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Burglar with boxer briefs on head being sought by Texas police

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Date: July 12th, 2018

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boxerPolice in Texas are looking for a man who broke into an office while wearing underwear on his head.

The suspect — donning a blue pair of boxer briefs on his head, but not enough to completely hide his face — burglarized Enchanted Rock and Landscape Supplies in Leander, roughly 26 miles northwest of Austin.

The local police department posted surveillance video of the break-in to Facebook, in which the man is seen climbing through a window with what seems to be a flashlight in his mouth, before walking up to the security camera and apparently disabling it.

Authorities ask that if anyone recognizes the man, to contact the Leander Police Department at 512-528-2849, rather than identify him on social media.

Florida man with no arms charged with stabbing man with scissors

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Date: July 11th, 2018

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armsA 46-year-old homeless man with no arms was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, for stabbing another man with a pair of scissors using his feet, police said on Wednesday.

Florida native Jonathan Crenshaw stabbed a 22-year-old Chicago man twice with the scissors before running away, according to the Miami Beach Police Department report on Crenshaw’s arrest early on Tuesday.

Crenshaw, a local fixture known for painting colorful works of art with his feet, according to local media reports, was subsequently detained near the attack in a shopping and tourist area near South Beach and charged with one count of aggravated battery, a second-degree felony, police said.

Crenshaw, who told police he acted in self-defense, was being held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami. His court-appointed attorney, Devon Frampton, could not immediately be reached for comment.

The victim, Cesar Coronado, was admitted to a local hospital bleeding from his left arm, police said. He and a female friend who was present said Coronado asked Crenshaw for directions and was attacked, police said.

TV commentator’s cat climbs onto his head during interview

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Date: July 11th, 2018

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tvA Polish TV commentator had a surprise visitor jump into his interview last week — his cat leapt right onto his shoulders, curled itself around his head and stayed there.

Historian and political scientist Jerzy Targlaski was discussing Poland’s Supreme Court on the Dutch news program Nieuwsuur when his cat hopped into the spotlight. Targlaski didn’t miss a beat. He just kept talking to journalist Rudy Bouma as his cat stood on his shoulders.

Bouma shared video of the incident on Twitter. During the talk, Targlaski looks almost unfazed by the cat on his shoulders. When the cat’s tail blocks his eyes, he gently brushes it away. He doesn’t knock the cat down, he merely holds the tail so it doesn’t keep covering his face.  Video

Bull gores California man looking at car for sale

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Date: July 11th, 2018

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bullA California man’s trip to buy a used car Wednesday almost cost him his life after he came face-to-face with an aggressive bull.

Walt Dean King said he went to check out the used car on a rural property in Tracy, located about 60 miles east of San Francisco, when he was suddenly knocked to the ground by the animal.

“I remember feeling the horn going through my right side and the next thing I knew, I was on the ground, close to a bush, and I crawled between the bush and the house and the bull stood over me and snorted for about 20 minutes,” King said.

King, 69, told FOX40 he didn’t remember seeing the animal before getting knocked down to the ground, but remembered being gored twice before someone stopped and honked a car horn.

“It’s the worst thing I’ve ever had. I’ve never hurt this bad,” he said. “I’ve had broken legs, everything, and I’ve never hurt this bad. Never ever.”

After he was taken to the hospital, King underwent three hours of surgery on both sides of his stomach. He told FOX40 doctors informed him his belly fat saved him from an even worse injury, and that he might not know the full extent of the damage for six months.

While a family member told the 69-year-old he had an angel there making sure he didn’t bleed to death, King believes there was something else that kept him alive.

“It was karma, because back in the 70s, I had pulled a lady out of a burning building, so now I think I’m being paid back, by not dying. I think he might be right. That’s the only thing I can say, I don’t know why else,” he told FOX40. “I shouldn’t be here right now, but I am.”

Burglar breaks into escape room, can’t figure out how to escape

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Date: July 11th, 2018

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escapePolice in Washington say a man who broke into an “escape room” on Sunday damaged the room so badly that he couldn’t escape.

Rye Wardlaw allegedly broke into Northwest Escape Experience, in Vancouver.

An owner of the escape room — a locked room full of puzzles and clues that participants must solve in order to escape — told the news station Wardlaw did so much damage to the business that he couldn’t escape after breaking in.

“He apparently didn’t know how to use the lock on the front door and was stuck,” Tamara Bertrand said.

From inside the room, Wardlaw reportedly called police and told officials he was calling from the escape room because his own home was being burglarized. While trying to escape, Wardlaw allegedly broke the backdoor handle before calling 911 several times.

He reportedly gave law enforcement a phony address, so they responded to the escape room.

Once police had arrived, Wardlaw reportedly found a way to escape the room and was outside the business.

Wardlaw faces a second-degree burglary charge, with a bail set at $40,000, according to the news station.

Driver told cops he only drank bourbon at stop signs, signals

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Date: July 11th, 2018

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burbonEarle Gustavas Stevens, 69, was arrested two weeks ago for driving his Mercury Grand Marquis while under the influence. The Vero Beach resident, now free on $1500 bond in advance of a July 31 arraignment, was nabbed after a driver called 911 to report that Stevens’s car repeatedly tapped her bumper while they were in a McDonald’s drive-thru lane.

When a sheriff’s deputy contacted Stevens, he reeked of alcohol, was slurring his words, and had ”red and glossy” eyes. On the Mercury’s passenger seat was a bottle of Jim Beam, from which Stevens admitted he had been drinking.

Asked if he was drinking in the auto, Stevens replied, “No.” He then explained he was enjoying the bourbon at “Stop signs.” The deputy further noted Stevens’s distinction when it came to drinking while driving: “He further explained that he was not drinking while the car was moving and only when he stopped for stop signs and traffic signals.”

Stevens was arrested after failing a series of field sobriety tests. A breath test recorded Stevens’s blood alcohol content at nearly twice the legal limit.

In addition to a drunk driving charge, Stevens was cited for driving without a license. Stevens, seen above, reportedly told cops that he had two “prior DUI charges from Missouri.”

Ohio train hoppers call 911 for help when train fails to slow

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Date: July 11th, 2018

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trainA pair of Ohio train hoppers who came to regret their decision when the high-speed train carried them more than 60 miles ended up calling 911 for help.

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Doug Hunter said Christian Hale, 20, and Kevin Slone, 24, hopped a moving train near Willard about 4 a.m. Tuesday and called 911 about 60 miles later when the train failed to slow enough for them to jump off.

Hunter said Hale spoke to the 911 dispatcher and told them he and Slone had just been looking for a free ride.

“The fact the person was able to call 911 while he’s hanging onto the side of a train in and of itself is very, very unusual,” Hunter told WEWS-TV.

Police contacted rail operator CSX, which stopped the train in Chippewa Township.

Hale and Slone hopped off the train and fled on foot, but deputies located them nearby and arrested them on trespassing charges.

“I thought it was going to stop in Willard and it didn’t, and I should have never got on the train,” Hale allegedly told a deputy. “I know it was a stupid idea and I never should have did it. I wasn’t going to and I never will again.”

A different sort of train surfing was caught on camera earlier this week when a New York subway passenger was filmed riding on the outside of a train car’s doors. Police said the incident is under investigation.

Texas man finds chimney-climbing snake in fireplace

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Date: July 11th, 2018

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snakeA Texas man who heard an unusual sound coming from his fireplace discovered a massive snake that apparently slithered down his chimney.

Gary David Antley said it was just after 2:30 a.m. when he heard a loud “clunk” sound coming from the fireplace of his Lufkin home and went to investigate.

Antley said he was expecting to see a bird, since they have made their way into his fireplace before, but he was shocked to discover a huge Texas rat snake.

Antley, who posted photos and videos of the snake to Facebook, said he had his daughter record as he grabbed the serpent with some barbecue tongs.

“I just gritted my teeth and I went for it, went in there and grabbed him by the neck,” Antley told KETK-TV. “Well nothing too bad happened and then he got tangled up in the fire curtain.”

The homeowner was able to pull the snake free. He said he took the snake, which he recognized as non-venomous, to a safe spot outside of town and released it.

Man says he left baby after car crash because he was heavy

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Date: July 10th, 2018

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heavyA man told investigators he left a 5-month-old baby boy in the woods after a weekend car crash because the baby was very heavy, court records said.

Officers found the baby — cold and hungry — under a pile of debris and sticks early Sunday, several hours after the crash.

Francis Carlton Crowley, 32, is scheduled to appear in court in Missoula Tuesday on charges of assault on a minor and criminal endangerment.

Deputies were called to Lolo Hot Springs at 8 p.m. Saturday because Crowley was creating a disturbance and threatening to fire a gun, Missoula County prosecutors said. Officers learned he and the baby had been in a crash earlier that day.

Crowley was disoriented, likely because of drug use, and unable to help officers find the baby or say how long ago the crash had occurred, charging documents said.

“Officers continued to search in the various areas where the defendant stated the baby was located, but they had difficulty given the defendant’s numerous inconsistent statements about the baby’s whereabouts,” court records said. Crowley variously said the baby was lying on the side of the road or had died and was buried in the woods.

Federal, state and local agencies joined the search, and U.S. Forest Service Officer Nick Scholz arrived with an off-highway vehicle. He and Missoula County Deputy Ross Jessop followed a forest road on which Crowley said he had traveled. They continued on a game trail where they spotted small-diameter trees that had been damaged. Eventually, they spotted Crowley’s crashed car, but the baby was not inside, court records said.

Officers followed a trail of personal items, including baby formula and a diaper bag, down the slope from the crash. Jessop and Scholz then searched up slope from the crash, following a game trail until they heard a faint noise about 2:30 a.m.

Jessop found the baby face down, covered in small sticks and dressed in only a wet and soiled onesie.

The baby was taken via ambulance to the hospital. One the way, the baby coughed up small sticks, the charging document said. He was treated for dehydration, lack of food and scratches, cuts and bruises and was placed in the custody of the Department of Public Health and Human Services.

Crowley, who acknowledged using methamphetamine and bath salts, was jailed, with his bail set at $50,000.

“For all of us at the sheriff’s office, this is what we call a miracle,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement Monday. “For the officers who were present for this event, it’s especially hard knowing what this small baby endured in the last 24 hours.”

Crowley is from Portland, Oregon, and was previously arrested in June in Missoula on a fugitive warrant from Oregon, the Missoulian reported. Crowley was released when Oregon officials decided not to extradite him, Deputy Missoula County Attorney Jason Marks said.

The nature of Crowley’s relationship to the baby was not immediately clear.

Another Mud Day oozes into the books near Detroit

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Date: July 10th, 2018

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mudScores of children — and some parents — participated in the 31st annual Wayne County Mud Day on Tuesday at Nankin Mills Park in Westland, west of Detroit. They sloshed and slid around in a shallow “pool” of mud and engaged in various races and a limbo line.

In keeping with tradition, there was something royal amid the soil: 3-year-old Charles Daviskiba and 4-year-old Molly Kofahl were crowned Mud Day King and Queen.

After the festivities, a local fire department rig sprayed water to rinse the mud-caked masses.

Man sentenced to six years for dead cat in safe deposit box case

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Date: July 10th, 2018

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catThe man suspected of placing a dead cat in the safe deposit box of a Stevens Point bank because he wanted to rid the institution of “fraud” has maintained his plea of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.

Justin Doppsmith appeared in a Portage County courtroom Friday morning after another evaluation of him was conducted by the state.

Charges against Doppsmith stem from two separate incidents. The first involved charges of disorderly conduct, bail jumping, and resisting or obstructing an officer for putting the dead cat along with a loaf of bread and a dollar bill wrapped around a rock into the safe deposit box. Investigators said the cat had been dead for quite some time.

Doppsmith also spit at officers as they were questioning him about the incident because they “were not a game warden.”

He’s also accused of arson for setting fire to a tree in order to help it “molt.”

After accepting the plea and all reports, a judge sentenced Doppsmith to six years at the Department of Health Services, beginning immediately. He was given credit for days already served on both counts.

JetBlue crew comes to rescue of bulldog with breathing issues

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Date: July 10th, 2018

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blueA Boston couple are thanking a JetBlue flight crew for coming to the rescue of their French bulldog when the canine had trouble breathing.

Steven and Michele Burt said they were flying home to Boston from Florida on Thursday when their dog, Darcy, showed signs that she was having trouble breathing.

“I noticed that her tongue was blue and I am aware that is a sign of insufficient oxygen (Hypoxia),” Michele Burt wrote in a letter addressed to JetBlue and provided to WCVB-TV. “I pulled her out from under the seat and placed her on my lap to cool down and help her relax as she was panicking and breathing frantically.”

Burt wrote that flight attendants Renaud Spencer and Diane Asher brought Darcy bags of ice and a small oxygen mask.

“I placed the mask over her face, and within a few minutes she became alert and after a short time, she didn’t want the mask,” she wrote. “I believe Renaud and Diane saved a life. Some may reduce the value of the life because Darcy is a canine. I do not.”

JetBlue applauded the efforts of the flight attendants.

“We all want to make sure everyone has a safe and comfortable fight, including those with four legs,” the airline said in a statement. “We’re thankful for our crew’s quick thinking and glad everyone involved was breathing easier when the plane landed in Worcester.”  Video

Man finds snake eating his wife’s lingerie in bedroom

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Date: July 10th, 2018

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snakeA Thailand man captured video of a snake he found in his bedroom that had partially swallowed a piece of his wife’s lingerie.

Sakda Lasada, 35, said he arrived at his home in Ubon Ratchathani and discovered a golden tree snake was in his bedroom.

The husband pulled on the snake’s tail and discovered the reptile had swallowed a large section of his wife’s pink silk nightie.

”I think the snake felt a little bit sick. It’s not the normal food they eat. It would have been very difficult for him to digest this. He could have had problems if we didn’t pull it out,” Sakda said.

The video shows him pulling on the snake’s tail, causing it to regurgitate the lingerie.

Sakda said he safely released the snake outside his home.  Video

Tasty typo confuses Senate candidate with a sandwich

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Date: July 7th, 2018

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sandwichA tasty typo mistakenly turned a U.S. Senate candidate’s name into that of a sandwich.

The Connecticut Post reports that a banner on Connecticut Senate candidate Dominic Rapini’s website’s read “Approved by Dominic Panini.”

When told about the mistake, Rapini told the newspaper: “Oh, my God, you’re kidding me!”

The mistake was fixed as of Thursday afternoon.

The Apple executive faces Republican-endorsed candidate Matthew Corey in the August primary. They’re hoping to take on Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy in the fall.

Rapini’s last name already has an appetizing meaning. He says rapini means broccoli rabe in Italian, so people often find recipes when they Google his name.

Runner Nearly Pulls Shorts Off Opponent, Pays Price For Attempted Pantsing

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Date: July 7th, 2018

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raceThere is no pantsing in racing!

A stumbling Ethiopian runner, Yomif Kejelcha, appeared to grab the shorts of compatriot Selemon Barega in a 5,000-meter race in Lausanne, Switzerland.

But the move ? intentional or not ? backfired. Kejelcha fell to the track as Barega fended him off. Barega still managed to take second in the Diamond League event, while Kejelcha was disqualified.

Kejelcha, who was leading as they approached the home stretch, later blamed Barega for tripping him, the Guardian reported.

The race produced a 2018 world-best time of 13 minutes, 1.09 seconds from the winner, Birhanu Balew of Bahrain. But many will probably remember the event for the near-pantsing.