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Weird National Briefs (08/09/2017)

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Bear burglary

DURANGO, Colo. - A bear broke into a sport utility vehicle in southwestern Colorado, trashed its interior and caused it to roll out of a driveway and smash into a mailbox.

Neighbors heard the crash early Friday and called law enforcement officers in the small city of Durango.

Ron Cornelius joked that he doesn’t usually get up at 5 a.m. “unless there is a bear driving a car down the street.”

The Durango Herald reports Cornelius took photographs of the car with its steering wheel pulled off and the radio pulled out of the dash.

The bear’s actions may have released the parking brake or put the transmission into neutral, causing the SUV to roll out of a driveway. The SUV’s back window was broken.

The bear was gone when authorities arrived.

TME – Apparently stealing picnic baskets is a gateway crime.

Sneaky skunk

HAMDEN, Conn. - A Connecticut boy got an unpleasant surprise when he awoke to find a skunk in his bed.

Hamden Police say the 13-year-old was awoken in his upstairs bedroom by the skunk, which had climbed into bed with him.

Police say the skunk apparently got into the home when it climbed through a hole in a trash can and a resident brought the can inside. It’s not clear how the skunk found its way into the boy’s bed, but no one was happy about the outcome.

Hamden Animal Control Division responded to a call about at 6 a.m. on July 25. Police say an animal control officer arrived “to the poignant smell of skunk, which emanated throughout the house.”

The family got the animal out of the house on their own.

TME – What a scent-sational story.

Not-so-little piggy

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Washington State Highway Patrol says a large pig headed to auction jumped from a trailer on Interstate 5 near Federal Way on Saturday morning.

Trooper Rick Johnson says the pig made the leap at about 10 a.m. and passers-by stopped and herded the pig through an opening in barriers along the interstate so it wouldn’t walk into traffic.

Johnson says the pig had some scrapes but otherwise appeared uninjured.

He didn’t have an estimate of the pig’s weight, but it appeared significantly larger than the people herding it as seen on Washington Department of Transportation cameras along the interstate.

Johnson says the owner returned within about 45 minutes to reclaim the pig, and that no citations were issued.

TME – An obvious effort to cry wee wee wee all the way home.

Democracy in action

MCINTIRE, Iowa - Apparently it was a not-so-special election in the tiny town of McIntire, Iowa, where none of its 70 registered voters showed up to cast ballots.

Tuesday’s ballot asked two questions: Should the term of the mayor be raised to four years from two, and should the terms of council members be raised to four years, staggered, from two years.

A Mitchell County deputy auditor, Barbara Baldwin, told the Mason City Globe Gazette that the poll workers didn’t even vote. None of them live in McIntire.

McIntire, population 110, sits near the state line with Minnesota, 137 miles north-northeast of Des Moines.

Baldwin says she’s seen low turnouts over her 28 years with the county auditor, but, “This is definitely a first.”

TME – If an election falls in Iowa and nobody votes, does it make a sound?

Cereal offender

COVINGTON, La. - Authorities say a man speeding down an interstate in Louisiana has been arrested after deputies found two pounds of marijuana in cereal boxes.

News outlets report 23-year-old Donald Roots-Scott Jr. of Sacramento, California, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, an expired driver’s license and speeding.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a news release deputies pulled Roots-Scott over for traveling at nearly 90 mph on Interstate 12 on Tuesday. Scott told deputies that his driver’s license was expired and that marijuana was inside the vehicle.

Authorities found high-grade marijuana hidden inside Honey Nut Cheerios and Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries cereal boxes. Roots-Scott told authorities that he was transporting the marijuana for distribution in Mississippi.

It’s unclear if Roots-Scott has a lawyer.

TME – The Captain is undoubtedly aghast at the besmirching of his good name.

Baa-Bye

WARWICK, R.I. - Police in Rhode Island are asking people to be on the lookout for a goat that wandered off a landscaping job.

Warwick police say the goat, which goes by the names Sammy and Frank, turned up missing during a post-work head count on Tuesday. He is owned by The Goatscaping Company, based in Plympton, Massachusetts, which offers the ruminants as an alternative to herbicides in the management of vegetation.

Police say he has one curly horn and is small, brown and generally “funny looking.”

Anyone who spots a goat roaming in the Warwick Neck area, or anywhere else in Warwick, is asked to call police.

TME – Sammy/Frank has clearly been sent on some sort of goat quest to save goatkind.

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