Friday, January 9, 2009

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Shit Shuts Down Car Wash
Talk about a crappy situation.
Florida police are looking for whoever's responsible for dumping human waste down the drain of a Fort Myers, Fla., car wash.
Lee County police say about 55 gallons of human waste were dumped in the drain at San Carlos Car Wash Monday.
Security cameras recorded a vehicle on the premises twice, and police hope the video will help lead them to an arrest.
The stinky mess forced the shop to close for a few hours each time to clean it up.
The owner says the car wash uses reclaimed water that's stored in an underground pump so none of the sewage was able to seeped out into the Fort Myers' water system.
Man's 911 Call Causes 'Screwdriver' Confusion
Confusion over whether a man imbibed too many screwdrivers -- the drink -- or was stabbed by a screwdriver -- the tool -- led to a screwy situation for police and fire crews, authorities said Thursday.
The man called 911 on his cell phone around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday and was slurring his words as he "told a dispatcher he'd been drinking screwdrivers all night" and thought he was in a Dumpster, said Maurice Luque of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Erring on the side of caution, police officers and firefighters searched for around two hours for a man who may have been stabbed with a screwdriver, Luque said.
When they found him, he was neither stabbed nor in a trash bin, but rather in bushes next to a clothing store at Midway Drive and Sports Arena Boulevard, authorities said.
It turned out the man was in need of medical aid, as he was suffering from "alcohol-induced" internal bleeding, Luque said.
Buried alive by 16yr pile of shopping
An elderly shopaholic was buried alive in her home after a 16-year pile of unopened purchases collapsed on her.
Joan Cunnane, 77, was crushed under ornaments, clothes in suitcases and electrical goods, still in their untouched packaging.
She had stacked her shopping in huge precarious piles, leaving her just a 2ft-wide path to negotiate her tiny bungalow.
Twelve police took nearly two days to unload her hoard into a giant skip and find her body.
"There were thousands of videos. When I walked in they fell down. It was a death-trap."
Joan is the second person in a WEEK to be killed by hoarding, which is linked to an obsessive-compulsive disorder.
The Sun told yesterday how Gordon Stewart, 74, died of thirst after getting lost in a maze of tunnels he had burrowed through rubbish at his home in Broughton, Bucks.

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