Sunday, March 13, 2011

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Two arrested in attempted alligator theft
Two spring breakers tried to steal alligators from a restaurant in the Florida Panhandle with raw chicken as bait, authorities say.
An employee of the Fudpucker's restaurant in Destin, Florida heard the students "yelling outside the gator area" and found one of them pulling on a rope.
Patrick Trice, a University of Alabama student, and Charles Liston, from the University of West Georgia, were booked into the Okaloosa County Jail for burglary to an occupied structure and larceny, both felonies.
The students, both 20 and from Carrollton, Ga., were in Destin on spring break with a group of friends.
Man protest slow service with a gun
A man in Orlando, Florida decided to let employees at a Denny's restaurant in Florida know he was unhappy about delayed service by firing three shots outside the door, police say.
Frederick Louis Sims, 31, of Orlando was arrested near the restaurant. Police officers said they found a small quantity of marijuana and a .22-caliber Ruger pistol in Sims's Cadillac Escalade.
Sims was being held in lieu of $2,600 bail on charges that include possession of the marijuana and firing a weapon in public.
The Ruger was seized by police. Investigators said it had a cartridge in the chamber and four in the magazine.
Woman goes to court with tiny monkey in her bra
A woman from Amherst, Va. turned a few heads when she walked into a Virginia courthouse with a tiny monkey clad in a pink-and-white dress tucked in her bra.
The woman brought the palm-sized marmoset to Amherst County Courthouse for a hearing in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Officials apparently didn't notice the monkey until the woman went to an office to complete some paperwork.
The woman says she bought the animal on an online auction site. The marmoset is 7 weeks old and requires constant attention.

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