Police issue traffic ticket for over $37,000
A police captain in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley said it's the highest fine he's ever seen on a traffic ticket: $37,554.54. Bethlehem Police Capt. David Kravatz said the major violation was not getting the "super load" permit that was needed because the truck was hauling a 213,000-pound steel cylinder. Police cited the driver and truck owner.
Kravatz said the truck sat idle for almost three weeks after it tipped on March 12 because a new route, proper permits and a police escort took so long to plan.
Woman Calls 911 to Ask for Ride to Jail
Police in Jacksonville, Florida arrested a woman for making false calls to 911.
Martha Crooks told police she called 911 to say she's unhappy with where she's living and wanted a ride to jail or the hospital.
Police told her if she needed to move she could call a taxi, and that 911 is just for emergencies.
Crooks told police she'd just call 911 again, and she did, so officers took her to jail.
Crooks has been arrested before for abusing the 911 system.
Woman accused of driving 103 mph worked for DMV
A Salem Oregon woman accused of driving 103 mph with her 10-year-old grandson was on leave from a job at the state Driver and Motor Vehicle Services. The 53-year-old driver was arrested Sunday on charges of reckless driving and reckless endangering. Investigators said she told them she was teaching her grandson about the dangers of speeding, telling him not to drive as she was about to.
David House, an Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman, told the Salem Statesman Journal that the woman joined the DMV in 1988 and was placed on leave March 16.
The agency would not give a reason for her leave. House could not say how her arrest will affect her employment.
14-year-old wearing only her Bra and Panties found in park
A 14-year-old girl was found unconscious last night in just her bra and panties in Fairmount Park, police said.
Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives said a jogger found the girl on Martin Luther King Drive near Falls Bridge about 9 p.m. The jogger, Kyle Lawdadio, of Manayunk, flagged down a motorist, who called 9-1-1. Walker said the girl was unresponsive until medics arrived, then briefly regained consciousness.
She was listed in stable condition in Temple University Hospital, where doctors were trying to determine if she had been sexually assaulted.
Clothes found in the park belong to her and have been taken to a crime lab. according to investigators.
The 14-year old was curled up in the fetal position with only a bra and panties on when the jogger spotted her along Martin Luther King Drive near the Falls Bridge.
"She was passed out completely, so I just flagged down a car and we tried to, you know, get her up and she started talking a little bit, but not much," said Kyle Laudadio.
The girl was rushed to Temple University Hospital in stable condition. The teen would only tell doctors that she had a headache. When police were questioning her last night they said she kept falling in and out of consciousness.
Man who didn't like sandwich attacks fiancé
Feeding picky eaters can be a pain.
Just ask Lyndel Toppin's fiancé, whose middle finger was almost chopped off when Toppin allegedly attacked her with a kitchen knife, according to Upper Darby police.
The reason for the assault, was a poorly made meatball sandwich. Specifically, the cheese placement was all wrong, which infuriated Toppin.
The 44-year-old woman, whom cops did not identify, was preparing dinner last week in her Kingston Road home when Toppin "became enraged due to the victim not placing cheese on his hoagie roll correctly,"
114-year-old man, caught with 6.5 tons of pot
Nigeria's anti-narcotics agency confiscated six and a half tons of marijuana from the home of a man who claimed to be 114-years-old.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency said it had found 254 sacks of cannabis at the home of Sulaiman Adebayo in Ogun state, north of Lagos.
Mr Adebayo claimed to have attended the inauguration of a famous hall in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state, in 1895 as a small boy, and said he was 114 years old.
There was no independent confirmation of his age, reports Metro.
Mr Adebayo, who said he had been a farmer all his life, told police he thought the sacks contained rice.
Piglet has two mouths and three eyes
A Chinese farmer was shocked when one of his new piglets was born with three eyes and two mouths.
The piglet was among eight newborn piglets at Liu Dingsheng's farm in Chongren County, Zhejiang province.
"We were shocked to see such a weird looking creature," said Liu, "I don't really know what to do with it."
Liu told People's Daily that the mother was a four-year-old sow which was completely healthy and normal.
A local vet said the abnormality may have been caused by genetic mutation or feed pollution.
As the world's fastest developing industrial nation, China suffers heavily from environmental pollution.
Teen charged with burning a mans penis
A teenager from Ferndale Michigan has been charged with lighting an unconscious man's pants on fire and causing a third-degree burn to the man's groin, police said Monday.
Tyler Quick, 18, was arraigned Friday on a charge of assault, according to police in the Detroit suburb of Ferndale, Michigan.
Lt. William Wilson told The Daily Tribune of Royal Oak that Quick was attending a party at the home of a 51-year-old man when the host passed out.
Police said Quick placed a lit candle under the man's crotch, setting fire to his pants. The man awoke and extinguished the fire.
A police lieutenant said Quick thought it would be funny to burn the victim.
Authorities said Quick is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.