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Wednesday, 29 February 2012 18:18

February 29, 2012

Written by Wire Reports
Ill-gotten dinner

MADISON, Wisconsin - A U.S. man who claimed to be the new manager of a chain restaurant and cooked himself a cheeseburger and fries is facing charges.

Police say 52-year-old James Summers, wearing a tie and carrying a briefcase, claimed he was sent by the Denny's corporate office Tuesday to be the new manager at a restaurant in Wisconsin. The current manager told him he must have the wrong restaurant. Summers told her she apparently had not received the memo about the change in leadership.

Authorities say the manager called her supervisors while Summers helped himself to a meal. WISC-TV says police were summoned and took Summers into custody. Officers say they found a stun gun on his belt.

Summers is charged with disorderly conduct, drug possession and possessing an electric weapon.

TME - That seems like an awful lot of work just for a Denny's cheeseburger.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 15:49

February 22, 2012

Written by From the AP
Follow that bird!

SOUTH HERO, Vermont - An elusive emu on the lam in Vermont has been amusing residents in communities on Lake Champlain.

The 150-pound flightless bird looks like a small ostrich. It has been spotted wandering here and there in Grand Isle and South Hero since it escaped from a local farm five weeks ago.

It was spotted again Friday outside the South Hero elementary school, where it walked by a window of the principal's office. School worker Steve Berard tried to lasso it with an extension cord, but it broke free.

The emu's owner tells WCAX-TV he bought three emus for his grandchildren but they don't make great pets.

He's taken out an ad in a local newspaper saying, 'Free emu if you can capture it.'

TME Who would have thought an emu would be a flight risk?

Tuesday, 18 October 2011 14:15

October 19, 2011

Written by Wire Reports
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