it could be quite the conversation piece on the mantle.  It will be released on the unofficial Star Wars Day, May 4th.  If that's too much money and you'd like something cheaper, the jeweler responsible for the gold mask is also selling gold coins emblazoned with images of Luke Skywalker or Yoda that can be purchased for only $1,200.  Star Wars in gold

Bridgegate repeat

Commuters in Maryland were slowed by an obstruction in traffic on a bridge.  This time it wasn't lane closures to punish a neighboring town.  It was a pig.  The animal got away from the vehicle in which it was traveling and wandered through traffic.  It was eventually captured and traffic started moving again.  pig in the road