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MADISON, Wis. (AP) A Madison man whose unusual name drew national attention last year after he was arrested for marijuana possession now faces drug charges in Iowa.

Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop, 32, was arrested last month in Iowa's Washington County, the Wisconsin State Journal reported (http://bit.ly/1bGQdnt ). He remained in the county jail Saturday on felony drug charges.

Zopittybop-bop-bop, who goes by Beezow, was booked into jail as Jeffrey D. Wilschke. That's the name on his driver's license, even though he legally changed his name in 2011.

Washington County deputies stopped Beezow on July 20 after the minivan he was driving was allegedly seen weaving between lanes. Deputies said they seized 0.6 ounces of marijuana and drug paraphernalia from Beezow and his passenger.

Beezow is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and operation of a motor vehicle without registration. His trial is scheduled for Sept. 17.

Beezow achieved unintentional fame after he was arrested for drug possession in Madison in 2012. The arrest drew national attention to his name, which became fodder for TV anchors and late-night talk show hosts.

Beezow has spent time in Wisconsin's mental-health system. He had disputed his diagnosis of schizophrenia but said he suffers from severe depression and post-traumatic stress from abuse he suffered on the street while homeless.

He told the State Journal last year that his first name represents ``the explosion of awareness of the interconnectedness of the infinite love in the universe.'' Doo-doo ``is the struggle of our daily lives with that awareness, that with love comes chaos.''

He said Zopittybop-bop-bop represents 'the outcome of that struggle, which is often ironic, especially because all life ends in death.'

TME: A rose by any other name will never be as cool as Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop

Don't keep the change! 

ATLANTA (AP) The tradition of travelers paying the toll for the driver behind them on Georgia Highway 400 is back after motorists complained and Gov. Nathan Deal asked for it to be reinstated.

Last month, the State Road and Tollway Authority banned the practice after some motorists complained that cashiers were pocketing the extra 50 cents instead.

Authority spokesman Bert Brantley says the agency had already been working to find a way to reinstate the practice after motorists began complaining when they couldn't donate a toll.

TME: Apparently paying it forward only works when the toll keeper doesn't keep the change.

On Friday, the agency worked with the cashiers to come up with a solution that will keep the donated money visible so motorists can trust their good deed will help someone in need.

They locked it down

FALCONER, N.Y. (AP) Authorities say four teenagers were apparently partying in a former law office in western New York when they got trapped for several hours in a walk-in vault.

Police say they received a call around 1 a.m. Friday from a person reporting that four people were struck inside the vault in the village of Falconer, 60 miles south of Buffalo.

Rescue crews and a locksmith went to the building. The locksmith freed the teens, ages 18 and 19, after about four hours. Police say all four were checked out at a hospital.

Officials say the teens had permission to be inside the building. Authorities say they found a large quantity of alcohol and some marijuana on the premises, and charges are pending against the four.

TME: Apparently peach schnapps was not the key to this vault.

Man loses prosthetic arm to thieves

BROUSSARD, La. (AP)   Authorities say a prosthetic arm was stolen during a home burglary in Broussard.

Lafayette Parish deputies tell The Advertiser (http://bit.ly/16TQ0fA ) someone entered the home between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Monday.

The victim told deputies that a black bag containing her husband's prosthetic arm and his pain medication was stolen from the home

The victim told deputies the intruder took leftover chicken from the refrigerator and fed it to the couple's Great Dane to distract the dog during the burglary.

TME: At least it wasn't and arm AND a leg.

Man crashes car, steals vehicle of good Samaritan

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) A Duluth man who crashed his SUV is arrested after stealing a vehicle belonging to one of the good Samaritans that stopped to help him.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Department says the crash happened north of Duluth where a road is under construction. The SUV left the road Saturday night, struck several large concrete drain pipes and overturned.

Several people passing by stopped to help and watched as the driver ran into some nearby woods. Sheriff's officials say the driver returned a short time later and stole one of vehicles belonging to the passers-by.

A deputy responding to the SUV crash stopped the stolen vehicle about a mile away and arrested the driver.

The Duluth News Tribune (http://bit.ly/16CdWps ) says the man was treated for minor injuries at St. Luke's Hospital and taken to jail.

TME: Sometimes helping is its own reward. And sometimes your reward is knowing you helped put a jerk behind bars.

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