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Weird National Briefs (11/29/2017)

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Baby driver

ANDERSON, Ind. - It’s unlikely that a suspected car thief in Anderson will face any jail time, but she may end up being grounded.

That’s because the person behind the wheel of a stolen Jeep in Anderson that police chased and forced to stop on Friday was the 8-year-old daughter of the woman who reported it stolen.

The (Anderson) Herald Bulletin reports the chase began on State Road 32 when police spotted the vehicle. Police spokesman Joel Sandefur says the girl was driving erratically at about 40 mph before authorities in the community of Lapel boxed the Jeep in and forced it to stop outside a convenience store.

The girl refused to get out of the vehicle and suffered minor cuts when the officers broke a window to get her out.

TME – It’s “Gone in 60 Seconds” meets “Sesame Street.”

Uncovered bridge

OGDEN, Utah - A man is under arrest after police say he was caught posing nude for a woman photographing him on a Utah bridge.

The Standard-Examiner in Ogden reports the couple apparently decided to take advantage of unseasonably warm temperatures and stage a photo shoot on a railroad bridge near Mountain Green on Wednesday afternoon.

Union Pacific railroad workers noticed the couple and called police because they thought they were fishing off the bridge.

When Morgan County Sheriff’s deputies arrived they discovered the man was posing for the woman. The man was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass and lewdness. The woman was cited for criminal trespass.

Police say the couple is from Layton, but their names were not immediately released.

TME – Talk about a bridge too far.

Porcelain python

SEATTLE - A family made an unusual discovery inside the bathroom of their north Seattle apartment on Friday _ a snake was hiding in their toilet.

KOMO-TV reports the family called police after a child found the 4-foot (1-meter) snake inside the apartment in the Lake City neighborhood.

Officers helped remove the snake, and personnel with the Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society picked it up.

Society officials say the snake appears to be a ball python, a non-venomous constrictor that is a popular pet among reptile fans.

Though rare, reports of snakes being discovered in toilets are not unheard of. A Kansas City, Kansas family found a ball python inside their toilet in 2015, and similar incidents have been reported in Australia, Thailand and elsewhere.

TME – Thus ensuring that no one ever goes to the bathroom again.

Offensive driving

CLERMONT, Fla. - Authorities say a man angered over people driving dangerously through a busy intersection appeared to intentionally cause a crash there to highlight the problem.

The Daily Commercial reports 61-year-old Bruce John Homer told Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies who responded to the Sunday afternoon accident that he was frustrated law enforcement wouldn’t crack down on people running through a stop sign at the intersection.

The driver of the SUV that was hit says Homer pulled out in front of him as he was going through the intersection. The driver says Homer approached him after the crash, telling him he’d run the stop sign and law enforcement “won’t do anything until someone dies.”

Homer is charged with aggravated battery and reckless driving. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

TME – The road to hell is paved with good intentions – and stupid drivers.

Scheduling Santa

NEW YORK - Santa Claus may be coming to town, but you’ll need a reservation to see him.

At Macy’s flagship store on 34th Street in New York, a chance to sit on Saint Nick’s lap is by appointment only this year, for the first time ever.

Starting Monday, eager families can go online to sign up for a time slot from 30 minutes to five days in advance. No walk-ins are allowed. Admission is free to Santaland Herald Square and runs from the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve.

Macy’s says the new arrangement is intended to cut down on wait times and make it easier to see the man in the red suit.

“Santa’s a popular guy, so the wait times to meet him have been quite long in previous years, especially on our busiest days,” the company said.

Santaland is a 13,000-square-foot North Pole village complete with live elves and a train display, plus the world-famous Santa, immortalized in the film “Miracle on 34th Street.” The store opened in 1902.

The department store says families can cancel a reservation and make a new one at any time.

And they say don’t be too early or late for the time slot, and be sure to check in with an elf when arriving.

“Santa’s day is packed! To help keep him on schedule, please arrive within your time slot,” the company said.

TME – Anyone else think Macy’s deserves a lump of coal for this one?

Reception redux

DEPTFORD, N.J. - A New Jersey couple who had to leave their wedding reception early when the bride suffered an allergic reaction is about to get a free do-over.

Victoria Tumolo told the Courier-Post of Cherry Hill she was dancing at the September reception when she became ill. As a nurse, she realized what was happening and soon her father was administering an EpiPen through her wedding dress.

An ambulance soon took Tumolo and her husband, Dominic, to the hospital. But the reception with 250 guests continued on and someone else ended up cutting the wedding cake in the couple's absence.

Sympathizing with the newlyweds' plight, their caterer and the owner of the entertainment company that performed at the wedding teamed up to offer them a complimentary second reception to be held Sunday.

TME – We assume she’s allergic to the Electric Slide.


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