Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Beauty pageant gown laced with pepper spray?

Organizers of a Puerto Rico beauty pageant are trying to figure out who laced a contestant's evening gowns and makeup with pepper spray. Ingrid Marie Rivera was composed while in front of the judges. Backstage, however, she was breaking out in hives.

A pageant spokeswoman said the first time Rivera had a reaction, they thought it may be allergies or even nerves. The second time, he said, they knew it wasn't a coincidence.

Rivera's clothing and makeup later tested positive for pepper spray. Even though she was swelling up and covered in hives, Rivera snagged the crown. She will represent Puerto Rico next year in Miss Universe. » Article here




Marco... polo.


Woman tries to kill mom with phone ripped from wall

A 52-year-old Tampa woman has been accused of hitting her mother in the face with a telephone and trying to strangle her by wrapping the phone cord around her neck, according to an arrest report.

Michele Helene Villemaire, 52, faces charges of domestic battery, strangulation and assault or battery on a person 65 years or older, jail records show. Deputies arrested Villemaire, who is unemployed.

Deputies say the two women have lived together for a year. They got into an argument that turned physical when Villemaire pulled the phone and phone cord out of the wall and hit her 79-year-old mother, deputies say. » Article here


Kid avoids ridicule by swimming with shirt on

Fat Kid Successfully Avoids Ridicule By Swimming With Shirt On

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Dude tries to deposit fake $1 million dollar bill

A bank teller had a million reasons not to open an account for an Augusta, Ga., man, authorities said. Alexander D. Smith, 31, was charged with disorderly conduct and two counts of forgery after he walked into the bank and tried to open an account by depositing a fake $1 million bill, said Aiken County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Michael Frank.

The employee refused to open the account and called police while the man started to curse at bank workers, Frank said. The second forgery charge came after investigators learned Smith bought several cartons of cigarettes from a nearby grocery store with a stolen check, Frank said.

The federal government has never printed a million-dollar bill, Frank said. » Article here


Oh, what a nice guy.


Dude explodes himself with grenade over train ticket

A Russian man blew himself up with a hand grenade Tuesday shortly after train inspectors asked to see his ticket.

The inspectors thought they saw a hand grenade in the man's pocket and asked him to get off the commuter train in Chelyabinsk.

"Inspectors wanted to check the papers of passengers who looked drunk, but he took out a grenade. He demanded the train should go to Vladivostok," Ergasheva said. "Ershov had taken the pin out, he then tried to put the pin back in the grenade, but instead it exploded," the prosecutor said. The explosion did not kill or injure anyone else. » Article here