Thursday, September 06, 2007

Dude caught masturbating on plane listening to iPod.

A 42-year-old Kentucky man faces federal charges after several witnesses aboard a flight from Louisville to Denver International Airport told an FBI agent that they saw him exposed and touching himself, according to an arrest affidavit.

Alan Michael Froula was charged Tuesday in federal court with unlawfully and knowingly making a lewd, obscene and indecent act on an aircraft. The incident allegedly took place Saturday on a Frontier Airlines flight. Froula was wearing a polo shirt, khaki shorts, sunglasses and had an iPod strapped to his arm, the affidavit said. But a passenger alerted a flight attendant that his genitals were sticking out of his shorts, the report said.

Two other passengers told police that Froula fondled himself throughout the flight. "He was smiling and seemed to be enjoying himself," one of the passengers said in a police report. Froula was arrested at the airport and later posted $20,000 bail. » Article here

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What’s up with all the bracelets he’s wearing?

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Man high on meth attacks dad with bag of Cheetos

The assault weapons listed on the Des Moines police report was a bag of Cheetos.

Patrick Hamman, 22, was arrested Sunday on a charge of domestic assault. Officers explained that the victim of the snack attack, Michael Hamman, lives with his adult son, Patrick and that they became involved in an argument Sunday night. Patrick Hammon picked up a bag of Cheetos and threw it at his father, hitting him in the face, police said. It hit him in the glasses, causing a cut to the bridge of Michael Hamman's nose.

The police report said: "Michael's T-shirt was also covered in Cheeto dust." Patrick admitted being high on methamphetamine, police said. He was taken to the Polk County Jail without further incident. » Article here

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Wow -- he didn't quite make the jump. Ouch.

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Caption this.

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90-year-old woman starts college

Ninety-year old Estelle Rees-Arroyo is the oldest freshman at Sacramento State University. The American history major plans on taking three classes this semester. She commutes to school four days a week.

Rees-Arroyo said her only concern is that she needs to strengthen her computer skills. "I was not born into the computer generation, and that is my competition," she said. Rees-Arroyo recently received her associate's degree from a local junior college. » Article here

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[interesting] I had no idea 'partner' Yoga existed. Wow.

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Dude charged for extorting $20,000 from his mom by threatening to kidnap her cat

A man has been charged with extorting more than $20,000 from his elderly mother by repeatedly threatening to kidnap her beloved cat and demanding ransom, police said. Garry Lamar, 47, was arrested Friday and released on $200 bail. He has been ordered to stay away from his 78-year-old mother, Mary Lamar Grancher.

He started threatening to kidnap his the cat just over a year ago, after his mother kicked him out of her home, accusing him of abuse, Police Sgt. Daniel Ormond said.

"This isn't just a family cat," Ormond said. "She actually called this cat her companion since she lived alone." During the past year, Lamar allegedly kidnapped the cat once and made kidnapping threats on an almost weekly basis, Ormond said. Police don't believe the cat was harmed but are continuing to investigate.

Grancher made at least two dozen payments totaling more than $20,000 in cash and checks to her son. Authorities are still sorting through her financial records to determine the precise amount. » Article here

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Hmm... a rather interesting way to be buried.

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9-year-old math prodigy says university too easy

A nine-year-old mathematics prodigy has become Hong Kong's youngest undergraduate, waltzing through his first day at university saying classes were too easy.

March Boedihardjo, was accepted by Hong Kong's Baptist University to study for a master's degree after gaining straight As in entrance A-level exams usually taken at 17 or 18.

"It was too easy," Boedihardjo told reporters after attending a convocation ceremony in a pint-sized black-gown and his first day of classes Tuesday, adding that he'd already learnt the subject matter a year or two ago.

The university has designed a five-year program for the child, but it has stirred controversy among some education experts who say he might experience stunted personal and social development as a result. » Article here

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