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YPSILANTI, Mich. - Three members of a Michigan city council have abstained from voting on a measure that would have prevented them from abstaining on future votes. 

AnnArbor.com reports that Ypsilanti City Council member Pete Murdock proposed a resolution Tuesday that would have required council members to only vote 'yes' or 'no' on each issue unless they had a financial or professional conflict. 

Mayor Paul Schreiber and council members Susan Moeller and Brian Robb abstained from the vote to show their disapproval of the resolution. 

The resolution failed, with Murdock and another City Council member voting 'yes' while two other council members voted 'no.' 

TME And when they finally do vote on it, they'll be abstaining from abstaining from abstaining. Inception!

Born free

LINDGERWOOD, N.D. - A Linderwood man has been arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after walking around naked and then breaking out a patrol car window and escaping after an officer arrested him. 

The Richland County Sheriff's Office says the 35-year-old man was arrested for disorderly conduct after police received a call about him walking around Lidgerwood naked at about 3 p.m. Wednesday. 

When he was being transported to the Richland County Jail, police say he broke out the rear window of a patrol car and escaped. He was apprehended in a field about a 1/2 mile from where he escaped. 

The man was taken to the Richland County Jail and is being held on charges of disorderly conduct, escape and resisting arrest. 

TME Wild hearts can't be broken.

OG Original Grandma

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - An 84-year-old Albuquerque woman on an oxygen tank has been indicted for drug trafficking. 

KRQE-TV reports that Lillie Smith was recently indicted by a Bernalillo County Grand Jury for trafficking, conspiracy to commit trafficking, tampering with evidence and possession. 

Court documents show the charges stem from a warrant served at Smith's apartment back in 2011. Deputies suspected that the woman's son, Nathan Jones, was running a small drug operation out of her Albuquerque apartment. 

Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Aaron Williamson says deputies found cocaine and marijuana on her and she tried to stash them during the investigation. 

Court records show that Smith was arrested and has been released. Her son was also arrested. 

It was not known if Smith or her son had attorneys. 

TME Gangsters don't get much more original than that.

Better late than never

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A man who couldn't pay a Valentine's Day date restaurant bill as a teen has returned to pay his debt - sixteen years later. 

KOB-TV reports that Matt Sanchez repaid owner Claus Hjortkjaer this month after the owner recently reopened his French restaurant Le Cafe Miche in Albuquerque. 

The 30-year-old Sanchez says he took a date to the older restaurant as a 14-year-old to impress his girlfriend. But then he realized he didn't have enough money. 

Sanchez says Hjortkjaer came in and lent the young Sanchez the money from his own pocket and promised that he wouldn't tell Sanchez's date. 

When Sanchez got older and was able to repay, the restaurant closed. 

Sanchez say when the restaurant reopened near his office this month, he found Hjortkjaer and gave him $100 - more than what was owed. 

TME No wonder the place closed the owner was footing the bill for sad sack teenagers trying to escape the friend zone.

Cryptozoological caper

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. - Police in one western Pennsylvania community are searching for Bigfoot - but this quest has a better chance of success than most. 

That's because the Bigfoot being sought by the North Sewickley Township police actually exists - though police say the 28-inch statue of the Yeti has been missing from the planting bed in front of Mary Fabian's home since at least Monday. 

Fabian tells the Beaver County Times she bought the statue online four years ago and named him Harry after the 1987 film, 'Harry and the Hendersons,' in which a family befriends a Sasquatch. 

Acting police Chief Jeff Becze says investigators haven't found any footprints - human or Yeti - or other clues as to who might have taken the statue. 

TME Not to split hairs, but shouldn't they call it a 'Littlefoot'?

Meaty rewards

CLEVELAND - The man who famously put down his Big Mac to help rescue three women held captive for a decade in an Ohio house will never have to pay for another burger in his hometown. 

Charles Ramsey has been promised free burgers for life at more than a dozen Cleveland-area restaurants. 

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reports that the restaurant where Ramsey worked as a dishwasher initially created a special burger in his honor, but eateries in the city decided a larger tribute was due. 

Ramsey was called a hero after helping Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight break out of the house May 6. Ariel Castro is now facing charges. 

The newspaper says Ramsey was traveling and would get his 'Chuck Card' when he returns. 

TME - He deserves a break today.

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