- Advice to the criminally-inclined: If you shop at a store using a stolen credit card, it's probably not a good idea to fill out a job application at the same store (using your real name, no less).
- A pest-control company in Oregon reported that it removed 788 rats from a house in the town of Sutherlin.
- Also in Oregon, an 8-foot-tall cypress statue of the old Star-Kist mascot "Charlie the Tuna" was stolen by two pranksters, who then chopped it up with a chain saw after they feared being caught with it. (The locals are having a wake for the statue tomorrow.)
- A Pennsylvania man couldn't find a ride to court for his DUI sentencing, so he walked 25 miles to get there instead.
- And while nobody would have forced these people to walk, maybe they should have gotten a ride: An elderly couple in New Zealand (they're 100 and 99, respectively) were observed driving the wrong way on the highway for more than a mile.
Friday, June 13, 2008
While I Was Out...
...I didn't stop collecting random weird news stories. Here are a few, for your enjoyment: