Our first bad boy is 55 year old Thomas Everett of Salisbury, Massachusetts. He started off trying to be a good guy. Feeling remorseful over a 1997 arrest in which he gave the police a hard time, he took coffee to the local police department. He even apologized for his previous bad behavior. Unfortunately, the next day, while being arrested for drunk driving he pretty much repeated the behavior. I guess the Salisbury police have free coffee to look forward to in 2021, provided Mr. Everett is still with us that is. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090814/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_wild_arrest_redux
Next we have Peter Allan Steele, 38 of Redwood,California. Mr. Steele was ringing doorbells in the nude. All 6 foot 7 inches and 250 pounds of him. He also evaded the police while driving drunk, ran into someone's house and then into the woods before being apprehended. I bet he was tired, that sounds like a full day. http://www.wftv.com/news/20378072/detail.html
Finally we have an anonymous patient of Dr. Paul Arnold of Cape Coral, Florida. Perhaps a previous patient now. The unnamed patient was upset over not receiving a prescription he requested. Dr. Arnold made the mistake of turning his back on the unhappy man. The patient attacked the doctor, biting him several times. During the attack the tip of one of the doctor's fingers was bitten off. Dr. Arnold was taken to the hospital along with the fingertip, which was recovered. I wonder if the good doc will have to take the rabies series. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/08/13/ap/strange/main5240591.shtml
There have been multiple sightings of a mermaid off the coast of Israel. That's right a mermaid. According to Natti Ziberman, Kiryat Yam council spokesman, seperate sightings have taken place over several months by a number of different people. The mermaid is said to look like a young girl with a fish tail who does dolphin like jumps and other 'tricks'. The town council is taking the sightings seriously. They have offered a $1 million reward for proof of her existence. The council is hoping the situation will boost tourism in the area. http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Israel-Mermaid-Fever-Makes-A-Splash-Mythical-Creature-Spotted-Near-Haifa/Article/200908215358515?f=rss
Brazilian TV presenter, Wallace Souza, has brought a whole new meaning to the term "hit show", by allegedly arranging the deaths of at least four people to boost the ratings of his mid-day real crime show. Souza, a former policeman and prominent politician, is accused of being behind a criminal drug network with an estimated turnover of $25m a month, while the murder victims were all either partners who had fallen from favour or from rival outfits. Once the hit had been set up, it is claimed Souza would receive a tip-off so that camera crews for his program could reach the scene before even the police (Guardian).
Someone else who may be meeting with an "accident" pretty soon is Ginger the kune-kune pig, who is not in pensioner Anne Moon's best books after swallowing her $2500 dollar diamond engagement ring right off her hand. Mrs. Moon, who had gone to pet the pig just prior to the impromptu a-la-main meal, immediately alerted the pig's owner, farmer Paul Caygill, and hopes to be reunited with the ring given to her 30 years ago once nature takes its course (Fox News).
And while Anne Moon is left hanging around dumb animals, in the Norwegian town of Helgoysund, it is the dumb animals that are hanging around. For it is there that a ram managed to get its horns entangled in one of the town's overhead electric cables, before losing its footing, astonishing onlookers as it subsequently abseiled down the hill towards the next pole. Locals suspect that this may have been caused by an over rambitious attempt to reach the ewes in a lower field, and after the ram was eventually towed back to higher ground and released unharmed, he was allowed access by way of compensation for his ordeal (Daily Mail).
Still on the subject of dumb animals, that is presumably what one Parisian store is hoping to attract with its latest creation, a fusball table populated entirely by Barbies. The "Barbie Foot", by French "concept-store" Colette, uses 22 of the ubiquitous dolls, in contrasting uniforms of pink and white in its limited edition table football game, which it hopes to sell for 10,000 euros, that is $14,000, each (Guardian).
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A Saudi Arabian business man has ordered a rather common product with uncommon specifics from X4 Labs in Canada. X4 Labs is a medical device manufacturer that offers, amongst other things, penis enlargers for purchase. The Saudi man ordered one of those but requested it be made completely of 18 karat gold with 40 full cut diamonds and a number of rubies set on it. Sex toys can not be legally imported into Saudi Arabia but since penis enlargers are considered a medical device the jewel encrusted specialty item can be shipped there. A value of over $35,000 ensures the device will be delivered by an armored car when it arrives. The phrase- more money than sense- comes to mind. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/X4-Labs-to-Create-Solid-Gold-prnews-3699847970.html?x=0&.v=1
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