Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Bad Guys Being Good Guys
Armed intruders with an apparent soft spot for babies stole electronics and money during a robbery at an Eastside home Friday morning.
Indianapolis police said somewhere between tying up and pistol-whipping the residents the gunmen heated up a baby bottle and fed it to an infant, according to Police.
The robbery happened at 8 a.m. when two men, one with a shotgun and one with a handgun, forced their way into a home. They taped shut the mouths and hands of two residents and hit one of the head with a pistol.
To quiet a crying infant during the robbery, one of the robbers heated a bottle in the microwave and allowed a 14-year-old captive to feed the baby.
The suspects stole a computer, TV, a computer-game console, cell phones and money.
Baby Survives Washing Machine
A 7-month old baby is recovering after being trapped in a running washing machine.
Police say Valle Hernandez became trapped Tuesday night at a Laundromat in D'Iberville, Mississippi.
They believe he climbed in the machine and his 4-year-old brother shut the door, causing the machine to turn on.
Mike Adams, a local restaurant owner who was standing near the machine, was able to pry the door and save the boy.
The mother will not face criminal charges but child services have been notified.
Hernandez is expected to be okay.

Where does it hurt?

Truck driver impaled on metal pole tells boss: "I'm in a spot of bother"
A critically-hurt driver sits impaled to his truck by a pole - moments after calmly telling his boss: "I'm in a spot of bother."
Jason Ripley, 39, was speared just inches from his heart when a loose barrier hidden by overgrown bushes bounced on to the bonnet and through his windscreen.
But without a hint of panic, the dad-of-two grabbed his phone, called work and explained his horrific plight to colleagues.
He revealed: "There was seven or eight feet of pole sticking out. It could have been the adrenaline but I managed to stay calm.
"I told my boss, 'I've had a bit of an accident.”
"I don't think they understood, but something must have clicked because they called me back and I told them, 'I'm not messing about, I'm dying'.
Man Who Thought He Was a Ninja
Seattle police say a man who thought he was a ninja was impaled on a metal fence when he tried to leap over it.
An officer who was looking for an assault victim nearby Monday night heard the man screaming for help.
Police supported him to prevent further injuries until medics arrived and took him to a hospital, where he was in serious condition in intensive care on Tuesday.
Police spokeswoman Renee Witt wrote in a department Web site posting that officers thought the man might have been involved in the reported assault, but he insisted he was just a ninja trying to clear a 4- to 5-foot-tall fence.
Witt says the man was "overconfident in his abilities," and that alcohol likely played a role.