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A guy lost a winning lottery ticket worth $25,000. Mike Sargent lost a scratch-off ticket moments after he realized he'd hit the jackpot and, through several incredible coincidences, found it days later.
Sargent, a 51-year-old facilities specialist at AT&T, bought the winning Wheel of Fortune instant ticket on Nov. 15, scratching it off as he stood at the counter of the Venus Food Mart in his hometown of Alvarado, about 25 miles south of Fort Worth. He signed the ticket on the spot, filling in his name and address.
By the time he drove the three miles home, however, the ticket was gone.
"I was thinking that God just took it out of my hand," he said.
Sargent went back to the store, but the clerk was sure he'd left with the ticket. He and a friend from church spent the rest of the night searching the fields along the Highway.
The search continued for days. Friends combed the fields and roadside ditches, while Sargent and his neighbor sifted through the convenience store's trash bins.
He posted signs and even called a local radio station offering a $2,000 reward for the return of his ticket.
Finally, five days after he lost the ticket, Sargent got a call from Gerardo Ruiz, a water meter reader from Midlothian who found it while working five houses down from the store.
Ruiz hadn't seen the signs or heard Sargent on the radio. And his first thought wasn't to give the ticket back.
"I went home and I showed my wife and I said 'Look, Jesus gave us a $25,000 ticket,' " Ruiz recalled. "She said, 'Well you better call that guy, maybe you can get a reward, because God is going to punish you if you don't return it.' "
When Ruiz asked for $2,500, Sargent didn't hesitate. He visited eight banks before he found one willing to give him a cash advance on his credit card, then he paid Ruiz, took back the ticket and immediately wrote a $1,750 check to his church.
His saga wasn't over, however. Between the time Sargent signed the ticket and when he got it back, his signature was partially scratched off; Ruiz speculated it happened when he stepped on the ticket with heavy work boots.
When Sargent took the ticket to the Texas Lottery's claims center, officials told him they couldn't immediately honor a defaced ticket. He'd have to wait six to eight weeks for them to conduct forensic tests.
He’s lucky to have even found the ticket at all… let alone someone graciously returned the ticket to him! Article here.
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Blown-up images of Paris Hilton and strings of pink Christmas lights adorn the front lawn of a home in a middle-class neighborhood.The over-the-top pictorial is the work of Joe Moretti, a 38-year-old designer who was arrested last year for trespassing on Martha Stewart's property in Maine.
“The intent is to be different and to be creative and let them see a little bit of Hollywood or New York bring it to Cranston," Moretti explained.
This is the latest in a series of artistic lawn displays decorating Moretti's lawn. Last year, he paid tribute to Martha Stewart even as he and another man faced charges for sneaking on to the domestic maven's property.
The charges were later dismissed, and the men donated money to public libraries near the property. Moretti calls the incident a "big misunderstanding." Moretti has made past tributes to Madonna, Princess Diana and Liberace.
This guy did something totally unnecessary, and he might borderline insane? Article here.
Want the perfect obnoxiously overpriced stocking stuffer for the completely materialistic ivy-league prick on your Christmas list? I’ve found the perfect gift.
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A woman is facing an aggravated assault charge after sheriff's deputies say she bit off the tip of one of her boyfriend's fingers during an argument.
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Police in Germany arrested a shoplifter who filled his trousers with 39 tubes of toothpaste.
Police said store detectives in a supermarket chased a 37-year-old after they saw him stuff the tubes into his pants, and forced him to hand over the toothpaste.
"As far as I know, it was back on the shelves soon after," a police spokesman said.
Ha Ha, what the heck was this guy going to do with 39 tubes of toothpaste? They are obviously not worth a lot of money individually… it can’t be that he just wanted to brush his teeth- a lot. Can it? WTF? Article here.