Monday, June 26, 2017

Stupid Driver

A man in Green Bay WI decided to drive around the barrier on a drawbridge.  The barrier is there for a reason; the bridge is open.  Most people would realize that if they drive on a drawbridge that is open, they will either get stuck or fall into the water.  This guy got stuck and had to be rescued.  Firefighters had to cut open the top of the driver's mini van just to get him out.  stupidity

Friday, June 23, 2017

Toddler and His Stuffed Cow

A toddler in Massachusetts is alive after falling from a second story window.  He was jumping on his bed when he accidently went flying out the window.  Luckily he was clutching his favorite stuffed toy...a 2-foot stuffed cow.  When the toddler hit the concrete below his window, the cow broke his fall.  Both the toddler and cow are doing fine.  miracle

CIA Hacked

A vending machine at the CIA was hacked and was giving out free snacks.  The crime took the CIA months to discover.  Contractors had hacked the machine so that it would give snack out for free.  After $3,300 worth of goodies went missing, the CIA finally set up cameras to catch the culprits.  They were then escorted out the door and fired by their companies.  A person has to be extremely bold to steal from the CIA and think they're not going to get caught.  free snacks

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

New Ken Doll

Mattel has updated Ken's looks.  They have released several new Ken dolls with various looks.  One of them has a "man bun."  The "man bun" Ken has taken center stage out of all of the new Kens.  It will be used as the avatar on Barbie's official twitter page.  man bun

Nanny Needed

The owners of a "Haunted House" in Scotland are looking for a live-in nanny.  Their add claims that the past 5 nannies have all left because of supernatural happenings in the house.  They are away from the home for business and need a nanny to look after the children while they're gone.  It's a generous package...offering 28 vacation days, legal holidays, and around $64,000 in salary.  The catch is that they have to be willing to work with the supernatural.  They've actually gotten about 2,000 replies so far.  ghost nanny

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dog Toy?

A woman in California went out in the dark and was picking up her dog's toy.  When it started to move, she realized that it wasn't a dog toy at all.  It was a small rattlesnake.  She was quick to drop it and side-step out of the way.  Her dog was at her side and very confused.  Lesson learned...don't grab for things in the dark.  It's all caught on video.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Gene Simmons Trademark

Gene Simmons wants to trademark his signature
hand gesture.  It's the pointer and pinkie finger raised with the thumb out at a right angle.  He claims that he was the first to use it and should be able to trademark it.  The cover of KISS' 1977 "Love Gun" shows him using the gesture.  But there are reasons he should not be able to be granted the trademark.  It is the American Sign Language symbol for "I Love You."  Ronnie James Dio apparently used it in 1979 when he was with Black Sabbath.  He says that he got it from his grandmother...it was an Italian thing.  But in 1966, John Lennon is using the same hand gesture on the cover of the "Yellow Submarine" single cover.  Many are calling for the trademark to be denied.  no trademark

Grand Theft

When a theft occurs that's over $950, it's considered grand theft.  Usually it's used when a vehicle, farm animal, or firearm is stolen.  But I've never heard it used for avocados before.  Three workers from a produce company were arrested for grand theft fruit after they were caught stealing $300,000 worth of avocados.  They were found selling the fruit for cash at a ripening facility owned by the produce company.  Can't fix stupid.  busted

Friday, June 16, 2017

drug smuggler

A woman arrived at New York's JFK International Airport from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia.  She was in a wheelchair and US Customs noticed something wrong with her chair.  The cushion was heavier than it should've been and when they checked, they found it full of 27 pounds of cocaine worth $468,000.  busted

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Lollipops

In Houston, TX, police discovered $1 million worth of meth laced lollipops.  The suspects were arrested when they tried to flee with the drugs.  There were so much in their vehicle that the hatch wouldn't close.  The lollipops are colorful and are made to look like flowers, characters, and other kid friendly forms.  Police think they were being made to target children.  They feel that there are more people involved in the making of the candy-like drugs and are investigating.  It takes the lowest scum of the earth to target children like that.  drug bust

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Pity Ticket

An officer in Wausau, WI found a car parked in an overdue meter spot.  It had been parked there all night so the officer decided to write a ticket.  But before he could do that, he noticed a note on the car.  It read, "Please take pity on me.  I walked home...safe choices =)"  The officer did take pity on the person and wrote a warning ticket instead.  Great job Officer Jim Hellrood!  pity granted 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Nuggets Emergency

A woman in Texas was upset that her chicken nuggets weren't delivered to her quickly enough.  She blocked the drive-thru and was causing problems for the employees of the restaurant so they called 911.  As the police were on the way, the woman also called 911 to complain about her chicken nuggets taking too long to get to her.  She was given her money back and told to leave. Only a crazy person would call 911 for a chicken nugget complaint.  no nuggets for you!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Bear Run

A 10 mile race in Colorado Springs had a strange runner enter about half-way through the race.  A bear was seen running by participants on the course.  Eventually a space opened and the bear was able to cross.  Just a little extra excitement for the runners.  bear sighting

Friday, June 9, 2017

Ride to Hooters

A man in Florida wanted to go to Hooters so badly that he called 911 to get a ride.  He told the dispatcher that he needed to get to the restaurant because his grandmother had suffered a stroke in the parking lot.  After searching the area for three hours, police found the man's grandmother at another location and she said that she didn't have a stroke and didn't need any help.  The man got a ride...to jail.  call a taxi

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Clamshells

A man in Rhode Island has paved an access road to his house using clamshells.  He neglected to clean them first though and maggots have been attracted to the meat that still clings to the shells. Not only are there maggots crawling all over the road but the stench is making some neighbors sick.  The building inspector has issued a cease and desist order.  Police and the State Department of Environmental Management are investigating.  putrid smell

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Bird Mess

In Arcadia, California, a peacock strolled through the open door of a liquor store.  The owner tried to shoo it back out the door but instead it flew to the top of a shelf.  Apparently the bird had expensive tastes.  An animal control officer came after a call to 911 but the bird was having none of it.  Several attempts to catch the peacock caused $500 worth of broken bottles of alcohol.  Eventually it was caught and released unharmed outside.  alcohol abuse

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Pizza Delivery

Two employees at a Washington pizza place have been arrested after it was discovered that they were using pizza boxes to deliver cocaine.  They would take the "order" to the parking lot where customers would be waiting.  Undercover police officers were sent into the store after the cops received reports of the drugs being sold there.  They developed a relationship with the drug dealers and were able to arrest them and even get more information about others who were dealing drugs in the area.  busted

Monday, June 5, 2017

Bragging on Facebook

A Florida man was bragging on Facebook about all the money he had.  He did this on a Facebook Live post.  He was flashing the money on camera and then went to another room to retrieve more.  As he's showing the second pile of cash and saying, "It don't stop, man.  It don't stop," the police barge in and arrest him for dealing drugs. arrested live on Facebook

Friday, June 2, 2017

Town's Sex Sign

Sussex, WI was having their water tower repainted when the workers were overcome by the fumes and had to wait until the paint dried before finishing.  Unfortunately, the primer was only applied over the beginning of the word and the word "sex" was left on the tower while they waited.  Some say the workers did it on purpose and the contractor admitted that they liked the attention.  SEX greeting

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Burning Through Your Cash

Would-be burglars tried to break into an ATM using a blow torch.  What they did was burn all the cash and they got nothing.  Hey! Burglars!  Cash is made of paper...if you want it, don't burn it.  idiots