Saturday, November 7, 2009

Ex-Employees Charged With Serving Bad Salsa

Two former restaurant employees been charged with adding poison to salsa that made customers sick at Mi Ranchito in Lenexa in August.
Arnoldo Bazan, 30, and Yini De La Torre, 19, both of Shawnee, are accused of mixing a Methomyl-based pesticide into the salsa.
Dozens of customers became ill, suffering from nausea, abdominal cramps, weakness, sweating and discomfort.
According to the indictment, Bazan claimed the owner of Mi Ranchito restaurants as responsible for him losing his job and his vehicle.
Prosecutors said the couple devised a plan to use the poison in hopes the owner would be blamed and suffer financial harm.
If convicted, the pair could face 20 years in prison and fines of $250,000.

Sweet Revenge


Takes Woman 950 times to pass her driving test

A South Korean woman is celebrating after passing the written exam for a driving license - on her 950th attempt.
After four years of trying, 68-year-old Cha Sa-soon finally managed to secure the 60 out of 100 points needed to pass the test.
The grandmother has spent more than 5m won ($4,200, £2,600) on application fees for the test.
Now Mrs. Cha, who lives in Jeonju, 130 miles (210km) south of Seoul, must pass the practical test to get on the road.
'Didn't give up'
According to the Korean Driver's License Agency, the 50-minute written test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions on road regulations and car maintenance.

Fugitive taunts officers with police van photo

An on-the-run burglary suspect taunted the authorities today with a home-made mug shot showing him standing next to a police van.
Matthew Maynard, 23, is wanted in connection with a burglary in the Mount Pleasant area of Swansea, south Wales, in September.
His mug shot appeared in a South Wales newspaper over the weekend, together with seven others, as part of a police appeal to track down wanted suspects.
Staff at the newspaper was then bemused to get a phone call from Maynard claiming he was unhappy with the photograph they used and that he would send in another.”
“We just didn’t believe that he would do it.”
Maynard did send in a photo of himself via his mobile phone, taunting the authorities by standing in front of a police van.
The snapshot features on the newspaper’s front page today, ensuring the public gets a far clearer image of the fugitive’s face.
The newspaper's editor also used the paper’s opinion column to express his hope that Maynard will be caught sooner rather than later as a result of the extra publicity.
Maynard still remains at large.