Monday, April 4, 2011

Man wrecks clients Jaguar

Police said an Iowa City man got drunk and wrecked a car he was supposed to be working on.
According to Johnson County Sheriff’s Office criminal complaints, Jacob R. Stein, 31, was involved in a single-car rollover on Interstate 80. Police said Stein had driven a 2002 Jaguar from the Wildwood Bar and Saloon on Herbert Hoover Highway and then wrecked the car.

Police said Stein provided a weak preliminary breath test of .120 blood-alcohol content at the scene of the crash. A blood test at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics showed his blood-alcohol content was actually .240, three times the legal limit to operate a motor vehicle in Iowa.
Stein was arrested and charged with drunken driving and operating a vehicle without the owners consent.

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Dentist gets surprise package
A New York City orthodontist opened a mysterious package that had been delivered to his dental clinic and was stunned to find that it contained 31-pound bale of marijuana.
The package was delivered by UPS at around 3 p.m. Friday. It was postmarked from Katy, Texas, a suburb of Houston. The package appeared to be addressed from a person with the same last name as Lyons, although he says they aren't related.
Lyons says he called police as soon as he realized what he had in his hands. Then, he posed with the bale for newspaper photographers.
Woman, 66, tackles robber
A 66-year-old bank customer, courageous because she says she is dying of cancer, tackled a would-be robber Friday and restrained her until deputies arrived, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.
When deputies asked the customer why she intervened, she replied she "was dying of cancer, figured she had nothing to lose and didn't want to see her [the robbery suspect] get away with it," said sheriff's spokesperson Mike Jachles.
Reached by telephone Friday afternoon, the customer, Helen Dunsford, told the Sun Sentinel: "The FBI has asked me not to talk to you. Let the facts be stated by the police department, and let it go."
Asked if she was OK following the altercation, Dunsford replied: "I'm fine. Thank you."
FBI Special Agent Michael Leverock urged citizens to avoid confronting robbers. The most they should do, he said, is to serve as "good witnesses," but said authorities considered the woman's actions "selfless and brave."
The robbery suspect was identified by the FBI as Renee Lee Green, 32. She was being held without bond in a Broward Jail.
Man Claims $1 Million Stolen From Car
Oregon Man Says Burglary Happened At Orlando Mall
An Oregon man says thieves stole electronic files worth $1 million from his Dodge Charger that was parked at an Orlando mall.
According to a police report, Griffiths said thieves punched out a lock and took a number of items, including Bose head phones, a checkbook, a portable ionizer, credit cards, his passport, work papers, computer hardware and the electronic files. The total loss listed on the report totaled $1,011,554.
Griffiths told police he used his key-less entry remote to get inside the car and didn't notice the items missing until he left the mall. He then returned to the mall and called police.

Woman Found Naked In Car

Martin County sheriff's deputies pulled over Charlene Johnson on suspicion of DUI after they spotted her car weaving in and out of the lane. Deputies said they approached Johnson's car and found her naked and crying in the driver's seat.


According to the arrest report, Johnson told deputies she was crying because she had a fight with her boyfriend in West Palm Beach. When asked why she was naked, Johnson replied, "I don't know."
The report said Johnson struggled to put her clothes back on and had trouble standing when deputies asked her to step out of the car. Deputies said they had to catch her from falling into the road several times.
Deputies said they found marijuana and two prescription pill bottles during a search of Johnson's car. She was arrested on charges of DUI, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Pillow Fight Day sees feathers fly worldwide

International Pillow Fight Day was celebrated around the world at the weekend, marking the fourth year of the glorious annual feather-fest.
Cities around the globe were filled with hundreds of thousands of pillow-brandishing types for the event, from New York's Union Square to Nelson's Column in London and the Dr Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei.
Started by The Urban Playground Movement, International Pillow Fight Day sees participants smack each other around with their feather-filled weapons.
The organization’s mission is to make more use of public spaces and ultimately replace the world's couch-potato habits.

In the UK capital, participants showed up for the 2011 event wearing pyjamas, dressing gowns and fancy dress.
In the Big Apple, fighters also rocked up in fancy dress, with costumes ranging from ninja chic to a spot of Spartan style.
In LA, one participant turned himself into a human pillow by strapping some to his body with duct tape.

What comes around goes around


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