Sunday, May 3, 2009

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Bathroom Emergency:
Toilets Cushion Plane Crash
The pilot of a small airplane was able to walk away after its crash landing was cushioned by a bunch of portable toilets near Tacoma, Wash.
Gary Mayor of the Federal Aviation Administration says the Cessna 182 crashed shortly after 3 p.m. Friday as it was taking off from Thun Field, an airfield owned by Pierce County southeast of Tacoma.
Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says the plane was about 150 feet in the air when the engine quit. He tells The News Tribune that the pilot, the only person on board, tried to turn around to land, but didn't quite make it.
The plane hit a fence, flipped over and landed upside down on top of the portable toilets, which were in a storage yard just northwest of the runway.
Several of the toilets were toppled, but a damage estimate and the pilot's identity weren't immediately available.
Woman woken by leaking corpse
A Modesto woman had to move out of her apartment when something horrible happened to her neighbor. Her upstairs neighbor died and no one knew for days... until she experienced it firsthand. "It's been a total nightmare," says Sylvia Pena, Modesto resident. "I was sleeping on the couch... I was awakened by some drops that hit my face... I thought I was drooling," explained Sylvia. It wasn't drool or water dripping from her ceiling. The drippings? Bodily fluids from the upstairs apartment. Her neighbor had died... his corpse sat there rotting, he was dead for days. The autopsy report found the 34-year old "likely overdosed"... His body was "moderately to severely decomposed." And over time, the decomposition allowed bodily fluids to leak, onto his floor, through the ceiling, eventually onto Sylvia and her things.
A biohazard team removed furniture and deodorized the place. But she says the smell of death lingered. It already had seeped into clothes, bedding and her mattress. She turned to her rental insurance company to get her pungent- smelling property replaced. They put her up in a hotel for two weeks until she could move, but they refused to replace the contaminated contents. "Because my policy doesn't cover something so bizarre as this," says Sylvia. They sent her this letter, reading: "Unfortunately, the blood and bodily fluid damage to your contents is not one of the 17 named perils covered in your policy." Perils like fire or lightning, windstorm, falling objects, even aircraft is covered but not bodily fluids. Farmers Insurance is now considering a national change to its policy.... adding "bodily fluids from death" as one of the perils they cover.
Two men eat brother’s body to conceal murder
Two men, aged 23 and 28 have killed and eaten their elder brother in the South Siberian city of Perm, the web-site reported Wednesday.
According to the report, the crime was uncovered by pure chance – one of the criminals went to the police and asked for a written confirmation of the disappearance of his relative (a document necessary for inheritance rights to come into force). He said that his elder brother had left home and never came back. However, the policemen became suspicious as the alleged disappearance had taken place several months before the report.
Investigators searched the area around the brothers’ home and found a human head and remains of a corpse. Forensic tests revealed that these were the remains of the missing man.
USPS letter carrier was delivering more than mail
A 43-year-old U.S. Postal Service mail carrier was arrested while on her rounds Thursday, then charged with possessing and selling drugs. Agents found 7.57 grams of meth packaged for sale, prescription drugs, documentation of sales, packaging material and a glass smoking pipe in her vehicle.
SCINTF agents later searched Crabill's home in Yreka, where they found 34.8 grams of methamphetamine, packaging materials, hypodermic syringes, smoking pipes, a drug scale and documentation of sales.
Crabill was booked into Siskiyou County Jail on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine for sale, possessing drug paraphernalia, transporting methamphetamine, maintaining a household for the purpose of selling a controlled substance and possessing Vicodin and Oxycontin.
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1 comment:

Tattoo Jim said...

A happy Sunday to everybody!!!


That the stuff bad dreams and trips to a shrink are made of...