Weird News Of The Week!
FROM THIS WEEK'S WEIRD NEWS FILES:
A woman in England had a message for her no-good, cheating husband. So she convinced the owner of Noah's Yard in South Wales to change the magnetic sign outside to read: “Paul ... I am divorcing you.” And adding insult to injury she had a second sign go up, reading: "BTW [By the way], I am keeping the dog."
...the first sign...
...and this one, to add insult to injury.
The holidays bring out the best in people. Edward Bright stabbed his brother several times in the torso with a steak knife after an argument over which silverware to use for a meal. The victim was taken to a hospital, but his injuries were not life-threatening, according to deputies.
...unlike his name, Edward Bright may not be so bright... (Richland Co. Sheriffs Dept)
Meanwhile, a South Carolina man assaulted his dad in an argument over the proper way to use boxed macaroni and cheese. Alex Rossi’s dad was allegedly upset at his son for opening the packaged meals and using the cheese powder while leaving the dry pasta behind. The argument turned physical, leaving dad Brian with a black eye and a facial laceration.
Alex Rossi takes his boxed mac and cheese WAAAAY too seriously (Spartanburg Co Sheriffs Office)
U.S. Postal Service stamp printers thought they had used the likeness of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor , but apparently the stamp was not based on the statue in New York Harbor, but on a replica outside the New York-New York casino hotel in Las Vegas. Now, the sculptor who made the Lady Liberty on the Las Vegas Strip is suing the government for copyright infringement. The two ladies do look different. The Las Vegas Lady Liberty has more stylish hair, and appears to be smirking slightly.
...the Postal Service's stamp (AP Photo/USPS)
...and the REAL Statue of Liberty (Shutterstock.com/kropic1)
In Kansas, Jeanne Ouellette was trying on bras at Kohl's, when she noticed a hand reaching under the enclosure, holding a cell phone camera that was pointed directly at her when she wasn't wearing a top. She screamed, then bolted from the dressing area topless, running after the perv and chasing him out the door. Cops caught up with Jeremy Bradley three blocks away.
Jeanne Ouellette (KCTV)
Nashville’s David and Bette Carter were trying to get people in the holiday spirit on Black Friday but were kicked out a couple of malls for what they wore: Christmas costumes. They’ve been doing this for 10 years now. But this year, they were evicted from two malls because they were told that they interfering with the mall Santa. One of the mall general managers apologized and invited them back, but Bette said she'd never go to a mall again.
David and Bette Carter in their holiday gear (WMSV-TV)
WANT MORE WEIRD NEWS? HERE'S WHAT WE FOUND LAST WEEK:
A Florida woman was taken into custody after she had a fight with her boyfriend over her plan to take part in Take Your Daughter To Work Day. Alisia Alvarez planned to bring her one-year-old along as she hit the streets to work her job as a prostitute! The boyfriend, Braulio Cano stopped her as she tried to grab the kid through an open window.
Alisia Alvarez mugshot (Tucson News Now)
A Minnesota man says he's had a rough year, so he wanted to help himself - and others - feel better on Black Friday. So, he took $1,000 in dollar bills and threw it from the fourth floor of the Mall of America as a choir performed “Let it Snow” below. While his intention was to pay it forward, cops didn't see it that way, arresting him and charging him with disorderly conduct.
How's this for a crazy animal rescue story? Two men in Canada rescued a beached Greenland shark that was choking to death ... on a moose! Derrick Chaulk and another man were able to remove the moose chunk and return the creature back to sea. But how exactly does a shark get hold of a moose? It’s believed that hunters may have gutted their kill near the beach.
The shark, choking on a chunk of moose. Didn't his shark mom tell him to chew his food first? (Derrick Chaulk)
Colorado middle school student Payton Moody trotted out the oldest excuse in the book when a teacher asked to see her science project. She said her dog ate her homework, and had the pup's vet prove she was telling the truth! Her yellow lab, Reggie ate all of her working volcano including 50 or so straight pins. Reggie will be OK, and Payton was allowed to redo her project.
no really...the dog DID eat my homework...here's proof (VRCC)
Manitoba, Canada mom Kristen Bartkiw sent her two kids to daycare with a lunch consisting of roast beef and potatoes, an orange, carrots, and milk. But, since she was missing grains, according to the Canadian Food Guide, the school gave her kids Ritz crackers, and sent Kristin a bill for $10 – five bucks per kid.
The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce business group placed an ad aimed at encouraging Boeing's expansion in Seattle, but the airplane in the photo was actually one of Boeing's competitor's, Airbus. Meanwhile, a Boeing 747 pilot landed his cargo plane at the wrong airport, because he mixed up east and west as he talked to air controllers. The pilot also said he could not read his own handwriting.
The Boeing 747 sitting on the runway of the WRONG airport (AP/The Wichita Eagle/ Jaime Green)
EVEN MORE WEIRD NEWS FROM TWO WEEKS AGO:
Brandon Campbell decided to celebrate his release from custody by going on a robbery spree in Colorado. Ironically, he was sentenced to wear an ankle monitor after he was convicted of theft earlier in the year. He was still wearing the monitor, which tracked his every move. The district attorney called him, "the last guy picked on the prison Brain Bowl team."
items recovered in Brandon's alleged crime spree (CBS4 Denver)
Florida’s John Crews was in need of a toilet, so he went to a local hardware store. But instead of just asking for a restroom, he rolled himself up in some carpeting and relieved himself. Ace Hardware employees found Crews rolled up in carpet that had to be disposed of. While being arrested, he also made several references to another officer “smirking” at him.
John Crews' mugshot (NWFDailyNews.com)
Wilsly Lacroix apparently didn't like the rule of putting his weights back after using them at a Florida fitness center. So he pulled up to the front of the fitness center, motioned for a trainer, pulled out a gun and told the trainer he was going to "pistol whip him." The trainer ran into the gym as Lacroix took off. Lacroix charged with aggravated assault.
Wilsly Lacroix mugshot (Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, Sun Sentinel)
When Tamika Williams drove her SUV into a parked car and down an embankment in Florida, she crashed into a fence, and a nearby resident called cops. Williams tried to walk away, holding her two-year-old daughter in one arm. Officers arrived to question her, but the “mom of the year” threw her baby at the cop and repeatedly punched another until she was subdued by a taser. She was charged with child neglect, battery and leaving the scene of an accident.
Tamika Williams mugshot
Wallsburg, Utah voting officials forgot to hold their election this past November 5th. They need to elect a new mayor and city council, but the person in charge of running the election forgot to adminster a filing period for candidates, and didn’t print ballots. What's even more odd, this is the second cycle in a row that the town has forgotten to hold an election.
Teenage hunter Nathan Barron of Maine turned his back for a minute and found that his rifle had been stolen ... by a beaver! He had to relieve himself and left his gun against a tree. He claims the gun was gone when he got back, and he found it, clenched between the teeth of a beaver, who was hauling it down to a nearby stream. He’s trying to find the beaver’s dam, in hopes he can get his shotgun back.