Thursday, August 31, 2017

Toll Evasion

Two California Highway Officers in Oakland found a young deer on a toll bridge.  It stayed in their headlights long enough for them to snap a picture before walking back into the woods.  One of the officers posted the picture on Twitter with a caption that claimed the fawn usually pays the toll but "today she was a buck short."  Source: Yahoo News

Bank Robbers

Two women dressed as nuns tried to rob a bank in the Poconos.  One had a gun as they walked in and demanded money from a teller.  They left without getting anything.  The FBI is investigating.  Source: Yahoo News

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Sanctuary at Risk

A sanctuary in east Texas has over 450 reptiles on the property.  If the rain continues and breaches the fences, 350 of those critters could get loose.  The crocodiles and venomous snakes have all been caught and moved to safe places.  But the rest of the alligators may get out.  They urge people to stay away from alligators and wait until the water subsides.  Source: Huffpost


A woman in Texas discovered two alligators swimming in her backyard.  The flood waters had topped her fence and that's how the critters got into the yard.  She filmed them and is being careful to watch inside her house just in case snakes or other critters got inside.  The alligator rescue group, Gator Squad responded.  Source: Fox News

Monday, August 28, 2017

Harvey the Hawk

Harvey got his name because he flew into a cab in Houston to ride out the storm.  William Bruso was stocking up on supplies ahead of the storm and when he returned to his cab, a hawk was sitting on his passenger seat and refused to be shooed away.  So William took Harvey home with him.  He spent a couple days relaxing with the family but eventually William had to call the Texas Wildlife Rescue Center to come get him.  Until they arrived, William posted videos to youtube so others could follow Harvey's adventure.  Source: Fox News

Mom Fires Gun

A mother and her son were in a dressing room at an Atlanta mall.  The boy found a gun under a bench and gave it to his mom.  She decided to pull the trigger to see if the gun was real.  It was.  Only one shot was fired and police probably won't file charges but that could've ended so badly.  Source: Yahoo News

Friday, August 25, 2017

Friendly Wisconsin Deer

A young buck was outside of a high school gym in West De Pere, WI.  When Dave Bernarde left the gym, the deer came to him and started rubbing his antlers on the man's leg.  The deer was very friendly and Bernarde has learned that others have also had encounters with it.  He took video of his new friend and was amazed at the deer's behavior.  Source: UPI

Suspended License

Someone who has a suspended license shouldn't be driving.  One man in New York should probably never drive again.  He had 81 suspensions when he was arrested on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.  He's probably going to spend some time in jail.  Source: Yahoo News

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Donald is Missing

An Irish bar in Dublin is missing a portrait of Donald Trump.  They placed it in their urinal and it has become very popular with their regulars.  But now it's gone missing and they can only imagine that it's hanging on someone's wall with the DNA of thousands of Irish men.  Who would want a urine stained picture hanging on their wall?  The bar has offered a reward for it's return.  Source: Huffpost

Clown Sighting

Corey Berry of Maine went for a stroll wearing a clown mask.  Making it worse, he attached a machete to the stump of his amputated arm.  He claims it was just a prank but his startled neighbors aren't feeling much better about his antics.  He's out on bail so hopefully he has more sense now than to go strolling as a machete wielding clown.  Source: Yahoo News

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Room For the Dog

A thoughtful man decided to build his beloved pooch his own room when he and his wife bought their first house.  It's a beautiful space beneath their stairs.  The man spent a week cutting a hole in the wall, painting the space to look like the rest of the house, and decorating it with family photos.  What a lucky dog.  Source: UPI

Horse Sense

A Boston man was drunk at a beer tent and causing a disturbance so police were called.  The man walked between a column of police horses and was asked to stop.  But instead he pulled his arm back as though to punch a horse in the face.  This caused the horse to rear putting the horse, the officer, and the man in danger.  Don't try to punch a police horse, it will get you put in jail.  Source: Yahoo News

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Inattentive Driving

A man in China was paying more attention to his phone than driving his scooter.  A large sinkhole had opened around midnight and the man drove right into the hole.  Luckily he wasn't hurt.  But I bet now he pays more attention to his driving.  Source: UPI

ATM Thieves

Another ATM has been stolen.  Thieves in Arkansas used a fork lift to tear the machine off it's foundation.  They loaded it into a pickup and drove away with it.  Police suspect that the culprits work in the construction business and are hoping someone will be able to help catch the criminals.  The bank has released video of the theft.  Source: UPI

Monday, August 21, 2017

How do the Chickens Cross the Road?

The answer to that question is wearing colorful vests.  A bed and breakfast in Scotland has a few hens that tend to wander out of the garden and across the road.  The owner fitted her hens with the pink vests bearing the name of her business both in hopes that drivers will see them and slow down and also to advertise her bed and breakfast. Source: UPI  

Cruel Prank

Teenagers in Phoenix painted a swastika on the head of a neighborhood chihuahua.  The teens said that it was just a joke and police are calling it a cruel prank.  Before finding the cause of the swastika, it had neighbors on edge.  Hopefully the teens realize their mistake and don't try to pull a stunt like that again.  Source: Huffpost

Friday, August 18, 2017

Looking for False Teeth

A man in Germany was knocking on doors asking if he could check balconies for his false teeth.  A woman resident called police and they checked it out.  Turns out he wasn't a robber as thought.  He actually was looking for his teeth.  He had been visiting a friend and relaxing on a balcony above.  He dropped his false teeth and really was trying to locate them.  It's not known if he eventually found the teeth.  Lesson learned: Hang on to your teeth!  Source: Yahoo News

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Working Monkeys

A bar in Japan is becoming very popular especially with tourists.  The owner has special waiters; they're monkeys.  He also has some baby monkeys that aren't quite ready to go to work so they pose for pictures with customers.  Source: UPI

Car Thief

A 10-year-old girl stole a car from a YMCA.  She took the keys out of a man's cubbie at the fitness center and then threw his cell phone and wallet out of the window as she drove away.  She picked up her friends and went for a joy ride until she crashed the car into a curb.  Police found her and her friends trying to change a tire on the stolen car.  She was charged with theft of a motor vehicle and released to her parents.  They're starting younger and younger.  Source: UPI

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Built Wisconsin Tough

Doug Bergeson of Peshtigo, WI, was framing a fireplace in his home when a nail gun malfunctioned.  The nail bounced off some wood and imbedded in his chest.  Doug got cleaned up and drove himself to the hospital thinking he'd still be home by dinner time.  But the nail had gone into his heart and narrowly missed a major artery.  After x-rays discovered that the nail had penetrated 2 inches, he was rushed by ambulance to another hospital.  He offered to drive himself but doctors wouldn't allow that.  Luckily Doug is going to be fine.  Source: ABC News

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


South Carolina is warning residents about Lizardmen who seem to appear during a solar eclipse.  Officials have issued a map showing locations of previous sightings and want residents to be ever vigilant just in case.  If you see something, say something...South Carolina wants to know about Lizardmen sightings.  I'm hoping this is a joke.  Source: UPI

Strange Object

A large object has been found in the waters off the coast of Rhode Island.  It was discovered last summer but when the person tried to locate it again, they couldn't find it.  It sits about 10 feet off shore and is made of metal and concrete.  Oceanograpy experts don't know exactly what it it so an attempt will be made to remove it.  It should be interesting to learn what it is.  Source: UPI

An Alligator Lounging on the Highway

Once again an alligator makes the news.  This time it's in Massachusetts which is not a normal place to see an alligator.  A motorist stopped at a local police station to report the critter on the road.  Animal control was dispatched and officers also responded.  What they found was a 1 1/2 foot toy alligator.  The plastic toy was removed and the highways in Massachusetts are safe again.  Source: UPI

ATM Theft

A gang of thieves in Britain used heavy equipment to steal an ATM.  There's video showing how they managed to smash into the wall, grab the ATM, and load it onto a trailer.  It seems that they may have gotten away with it.  In the video, it shows them driving away and leaving the heavy equipment behind.  How will they hide that very large metal ATM?  They'll probably get caught eventually.  Source: UPI

Monday, August 14, 2017

Bird Attacks...

A seagull wandered into a clothing store in London.  It walked through the aisles until it came to a mirror.  Then, it was on!  There's only room for one bird in this store.  And just like that, the bird in the mirror was under attack.  There's video of the seagull pecking at the mirror and jumping aggressively towards it's reflection.  Poor bird didn't realize there's no way to win that fight.   Source: UPI

Taco Trouble

A 19-year-old man from Alabama didn't want to share his tacos so instead of just telling his twin brother to get his own, he hit the brother with a baseball bat.  Tyler Dukes wasn't even the one who bought the tacos.  His grandmother and the twin brought them home but apparently Tyler didn't care.  So Tyler goes to jail sans tacos and his twin was treated at a local hospital.  Source: ABC News

Friday, August 11, 2017

Nature can be Kinder than Man

A newborn kitten was found in a trash can.  It was tied in a plastic bag, mewing helplessly.  Someone, apparently with no heart, put the kitten there to die a horrible death.  The feline needed to nurse and there just happened to be a dog in the neighborhood that had just given birth.  The pooch gladly let the poor baby kitty nurse.  We could learn a lesson those in need.  Source: UPI

Another Alligator

An animal services officer was dispatched to a home when a 5-foot alligator was discovered in a backyard.  Two young girls had just gotten out of their pool when they noticed the creature.  They at first thought it was a pool toy but soon realized that it was alive.  The family, the police, neighbors, and the animal services officer were all surprised because this sighting was not in Florida or even was in Ontario, Canada.  Source: UPI

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Lemmy Immortalized

A previously uncatagorized prehistoric sea crocodile has been given a new name.  Scientists believe is was "one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth."  It's now been named after Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead who passed away in 2015.  Researchers who named it, feel that Lemmy would've raised a glass to Lemmysuchus.  Source: Yahoo News

Athletic Deer

Police in Stanley, WI, posted a video from a dashcam.  It showed a deer running in front of the cop's car and then a second deer appears.  It runs into the cruiser and then does a backflip over the hood.  Police said that it looked as though the deer was uninjured.  It's that second deer that is the most dangerous...just waiting to cause damage when the first one failed.  Glad the deer was ok.  Source: UPI

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Oh Deer!

How many times do people have to be told that it's not ok to take a wild animal out of it's environment?  Everytime an animal is dependent on humans, it can no longer be released into the wild.  A man in Arizona took a 3-day old deer into a bar to ask if anyone wanted to take it home.  He thought that it had been abandoned by it's mother and just wanted to help.  But he did more damage than good.  The fawn will now have to live in captivity because it can never go home.  Let the animals be; don't try to "help" them by taking them home.  Source: Yahoo News

Remember to Flush

A burglar in Ventura, CA, may have gotten away with the crime if he hadn't stopped to go to the bathroom.  He didn't flush so he left DNA behind and the police used it.  A National Database already had his DNA on file and he was arrested at his home.  Bet he remembers to flush everytime from now on.  Source: Yahoo News

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Alligator Visitor

A resident in Louisiana filmed an alligator strolling across his lawn and eventually resting outside his front door.  He named it "George" and then called the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to have it removed.  Before someone came to take it away, neighbors gathered to watch the resting 8 foot gator.  Officials say that it was probably looking for a mate as it's mating season right now.  I've been down there many times visiting my daughter over the past three years and I've always said that I wanted to see an alligator but never did.  And here this one just strolled right up to the door.  Source: UPI

San Francisco Street

A real estate investor and his wife have bought a City of San Francisco street.  It's a circular drive lined with multimillion dollar mansions and separated from the rest of the area by a gate.  The street was up for auction because of unpaid taxes.  The homeowner's association has filed suit to reverse the sale.  There's a lesson your taxes because now the investors can do what they want with the street including renting the parking spots.  Residents would not be able to park in front of their homes without paying.  But on the other side of the issue, the investors need to recoup their money or make a profit.  Source: Yahoo News

Monday, August 7, 2017

Dog Walks a Thin Line

A dog in China has a talent for walking a tight rope.  There's video of the canine walking on the clothes lines in his owner's garden.  His owner says that it only took about a month for him to learn the trick.
 Source: UPI

Million Dollar Bill

A man in Iowa tried to deposit a million dollar bill at a local bank.  Of course police were called and when they were asking the man about the bill, they heard rustling in his pocket.  They found he was carrying meth.  So not only did the man go to jail for the money scam but also for drugs.  Maybe he can pay his $1,000 bail with another fake million dollar bill.  Source: Fox News

Friday, August 4, 2017

Mermaid Shed

A small shed has floated across the Gulf of Mexico from Florida to Louisiana.  It broke loose during a tropical storm and drifted away.  The Coast Guard says that the tiny dock has a mermaid, a sea turtle, and an octopus painted on it.  There's no one on board and it's been declared a derelict vessel.  No one has claimed it and no one plans to tow it to shore.  The mermaid and her sea friends will just bob along on their floating journey.  Source: Yahoo News

Crude Message about the President

A digital sign on I-80 in California was hacked and message about Donald Trump was displayed. It reads, "Trump has herpes."
photo source: Janet Thompson

It's comical but still illegal.  There are plenty of things to say about Trump, but if one is a lie, it's no better than his lies.  Source: Huffington Post

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Flying Spaghetti Monster

The Flying Spaghetti Monster Church is an anti-religion organization and has been denied the chance to advertise on the outskirts of German towns.  Churches usually put advertising at the entrance to towns and the Flying Spaghetti Monster Church wanted to do the same.  But the courts didn't rule in their favor.  Source: Yahoo News

Stupid Car Thief

A 1966 yellow Ford GT40 replica went missing in Iowa.  The owner wanted to get it out of storage and notice that it was gone.  Police arrested a man after he was seen driving the car but it was no longer yellow.  The thief used crude black paint to try to disguise the car but it didn't fool anyone.  Residents helped police find the car after they saw portions of the yellow showing under the black paint.  Source: UPI

Wednesday, August 2, 2017


I've heard that everyone has a doppelganger someplace.  Even Gene Simmons of KISS in full makeup.  A calf has been born in Kerrville TX that looks like Gene Simmons.  The owners say that it's name is Genie in honor of the rocker.
The calf will be saved from slaughter and will remain at the farm.  Gene has tweeted his admiration for the calf.  Source: Yahoo News

Police Search for Missing Worker

Police in Warwick, RI are looking for a landscaping employee that walked away from the job.  The worker goes by the name of Sammy or Frank and is a goat.  Sammy is part of a work crew that is an alternative to herbicides for weed management.  Police have released his description and hope that someone in the area will see him wandering the streets.  Source: Yahoo News

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hero Boat Captain

Jordan Smith, captain of The Profishonal from Let's Fish Denton Charter in Florida was on his way to pick up people for a fishing trip.  He noticed movement on a nearby bridge and watched as someone threw something into the water.  When he reached the "trash" he realized that it was a cat.  He used a net to scoop the feline out of the water.  Wet and scared, the cat clung to his arm.  He had a friend take it to a vet to be checked and he plans to name it Miracle when it becomes a permanent part of his family.  That's a true hero.  Source: UPI

Stick Shift

There aren't many of us left that can drive a manual transmission.  This includes three men in Columbia, SC who robbed and tried to kidnap a 20-year old college student.  They took her phone and purse but couldn't get away in her car so they made her drive them to the ATM and then to a relative's house.  But on the way, she put the car in neutral and jumped out of the driver's seat.  Bet she's glad she had a stick shift and not an automatic.  Source: Fox News