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August 1, 2012

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - University of Louisville police say a Prospect man is getting a tough lesson on ethics that probably can't be found in a book.

The Courier-Journal reported that campus police arrested Terry J. Davis on Wednesday and charged him with stealing a textbook called 'Resolving Ethical Issues' from the University of Louisville's Health Sciences Center.

Police say Davis later tried to sell the book to Gray's College Bookstore in Louisville.

The arrest report said surveillance video cameras captured the theft and attempt to sell the book.

TME Seriously you can't make this stuff up.

Awareness, mime-style

BOSTON - Thousands of area students and residents are expected to gather at the Boston Common to raise awareness about viral hepatitis by attempting to break a world pantomime record.

Students, residents and others will simultaneously pantomime 'see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil' actions at the park at noon Saturday. Participants also will wear brightly colored shirts that echo the message.

Organizers say the event Is part of the World Hepatitis Alliance's attempt to have the most people participate in the pantomime for a total of 24 hours at locations throughout the world. The alliance aims to make the Guinness Book of World Records.

Volunteers also will hand out vouchers for free hepatitis B screenings.

TME It's like playing Charades with Motley Crue.

More hot air

LOVELAND, Colo. - Pieces of the infamous flying saucer that starred in Colorado's balloon boy hoax are now available as trading cards.

Michael Fruitman, the balloon's current owner, struck a deal with New York-based sports and entertainment card company Topps to use a segment of the Mylar saucer for individual trading cards.

The cards are included in the recently released 2012 Topps Baseball Allen & Ginter Relics Set, the Loveland Reporter-Herald reported.

The silver, UFO-like helium balloon gripped the country's attention in 2009 when Richard and Mayumi Heene said their 6-year-old son had floated away in it.

The parents were charged when it was discovered the boy was never onboard the saucer, and they were ordered to pay $36,000 in restitution.

Fruitman acquired the balloon from the couple's California attorney, who says the Colorado man paid $2,502 for it in an auction.

The Mylar-adorned trading cards are available from eBay sellers seeking anywhere from 99 cents to $49.99 each. They also can be bought for $3 a pack from mass retailers.

TME Well, that about wraps it up. Been nice knowing you, Western Civilization.

You're doing it wrong

WENTWORTH, N.C. - A man who'd just been released from jail in northern North Carolina was arrested again for refusing to leave the jail after authorities wouldn't give him a ride to a motel.

The News & Record of Greensboro reports that 37-year-old Rodney Dwayne Valentine was charged with trespassing.

Valentine was released from the Rockingham County jail Saturday morning after being behind bars since May 22. The sheriff's office says he asked them to drive him to a local motel and they refused. Deputies charged Valentine with second-degree trespassing when he had refused to leave the jail by Saturday afternoon.

He's being held on $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 9. It was not clear if he has a lawyer.

TME So they arrested himand put him back in jail? Well played, inmate. Well played.

Keys to the kingdom

LONDON - The London Organizing Committee saw no humor in a lost set of keys that required a change of locks at Wembley Stadium.

The set of keys were misplaced before the games began, and Scotland Yard has acknowledged it is to blame.

Asked during Monday's daily briefing what had happened, LOCOG spokeswoman Jackie Brock-Doyle gave few details.

'We changed the locks,' was all she offered during the formal portion of the briefing.

Asked for more information, Brock-Doyle was curt. 'They got lost. I don't know. The police lost them,' she snapped, then rolled her eyes. 'The locks were changed. I don't know what more you'd like me to say.'

TME No word on whether they left the water running or the iron on.

Sibling thievery

GALLUP, N.M. - A New Mexico man is facing charges after sheriff's deputies say he confessed to robbing his sister.

The Gallup Independent reports that 25-year-old Joshua Malone was booked this week on burglary charges in connection with a break-in at the Thoreau home of Jamy Malone.

According to the McKinley County Sheriff's office, Jamy Malone told deputies that someone had used a rock to break a window and steal a number of items, including a 32-inch flat screen television, a laptop computer, two Navajo rugs, DVDs, and a Navajo basket.

She told deputies that her brother later called her to admit that he stole the items.

The brother said he sold some of the items at a truck stop.

It was unclear if he had an attorney.

TME That'll show her for being Mom's favorite!

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