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Weird National Briefs (01/17/2018)

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Bathroom bullets

GOODYEAR, Ariz. - An Arizona woman is facing charges after police say she fired shots at her husband while he sat on the toilet to make him “listen.”

KNXV-TV reports 69-year-old Linda Jean Fahn recently was arrested following a frantic call from her husband.

He told Goodyear police Fahn barged in while he was using the restroom and fired two shots above his head.

According to a police report, Fahn told officers, “I shot two bullets at the wall above his head to make him listen to me.”

Police say the shots were fired about seven inches above the man’s head as he was slouched on the toilet.

Fahn has been charged with aggravated assault. It was not known if she had an attorney.

TME – She scared the s—t out of him, but at least he was in the right place.

Saved by sausage

LONDON - A British butcher who got locked in a freezer says he was saved by a frozen sausage that he used as a battering ram.

Chris McCabe says he became trapped in the walk-in freezer at his shop in Totnes, southwest England, last month when wind blew the door shut. The safety button to open the door had frozen in the -20 C (-4 F) chill.

McCabe said he tried unsuccessfully to kick the button free before picking up a 1.5 kilogram (3.3 pound) black pudding, a form of blood sausage.

McCabe told website Devon Live that he used the meaty tube “like a battering ram” and managed to unstick the button after several blows.

The grateful butcher told the Daily Mirror: “Black pudding saved my life, without a doubt.”

TME – Good thing he wasn’t a pastry chef.

Give a hoot

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine - Officials at a Maine outdoor center are warning skiers to watch out for an “aggressive dive-bombing” owl that recently struck a man.

Pineland Farms says in a Facebook post the owl cut the man’s head when it attacked, and neither skiers nor trail groomers have seen the bird since.

Pineland says the owl is protecting a nest near a cross-country ski trail. They believe the bird is either a barred owl or a great horned owl.

The center has posted warning signs around the trail. They recommend people wave their arms overhead or wear a hat if they must pass by the area.

Pineland says “owls are silent when they strike, so you will not hear it coming.”

TME – And God help you if you pollute …

Elder statesman

BERLIN - Swiss authorities say they have apprehended an 80-year-old man on allegations he robbed a bank near the city of Lucerne.

Lucerne canton (state) prosecutors said Tuesday the man, who was arrested the previous day in the Lucerne area, had confessed to the December masked robbery of the bank in Meggen. The suspect’s name wasn’t released in line with privacy laws and further details weren’t immediately available.

At the time of the robbery, police released a photo of the suspect showing him wearing a black mask, clutching a blue plastic bag of money as he robbed the bank before he fled on foot.

They said it wasn’t clear if he was armed, and did not say how much money he got away with.

TME – It’s nice to see a senior citizen staying active.

Dispatched … to jail

PHOENIX - A former Bank of America worker suspected of theft chose the wrong employer when applying for a police dispatch job.

The Cottonwood Police Department in central Arizona’s Yavapai County says the case involving 32-year-old Alberto Lopez of Phoenix popped up in law enforcement records when he applied to be a dispatcher.

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Monica Kuhlt said Monday Lopez was suspected of stealing $5,000 from a Bank of America branch in Yavapai County between July and September 2016. He quit and moved to Phoenix and refused to cooperate, missing appointments and refusing to answer phone calls.

After Lopez applied for the dispatch position in December, officers had him come in for an interview last week and arrested him on a felony theft warrant.

He didn’t get the job.

TME – Not your ideal job interview.

Thief fresh

LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas police are searching for a suspect who robbed a Subway restaurant of $69 and two macadamia nut cookies.

KSNV-TV reports that surveillance footage shows the suspect pull out a gun before pointing it at a Subway employee on Jan. 4.

The employee, Eric Rouse, said the man ordered the two cookies and then pulled out the gun and made demands.

Rouse says he feels luck that the situation didn’t turn out worse.

Las Vegas police have a subject description they are looking for based on the restaurant’s cameras.

TME – Who goes to Subway for the cookies?

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