Seeking to capitalize on Arizona's newly enacted medical marijuana law, a California-based company on Wednesday opened a superstore-sized garden center in Phoenix catering to those who want to grow their own cannabis.
"We sell everything but the plant itself," said Dhar Mann, founder of weGrow, the company that began franchising its big-box stores with outlets in Oakland and Sacramento, California. "We sell the products and the services for people to safely and responsibly cultivate their med
BERWICK, Pa. — For one group of central Pennsylvania eighth-graders, a recent field trip to Baltimore included lunch at Hooters — a restaurant better known for its busty waitresses than its food. The Berwick Middle School students were visiting the National Aquarium last week. Chaperones took them to various restaurants for lunch because the group of 100 was too large for a single place.
The Bloomsburg Press Enterprise reports Tuesday that one group of 15 to 20 students ended up at Hooters.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A naked man ran through a Kansas City suburb before scaling a fence and leaping into a swimming pool filled with children. Witness Amy Shapiro told NBC station KSHB-TV that traffic came to a halt at around noon on Wednesday as the nude man climbed out of the passenger side of a car in Overland Park, the second-largest city in Kansas.
When an alligator was spotted near a suburban Kansas City pond, local police decided they were taking no chances: They would shoot the fearsome creature from a distance with a rifle.
But the alligator took the first shot to the head without batting an eyelid, and then the second one bounced off.
At that point, the officers realized the animal was not a bulletproof beast; rather, it was just a concrete lawn ornament, The Associated Press reported Thursday.
After reportedly stealing beer from a gas station on the Bypass, a man brought the drinks back minutes later and attempted to exchange the stolen beers because they weren’t cold enough.
A clerk told police that she went into the back of the store while re-stocking the beer, and when she returned a few cases were missing, according to a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office report.
At that point, the man — who appeared drunk, the clerk said — came in with the warm beer and asked to exchange it
A Darwin woman who used a hose to save a burning apartment building was so caught up in the moment she didn't realise she was topless.
Tash Bennett was sunbaking by the pool at the Alatai Apartments in Darwin on Thursday when she noticed specks of ash falling on her, the NT News reports.
Perhaps the new airport body scanners are a bit too revealing.
A TSA worker in Miami was arrested for aggravated battery after police say he attacked a colleague who'd made fun of his small genitalia after he walked through one of the new high-tech security scanners during a recent training session.
Rolando Negrin, 44, was busted for assault after things got ugly at Miami International Airport between Negrin and some of his fellow Transportation Security Administration workers on Tuesday.
Police say three people have been charged with drink-driving in the same car in Alice Springs overnight.
Just after 4am police stopped the vehicle and say a 25-year-old man was arrested for high-range drink-driving and a range of other driving offences.
Within 10 minutes, police stopped the vehicle again and charged a 31-year-old woman after she was over the alcohol limit.
Again within a ten minute period, police found the car back on the road and a 30-year-old man was charged with drin
CRESTVIEW -- Mayor hopeful Alan Sampson said someone broke into his home last week and left marijuana rolling papers in his bathroom drawer.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.
Sampson, who was charged March 21 with marijuana possession and possession of narcotics equipment, told deputies someone planted the rolling papers in his home.
“I don’t know if someone was trying to leave me a message or if it was some of the kids in the neighborhood,” Sampson sai
British woman Claire Smedley almost killed her lover during sex - with her enormous breasts.
Mum-of-three Smedley, 27, who has 40LL breasts, panicked when she lifted them up while having sex and found that her lover Steven had stopped breathing.
In an exclusive video interview with the News of the World, she revealed how Steven usually loved being smothered by her breasts.
"This time, he started flailing around a bit but I assumed it was because he was so excited, so I kept going. A few
COPS swooped on a furniture store after shocked shoppers reported this bizarre case of indecent exposure.
Store owner Jason Hadlow was slapped with a fine of £80 for displaying a 4ft stone penis in his shop window.
A member of the public complained after spotting the offending appendage which was displayed in his shop, Simply Dutch, near Bedale, North Yorkshire.
The firm, which bills itself as "the most interesting store in the North", recently stocked a new range of garden furniture, i
CHESTERFIELD, S.C.—A disgruntled customer led deputies last week to a strip club operating out of a mobile home with a pole in the middle of the living room.
The man called 911 dispatchers about 1 a.m. March 21 to report the strip club because he “had paid $25 and didn’t get what he wanted,“ Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Investigator Daniel Scott said.
When deputies knocked on the door, “The homeowner, Gwendolyn Lowery, opened the door, and in the middle of the floor there were a bunch of
LAS CRUCES - A teen who allegedly defecated in a man's car - thinking it was his girlfriend's - was indicted Thursday on multiple charges of criminal property damage.
Leaving work late the night of March 11, the car's owner reported finding 18-year-old Austin Horries Purifoy in the back seat of his Honda Civic, pulling up his underwear.
"This is your car?" Purifoy said, according to documents filed in court. "I thought this was Desiree's car."
Purifoy then allegedly got out of the car a
WITT, Ill., March 24 (UPI) -- An Illinois woman said a goose with romantic intentions toward a concrete
statue held her hostage in her home for several hours.
Joanne Martin said she tried to leave her Witt, Ill., home earlier this month and caught an amorous goose in the throes of mating season making advances to the concrete goose statue next to her car, the Springfield (Ill.) State Journal Register reported Wednesday.
DALLAS - A new scent claims to accurately capture the "the vaginal scent of a beautiful woman."
Vulva Original bills itself not as a perfume, but an erotic feminine scent designed to offer pleasure and arousal by smelling it.
It is not clear what compromises the concoction but it is advertised as being a "slightly yellow, desirable substance" that contains "more organic content."
A British company director spent more than £100,000 (€111,000) on his firm's credit card in a lapdancing club and falsified profits so he could get a bigger bonus, a court has heard.
Ian Tulloch, 59, a married father-of-two, spent the equivalent of nearly twice his annual salary on naked dancing girls at the Spearmint Rhino club in central London.
The sum would have paid for more than 5,000 nude lap dances, at £20 a time.
GAUHATI, India – The Indian military has a new weapon against terrorism: the world's hottest chili.
After conducting tests, the military has decided to use the thumb-sized "bhut jolokia," or "ghost chili," to make tear gas-like hand grenades to immobilize suspects, defense officials said Tuesday.
Fairfield, Conn. (WTNH) - Two people have been arrested after they called a Fairfield bank demanding money, police said.
The call came in to the People's United Bank in Stratfield Center around 3:00 p.m. The caller stated that he was sending someone in and that the teller should hand over $100,000.
VIERA, Fla. - A Florida man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for violating his probation by trying to break into the Brevard County jail.
A judged sentenced 25-year-old Sylvester Jiles on Monday. He was convicted in January of trespassing on jail property and resisting an officer.
Authorities say Jiles tried to climb a 12-foot (3 1/2-meter) fence at the Brevard County Detention Center in August. He was caught and hospitalized with severe cuts from the barbed wire. He had been rele
Police have detained a man they say was waving a large sword around and stabbing objects in the parking lot of a Bainbridge Island building supply store.
The shirtless 35-year-old man was covered with scrapes and cuts. He told the off-duty Bainbridge Island police officer who approached him Tuesday afternoon that he was "hunting werewolves and chuds" who could disguise themselves as humans. The man said he feared getting hurt.
A man who assaulted a female police officer with his penis has been fined.
Marium Varinauskas, 28, tried to strike the officer on the head with his penis when she was called out to his flat, but she got out of the way.
Lithuanian Varinauskas admitted a charge of assault at Aberdeen Sheriff Court and was fined £600.
An obese mother in the US is trying to put on weight in order to become the world's fattest woman.
Donna Simpson, from New Jersey, weighs 273kg but told the Daily Mail newspaper she had her heart set on reaching her goal weight of 1000lb (450kg) in two years.
The 42-year-old already holds the title of the world's fattest mother after giving birth to her daughter in 2007 when she weighed 241kg.
"I'd love to be 1000lb ... it might be hard though, running after my daughter keeps my weight
NBC -- Police in Wichita, Kansas are investigating an odd crime that involves drugs, assault and Monopoly money.
It started as a routine traffic stop in a Wichita neighborhood Thursday evening.
When police pulled over the car they found a 33-year-old man bleeding from the head and telling an unusual story.
The victim said a couple of weeks ago he bought several hundred dollars of crack-cocaine with Monopoly money and now the dealer was ready for pay back.
Officials in Pecica, a village town about 13 miles from the Hungarian border in the country’s west, ordered the bright red signs, complete with the phrase “Attention - Drunks”.
The 10 road signs, which also show a person crawling on their knees while clutching a glass in one hand, were erected in popular nightspot areas close to the city's bars and restaurants.
A 22-year-old Lakeville newlywed is contending that a "Dr. Phil" spinoff national TV show tricked him into appearing and discussing the blemishes on his genitals, then airing a rerun of the episode over his protests.
A Vallejo teenager allegedly shot himself in the testicles Thursday afternoon, police said.
Police said the 17-year-old, whose name is being withheld because he's a minor, walked into Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center at about 5:45 p.m. with a gunshot wound.
The gun is still outstanding, police said, and the teen has not been cooperative.
TAMPA, Florida - StripperMobile, the strip club on wheels, will not return to the streets of Tampa Friday night as originally planned.
City officials put the brakes on the mobile advertisement for the Déjà Vu gentlemen's club because of registration issues with the truck's Nevada license plate.
Lydia Scheltes woke up in her bed at Bethesda Retirement Center one morning with pinkish hair, a tattoo on her arm and a hangover. Not a typical morning for the 90-year-old.
“Seniors are more fun than you’ll ever know,” she said.
Scheltes wasn’t alone: Seven ladies and one dude – aged 65 to 97 – all had a similar hazy look in their eyes after they hung out with bikers at the Evil Olive bar in Wicker Park on Feb. 11.
Brothel owners in the Lugano area say electric shock treatment to restart customer's hearts is needed because so many elderly customers are using their services.
The most recent victim was a pensioner, thought to be having fun with the help of anti-impotence medication. His death followed a series of other incidents, some fatal, in which heart attacks have claimed brothel customers in the area.
ATLANTA -- A runaway zebra was spotted on Atlanta's downtown connector during Thursday afternoon's rush hour.
Channel 2 Action News has learned that the runaway zebra belongs to the Ringling Brothers Circus.
BOGOTA, Colombia - A Colombian woman declared dead of a heart attack moved one of her arms just as an undertaker was about to embalm her, doctors said Wednesday.
Noelia Serna, 45, was rushed to a hospital in the city of Cali, where she was in critical condition in an intensive care unit Wednesday, said hospital director Luis Fernando Rendon.
"Her chances of survival are slim," Rendon said.
It took five long months for a Czech woman to discover the reason for her pain: Doctors had left a foot-long medical tool inside her abdomen.
This month, doctors at a clinic in the southeastern town of Ivancice discovered their colleagues had forgotten to remove a spatula-like surgical instrument from the woman following gynecological surgery in September.
Police arrested Ronald McDonald for possession of marijuana and allowing others to use drugs at his residence on Sunday.
According to police, officers responded to the 44-year-old’s residence, 2023 Taylor Dr. at 5:43 after receiving a report of a suspicious odor. Outside McDonald’s residence, officers could smell a strong odor or marijuana coming from the residence.
A woman wearing a bikini and covered in Jell-O was arrested for driving while under the influence shortly after leaving a Milan bar last week, according to police reports.
A Milan police officer on patrol witnessed a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina roll through the stop sign at the intersection of Lewis Avenue and Lee Street at about 10:20 p.m. Feb. 8. The driver swerved the vehicle before stopping on southbound North Street.
Nude dancing is still an art form in Iowa, at least at a strip club in the tiny town of Hamburg.
The Iowa Court of Appeals on Wednesday dismissed the state's request for a review of the issue. The request followed a judge's 2008 decision that Clarence Judy, then-owner of Shotgun Geniez, didn't violate the state's public indecent exposure law.
Judy was charged after a 17-year-old girl stripped onstage in the southwestern Iowa club in 2007.
An Arab country's ambassador to Dubai has had his marriage contract annulled after discovering the bride was cross-eyed and had facial hair.
The woman had worn an Islamic veil, known as the niqab, on the few occasions the couple had met.
Joshua Tabor allegedly told police he had used the technique because he was angry and knew his daughter was scared of water.
The 27-year-old, who had recently gained custody of the young girl, said she "squirmed" as he pushed her under the water three or four times, it was claimed.
Scantily clad dancers were the draw at a downtown men's entertainment club over the weekend for an event that raised nearly $1,000 for victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
Marilyn's on Monroe, 715 Monroe St., billed Saturday's affair as "Lap dances for Haiti."
Although the billing may be misleading - lap dancing is illegal in Ohio - the intention isn't.
General Manager Kenny Soprano said Sunday the club donated all the money from the day's regular $10 cover charge to International Servic
MONTREAL, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Canadian police in Montreal suspect rivals were responsible for a fake tip about a dead body in a house that actually was a marijuana farm.
Police got an anonymous 911 emergency call at 11:45 p.m. Monday night about a corpse in a house in suburban Laval, Constable Nathalie Lorrain told The (Montreal) Gazette. Officers got no answer at the front door and circled the house and then found the front door ajar, she said.
AIRMONT -- An Orange County woman was arrested in the Ramapo Diner after police said she agreed to meet an acquaintance to return jewelry that she allegedly took from her home.
Melissa A. Dineen, 22, of Monroe was arrested at the diner Monday evening after she agreed to meet a Ramapo resident there. The resident told police that $6,400 worth of jewelry had been taken from her Fred Eller Drive home Friday.
An 11-year-old girl in the Northeast recently gave birth to a baby boy, the girl’s family told Fox News.
"My daughter and (her) baby are fine, and the baby is absolutely beautiful," said the mother of the 11-year-old girl. The girl and her family are not being named in order to protect the new parent's privacy.
David Kiely, who works in Macquarie Private Wealth in Sydney, opened e-mails on Tuesday containing pictures of model Miranda Kerr, unaware a colleague behind him was doing a live television interview about the Australian economy.
A nightclub in Singapore is attracting attention for a marketing strategy that offers free drinks according to women's bra sizes, the China Press reports.
The OverEasy nightclub introduced the event 'Fill My Cups' recently to promote events hosted by Australian DJ DCUP.
The promotion allows A-cup patrons one free drink, B-cups two, C-cups three, and D-cups can claim a free bottle of vodka.
PORT ORANGE, Fla., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A 91-year-old man who crashed his car into a popular Florida restaurant proceeded to sit down and order breakfast
near his vehicle, authorities said.
Tonya Gilardi, a spokeswoman for Port Orange Fire, said Charles Pierce was not injured when he crashed his car into the Biscuits 'N' Gravy restaurant at 11:11 a.m. Monday, but another customer was treated for minor injuries at Halifax Health Medical Center in Port Orange, the Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal
Police were called to Crittenden Middle School on Friday to arrest a 14-year-old boy for angrily throwing a football at another boy's leg during a football game.
Police spokesperson Steve McCoy said school administrators called the police at 2:14 p.m. last Friday to report the incident. The unnamed 13-year-old hit in the leg by the football was uninjured.
Medics at Southampton General Hospital could not get the man's penis out of the stainless steel pipe because the restricted blood flow had caused it to become aroused.
So they called in Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Medics at Southampton General Hospital could not get the man's penis out of the stainless steel pipe because the restricted blood flow had caused it to become aroused.
So they called in Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.
GLASGOW, Scotland, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A Scotland city council regulation says a parent must escort children under 16 years old to the washroom in places such as restaurants. The Glasgow rule requires parents to accompany their children everywhere within a licensed establishment, which arguably would mean that, for example, a teenage boy would have to go to the women's restroom with his mother, The Sunday Times of London said.
As the dieters queued to see how many pounds they had shed, the floor beneath them in the clinic in Växjö, in south-central Sweden, began to rumble, according to a report in The Local, Sweden's English-language newspaper. "We suddenly heard a huge thud; we almost thought it was an earthquake and everything flew up in the air.
ZWINGLE, Iowa - Ask this Iowa wife if she got the perfect birthday present and she'll tell you her hubby "dung good." Carole and Dick Kleis live together on their eastern Iowa farm. This year for her birthday, Dick used more than 120,000 pounds of manure to spell out a special message. It basically says 'Happy Birthday, Love You,' but in shorthand.
Married couples in France could end up with criminal records for insulting each other during arguments. Under a new law, France is to become the first country in the world to ban ' psychological violence' within marriage. The law would apply to cohabiting couples and to both men and women.
OLDSMAR, Fla. -- A man was arrested after authorities say he called 911 to ask for a ride to a bar. The sheriff's office reports that 37-year-old Gregory J. Oras called 911 three times early Tuesday morning. One call was made while Oras was leaving a bar, and he reportedly told the 911 operator that he had a broken nose, bleeding ears and people shooting at him. It turned out he just wanted a ride to another bar in Oldsmar.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Police say a driver passed out in his car at a Tennessee gas station while a batch of methamphetamine was cooking in the back seat. An employee at the gas station in Murfreesboro, about 30 miles southeast of Nashville, called police because the car was sitting at the pump for about an hour on New Year's Day.
TOLEDO, OHIO -- An East Toledo woman became so enraged that chicken nuggets were not available at a Toledo McDonald's that she punched through the drive-thru window. Toledo Police say Melodi Dushane, 24, stopped at the fast-food restaurant at Front and Main Streets in East Toledo early Friday morning and asked for chicken nuggets. When the drive-thru attendant told her the restaurant was only serving breakfast and that the item was not available, Dushane reached through the window and punched t
ROME, Ga. -- Planning to drink and drive this New Year's? A north Georgia funeral home has a deal for you. Between now and noon Thursday, drivers can visit McGuire, Jennings and Miller Funeral Home in Rome to sign a contract stating they plan to drink or take drugs and then drive on New Year's Eve. If they die in a wreck that day, the funeral home will give them a free burial.
A teenager flashing her breasts in the middle of a New Zealand road paid for her drunken revelry when a distracted driver ran into her. Cherelle Dudfield, 18, was dared to flash passing cars in the southern city of Invercargill after a night out drinking with friends. She had exposed herself to a couple of cars from a strip in the middle of the road when the stunt went awry.
TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) – A French court has split the jackpot from a casino slot machine between the woman who put in the money and the man who pulled the lever, ending months of argument between the two. Marie-Helene Jarguel walked off with over 2 million euros ($2.91 million) in March after a bet of 50 euros on a one-armed bandit, only for her gambling partner Francis Sune to contest her gain based on the fact that he activated the machine.
WARREN, Mich., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Police in Michigan said a man with a 5-inch knife lodged in his chest walked into a restaurant, called 911, ordered coffee and sat down to wait for paramedics. Warren police said the 52-year-old man told the 911 operator he had been stabbed in Warren and walked half a mile to Bray's Hamburgers in Hazel Park to use the telephone, WDIV-TV, Detroit, reported Tuesday.
BEIJING (Reuters) – The Chinese police captain who named his subordinate a "martyr" after he died from a drinking binge has been suspended, the Shenzhen Public Security Authority said on Tuesday. Traffic officer Chen Lusheng of the southern city of Shenzhen was off-duty when he attended a banquet with officials from Mabu village in late October. After repeated toasts, he vomited and passed out on a couch, where he suffocated, state media said.
FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Two friends who discovered a newborn girl in front of a Virginia townhouse when they were teenagers said the girl contacted them 20 years later. Christopher Astle and Emily Yanich-Fithian, now both 35, said they discovered the newborn by the front door of an empty townhouse in their Fairfax County apartment complex Sept. 6, 1989, The Washington Post reported Friday.
Well we wanted to introduce you to Timothy the cat tonight. The poor thing is lucky to be alive and recovering after someone glued him to a Minnesota interstate. A couple saw the cat on the side of the road, and thought it had been hit by a car. When they stopped and picked up the cat, sadly the glue ripped off his paw pads and pulled out some of his claws. Second Chance Rescue crews say they've never seen anything like this. "It's a mouth dropper because you are just like are you kidding me? bu
A man who encouraged his teenage son to marry and rape his 12-year-old cousin has been jailed. The 54-year-old organised a sham Muslim ceremony between his son, then 16, and the girl at his home in Woolwich, south-east London, in March last year.
CYCLING starkers might be okay in New Zealand - but just make sure the cops don't catch you without a helmet. Two Kiwi men wearing nothing but their birthday suits have been issued with a warning for riding without protective head gear on a jaunt around a sleepy New Zealand seaside town. Senior Constable Cathy Duder was patrolling Whangamata, a beach resort in the North Island, on a quiet Monday night when she came across the two nude men, both in their early 20s. "They were more shocked than I
A 36-year-old Waldo man who urinated on a police officer during a fifth drunken driving arrest has been sentenced to a year in jail. Daniel L. Shilts Jr., of 720 W. Second St., was sentenced Nov. 30 by Judge Gary Langhoff to the jail term and three years probation, according to court records released Wednesday. A three-year prison sentence was imposed and stayed, meaning Shilts will serve the prison time if his probation is revoked.
BRISTOL, England, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Two British women attempting a world record by rowing across the Atlantic say they hope to shave a few days off the trip by completing the feat naked. Mel King, 37 and Annie Januszewski, 40, of Bristol, England, said they are hoping to row 3,000 miles from Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in the West Indies in only 70 days, to beat the previous 75-day record for a two-woman team, The Sun reported Wednesday.
When a man in the UK was asked to be the best man at his friend's wedding, he was touched. So touched, that he promised not to pull any pranks before or during the wedding. After the wedding though, that's another story
A slow-moving horse and buggy led to the arrest Sunday night of a Paradise man, who was charged with drunken driving. Police said Elmer Stoltzfoos Fisher, 22, was found slumped over and asleep in a buggy that was moving slowly in the first block of North Ronks Road.
Barry McBee, of Big Spring, Texas, insists he was just trying to raise a smile from passers-by when he added a Santa hat and white beard to the 5-foot-tall replica of the Renaissance statue. Unfortunately, within a fairly short time, parents started calling Big Spring city officials complaining that their children were asking why Santa was naked.
Scientists had to give up on a study of pornography - because they couldn't find any men who had not watched hardcore movies before. Researchers planned to recruit two groups of men in their twenties to compare regular porn users with those who had never seen explicit films. But they were shocked when they could not find any men who had not watched blue movies, reports The Sun.
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Talk about a reversal of fortunes. Two brothers who are so poor they live in a cave on the outskirts of Budapest and get by selling scavenged junk are in line to receive a $6.6 billion inheritance from a long-lost grandmother, the U.K. Daily Telegraph reports.
One woman is on a crusade to reform Portland, Oregon's strip club industry by suing evil club owners who put making a profit before paying women fairly to take off their clothes and wiggle around on a pole. Solidarity forever! Meet Zipporah Foster, profiled by Willamette Week last week. She's a 28 year-old single mother and a stripper who's had enough of skeezy club owners stiffing (ahem!) her and her co-workers. Foster is filing lawsuits against a brace of Portland strip joints in protest of tw
A PERVERT who gets sexual thrills from manure has been jailed after being caught pleasuring himself in a pile of slurry. Twisted David Truscott, 40, was jailed for 16 weeks in October after being found at it in a muck spreader.
BUENOS AIRES - The pageant world is mourning the loss of a queen: Solange Magnano. The former Miss Argentina, 38, died from complications after undergoing a gluteoplasty – a cosmetic surgery on her buttocks. She died of a pulmonary embolism Sunday after three days in critical condition following the gluteoplasty, the Associated Press reported.
CRESTVIEW — A man accused of breaking into a Crestview home and taking a shower reportedly told residents who showed up “President Obama let him in” the house. According to a Crestview Police Department report, St. Petersbug resident Donald Leon May, 48, entered a home in the 400 block of East Railroad Avenue Nov. 18 through an unlocked back door and took a shower.
HYDE PARK -- Cincinnati police said a man took his quest for safe sex a bit too far. Officers released photos Monday of a man who police said walked into a Walgreens in Hyde Park earlier this month, stuffed a box of condoms down his pants and walked out.
If you’re frustrated by poor service at a restaurant, think twice before you decide to not tip. You may be in for a bit more than just a dirty look from the waiter. "Nobody, nobody wants to be forced to pay a tip or be arrested for terrible service," Leslie Pope said when her happy hour ended in handcuffs.
Des Moines police are looking for a pair of burglars, one of whom reportedly was naked when discovered Sunday by a homeowner. Javier Pagannazario, 29, told police his wife, Genoveva, was awakened by footsteps upstairs early on Sunday morning in the 7500 block of Southview Drive in Des Moines. Javier went upstairs to investigate and found a man asleep on his couch. The man jumped up and ran out the front door. Genoveva, meanwhile, confronted a woman on the lower level. The intruder was described
OZARK, Ark. (AP) -- Ozark Police Chief Jim Noggle says one of his officers used a Taser on a 10-year-old girl who was combative when the officer tried to get her into a patrol car to be taken to a youth shelter.
BRISBANE, Australia -- It was just a routine car wash. Except there was no car -- and no clothing. Four Australian men who allegedly undressed and soaped up at a car wash have been charged with exposure and public nuisance. Police say the two 19-year-old and two 23-year-old men paid for a wash before stripping nude and cleaning themselves in the soapy water while their female companions took photos.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Christmas ornaments featuring reindeer and snowmen in sexual positions are back on store shelves in Jacksonville, Fla., a pastor says. The decorations, dubbed "pornaments" by some when they triggered protests three years ago, have returned to the holiday ornament aisles of some shops, WJXT-TV reported Tuesday. Instead of a line of six sexually oriented ornaments, just the reindeer and snowmen are being offered this holiday season, the Jacksonville TV station
An 11-year-old girl became one of the world's youngest mothers - and went into labour on the way to her wedding. Kordeza Zhelyazkova, from Sliven in Bulgaria, was still wearing her wedding dress and tiara as she was rushed to hospital, where she gave birth to 5lb 8oz Violeta. Proudly displaying her baby, she told reporters: 'I'm not going to play with toys any more - I have a new toy now.'
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A woman who said she had her pants pulled down before being spanked more than one dozen times by an Ocoee Police Department sergeant plans to attend an upcoming court hearing and hopes to speak to a judge. The 29-year-old victim said she is outraged that her accused attacker, former Ocoee Police Sgt. Tom Maroney, is seeking leniency in court.
OXFORD, Ohio, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Police in Ohio said they charged a man dressed as a Breathalyzer
with driving under the influence of alcohol and underage drinking. Oxford police said James Miller, 18, was pulled over just prior to 2:30 a.m. Sunday for driving the wrong way on a one-way street and officers determined the man, who was dressed in a Breathalyzer costume, appeared to have been drinking, WLWT-TV, Cincinnati, reported Monday.
Hundreds of people have attended a wedding in central Somalia between a man who says he is 112 years old, and his teenage wife. Ahmed Muhamed Dore - who already has 13 children by five wives - said he would like to have more with his new wife, Safia Abdulleh, who is 17 years old.
A 59-year-old Brazilian man has surprised his family by turning up at his own funeral, local media report. Relatives of Ademir Jorge Goncalves, a bricklayer, had identified him as the victim of a car crash in southern Parana state the previous day.
Four-year-old Jayden Lenescar was whipped bloody in a bathtub and left in agony for two days before his death - all because he touched himself. That's the sick excuse his mother and a friend gave for a thrashing so savage paramedics who examined the body couldn't believe their eyes, sources told the Daily News.
A gang of youths allegedly set a man alight as he slept on a train in a 'gratuitous and malicious attack', a court heard today. The four males, who were all teenagers at the time of the incident - with one aged just 13 - are accused of using a lighter to set fire to Luke Kennedy's beard in December last year.
BALTIMORE -- A Baltimore city police officer was charged with assault after he pulled a gun on a haunted house character over the weekend. Baltimore County police said Sgt. Eric Janik, 36, pulled his gun on a haunted house employee dressed up as the killer from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" at the House of Screams show in Essex on Sunday.
A schizophrenic teenager killed a grandmother with an axe when he went on a drunken rampage after losing at computer games. After drinking a bottle of vodka, James Callaghan, 17, stormed out of his home in a rage armed with an axe and a long-bladed knife.
A two-headed snake has been discovered in a drawer full of rubbish in Illinois. When Jerry Williamson's wife first told him she had found the scary reptile he thought she was pulling his leg. But to his surprise she was telling the truth.
When other boys of his age are probably playing outside and just being normal 5-year-old kids, Giuliano Stroe goes to the gym and works out with his dad, a practice he’s been keeping ever since he was just two years of age. Giuliano doesn’t mind and perhaps the fact that he’s just made it into the Guinness Book of Records has a lot to do with it, World Records Academy says.
If you're going to commit a burglary, it's a good idea to have a disguise. However, you should probably do better than this pair of would-be burglars, whose disguise attempts extended to just drawing on their faces with a black marker pen.
DELAND, Fla., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said a man who believed his wife had taken his last cigarette attacked his spouse, killed a pet rat and tried to flee sheriff's deputies. Kaela Daniels, 20, of DeLand, told deputies her husband Darren Daniels, 22, "went nuts" at 1:30 a.m. Thursday upon discovering he was out of cigarettes and accused her of taking his last one, the Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal reported Monday.
BROOKFIELD, Wis. -- An unpaid bar tab led to the arrest of a Brookfield man on child pornography charges. Police said that Aaron Klein left his cell phone as collateral when he couldn't pay his bill after drinking at the bar on Calhoun Street.
APOPKA, FL -- A teenager was shot four times after he was caught having sex with the shooter's daughter, police said. Officials said the 16-year-old girl's stepfather walked into the girl's bedroom and saw her having sex with her boyfriend. That's when Wade Edwards closed the door to load a gun and then fired at the boy, police said.
IN 2007 young pizza shop employee Brian Sommer must have thought he had it made. The computer whiz had stumbled across a system which could cheat ATMs out of thousands of dollars. After perfecting his system he targeted an ATM at a Bundaberg service station, taking $21,120, and then drove down the road an hour and found a friendly machine in Hervey Bay which handed over $7500 to him.
Willis Willis asked store clerk Pankaj Joshi to check if he had won anything in a Mega Millions draw. But Joshi told 67-year-old Willis his six numbers had NOT come up — and pocketed the ticket. Weeks later, the brazen cashier claimed the $1million (£600,000) prize and fled the US to his native country of Nepal.
DRUNKEN lovers put on a steamy sex show in broad daylight - in a police station car park. Ross Welsh and lesbian Leanne Richardson got so carried away they didn't know the public and cops were watching.
Officers based in Portobello, Edinburgh, finally had to pull Welsh, 30, away from Richardson, 26.
A boy in Ohio was playing football with friends over the weekend and was tackled by a deer. The incident happened Saturday when Brandon Hiles, 7, went to retrieve a ball that had rolled into the woods in Wintersville, Ohio. "The deer started charging at me and then it hit me in the back of the leg and then I flipped over," Hiles said.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A woman being driven around in a rented limousine pulled up at a coat store and announced she'd won the lottery and would pay for everyone's purchases, police said, but she ended up causing a riot when customers realized it was a hoax.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Adult fans at one of Australia's most popular motor sport races, the Bathurst 1000, will be limited to one "slab" of beer a day -- or 24 375 ml cans -- as police focus on reducing alcohol-related crime. The 24-can rule would also be placed on mixed drinks for the V8 car race starting Thursday which draws thousands to the rural town of Bathurst in eastern New South Wales state, the NSW police said Tuesday. But more restrained spectators would be able to slake their thirst, i
PARIS — Somali pirates in two skiffs fired on a French navy vessel early Wednesday after apparently mistaking it for a commercial boat, the French military said. The French ship gave chase and captured five suspected pirates.
WORCESTER, Mass. – A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing a hot dog from a man as he sat under a tree at a city park. Antonio Judd pleaded guilty Monday in Worcester Central District Court to charges including larceny from a person. Police said Judd stole a hot dog from a man in Elm Park in Worcester in August after flashing what appeared to be a gun.
MEDFORD, Mass., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Officials with a Massachusetts university said complaints led to a new policy banning students from having sex while their roommates are present. Tufts University spokeswoman Kim Thurler said officials added the rule to the 2009-10 guest policy after receiving about a dozen complaints from students "who expressed concerns that they were experiencing uncomfortable situations with their roommates' sex-tracurricular activities," The Boston Herald reported Tuesday.
A Hilton Head, S.C., man's elaborate candlelight wedding proposal resulted in the death of 60 endangered sea turtles. We knew it was only a matter of time before one of these ridiculous question-poppings got out of hand. The unnamed man lit about 150 luminaries and stuck them on the beach in the shape of a giant heart. Unfortunately, it's hatchling season, and 60 endangered sea turtles were also on the beach, emerging from their eggs to head towards the ocean. Turtles find their way to the ocean
ALBERTVILLE, Ala. - An Alabama woman has been arrested and accused of endangering the welfare of a child after police say she let her daughter ride in a cardboard box on top of their van. Albertville Police spokesman Sgt. Jamie Smith said the 37-year-old woman was arrested Sunday after police received a call about a minivan on a state highway with a child riding on top.
LISMORE, Australia, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Australian police said two teenage brothers turned in more than $86,000 they found in a creek while fishing in the eastern part of the country. Police said the boys hooked the money, which was in a plastic package, while fishing for catfish in Tuntable Creek, near the town of Lismore, and spent three weeks deciding on a plan of action before telling their mother and obtaining legal advice on how best to turn the cash over to police, The Times of London repor
LAKELAND, Fla. - Animal control officers hope to trap a pack of raccoons that mauled a 74-year-old woman who tried to chase them from her yard. The sheriff in Polk County, east of Tampa, said Gretchen Whitted fell when five raccoons surrounded and attacked her Sunday. She was taken to a hospital with extensive cuts from her neck to her legs.
Amid the shiny stripper poles, strobe-lit stages and scantily-clad performers at Rachel's Gentlemen's Club, you'll find Barbara and Sylvia, two old beauties who come for the free food and flu shots -- and stay for the ambiance.
EVERETT, Wash. -- Five baristas at a local bikini coffee stand are accused of engaging in prostitution while on the clock. Police spokesman Robert Goetz said the five employees of Grab-N-Go Espresso were charged with prostitution and violating the city's adult entertainment ordinance following a two-month undercover investigation. Goetz said no sex was involved, but the women, ages 18 to 24, are accused of groping and other sexual acts, including exposing their breasts and privates and licking w
Inmates have been drinking the liquid soap placed on their wing after realising it contained alcohol. The detergent was meant to beat off the threat of swine flu in the Verne Prison on Portland, Dorset.
However, instead of rubbing it into their hands, inmates at the category C prison have been placing their mouths over the dispensers and consuming it.
Police officers were summoned to intervene in a fight that erupted at a Roberts Avenue home Saturday evening after one man applied makeup to another while he was unconscious. When they arrived on the scene, Lawrenceburg Police Officers met with the twenty-five-year-old victim. He reported that he and some others, including his neighbor, had been drinking at his home the previous night. After a while, he said he passed out on the porch. He awakened later, he said, to discover someone had applied
WOLFEBORO, N.H. -- An English teacher is being closely monitored at Kingswood Regional High School after administrators said she assigned an inappropriate essay topic to her students. Jack Robertson, superintendent of the Governor Wentworth Regional School District, said the teacher asked students to respond to the question: "If you knocked your brother down, would you urinate in his mouth?"
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. -- A man was accused of driving naked and exposing himself to motorists on Friday. Florida Highway Patrol said Mark Duffus, 45, was driving his blue Honda Pilot on Interstate 95 in Flagler County in the nude while masturb*****.
A Green Bay man shot in the head while hunting Sunday was wounded by his hunting partner, according to a Department of Natural Resources conservation warden. Chou Vang, 70, was struck below the right ear by a round from a .22 caliber rifle fired by his cousin, Ge Vang, 46, also of Green Bay.
The tot was born to farmer dad Li Jun, 30, and his unnamed wife, who live in Hejian city in central China's Henan province. But he was rushed to Tianjin Childrens' Hospital on May 27 for surgery to remove his extra manhood. The rare condition, the first for Tianjin Childrens' Hospital, is called fetus in fetu (FIF).
MISSOULA, MT -- It's a dream come true for ice cream and beer lovers. An ice cream shop in Missoula, Montana has created a beer-flavored ice cream. The Big Dipper Ice Cream Shop partnered with Kettlehouse Brewery in order to create "Cold Smoke" ice cream.
So apparently it actually works both ways: careless Facebook (Facebook) use can both get you robbed and get you arrested for burglary. According to The Journal, a 19-year-old Pennsylvania man was arraigned earlier this week on a charge of felony daytime robbery. How did police catch him? Simple: the burglar left a trail, by way of checking his Facebook account before leaving the house with two diamond rings and forgetting to log out.
Hours earlier, someone had broken into John Pontolillo's house and taken two laptops and a video-game console. Now it was past midnight, and he heard noises coming from the garage out back. The Johns Hopkins University undergraduate didn't run. He didn't call the police. He grabbed his samurai sword.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey police say a 4-year-old boy shared cocaine with his friends at day care because his father told him it was candy. Newark police say 25-year-old Shaheed Wright of East Orange put several baggies of cocaine inside his son's jacket after police nearly caught him with it. The boy shared the drugs with three other 4-year-olds at his day care center Friday.
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- A Pennsylvania woman is asking for forgiveness after violently attacking a gas station clerk during an argument over a $20 bill. Vickie Gambrell was arrested for punching the clerk in the face and holding a pair of scissors to his throat in a dispute over how much money she had given him.
SPOKANE, Wash. — A criminally insane killer from eastern Washington is on the run after escaping during a field trip to the county fair that his mental hospital organized. Why such a dangerous person was out in public was a question many, including Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire, were asking as authorities searched for Phillip Arnold Paul. Authorities at Eastern State Hospital, where Paul is a patient, are being criticized for allowing him to visit the fair despite his violent criminal past and
The awful stench coming from a Queens apartment on Monday was so bad that cops thought they would find a body inside. But when firefighters busted down the the door, they found tenant Ming Li Sung was very much alive - and living with rotting garbage piled floor to ceiling.
Two Stratford men are in the Marathon County Jail after leading law enforcement on a highway chase of up to 120 miles per hour Monday morning and throwing a beer keg out the window of their vehicle during the pursuit, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
The Army has made an unusual and unwanted discovery at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal northeast of Commerce City. They are in charge of cleaning up the arsenal, a job that includes reseeding some areas. When their seed started to grow, they realized it was marijuana.
A woman wanted for stealing a styrofoam banana from a Wisconsin gas station while wearing a gorilla suit will not be charged. Police in Fond du Lac said that the 24-year-old suspect walked into a Kwik Trip store on May 20 wearing the hairy suit, yanked the $50 display banana and walked out. The theft was caught on surveillance tape.
The girls, aged 10 and 12, used their mobile phones to access the popular website and update their statuses, alerting friends and family that they were lost in a storm drain in Adelaide's southern suburbs. Their exact status updates have not been released.
GAINESVILLE, FL (AP) -- Gainesville police have arrested three suspects in connection to a robbery that netted 75 cents. Gainesville Police Department spokesman Lt. Keith Kameg says three men approached a 17-year-old Monday and demanded $5. When the teen could only produce 75 cents, one of the men punched him in the mouth.
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FL -- A man from St. Johns County is facing up to life in prison for a home invasion robbery that netted $7. A jury on Wednesday found Rodney L. Dallas guilty of a first degree felony.
CLEVELAND — Police said a Cleveland barber became so upset by what he considered bad beef jerky that he returned to the store where he bought it and tried to rob the owner. Police said the 28-year-old barber walked into the store where he bought the snack, just two doors down from his barbershop, and tried to rob the owner Thursday night.
An old man in a northwestern Chinese city has won wide support online for throwing bricks at cars that run red lights through pedestrian crossings. Yang Zhiguo, a retired school teacher in Lanzhou City, capital of Gansu Province, threw bricks at cars that didn't stop at a crossing in his neighborhood last Thursday, Lanzhou Morning Post reported yesterday.
A man had to be rescued after he became glued to the seat of a public toilet in Cairns in an embarrassing prank, Australian police say. The 57-year-old man found he had become stuck to the seat after using a cubicle in a male bathroom at the Cairns shopping centre on Saturday.
SILVERDALE, WA -- A man is under arrest, accused of voyeurism. But this alleged peeping tom has taken the crime to a new level. Last week, April Miller made the creepy discovery while she was getting ready to move out of her apartment.
HOUSTON — Prosecutors told jurors Monday that a Texas woman accused of cutting off her infant son's genitals two years ago was a drug abuser who showed no remorse or concern for her child as he was on the verge of death.
Three women exacted a painful revenge on a cheating husband they discovered had been sleeping with them all at the same time - by superglueing his private parts. The angry women lured married father Donessa Davis to a motel where they decided to humiliate him. The ambush was set up by the man's wife after she discovered he had been cheating on her with as many as five women.
When her son died at the age of only five weeks, Terrie Rouse was naturally heartbroken. At his funeral, she could not bear to leave his tiny coffin and spent a few extra precious minutes with it before allowing it to be taken away for cremation. Her grief turned to shock, however, when officials told her she had taken too long to say goodbye – and fined her £86.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities said a man, who had been sleeping in a Dumpster, sustained minor injuries after he was picked up by a garbage truck along with the trash. Authorities said that when firefighters and paramedics arrived, they heard Kevin Hallaran, 52, banging on the metal sides of the sanitation truck asking for help.
Black and white hound Clyde is totally blind and relies on his partner and fellow collie Bonnie to guide him everywhere. She stays inches from Clyde's side while guiding him on walks or to food or water, and lets him rest his head on her haunches whenever he becomes disorientated.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- An Illinois man was accused of stealing more than $45,000 worth of eyeglasses from suburban Milwaukee stores because he enjoys being around eyewear. Jerry Lowery, 38, was charged with three counts of armed robbery and one count of fleeing an officer. The charges carry a maximum penalty of more than 120 years in prison and a $310,000 fine.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A father who had no interest in his 4-year-old daughter did the unimaginable -- hurling her off a 120-foot cliff to avoid paying child support, a prosecutor said Monday during the man's murder retrial.
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - Police in Mississippi say a woman was carjacked by a bikini-clad suspect, who they say later tried to rob an RV dealership. Southaven Police Chief Tom Long said the 24-year-old suspect approached another woman in her driveway and demanded the car on Thursday.
Two men -- at least one of whom was a contestant in a beauty pageant -- were charged early Wednesday with using a trophy to beat a judge because they allegedly did not like his vote in the West Side competition earlier this month.
Cheng Cheng, 12, was walking with her aunt Ling Lang at Chongqing in China when she was struck by the plummeting tortoise. Lang said: 'I was walking and suddenly I heard a scream from my niece who was behind me and I looked round to see her lying on the ground covered with blood. 'There was a tortoise lying beside her and I could see it had hit her on the head.'
These incredible x-rays show how Viorel Firoiu attempted to nail his severe constipation with the help of his handy tools. The intoxicated 48-year-old turned up at his local hospital complaining of excruciating stomach pain. Worried doctors, in Orlea, southern Romania, carried out scans and were knocked sideways to find he had not one but TWO hammerheads stuck in his rear end
Fire fighters received a bizarre call out yesterday after a boy managed to get a tambourine stuck around his neck while at a Napier day care centre. A fire crew was sent to Kidspace on Kennedy Road shortly before 9am. A spokesman from the Napier Fire Service said it took a crew member around a minute to remove the tambourine. The boy and instrument both came away unscathed from the incident. 3 News
NAPLES, Fla. – Florida officials have arrested a woman for allegedly practicing dentistry in a garage she converted into an office with a drill set and black reclining chair. Rosa Maria Toledo, 56, was arrested Tuesday. In her garage deputies found a cabinet containing dental castings, molds, dental crown glues, partial dentures and bridges.
Division II football players like Pittsburg State's Joe Windscheffel don't always have it as easy as major college players are perceived to. Many of them hold down jobs, in addition to their full-time school schedule and a practice schedule that isn't a whole lot different from their big-time brethren.
In the case of Windscheffel, the need to get some work done off the football field has cost him any chance of playing this season.
FLORIDA -- It's not too unusual to hear stories of married couples who met online. But it IS unusual when that couple that meets online and marries also has the same name. In this case, it's a guy from Texas named Kelly Hildebrandt and a gal from Florida named Kelly Hildebrandt. In three months, they're getting married.
LEXINGTON, KY (AP) -- A father was frantically calling 911 to report his missing newborn when he spotted the baby, bleeding from the mouth and clutched in the mouth of a family dog who had carried him from his crib to the heavily wooded backyard.
Halswell House in Somerset was hired for £9,000 by a group of 350 revellers who arrived in a fleet of Porsches, BMWs and Aston Martins. They were all wearing long cloaks and masks and the party continued normally until midnight - when they stripped down to leather pants, corsets and suspenders. The guests then started kissing and a mass orgy ensued with couples having sex "everywhere".
A police patrol car spotted water leaking from the driver's cab as it sped along the Jinyi expressway, reports Changjiang Business Daily. "We worried the driver may not have known about a mechanical problem so we signalled him to pull over at a service station," said a police spokesman.
A WOMAN is suing an Egyptian hotel claiming her daughter got pregnant - from using the swimming pool. Magdalena Kwiatkowska's 13-year-old returned to Poland from their holiday expecting a baby. Magdalena believes the teenager conceived from stray sperm after taking a dip in the hotel's mixed pool. She is now seeking compensation from the hotel.
ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) -- A Northern California elementary school teacher sent her students home for the summer with a video of class memories, only the DVD included six seconds of her having sex on a couch.
Mr Keen, 54, suffered horrific injuries as he used the saw to cut wood for a cabinet he was making in his home workshop. He rang the emergency services operator and said: "Help me – I'm bleeding to death."
Keith Malcolm, from Aberdeen, was doused in petrol before sprinting 259ft ablaze to beat the previous fire-run record of 227ft. To claim the record the amateur stuntman wore eight layers of protective clothing, including four layers of fireproof undergarments, a Formula One fireproof jacket and three overalls.
McALLEN, Texas - Grainy cell phone videos showing developmentally disabled students forced to fight each other will likely be shown to jurors this week as four former employees at a Texas school go on trial.
FARGO, N.D. – A sheriff's deputy and his mother face charges of disorderly conduct after the deputy vomited on people at a Kenny Chesney concert in Fargo and refused to leave, authorities say. Police Sgt. Mark Lykken said Stark County Deputy Justin Krohmer, 26, and his mother, Susan, 47, whose husband is the Ada, Minn., police chief, were arrested after the Saturday night incident.
London: Henry Allingham, the world's oldest man, attributes his longevity to "cigarettes, whisky, and wild, wild women". The Brit, who has spent 113 years and 14 days on earth, is currently living at St Dunstan's care home for blind ex-service personnel in Ovingdean, near Brighton.
A Chinese farmer dug a 50ft hole inside his house to go fishing. Li Huiyan, of Chongqing, hired 30 villagers for six months to dig the hole in his kitchen, reports IC Media. He wanted to reach an underground river which he suspected was full of fish.
A 62-year-old Augusta, Ga. man struck it big twice in the Georgia Lottery. Earl Fritz won the top prize of $777,777 in the instant game Super Lucky 7's. That dwarfed the $1,000 he won a week earlier in a different game.
JERUSALEM (CNN) -- It was supposed to be a pleasant surprise, but turned into the shock of a lifetime. A woman in Tel Aviv, Israel, gave her elderly mother a new mattress as a surprise gift, throwing out the old tattered bed her mother had slept on for decades. The gesture ended up bankrupting Annat's mother, who had stuffed her savings of nearly $1 million inside her old bed for decades, Annat told Israel Army Radio.
BROOKLYN, N.Y., June 14 (UPI) -- A hardcore pornographic movie was accidentally screened at PS 17 in Brooklyn, N.Y., school officials said. Students from five classes at the school had assembled to watch "Camp Rock," a Disney Channel movie starring the Jonas Brothers, but after a teacher powered up the DVD player and walked away to get the Disney movie, a skin flick began to play, the New York Post reported Sunday.
BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich. (AP) — Authorities said a man faces a felony charge after allegedly spitting on a police officer's McDonald's breakfast sandwich. Police said a 32-year-old man was working the drive-thru window at the southwest Michigan restaurant when an unidentified officer bit into an Egg McMuffin on June 3 and immediately realized something was wrong.
It was after midnight when Ariel Wade rolled into the drive-through at the 24-hour White Castle, one block from the State Capitol. Wade rolled away "madder than fish grease" after the staff refused to hand over any burgers. The reason: She was riding in an electric mobility scooter. The drive-throughs are for licensed motor vehicles only. White Castle says it's a safety measure that's standard in the industry, to keep pedestrians from getting creamed by cars.
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - A 25-year-old Egyptian man cut off his own penis to spite his family after he was refused permission to marry a girl from a lower class family, police reported Sunday. After unsuccessfully petitioning his father for two years to marry the girl, the man heated up a knife and sliced off his reproductive organ, said a police official.
In the end, the constant jokes were just too much to take for the long-suffering residents of Butt Hole Road. Groups of youths used to visit the street and bare their backsides for photographs while many delivery firms simply refused to believe it existed.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- A man who didn't get his nightly telephone call from his mother while she was traveling mistakenly claimed his neighbors had kidnapped her and stormed into their house to kill them before police officers shot him dead in a bloody standoff, authorities said.
Terrified residents at a Corpus Christi, Texas, state school for the mentally disabled were forced to be part of a brutal "fight club" operated by night shift employees, who made videos of the sessions with their cell phones, the newly released videos show.
LEON, N.Y. (AP) -- Police cracking down on rowdy Amish youths ticketed a teenager for having beer in his horse-drawn buggy when they pulled him over on a western New York road. They said the 17-year-old was charged with underage possession of alcohol after he was stopped by deputies late Monday night in the town of Leon, 40 miles south of Buffalo.
With her pub struggling to survive, landlady Kerry Fenton needed a way to bring in business - fast. So when one of her regulars claimed he had found a 'legal loophole' to get round the smoking ban, she decided to act on his advice.
This is the moment a have-a-go hero reduced an armed robber to tears - by grabbing his gun and pinning him down until police arrived. Leslie Shott, 34, confronted the hooded youth after he burst into a shop brandishing an airgun. The yob pointed the pistol at Leslie's face but the brave welder simply grabbed the barrel, wrestled him to the ground and told him: 'How dare you point a gun at me!'
BELGRADE (Reuters) - A Serbian union official who chopped off his finger and ate it in a protest over wages that in some cases have not been paid in years, said Monday he did it to show how desperate he and other workers were.
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A northeastern Pennsylvania prosecutor said he's shocked that two sisters accused of selling heroin are 65 and 70 years old. Monroe County District Attorney David Christine told reporters Wednesday that to look at the suspects, it's hard to believe the charges they face.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man shoved a police officer just so he could join his brother in jail. Thirty-five-year-old David Jacob Ginnis pleaded guilty Wednesday to assault on a police officer and was sentenced to 30 days in jail, with the full sentence suspended.
A teenager who was doused in petrol and burned alive had an affair with the girlfriend of one of his alleged killers, jurors were told today. Simon Everitt, 17, was seen arguing with one of the accused Jonathan Clarke shortly before he disappeared on June 6 last year.
LONDON (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth II was at home at Windsor Castle, the sentries who guard her were on duty, and the large park surrounding the magnificent building was full of tourists on a Sunday afternoon. So it didn't take long for people to realize that something was out of order when an inebriated couple arrived from a nearby restaurant and began having sex on a grass bank outside the castle, according to witnesses.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Police are looking for a pregnant woman they say tried to rob a North Carolina bank at gunpoint but left empty-handed after answering her cell phone. Fayetteville police spokeswoman Teresa Chance said Wednesday the woman had a handgun and demanded money when she entered a Carter Bank & Trust branch at 9:43 a.m. Tuesday.
PHILADELPHIA - Their thumbs sure must be sore. Two central Pennsylvania friends spent most of March in a text-messaging record attempt, exchanging a thumbs-flying total of 217,000. For one of the two, that meant an inches-thick itemized bill for $26,000.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Usually, it's an empty threat: "If you kids don't stop fighting, I'm going to stop this car right now and leave you here!" But a mother from an upper-crust New York suburb went through with it, ordering her battling 10- and 12-year-old daughters out of her car in White Plains' business district and driving off, police said Tuesday.
Last Thursday, a man walked into the Wachovia Bank in the 2700 block of Smith and reportedly told the teller he had a gun and ordered her to give him money. Fearing for her life, the teller gave the man some cash bundles with exploding dye packs in them. The susp
HONOLULU – A 28-year-old man has been sentenced to three weeks in jail for urinating on a 66-year-old woman during a Continental Airlines flight last month from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Jerome Kenneth Kingzio, a resident of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, was sentenced after pleading guilty Tuesday to assault charges in federal court in Honolulu.
In what is either the weirdest Russian crime story of the year so far or a new low in yellow crime journalism, a female hair stylist in the Kaluga region is suspected of holding an armed robber in captivity as a sex slave for two days after he unsuccessfully tried to knock over her beauty salon.
Marion County deputies arrested 49-year-old Barry Alexander on Thursday. A woman staying at the Tall Pines Motel in Ocklawaha told deputies her shower had been broken for three days and she had been using the manager's. She said she found the camera in the floor vent.
HALTOM CITY, Texas – A woman called 911 to report she didn't get as much shrimp as she wanted in her fried rice at a Texas restaurant. Haltom City police on Tuesday released the taped emergency call, in which the customer is heard telling the dispatcher, "to get a police officer up here, what has to happen?"
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – A police captain in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley said it's the highest fine he's ever seen on a traffic ticket: $37,554.54. Bethlehem Police Capt. David Kravatz said the major violation was not getting the "super load" permit that was needed because the truck was hauling a 213,000-pound steel cylinder. Police cited the driver and truck owner.
JETERSVILLE, Va. - A 13-year-old Virginia boy apparently loaded his family's pickup truck with food, clothes and his dog, hitched up a trailer with two horses in tow and drove nearly 1,300 miles to Texas, police said. The teen's parents found him safe Friday.
The referee decided the Chorlton Villa player made the noise deliberately and the spot-kick, which was saved, was retaken. The second time it went in. Then Villa's goalkeeper was sent off for saying the referee was "the worst he had seen in years".
A BID to halt legislation banning gay jokes which stir up hatred was defeated yesterday. MPs from all parties tried to include a defence of “free speech” into the Bill which makes it a criminal offence to incite hatred over sexual orientation.
After reviewing DVDs of exotic dancers, an administrative law judge has determined that pole dancing is "no small feat"—and it's also art qualifying for a tax exemption. The judge, Catherine Bennett, ruled the Albany-area club Nite Moves was entitled to a “dramatic arts” tax exemption and did not have to pay $129,000 in sales taxes, the New York Law Journal reports. The state of New York had contended it was owed taxes on cover charges and dancer fees paid between 2002 and 2005.
A SEX-STARVED woman has undergone a painful two-hour op to remove a giant PINE CONE. Surgeons have revealed embarrassed spinster Mirjana Gavaric is recovering after getting steamy with the seedy item in the Serbian capital, Belgrade.
OSLO (Reuters) - A Norwegian church used lemon-flavoured cola instead of water in a baptism ceremony after its taps were temporarily turned off because of freezing temperatures, daily Vaart Land said on Tuesday.
BERLIN (Reuters) – German police are struggling to explain why they chased a phantom serial killer for 16 years after confusion over an innocent woman's DNA samples. Police in the southern state of Baden-Wuerttemberg had searched since 1993 for a woman they believed had taken part in more than 40 crimes, from murders to muggings. Her DNA was found repeatedly at crime scenes in Germany, France and Austria.
A Hendersonville man was charged with public indecency after he allegedly tried to buy beer in the buff. James T. Golden, 48, of Pecanwood Court, is alleged to have twice entered the Stop N Buy at 137 Walton Ferry Road completely nude to purchase beer.
BANGKOK - A Thai firefighter dressed as Spider-Man to rescue an autistic boy who climbed onto a third-floor balcony and dangled his legs over the side because he was nervous on his first day of school.
THE parents of a girl who died suddenly two months ago have been sent a letter from her school demanding she improves her attendance. Signed by the deputy headmaster, the letter threatened to ban Megan Gillan from the end of year prom.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Surprising as it may seem, incest is not always a crime in Europe. Three European Union nations -- France, Spain and Portugal -- do not prosecute consenting adults for incest, and Romania is considering following suit.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey is smoothing out differences over a plan to ban bare-it-all bikini waxing. The state on Friday decided to reverse course on the proposal after angry salon owners complained about losing business ahead of swimsuit season.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -Police said a man in Malaysia shot his neighbor as she picked sapodilla fruit in his tree thinking she was a monkey. Police chief in eastern Pahang state Yahaya Othman said the woman was gathering fruit Thursday when her neighbor shot her. Yahaya said the man came home and saw rustling in the tree and fired into it. "Then there was screaming ... and only then did he know it was his neighbor."
Like most mothers Lucy Baxter wants her child to live a fully rounded life - including the experience of a physical relationship and even finding love. But her 21-year-old son Otto has Down's syndrome and has had trouble finding a partner. So she is appealing for women to come forward so Otto can 'enjoy the same experiences as other men his age'.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A Muslim cleric whose marriage to a 12-year-old girl triggered controversy in Indonesia has been detained along with the girl's father on suspicion of violating the child protection law, police said Wednesday.
WOODBINE, Ga. -- A Camden County inmate was recently arrested as he was trying to sneak back into jail. Sheriff Tommy Gregory said Saturday that Harry Jackson, 25, of St. Marys had broken out of the jail and strolled to a nearby convenience store, where he broke in and stole more than a dozen packs of cigarettes.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Authorities said a man stopped with 17 marijuana plants in the bed of his pickup told police he was moving them to protect them from burglars who robbed his house the night before. Police said they arrested a 26-year-old man after receiving a tip that two men were loading pot plants onto a truck around noon Saturday. Police reported finding the plants beneath a cover in the truck bed.
The unique bottlenose - first spotted in Lake Calcasieu, an inland saltwater estuary in Louisiana, by boat captain Erik Rue, 42, in 2007 - has surfaced again. And comments from heavy-hitters including the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society suggest it’s real.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Employees of a Pennsylvania pet store expecting a shipment of tropical fish and salt water got a man's dead body instead. Mark Arabia owns the Pets Plus store in northeast Philadelphia, where the mix-up was discovered Tuesday. He says he learned the body was that of a 65-year-old San Diego-area man who died of early onset Alzheimer's disease.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- You might call it a ''pole tax.'' The New York legislator who brought the nation its first law against driving while using a cell phone is proposing a $10 tax for patrons of nude and seminude dance clubs and strip bars.
A young Chinese boy has died after an office chair he was sitting on exploded, according to reports. The 14-year-old suffered massive blood loss after the chair's gas cylinder burst, sending parts of the metal chair into his rectum.
BLAINE, Wash. - A Canadian says he got a face full of pepper spray after repeatedly asking a U.S. border inspector in Blaine, Wash., to say please. Desiderio Fortunato says he thought the inspector who told him to turn off his engine Monday was rude and asked him to say please.
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina technical college student was arrested after authorities said a gun went off in his pocket during class. Reports released by police Thursday show the 19-year-old student originally said the gun fell from his pocket and went off during class at York Technical College on Wednesday.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A man who tried to cool out his hyper cat by stuffing her into a boxlike homemade bong faces cruelty charges -- and catcalls from animal lovers. Lancaster County sheriff's deputies responding to a domestic disturbance call Sunday alleged they saw 20-year-old Acea Schomaker smoking marijuana through a piece of garden hose attached to a duct-taped, plastic glass box in which the cat had been stuffed.
HARTFORD, Wis. (AP) — For the second time in three months, police are investigating whether a high school student urinated in a drink before someone took a sip. Police said Tuesday a 16-year-old boy at Hartford Union High School urinated in a drink and offered it to his basketball teammates in November. A 15-year-old boy took a sip and stopped when other boys laughed.
ELKO, Nev. - A Florida truck driver got an unexpected passenger when an eagle busted through the windshield of his semitrailer on Interstate 80 in northeast Nevada. Matthew Roberto Gonzalez of Opalocka, Fla., reported to the Nevada Highway Patrol Monday afternoon that he had just struck an eagle while driving westbound on I-80 near Wells, about 100 miles west of the Nevada-Utah line.
FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) -- A customer shopping at a Wal-Mart for a wallet claims he found something that definitely didn't fit the bill: human teeth. Police say the man found 10 human teeth Saturday when he unzipped a compartment in the wallet. One tooth had a filling.
SAGINAW, Mich. — A man has pleaded no contest to indecent exposure after police said he was arrested for performing a sex act with a car wash vacuum. The Saginaw News reported 29-year-old Jason Leroy Savage entered the plea Wednesday in Saginaw County Circuit Court. A no-contest plea is not an admission of guilt but will be treated as one at sentencing on March 25.
FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Authorities arrested a man who claimed he was justified in stealing candy at a truck stop because he had served in the military. Police said an officer confronted a 31-year-old man at the truck stop early Monday morning. The officer reported finding several packages of candy and nuts, two black T-shirts and a 20 oz. bottle of beer in his pockets.
ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) -- The 70-year-old wife of an Ohio judge said teens who tried to rob her made her so angry that she whacked one in the head with a sauce pan. Ellen Basinski said she was on the phone with her husband Tuesday when four boys pushed their way into her home in Elyria, west of Cleveland.
You've heard plenty of stories about foreclosures, but the latest victims of this brutal recession are about to lose their cave. That's right. For nearly five years, Curt Sleeper and his family have lived in a cave. His mortgage is about to come due and, like millions of other Americans, he can't refinance.
Vivid Entertainment has made a $1 million offer to Nadya Suleman to make a pornographic video. In an offer letter obtained by TMZ.com, the president of the pornography studio and distributor Steven Hirsch says the company would release the film under their "Vivid-Celeb imprint, which has released titles starring such personalities as Pamela Anderson, Kim Kardashian, and most recently, former Miss USA Kelli MCarty."
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei (AP) -- It was a beer run on the high seas. Brunei's customs officers arrested two men who tried to smuggle 1,382 cans of contraband beer by boat into the Muslim-majority country, a news report said Wednesday.
CONCORD, Calif. - A woman who just lost her job would also be out thousands of dollars if it weren't for the honesty of a good Samaritan. Police said a man who found a bank bag full of money and checks in a shopping center parking lot over the weekend flagged down police and turned it over.
NATICK, Mass. (AP) — All the customer wanted was coffee. Instead, he needs four new tires. Police say a worker at a Massachusetts Dunkin' Donuts slashed the tires on a customer's Jeep after the two got into an argument Tuesday.
BEIJING, China (CNN) -- A married Chinese businessman who could no longer afford five mistresses held a competition to decide which one to keep.
The businessman and his spurned mistress met in Qingdao, pictured here last August, local media report. But the contest took a fatal turn when one of the women, eliminated for her looks, drove the man and the four other competitors off a cliff, Chinese media reported.
CAPE HAZE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities said they arrested a man who apparently forgot to fill up when he was robbing a gas station. The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office said a 23-year-old man used a Bowie knife to rob a Cape Haze gas station early Sunday. Deputies said the man pulled the 12-inch blade and demanded money. But when he left, a customer followed him and called 911.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A pedestrian killed after he was hit by an SUV, then trapped under another vehicle and dragged nearly 20 miles, was identified Thursday as a 26-year-old Ecuadorean immigrant recently laid off from a construction job.
If you're one of the many who envision hackers and identity thieves as pitiful, grubby men, slouched behind their computers in their parents' basements, peering at their computer screens with beady, glazed eyes, then the group of hackers that stole $9 million from global ATMs this past November might just put a new image in your mind.
EAGAN, Minn. – An elementary school principal could be disciplined for allegedly forcing a 6-year-old boy to unclog a toilet with his bare hands. The principal of Rahn Elementary has been on paid leave since mid-December while the school district investigated a complaint from the boy's parents. The school board proposed disciplinary action on Thursday. The nature of the discipline wasn't made public.
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Elvis has left the vehicle. A man was arrested on more than 50 traffic citations -- all in one day. Police said Elvis Alonzo Barrett, 46, fled from police trying to stop him for a traffic violation Thursday morning. Police said he ran through red lights, crashed into another car and a fence. Police said they found crack cocaine and a crack pipe in his car.
A motorist sued a council for £20,000 over the stress of receiving four parking tickets. Zun Noon, who refused to pay the four £50 fines, claimed he suffered emotional distress after bailiffs were sent round to reclaim the money.
An Arizona man who has waged a 10-year campaign to stop a flood of illegal immigrants from crossing his property is being sued by 16 Mexican nationals who accuse him of conspiring to violate their civil rights when he stopped them at gunpoint on his ranch on the U.S.-Mexico border.
RALEIGH, N.C. - Larry Whitfield was on foot, his getaway car wrecked, his rookie attempt at robbing a bank thwarted by a set of locked doors, according to detectives. Looking for a place to hide, police say, he found himself inside the home of a frightened old woman.
PALM COAST — Flagler County authorities said a restaurant owner pistol-whipped and beat a customer who complained that his takeout order was incorrect. The owner of Goomba's Pizzeria was charged with aggravated assault and battery with a deadly weapon and released on bail.
A Swiss research group says a study it conducted found that women's underarms typically smell like onions, while men's smell like cheese. Firmenich of Geneva, Switzerland, said its research on the armpit sweat of 24 men and 25 women found that women typically release an onion-like smell due to the combination of bacteria and a sulfur-containing compound, The Daily Telegraph said Thursday.
CHICAGO (AP) -- A 14-year-old aspiring police officer donned a uniform, walked into a Chicago police station and managed to get an assignment -- patroling in a squad car for five hours before he was detected, police said Sunday.
INDEPENDENCE, Iowa, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A woman charged with theft after failing to return a book to an Iowa library said she believes her arrest was "extreme." Shelly Koontz, 39, said she was arrested at her Independence home at 8:30 p.m. Thursday and charged with a misdemeanor count of fifth-degree theft for failing to return "The Freedom Writers Diary" to the Jesup Public Library after checking the book out in April, The (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Gazette reported Monday.
After purchasing a used iPod, a New Zealand resident found that it wasn't much use for rocking out. Instead of playing MP3s, the gadget contained 60 pages of data on US military personnel, mission briefings, and equipment deployment.
Emergency services had to rescue a man from his car after he managed to crash it into a church roof in Limbach-Oberfrohna, Germany, today. The 23 year-old from Chemnitz was severely injured in the accident. According to the police the driver missed a turn, ploughed on up a sloping field and then finally 'took off' to land in the church roof.
In an unusual legal case arising from the increasingly popular practice known as “sexting,” six Pennsylvania high school students are facing child pornography charges after three teenage girls allegedly took nude or semi-nude photos of themselves and shared them with male classmates via their cell phones.
In the gloomy days of credit crunch Britain, it was a stroke of luck no one was going to turn down. When a cash machine began issuing customers with double the amount they had requested, the word spread like wildfire.
LISBON (Reuters) - A Portuguese businessman said he cut off one of his fingers in court with a butcher's knife in an "act of despair" after a judge refused his offer to settle a 170,000 euro debt and said part of his farm must be sold.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Two Woonsocket High School boys did the right thing by trying to get to school on time. It was the way they got there that police had a problem with. Police tell The Call of Woonsocket the boys ages 15 and 16 stole a car Tuesday morning in order to make it to school on time.
LONDON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A Ukrainian woman whose family cannot attend her wedding in London has posted an ad for people to sit on her side of the church. The Telegraph on Sunday reported the unnamed woman posted her ad on the classifieds Web site Gumtree.com for 30 people to sit with her.
aussie fisherman.jpg Aussie spear fisherman Greg Robertson is recovering in hospital after a freak accident in which he speared himself in the groin with a speargun. Yep, that bit made me cross my legs too.
A spurned saleswoman took her revenge on a housewife who refused to answer the door by defecating on her doorstep. The 31-year-old woman said she refused to answer the door of her Florida home as she didn't recognise the car parked outside. But the suspected Mary Kay cosmetics saleswoman, apparently angered by the snub, decided to leave an unconventional calling card.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A ninja, or at least someone dressed like one, is lurking in the shadows of Palm Beach County. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says a heavyset man with a visible potbelly and a ninja costume unsuccessfully tried to steal two different ATMs over the past two weeks.
LONG ISLAND, New York (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Divorces can get ugly, especially when you're not ready to let go. "There is no deeper pain you can ever express than betrayal from someone who you loved and devoted your whole life to. And I saved her life," said Dr. Richard Batista. Dr. Batista says his wife broke his heart. Now he wants her kidney.
Luba Relic had her disqualification increased after being convicted for crashing her Honda Civic in a car park while driving without a licence. The pensioner, who has appeared in court more than 70 times on a variety of charges in recent years, insisted she was a "good driver" and had been unfairly targeted by police.
New York police have arrested construction worker, John Brady, 49, in a rather odd crime. Brady is accused of calling people and posing as a doctor. He would then convinced them to give themselves a rectal examination while he was on the telephone. He has been charged with second-degree aggravated harassment.
JANUARY 6--In a bizarre incident that will surely lead to litigation (or an out-of-court settlement), a skier at Colorado's ritzy Vail resort was left dangling upside down and pantsless from a chairlift last Thursday morning.
SARASOTA, Fla. – Authorities said a Sarasota man about to be pulled over by police tried to lure officers away by making a fake 911 call. Officers said they were following a 28-year-old man's car Monday to make a traffic stop when they got a 911 call for an armed robbery happening several blocks away.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Police get calls about drunken drivers all the time, but rarely do they come from the alleged offender. A 17-year-old girl in Bismarck called 911 on New Year's Eve "to report herself driving under the influence," police Lt. Randy Ziegler said. "I've never heard of such a thing happening, and neither has anyone here."
FORT WORTH, Texas — A jail in northern Texas has been closed and its nearly 60 inmates transferred as authorities investigate what they call dangerous conditions for jailers and those behind bars — including cells that locked from the inside or contained recliners.
DANBURY, Conn. – On the day that Donald Peters died, he unknowingly provided financial security for his wife of 59 years and their family. Peters bought two Connecticut Lottery tickets at a local 7-Eleven store on Nov. 1 as part of a 20-year tradition he shared with his wife Charlotte. Later that day, the 79-year-old retired hat factory worker suffered a fatal heart attack while working in his yard in Danbury.
NEW ORLEANS — A man who initially told police gunmen kidnapped his 2 1/2-year-old son was arrested Saturday, accused of committing an "extremely hideous" murder because he was ordered to pay child support, Police Superintendent Warren Riley said.
A brother and sister in England spent 40 years trying to find each other — then discovered they lived only 300 yards apart. Ken Whitty, 64, walked past 62-year-old Yvonne’s house countless times and even saw her in the garden, but did not recognize her.
For Mr Invisible, the first and last blow to his burgeoning career as a superhero was an unexpected punch that flattened his nose. “After months of designing my costume, getting my street moves just right, it was my first week out as a Real Life Superhero – and probably my last. This tiny, tiny girl did not like me trying to calm down her screaming boyfriend. She blindsided me, I’m still bruised. It’s dangerous out there,” said the deflated would-be crime fighter last week.
IRVINE, Scotland, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- A Scottish man said his bank has apologized after his online statement showed his account was overdrawn by $145 billion. Donald Moffat, 38, a full-time student and part-time care worker, said his account with bank Barclay's showed two withdrawals Tuesday morning of about $72 billion each, the BBC reported Tuesday.
BERLIN, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont man is $650,000 richer after retrieving a lottery ticket he had been given for Christmas but accidentally threw away. Steven LeClair of Richford got the ticket for the Dec. 24 Tri-State Megabucks drawing as a gift from his mother. But it was in a gift bag that LeClair threw out, not knowing it was inside.
Police have banned a woman driver's car from the road - for being too untidy. The Vauxhall Astra was so full of junk, magazines, old clothes and even bits of furniture that they could barely see the driver at it roared down a motorway in Dusseldorf, Germany.
BERLIN (AP) -- A man jumped into the Berlin zoo enclosure of famed polar bear Knut on Monday, but officials were able to keep the animal away from the intruder by distracting him with a leg of beef, police said. The 37-year-old man jumped over a fence into a water-filled ditch at the edge of the bear's enclosure Monday morning, police said in a statement.
RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. - A man who was hit by a stray bullet in the back of the head is back at work — with the slug still stuck in his skull. E.T. Strickland, 74, a commercial real estate seller, said the bullet hurts, but not enough to keep him from his job.
TAMPA, Fla. – It really must have been a special item. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, two men entered a man's home early Sunday and demanded his eggbeater. One suspect was holding a pistol while the other brandished a knife to the resident's neck.
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian man said on Wednesday he was offering his 20-year-old daughter in marriage to Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi, who threw his shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush in Baghdad on Sunday,
US surgeons operating on a brain tumour in a baby boy found a tiny foot inside his head. Doctors operated on three-day old Sam Esquibel after finding what looked like a microscopic tumour on an MRI scan. But while removing the growth, they also found a nearly perfect foot and the partial formation of another foot, a hand and a thigh.
CANBERRA (Reuters) - An Australian gambler who lost millions in a A$1.4 billion ($909 million) gaming spree is suing one of the country's largest casinos, claiming he was targeted by managers despite a known gambling addiction.
LONDON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The Internet site eBay has canceled a British man's auction for his soul. Dante Knoxx, 24, had offered the "used" item for a starting bid of $37,600 or a "Buy it now" price of just more than $1 million, The Daily Mail reported Monday.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A ''nagging'' wife who pushed her husband to buy a lottery ticket helped scoop the $4.2 million ($7.7 million New Zealand dollar) first prize -- with only minutes to spare. The man from New Zealand's biggest city, Auckland, bought his ticket just two minutes before ticket sales closed Saturday night.
A mystery Santa demanded a toy ransom for an orphanage after pinching a builder's £3,000 digger. Jaroslaw Kryzwonos was ordered to buy £200 of toys for the children's home in Lublin, Poland, in a phone call from a man identifying himself as Father Christmas.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Murfreesboro woman says she returned $97,000 she claims to have found in a Cracker Barrel restroom, but police said Tuesday they have no report of the find. Billie Watts, 75, told The Daily News Journal that she discovered the money inside a tapestry bag hanging from a hook on a stall door last Thursday.
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) -- Bare footprints on a toilet seat led sheriff's deputies to find a man hidden away inside a Baxter County gas station ceiling, apparently ''on a mission'' to steal, officials said Tuesday.
Three employees of a Kentucky Fried Chicken have been suspended for bathing in a deep sink used to clean dishes. The prank was discovered after one of the young women posted photos on a social networking site of the trio posing and cavorting in the steaming water in their underwear and swim wear.
Meet April Westfall (and her green Subaru wagon). The Nevada woman was arrested early yesterday on a drunk driving rap. And while there's nothing special about a 4:30 AM DUI bust, the circumstances of Westfall's arrest are unique.
A passenger has been caught with three charred monkeys in his luggage as he passed through customs. The man had flown into Washington from the African city of Bangui, in the Central African Republic, when he was stopped at Dulles International Airport after a sniffer dog alerted customs officials.
NESKOWIN, Ore. – A romantic marriage proposal on the Oregon coast turned deadly for the bride-to-be when a wave swept her out to sea. Scott Napper had taken 22-year-old Leafil Alforque to Proposal Rock near Neskowin Beach to pop the question at a place that got its name from couples ready to marry. Napper and Alforque had been dating since they met on the Internet in 2005.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- The tiny town of Cranfills Gap really needs a vacation. That's why Las Vegas tourism officials decided to fly nearly half the 350 residents to the desert playground for a five-day getaway and publicity stunt.
An elderly border collie mix froze to the sidewalk when it was left outside overnight in single-digit temperatures, but the “morbidly obese” dog survived due to insulation from layers of fat, according to the Sheboygan County Humane Society.
Two suspected shoplifters are arrested after one of them zapped a Wichita Wal-Mart employee with a Taser. Police said that two Wal-Mart workers on Wednesday afternoon confronted a pair of women who tried to leave the store without paying for merchandise. At that point, one of the women fired an electroshock from the Taser.
CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) _ Authorities in southwest Florida say an intoxicated man had his 9-year-old son take him on a beer run. Cape Coral police arrested the 27-year-old man last week, after seeing a pickup truck drive onto a median.
SAN ANTONIO — A man who rammed his truck into a woman's vehicle on a highway early Friday told authorities he crashed into her while going more than 100 mph because God told him "she needed to be taken off the road."
LEDYARD, Conn. (AP) _ Police arrested a 44-year-old man who lit a small charcoal grill inside his apartment, endangering his neighbors. Police charged him with second-degree reckless endangerment after two people became ill.
At the age of 5, my son Jayan had a routine set of dental X-rays that showed a disturbing fact. The X-rays revealed that he possessed not one, not two, but three sets of front teeth. There were his baby teeth, his permanent teeth and in between, an extra set. A bonus pair, if you will.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) ― In a span of 10 days, a man learned he won two automobiles in separate contests. Michel Horton picked up his newest ride on Friday, a 2008 "Bon Jovi Special Edition" Saturn Outlook, at a dealership in Topeka. He was notified of the win on Oct. 15.
STUART, Fla. – A student at a Florida school has been arrested after authorities said he was "passing gas" and turning off his classmates' computers. According to a report released Friday by the Martin County Sheriff's Office, the 13-year-old boy "continually disrupted his classroom environment" by intentionally breaking wind. He then shut off some computers other students were using.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Three Norwegian tourists came under fire and one was shot after the satellite navigation system in their car guided them straight into one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous slums.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- A 21-year-old man was accused of driving drunk and leading police on a chase that finally ended with him running over himself. The man was treated for minor injuries at a Santa Fe hospital and booked in to the Sandoval County detention center on charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated, fleeing a police officer, careless driving and two other outstanding traffic warrants.
A lawyer representing a man arrested in Fairfield for drunken driving says the state's breathalyzers discriminate against black people. "They are KKK in a box," said lawyer James O. Ruane of Shelton. "We really have some racist machines here."
HONOLULU (AP) -- A 24-year-old woman, on her first trip to Las Vegas, is worrying less about the nation's economy. That's because Jessica Agbunag won $2.4 million on Wednesday at a Wheel of Fortune slot machine at the California Hotel and Casino.
DUBLIN, Ga. (Map, News) - He shot a man twice and felt so good about it, police said, a rapper wrote a song describing the shooting and calling out the victim by name. A judge sentenced 25-year-old Rico Todriquez Wright Monday to spend the next 20 years in prison after his victim mentioned the hip hop confession to police.
OAK PARK HEIGHTS, Minn., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Officials with the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights said they had to call the police after a released prisoner refused to leave prison grounds.