Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Man glued to toilet seat at Wal-Mart
Elkton, Md. police say a man became stuck to a department store toilet seat after someone spread glue on it. It happened at the Wal-Mart in Elkton. Officials refused to say how long the man was stuck before he was able to get help.
Police say emergency workers removed the seat from the toilet and took the man out with seat still attached to him. The seat was removed at the emergency room at Union Hospital.
Police say the incident is a second-degree assault case that may have been a random prank.
Man helps himself to beer at Walgreen’s
A man suspected of stealing beer from a Wichita store says there's a logical explanation.
The 25-year-old man was arrested late Saturday on his way out of a Walgreen’s in northwest Wichita. Since the store was already closed, the man tripped the burglar alarm -- and a police officer caught the suspect nearby with a case of light beer.
The man explained that he couldn't get any employees to sell him the beer while the store was still open. So he found a place to hide, and then waited for the store to close and the employees to leave before he helped himself.
There's no word on charges, and the man's name has not been released.
Police arrest man who had been praying nude
Police Lincoln, Neb. says a man praying in the nude was arrested on a public street west of downtown Lincoln.
Capt. Jim Davidsaver said that a passer-by reported seeing the man early Sunday morning, kneeling and looking to the sky. When an officer asked the man why he was nude, the man said he didn't know.
He was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure.
Unknown woman accused of lifting 14 lobsters
Police in Rochester, N.H., would like to get their claws on a woman accused of shoplifting 14 live lobsters.
Authorities released a surveillance photo Monday that shows the woman pushing a shopping cart near the front of the Milton Road Market Basket grocery store.
Police said that the woman entered the store Friday afternoon and asked for a selection of lobster from the clerk in the seafood department.
Store employees say the woman received the lobsters and then left the store without paying. She left in a blue van with a partial license plate "222."
Police Capt. Paul Callaghan says the 14 lifted lobsters amounted to about 16 pounds of seafood.
Iceland's penis museum gets human specimen
In life, Pall Arason was an attention-seeker. In death, the 95-year-old Icelander's pickled penis will be the main attraction at one of the world's most bizarre museums.
Sigurdur Hjartarson, who runs the Phallological Museum in the tiny Icelandic fishing town of Husavik, says Arason's organ will help complete his extensive collection of whale, seal, bear, and other mammalian members. The museum has been open since 1997 but Hjartarson has long waited for a human specimen to round out his display.
The museum now contains a collection of two hundred and nine penises and penile parts belonging to almost all the land and sea mammals that can be found in Iceland.

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