Archive for July, 2009

Drunken driver hits drunken driving enforcement officer

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Date: July 31st, 2009

Category: Nutty News

police7Austin, Texas – Some Austin police officers are saying it could have been one of the easiest drunken driving arrests in the city’s history. DWI task force officer Robert Gilbert was on duty, driving on the upper deck of Interstate 35, when he was hit by a drunk driver.  More… 

Bank robber caught in man-trap

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Date: July 31st, 2009

Category: Nutty News

man-trapPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania – A man who robbed the Citizen’s Bank at 17th and Market Streets  was arrested after being trapped between interlocking doors, a security system known as a man-trap, police said. On his way out, he was snared between the doors. The man-trap system could have been tripped by a bank employee, police said.  More…

Police called after kids fight over last piece of chicken

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Date: July 31st, 2009

Category: Nutty News

chickenRock Hill, South Carolina – Rock Hill  police were called to a home on Wilhurst Court after a mother said two of her children were fighting over the last piece of chicken.  The mother told police her 8-year-old son and her 12-year-old daughter got into an argument over who would eat the last piece of chicken and started threatening each other.  More…

IHOP manager threatened to shoot employees

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Date: July 31st, 2009

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ihopNew Jersey – A police report states that Steven Brooks, 49, allegedly confronted three employees about company policy at the IHOP while the employees were on break.  Brooks allegedly told the employees to go back into the restaurant or he was going to shoot them.  When one of the employees made a sarcastic comment, Brooks became agitated and walked to his vehicle, reached into the rear passenger seat and pulled out a silver handgun.  More…

Sewer workers swept away by water

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Date: July 31st, 2009

Category: Nutty News

sewerNEWARK, New Jersey -  Two sewer workers were swept away by a torrent of storm water underneath the streets of Newark   until a safety net caught them. The incident occurred  when workers were realigning a sewer line underground. Supervisors ordered the crew to get out when they heard a storm was coming, but two workers never received the news and were washed away for a block before a net safely caught them.  More…

78-year-old woman taken to jail for parking ticket

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Date: July 31st, 2009

Category: Nutty News

jail1ZEPHYRHILLS, Florida -   Authorities in Florida said a 78-year-old woman was taken to jail for failing to appear in court for a parking  ticket from November 2008. Pasco Sheriff’s deputy William Peace Jr. said he pulled over Mary Anne Mann Tuesday and discovered her license was suspended and there was a warrant for her arrest.  More…

Student Ordered to Pay $675,000

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Date: July 31st, 2009

Category: Nutty News

musicBOSTON, Massachusetts -  A federal jury on Friday ordered a Boston University graduate student who admitted illegally downloading and sharing music online to pay $675,000 to four record labels. Joel Tenenbaum, of  Providence, Rhode Island,  admitted in court that he downloaded and distributed 30 songs. The only issue for the jury to decide was how much in damages to award the record labels.  More… 

Kids Found Alone Begged Neighbors For Food

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Date: July 31st, 2009

Category: Nutty News

food1LORAIN, Ohio –   A Lorain neighborhood is in shock after children went to residents’ houses, begging for food. The children live on West 21st Street in a home police describe as filthy with no working plumbing. Police said they found the children, ages 4, 3, 2 and 1, alone in the home that had dirty dishes in the sink, a toilet filled with feces and spoiled food in the refrigerator. More…

Man caught trying to steal hotel soap

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Date: July 31st, 2009

Category: Nutty News

soapCHICAGO, Illinois -  A Chicago Police captain chased and apprehended a man who allegedly tried to steal boxes of hotel soaps from a semi truck. The captain was patrolling an area near South Cicero and West Fifth avenues when he saw a man who appeared to be stealing from a parked semi truck about 3:15 a.m., police said.  More… 

Fifth-graders watch for police exam cheaters

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Date: July 31st, 2009

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cheatingBEIJING, China – Police officers contemplating cheating on promotion exams met their match this week in northwestern China with 18 serious-faced fifth-graders walking the beat.  The experiment, carried out by the Liangzhou Discipline Inspection Commission and Organization Department, was implemented after adult supervisors were found to allow some cheating during police exams to prevent officers’ embarrassment.  More…

Lawmaker Gets Ticket For Reckless Jogging

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Date: July 31st, 2009

Category: Nutty News

kehoeGLASTONBURY, Connecticut -  A Connecticut lawmaker who deals with traffic safety issues has been cited for being an alleged “reckless” pedestrian, after police say he jogged into a moving truck and broke a rib. Police say state Rep. Thomas Kehoe ran into the side of a pickup that had just started moving after the traffic signal turned green. More…

Ritual of Dropping Babies Off Mosque Roof Investigated

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Date: July 31st, 2009

Category: Nutty News

babyNEW DELHI, India –  Rights activists lashed out  at local officials who allowed hundreds of infants to be dropped from the roof of a mosque in  India in the belief that the fall, which ends when the babies are caught in a bedsheet,  would ensure good health and prosperity.  The infants, mostly under two years old, were dangled  from the roof , before being dropped about 50 feet onto a bedsheet held  by parents and other believers.  More…

Bounty hunters hit wrong house in middle of night

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Date: July 31st, 2009

Category: Nutty News

bountySIKESTON, Missouri -  How would you feel if someone showed up at your house in the middle of the night demanding to come inside? A Sikeston couple says they were not about to take a chance and open the door especially when the strangers would not identify themselves. The couple ended up being the wrong targets.  Now those bounty hunters face charges themselves. More…

Cop Falls Off Bridge Working A Speed Trap

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Date: July 31st, 2009

Category: Nutty News

radarBERRIEN SPRINGS  - Berrien Springs police officer Ryan Venno was working a speed trap with a team of four or five other officers when he slipped and fell off the Snow Road bridge and landed very close to traffic on the US 31 Bypass. Venno was sitting on a ledge on the top of the bridge with a radar gun when he lost his positioning and fell. He bounced off a second ledge, then dropped down 23 feet.  More…

Tiger Escapes Magic Act, Found Wandering City Streets

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Date: July 31st, 2009

Category: Nutty News

tigerLAS VEGAS  -  Police in Las Vegas say a tamed tiger that escaped from a magic act has been captured. Police say the residents in the city’s northwest section reported seeing the tiger wandering their streets Thursday night. More…