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May 23, 2012

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A brief burglary

BOISE, Idaho - Police in southwest Idaho say a man chose briefs over boxers to wear on his head as he held up a coffee shop and stole a safe.

Coffee shop owner Jason Wilson tells the Idaho Statesman says he believes the man was likely not prepared when he entered Big Star Coffee in Fruitland with an accomplice on Tuesday morning.

Wilson asked: 'Who robs something with underwear on their head?'

Investigators say the two burglars made off with about $500 in cash that was inside the safe. Their actions were captured on surveillance cameras inside and outside the shop.

TME Oddly enough, they were wearing ski masks as underpants.

Two feet of meat

ARLINGTON, Texas - A 2-foot-long bratwurst dubbed the 'Great Bratbino' and selling for $26 will be offered at Rangers Ballpark in honor of Texas slugger Josh Hamilton.

Delaware North Companies Sportservice on Thursday announced plans for its next big gastric delight, on sale May 25 as the Rangers host Toronto.

Spokesman Charles Roberts says the company named the brat as a salute to Hamilton's success.

The former AL MVP hit .467 with two doubles, nine homers and 18 RBIs over seven games. Hamilton, who's on a 16-game hitting streak, was getting a rest and sitting out Thursday's home game with Oakland.

Sportservice last month unveiled a 1-pound, 2-foot-long hot dog at the Ballpark, also going for $26. The bratwurst creation will come with sauerkraut, but can be topped with chili, nacho cheese, grilled onions and jalapenos.

TME Best wurst ever!

Tortilla mysteries

SEATTLE - Seattle police are scratching their heads about this one.

A car prowler shattered a window of a parked Jeep, stole nothing and left behind a little something for the car's owner - a dozen tortillas scattered across the floor. The crime happened last week near the University of Washington.

Bemused by the break-in, police were moved to pun, saying, 'The Seattle Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind car prowlers that you shouldn't break in to something that's nachos.'

TME It's all fun and games until someone gets stabbed with a chalupa.

Win win?

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - A Flagstaff man who is suing the city is now its mayor.

The Arizona Daily Sun reports 63-year-old Jerry Nabours was elected mayor Tuesday night.

The retired attorney beat City Councilman Al White by 320 votes in the vote-by-mail election.

With more than 10,000 votes cast, turnout was about 39 percent.

Nabours says his victory is a validation of his conservative fiscal vision for Flagstaff. He has criticized White's policies as a waste of taxpayer money as well as the city's public-private partnerships.

Nabours is suing Flagstaff over an ordinance that requires property owners to pay for repairs of city-owned sidewalks. He initiated the suit in 2009 after receiving a $5,000 bill for a sidewalk in front of an apartment building he co-owns.

The case is awaiting review in the Arizona Supreme Court.

TME One way or another, he will *own* that town.

Culture crash

CHENANGO, N.Y. - A tractor-trailer crash in upstate New York has sent 18 tons of Greek yogurt spilling alongside a highway.

WBNG-TV reports that a truck hauling 36,000 pounds of Chobani yogurt was traveling west on Interstate 88 when it crashed on a curve and overturned late Monday night in the Broome County town of Chenango, just north of Binghamton.

The station reports that the yogurt spilled on the highway's shoulder and down a hillside. The sheriff's office says crews are still cleaning up the crash scene Tuesday morning.

The 24-year-old Nebraska man who was driving the truck wasn't seriously injured. He was ticketed for failure to reduce speed and improper lane use.

The westbound lanes of I-88 were closed for a time after the crash.

TME That highway is going to be pooping like a *champ*!

True friendship

STOCKHOLM, N.Y. - Authorities say a northern New York man had his friend shoot him in the leg with a rifle because he wanted to know what it feels like to be shot.

State police in St. Lawrence County say the shooting occurred around 5 p.m. Sunday in the rural town of Stockholm when 25-year-old Shawn Mossow of neighboring Norfolk relented to his friend's repeated requests and shot him once in the right leg with a .22-caliber rifle.

The 24-year-old man from Norfolk is expected to make a full recovery. Police haven't released his name.

Mossow was charged with reckless endangerment. He's being held in the county jail on $10,000 bail. It could not be immediately determined if he had a lawyer.

TME We think he might have misunderstood the phrase 'I'd take a bullet for you.'

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