Thursday, August 24, 2006
Dude's penis pump is a bomb? Mom? WTF?
Cook County prosecutors say a 29-year-old man traveling with his mother desperately didn't want her to know he'd packed a sexual aid for their trip to Turkey. So he told security it was a bomb, officials said.
Madin Azad Amin was stopped by officials on Aug. 16 after guards found an object in his baggage that resembled a grenade, prosecutors said.
When officers asked him to identify it, Amin said it was a bomb, said Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Lorraine Scaduto.
He later told officials he'd lied about the item because his mother was nearby and he didn't want her to hear that it was part of a penis pump, Scaduto said.
He's been charged with felony disorderly conduct, said Andrew Conklin, a spokesman with the Cook County state's attorney's office. Amin faces up to three years in prison if convicted. Article here.
America's Drunkest Cities:
To determine the rankings, we started with a list of the largest metropolitan areas in the continental U.S. Thirty-five candidate cities were chosen based on availability of data and geographic diversity.
Each city was ranked in five areas: state laws, number of drinkers, number of heavy drinkers, number of binge drinkers and alcoholism. Each area was assigned a ranking in each category, based on quantitative data, and all five categories were then totaled to produce a final score, which was sorted to produce our rankings. Source.
9.)Philadelphia, PA (tie)
9.)St. Louis, MO (tie)
12.)San Antonio, TX
14.)Las Vegas, NV
16.)Cincinnati, OH (tie)
16.)Kansas City, MO (tie)
20.)San Francisco-Oakland, CA (tie)
Wife runs over sleeping husband in driveway?
A man who fell asleep in his driveway woke up when his wife came home and turned into the driveway to park the car.
Kristine Bolson of Rogers said she drove into her driveway shortly after midnight Tuesday and heard a loud cracking sound, a Benton County Sheriff's Office report said.
When she got out of her vehicle, she heard moaning and found her husband, Richard Gonzalez, on the ground near her vehicle. Bolson said she did not initially see her husband in the driveway.
According to the report, Gonzalez said he had been drinking and he must have passed out. He was taken to St. Mary's Hospital where he was treatment for abrasions and contusions. Article here.
Sweat-Heart Sweet Shirt? WTF?
* Contiguous front pocket
* Extra roomy hood
* Screen-printed chests feature the signature "Extra Love"™ tri-heart
Robber mistakes city town hall for a bank
A would-be robber was arrested after he tried to hold up his local town hall, mistaking it for a bank, Austrian police said Wednesday.
Wearing a mask and waving a toy pistol, the unemployed man burst into the town hall in the village of Poggersdorf, southern Austria, and shouted: "Hold-up, hold-up!"
The building has a sign signaling there is a cash point on the outside wall, police said. He realized his mistake when an employee explained to him where he was, police said in a statement, adding he fled to a nearby wood.
The 34-year-old man was arrested when he came back later to pick up his motorbike which he had parked outside the town hall. Article here.
Man shows up for DUI court drunk
A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to one to six months in jail for driving under the influence after reportedly showing up in court drunk.
Joshua Beury is quoted as telling the judge in the community of Jim Thorpe that he routinely drinks 12 beers a day "and then some."
The 25-year-old man told the judge he's on medication for mental health problems, including bipolar disorder. The Morning Call newspaper of Allentown reported that Beury showed up in court with a .20 blood alcohol content -- well above the legal limit of .08. Article here.
14-year-old charged for 'Meowing' at neighbor
Meow. A Pennsylvania judge is being asked to decide whether that word is a harmless taunt or grounds for misdemeanor harassment.
Police have charged a 14-year-old boy with that crime. Michael Loughner is accused of meowing whenever he sees his 78-year-old neighbor, Alexandria Carasia.
The boy's family got rid of their cat after Carasia complained that it was using her flower garden as a litter box. Now, she said, the boy makes meowing sounds every time he sees her. He said he's only meowed at her twice.
"I've had to put up with this for three years," Carasia said. "As I walk by, I see Michael and his mother. He got on the porch and hid behind the bamboo screen and starts meowing. If I don't make this stop now, they're going to keep doing this to me. I shouldn't have to worry about walking out of the house and being harassed by this young kid."
The judge heard from both parties Tuesday. He decided to wait 90 days before ruling, saying he'll decide what to do after seeing how the boy and his neighbor get along in the meantime. Article here.