Monday, May 26, 2008

You reach a toll plaza and realize you don't have any money. Do you c) Turn around the other way and drive 5 miles into oncoming traffic?

A retired teacher drove the wrong way down a Brazilian highway for 5 miles (8km), scattering holiday traffic and skirting a police roadblock, after turning around because she had no money for the toll.

Lidia Vitielo, 58, was approaching a toll booth when she found she was short of the fee. The road was packed because of a national holiday but, undaunted, she headed back against the flow of traffic. Highway police tailed Vitielo and warned other motorists to steer clear. She drove 5 miles in the wrong direction, passing about 350 vehicles and ignoring a police roadblock, before she stopped, police said.

Vitielo told police in a statement she turned back as she had no toll money. Police said a blood test showed she had been drinking.

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Damn, this guy can 'pop and lock'.

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Wow -- how sad is it that this sign is true.

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Oprah audience goes crazy over "Favorite Things"

Oh, it's only rolled once? This is a good deal.

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'Weezer' video features internet phenomenons

Kids hold up embarrasing signs for punishment

A single mother said she is at her wits' end with her children's behavior, so she's making them hold signs at a busy intersection as punishment.

Christina Wilcox and her children stood at an Omaha street corner on Thursday night. One son held a sign that said: "I'll never have a girlfriend. I can't respect my mom." Another son's sign proclaimed him a thief.

"They'll learn by embarrassment," Wilcox said. "They'll learn. I've tried grounding them and disciplining them in every form and way, and this the only way I can get through to them." Mason, 7, is being punished for stealing.

"He's starting down the wrong road of thieving and then lying about it," Wilcox said. "He's thieved from a couple of friends, from a store, and I just don't want it to proceed."

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