Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Six days before a college football player was arrested at San Francisco International Airport in a dispute that began because he tried to board a US Airways jet with sagging pants, a man who was wearing little but women's undergarments was allowed to fly the airline.
A photo of the scantily clad man was provided from a passenger on the June 9 flight from
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to . Some passengers had complained to airline workers before the plane boarded, but that employees had ignored those complaints. Phoenix
Airways spokesperson Valerie Wunder confirmed she'd received the photo; but said employees had been correct not to ask the man to cover himself. US
Some beach-goers got to see more than just the sunset. A man and a woman were arrested for having sex on the beach in front of more than 50 people including a number of children.
Erica Alexandra Huerta, 21 of
and Steven Douglas Perry, 22 of Lutz were arrested by Treasure Island Police and charged with one count of lewd and lascivious exhibition. Tallahassee
Police say the couple engaged in sexual activity for more than a half hour and that their actions were in clear view of restaurant patrons.
The arrest affidavit indicates that alcohol was involved. Bail was set at $10,000 each
This contraption - made by welding half a Renault Clio onto a motorbike - was invented by a 17-year-old, although he was later banned from driving it on the road when he got stopped by the police.
Markus Sell, from Jonschwil in
, turned heads on his first trip out with his magnificent machine, which sees the driver sitting on the back passenger seat of the Clio while steering using the front wheel of a bike. Switzerland
The seating arrangements probably weren't what caught the eye, though - more the fact that he was reaching speeds of up to 70mph.
But his maiden voyage was cut short when he was pulled over by traffic cops.
The police gave him short shrift when he was spotted riding (or is it driving) - mainly because he was breaking so many laws all at once, and because they couldn't actually tell what it was..
'It wasn't taxed, insured or tested. In fact, we weren't even sure it was a car or a motorbike,' one officer said.
Sell is apparently set to go back to the drawing board in order to invent something similar - but hopefully roadworthy and legal, this time..
Man steals just $1.00 from bank
man said he robbed a bank of $1 and waited for police so he could go to prison and receive healthcare. North Carolina
Richard Verone, 59, said he robbed the RBC Bank in Gastonia of $1 June 9 and sat down to wait for police in the hopes of being convicted so he could receive healthcare for a growth in his chest and two ruptured disks..
Police said Verone, who was unarmed, handed a note to a teller demanding $1 and claiming he had a gun. The police report said Verone then sat down on a couch and waited for officers to arrive at the bank.
"I'm sort of a logical person and that was my logic, what I came up with," Verone said. "If it is called manipulation, then out of necessity because I need medical care, then I guess I am manipulating the courts to get medical care.".
Man hid in portable toilet tank
say a woman who stepped inside a portable toilet at a yoga festival discovered a man hiding in the tank below when she lifted the toilet lid. Colorado
A festival security supervisor said the suspect eventually emerged from the toilet - covered in human waste - and slipped away.
Police say the suspect is thought to be in his 20s and is being sought on charges of criminal attempt to make unlawful sexual contact..
Woman pleads guilty to hiding a coat in her underwear
A 46-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to stealing a mink coat from a Twin Cities store and then hiding the coat in her underwear.
Stephanie Moreland was arrested by Bloomington police after the Alaskan Fur Company reported a short mink coat was stolen by a woman who had been in the store and acting suspiciously.
The coat was valued at $6,500.
Inmate is a suspect in honey-bun theft
A purloined pastry has led to new charges against seven inmates at a central
The 23-year-old inmate at the Saline County Jail allegedly took a honey bun belonging to another inmate sometime Saturday.
The suspected pastry thief was jumped by seven fellow inmates and beaten with a sock filled with dominoes. The sheriff's office says the beaten man was treated at the jail for a possible rib injury.
Six of the other inmates have been charged with battery, and the seventh with aggravated battery..
Slot machine pays $24,988 too much
State regulators say a gambler won a $25,000 jackpot on a
casino slot machine that should have paid out only $12. Pittsburgh
The Gaming Control Board tells the false jackpot happened on May 29, 2010. The generous payout happened in one of five instances involving Rivers Casino machines that weren't properly tested or certified.
The board was to have levied an unspecified fine against the casino. But it nixed a consent agreement with the casino Monday after some board members felt a stronger message needed to be sent.
Casino officials say the player was allowed to keep the jackpot and that it paid all taxes on it. Rivers spokesperson Jack Horner says the casino takes the matter seriously and has retrained all of its technicians..
Overdue book returned to library 122 years late
Staff at an
library has been stunned after first edition copy of Charles Darwin's Insectivorous Plants book was returned 122 years late. Australia
Date stamp inside the first edition copy showed that the book had been borrowed more than a century ago, on January 30, 1889.
Investigations have found that the book had been in a private collection for 50 years before being handed to a local university, whose employees passed it back to the library.
Staff at the Camden Library in
’s southwest has estimated that the late fees for the book were about $35,000 (£22,800). Sydney
The book won’t have a fine because it was the library's "fine amnesty month", when borrowers could bring back late books in exchange for a donation to charity.
However, the book would never be lent out again, she said.
"It will be preserved, it will be here, people will be able to look at it but we're not loaning it out, it's grounded for a very long time.".
An unemployed jewelry setter has taken to combing the streets of
with a pair of tweezers to cash in on dropped gems and gold. New York
The streets of
may not quite be paved with gold. But one man is proving that the cracks on New York pavements really can bear riches. Manhattan
Raffi Stepanian, 43, has begun crawling around the
'Diamond District' on his hands and knees, plucking jewels and fragments of precious metals from between the slabs. New York
Armed with a pair of tweezers, Mr. Stepanian, an unemployed diamond setter from
Queens, claims to have collected $1,010 (£623) worth in the past two weeks. "I'm surviving on it," he said.
"I may be about to trigger a new gold rush on the streets of
," Mr Stepanian said "The soil in the cracks of sidewalks on 47th street is saturated with the stuff". New York