Thursday, July 30, 2009

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Man inhaled 28 cans of whipped cream at Wal-mart
A man was arrested after inhaling 28 cans of whipped cream at Destin Wal-Mart.
The 33-year-old man was observed by a loss prevention officer picking up, opening and sniffing the seven-ounce cans of whip cream, according to the arrest report.
Each can contained nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, and when inhaled will "induce a condition of intoxication."
The man was arrested for inhalation of harmful substance.
Pants-on-head knife raider hits petrol station
The robber was caught on camera - with pants on his head
Police have issued an appeal for information after a masked man armed with a carving knife carried out a robbery at a petrol station in Clacton. The incident happened at the London Road Garage in London Road on Tuesday at 10.50pm. A cashier was alone in the shop when a man - with his face covered by what is thought to be a pair of white underpants or boxer shorts - walked in, brandished a knife and demanded money.
He then grabbed the 36-year-old cashier and held him in a headlock while holding the knife at his back and forced him to open the till. The robber grabbed a three-figure sum of notes and ran from the shop in the direction of Knox Road. Det Sgt Kevin Cooper said: "This was a nasty incident in which the robber used force and threatened the cashier with a knife. The cashier was unharmed but obviously badly shaken.
"We want to hear from anyone with information about the robber or may have seen him lurking in the area before the attack or saw him running away."
The man was white, about 6ft, in his early 20s, of medium build and had short brown hair. He was wearing a black Adidas tracksuit with three white stripes and dark colored trainers.
Another weird news item out of Florida
A dead rat (or mouse) has been found inside a Diet Pepsi can by a Florida couple. Pepsi is saying the vermin crawled into the can after it was opened, but the couple insist it was in the can before they opened it.

1 comment:

Anon Y. Mous said...

Regarding the Pepsi vs. Mickey... I'm going to lean towards this couple is attempting a false claim and here's why. The pepsi was diet, holding no calories or sugar, so nothing natural of value to the rat. Unless the can was baited or the rat dead before hand.