Dexter the dog is one tough canine! He was found alive and pulled safely from the rubble of an apartment destroyed by a tornado nine days after the tornado hit! Dexter's ears were spotted sticking up from the debris in Washington, Illinois. His owner, Jacob Montgomery, said he felt "crazy relief" when Dexter was discovered alive! He added, "Apparently he waited in the apartment for nine days. I don't know how or why he did that, but he just did." The building's roof and walls had been blown away by the tornado on November 17. The six-month-old pit bull was found on the floor near the spot where the kitchen sink had ended up. He was emaciated and had nothing to eat and drink except snow.
Well there's a new chocolate record -- and we mean that literally! Croatian rock star "Gibonni" has come up with a delicious marketing strategy -- and we mean that literally. He's released a chocolate version of his new album, 20th Century Man, which was recorded in London's historic Abbey Road studios. Both the record and the label are edible and the disc actually plays. Gibonni, who is a top selling star in Croatia and the Balkans region said, "When I heard of the possibility of making the chocolate version I did not want to miss the opportunity!" He added, "I read that chocolate contains a hormone of happiness and boosts your libido, so I thought it was a perfect combination for the rock based on music we loved in the 1980s." Oh great -- just what we need. A Coratian singer who thinks Roxette is the bomb!
Maurice Owens claims he slipped on a banana peel while getting off an elevator in the Washington, D.C. metro system. He sued for $15,000. The security video shows something different: Owens looks up at the security camera (:05) then drops the banana peel (:10), looks at the camera again (:43) and then purposely slips (1:07).
A man being held at a prison in Sweden couldn’t take the tooth pain anymore and broke out to go see a dentist. The inmate was serving a one-month sentence at the minimum-security Ostragard facility. He had complained to prison officials about the pain in his mouth, but was not getting the help he felt he needed. He broke out of jail and went to a nearby dentist and had the inflamed tooth removed. Afterwards, he turned himself back in to the police. The 51-year-old prisoner had just two days left before he was slated to be released from prison. As punishment for ther prison break, his one-month sentence was increased by just a day
If police come to your door asking to take all your cash down to the station to test it for counterfeit bills, they're probably not real police officers. Sadly, scammers in Fayette County, West Virginia convinced one elderly couple of just that. The scam works like this: first, working under the name Smith's Paving, the men offered to apply a treatment to the couple's driveway which would keep it snow free all winter. The couple pays them $800 for the bogus service and the next day another man, posing as a police officer, comes to their door claiming the money they paid was counterfeit. He then said he needed to seize all the money in their home and take it in for police testing. The couple turned $2,000 over to him and you can guess the rest. Police are appealing to the public for any information that may lead to the capture of the crooks.
In Thailand 852 6- to 15-year-old school kids dressed in green and red hoodies broke the Guinness World Record for the largest human Christmas tree. It broke the old German record of 672 participants in 2011. To the relief of parents, the children were not hoisted onto a human pyramid shaped like an evergreen. They simply took their places on the ground, forming a giant Christmas tree shape similar to a marching band formation. The record was set in 15 minutes, 29 seconds.
A London artist has come up with a bizarre way of making picture frames out of mothers' placenta to display photos of their babies! Amanda Cotton uses the entire placenta to make a frame, first boiling and cooking it and then grinding it into small pieces. She then puts the dried and crushed pieces of placenta into a mould and adds resin, creating a marble-effect frame. The 25-year-old says she has already had "positive feedback" and orders from parents for her design. One customer, Ulrika Jarl said, "I understand why some people might find this a bit yucky, but why not use human waste where possible?"
Here's a tip...when attempting to steal a spool of cooper wire be very careful. Police recently located a cooper thief in Glendale, Arizona because the man accidentally cut off his finger in the process. Joshua Allen Goverman left the finger behind and police were able to locate him thanks to its fingerprint. Oh and to seal the deal...Goverman posted a photo of himself minus the finger on Facebook.
A woman walked into a small market in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Sunday night and dropped a glass bottle out of the cooler. When the clerk went to clean it, the woman ran to the register and took some money. The clerk was able to grab the woman, even as another man, who appeared to be with the woman, tried to intervene. The clerk then ran outside and locked the suspects inside the store and called police. Megan Latanowich, 24, and Charles Hartford, 52, were both arrested.
Police in South Carolina are investigating how a car ended up on the roof of a Forest Acres home early Saturday. An officer with Columbia police tailed the vehicle after witnessing what looked like a drug deal. The driver took off, driving erratically without headlights on. The officer followed the vehicle and eventually came upon it wrecked on the roof of a suburban home. The suspect was nowhere to be found, but investigators found crack cocaine and cash in the vehicle.
Deputies were dispatched to the Damariscotta Bank & Trust in Union, Maine for a suspicious male who had just approached the front door wearing a ski mask. When the man attempted to open the door he found that it was locked. The bank lobby closes at 3 p.m. Witnesses told police that the man went back to his car and left. They gave cops a description of the vehicle, and within minutes a vehicle fitting the description was stopped. Inside was 31-year-old Joseph Lewis, along with the ski mask. Lewis admitted to police reported that he was planning to rob the bank until he found out that the doors were locked.
Rosenburg, Texas police say Damian and Rolando Lozano allegedly burglarized 17 cars in one community on Sunday. Officers apprehended Damian Lozano, but Rolando remained at large, so they posted his picture to their Facebook page in an appeal for public help. Rolando saw the posting and responded: "f--- y'all hoes, catch me if you can muthasuckas." Fifteen minutes later, the police did. Tips from the community traced Lozano to a relative's house where he was hiding out.
You might say Nicolette Brynn Adners was born at exactly the right time. In Missoula, Montana, Little Nicolette was born at 2:15 p.m. last Tuesday at Community Medical Center. If using military time, that means she came into the world at 11-12-13, 14:15. The doctors induced labor Tuesday morning, and mom Amanda Anders says they were aware of the potential 11-12-13 birthdate, but didn't realize they might possibly have the 14:15 until about 10 minutes before Nicollette was born. She weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20.5 inches long
A western New York man has been charged with harassment for repeatedly firing an unloaded Civil War cannon at the homes of his neighbors. 52-year-old Brian Malta fired the cannon at neighboring homes in the rural town of Kiantone, on the Pennsylvania border 60 miles south of Buffalo. Deputies say the cannon was fired with only a powder charge and wadding. Police confiscated the cannon. Officials say Malta had an ongoing dispute with his neighbors.
Police in Sacramento, California, on Saturday night observed a street sweeper truck peel out of a parking lot and onto the street. The truck promptly ran a red light – and didn’t have its headlights on. Officers tried to pull the street sweeper over, but the driver continued on, hitting three parked cars. He then bolted from the truck. Eventually, the suspected driver – 18-year-old Lavonn Dill – was caught. Dill now faces charges of fleeing, possession of a stolen vehicle and hit-and-run charges
A Waukesha, Wisconsin man called 911 early Sunday morning and asked for help in removing a snoring woman from his bed. Benjamin Duddles, 41, called at 4:20 AM to say that he wanted “a female removed from his bed." He said he had let the woman into his home and she “just went into his bed and fell asleep, but now she was snoring like a train and he wants her out.” Responding officers learned that Duddles and the woman had been drinking, and they did have "relations" before she fell asleep. Duddles could not roust the snoring woman, “so he called police." The unidentified woman was “found to be fine medically, just has sleep apnea.” Duddles was told that a snoring woman in his bed was not a police matter since he had allowed her into his home. He was not arrested, but was advised to sleep on his couch.
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A burglar tried to enter a home in Naples, Florida, by sliding down the chimney early Wednesday morning. He didn't make it all the way. His accomplice called 911 for help. The Naples Fire Department took thirty minutes to pull the man from the chimney, after which he was arrested. Actual picture below.
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A 14-year-old Atehns, Georgia, boy was arrested Monday morning after he fought with his mother over his refusal to get out of bed for school. The boy’s mother told police that her son had been tardy more than 30 times already this year because of his reluctance to get out of bed. When he would not get up Monday morning, she threatened to throw water on him, and he told her that if she did he would wreck their home. The mom did splash water on him, and the boy punched a window and threw a large vase and a wall mirror, which shattered. The boy was charged with being an unruly child and criminal damage to property..
Computer giant Dell has made a most embarrassing confession -- yes, some of their laptops do smell like cat urine! Apparently a number of customers complained that Dell's Latitude 6430u Ultrabooks "smell of cat urine" and while company engineers have admitted there was a problem, they have ruled out biological contamination and assured everyone the odor is not hazardous to anyone's health. They claim the problem was in the manufacturing process, which has now been changed. Customers first raised the issue with Dell's high-end business laptop back in June. One customer posted, "The machine is great, but it smells as if it was assembled near a tomcat's litter box. It is truly awful!" Dell support technician SteveB posted: "The smell is not related to cat urine or any other type of biological contaminant, nor is it a health hazard."
A 30-year-old Bismarck, North Dakota, woman told police that someone broke into her home last Monday, then cooked some of her bacon in the microwave. Three cans of Bud Light were also missing from the residence. The crime happened sometime between 7 AM, when the woman left for work, and 6 PM, when the woman came home and noticed the distinct scent of cooked bacon lingering in the air.
Woman Runs Over Boyfriend Who Wouldn;t Stop At McDonald's
A Kingsport, Tennessee woman ran over her boyfriend with his own pickup truck because she was hungry and wouldn't stop at McDonald's. Crystal Greer Brooks, 33, her boyfriend and an acquaintance had "all been drinking," then went out to eat. Upon interviewing a witness, police learned Brooks, her boyfriend and an acquaintance had "all been drinking," then went out to eat. Brooks allegedly became angry at their choice of restaurant and demanded that her boyfriend pull his pickup truck to the side of the road. As he exited and walked to the front of the vehicle, she slid behind the wheel, then pulled forward and struck her boyfriend, knocking him, "onto the hood and then onto the ground." She's then alleged to have accelerated forward two additional times, striking her boyfriend in each instance. The acquaintance told police Brooks, "was mad they didn't stop at McDonald's." Brooks' boyfriend was had abrasions to his arms and back, while his clothing, "appeared torn, consistent with being dragged on the pavement."
A Belpre, Ohio, woman was arrested, charged with driving while intoxicated and trespassing after attempting to drive her vehicle over the railroad bridge into the town of Parkersburg. Belpre police Chief Ernie Clevenger said Carrie R. Strahler, 41, was arrested Wednesday night after her SUV got stuck on the railroad bridge spanning the Ohio River. "It was no mean feat," Clevenger said.
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A drunk German man passed out on top of a horse. The unidentified 26-year-old man was staggering around in Landsberg, Germany, when he found his way into a stable. The horse's owner came in the next morning and found him sitting, or rather laying, on top of his horse, passed out.
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A Connecticut man allegedly threw a parrot at a police officer. Officer Gary Kichar responded to a call last Wednesday night about a fight. Luis Santana, 32, bird in hand, took off, with Officer Kirchar in pursuit. Santana turned and threw the cockatoo at Kichar’s head. When the cop raised his hand to protect himself, the bird bit his finger. Santana was arrested Tuesday night on several charges, including assaulting a police officer, disorderly conduct, and animal cruelty. Kichar was treated at the scene for the bird bite. The bird was taken to an animal shelter.
Guards in a Moldovan prison grew suspicious of a small grey and white cat they had observed repeatedly entering and exiting a small hole in a prison fence. When they caught the cat and inspected its overly-large collar, they found bags of marijuana. Authorities are searching for the trainer of the cat.