Monday, June 12, 2017

Michigan city rejects man’s attempt to pay $270 fine in pennies

A Michigan man attempted to make a statement by paying his $270 fine in pennies, but city officials rejected the coins. Brian McGonegal said he was outraged when the city of Jackson handed down a $270 fine last year for having rubbish in his yard — which he said cost an additional $200 to have cleaned up — so he decided to get even by making his payment entirely in pennies. McGonegal brought 2,700 pennies to Jackson City Hall to make his first $27 installment on the fine, and he admitted he intentionally tried to make it more tedious for city workers by going in at 4:55 p.m. — five minutes before City Hall closed for the day. His plans were foiled, however, when Jackson City Treasurer conferred with the City Attorney and confirmed that he didn’t have to accept the payment saying the pennies needed to be rolled — or he would have to pay the cost of having them rolled. The man returned to City Hall 11 times with bags of pennies to make installments on the fine and pay interest, but his coins were rejected each time. The man appeared at a May 16 Jackson City Council meeting to complain about the rejected payments claiming he will not pay the fine and is willing to go to court. (MLive)


Naked woman tries to break into church while saying Jesus was chasing her

Police in Walterboro, South Carolina, were called to a church in Colleton County, on a report of an attempted break-in. Officers found a naked woman trying to enter the church because she believed someone was chasing her. According to an incident report, 43-year-old Teresha Dawn Frick told officers that Jesus was chasing her through the woods and was trying to shoot her. According to an incident report from the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office, 43-year-old Teresha Dawn Frick said Jesus was chasing her through the woods and trying to shoot her Sunday morning. The report states she also told deputies she was smoking crack and taking molly. The incident happened at Bedon Baptist Church on Cottageville Highway. When officers arrived at the scene, they found Frick on the ground wearing only a towel. Deputies say she was transported to the hospital for treatment before being taken to jail. The incident report indicates she had several cuts and scratches all over her body from “being in the woods naked.” Frick was charged with disturbance of worship service. (WCIV TV)


Man upset about onions in food threatens eatery owner

A Michigan man, apparently upset because his food included onions, is jailed on charges he made drunken threats to shoot the owner of a Pittsburgh restaurant before exposing himself. Forty-three-year-old Yuba Sharma, of Rochester, remained in the Allegheny County Jail on Thursday on charges of terroristic threats, indecent exposure, public drunkenness and resisting arrest. Police say Sharma ate at All Indiana restaurant on Monday night and then returned Tuesday to rant and complain about the onions. The owner tells police Sharma threatened to shoot him, so he called police. That’s when Sharma — confronted by the restaurant owner and another employee — pulled down his pants and exposed himself. Online court records don’t list an attorney for Sharma. Police say he resisted arrest and had to be lifted and carried to a police cruiser. (Yahoo)


Woman Plunges Down Open Cellar Door In Plainfield, NJ

In an accident many people have probably had nightmares about, a woman walking down a Plainfield, New Jersey street tripped over an open cellar door and tumbled into a basement Thursday. A 67-year-old woman was looking at her cellphone when she flipped right over one of the doors – leaving her with serious injuries. Surveillance video showed a PSE&G crew going downstairs through the cellar doors to do some work. Minutes later, the woman appears down the block – walking straight toward the cellar. Moments after she fell, fire crews arrived and rescued the woman – pulling her out of the basement on a stretcher. The woman’s son said there is a lot more to the story than just another person distracted by a cellphone. He said his mother is legally blind and diabetic. The woman’s son also said she has trouble seeing blended colors, and wishes workers had put up some type of indicator or cones to alert people to be careful. Police said the woman was seriously hurt, but is now in stable condition. Her son said she was visiting from Florida, and he will be flying up tomorrow to be with her. (CBS 2 TV)


Horror movie-watching bulldog tries to warn characters of danger

A pet owner shared video of a cinephile bulldog showing her protective nature by trying to warn characters in a horror movie of impending danger. A video posted Monday to YouTube by user Elvis and Khaleesi shows Khaleesi the bulldog intently watching an intense scene from 2013 film The Conjuring. The dog silently stares at the screen for several seconds, but becomes vocal and animated when a child onscreen appears to be in danger. The dog hops and barks at the screen as if trying to warn the child. “Khaleesi the bulldog loves watching horror movies and always tries to protect any potential victims from harm! She is especially vocal when children are in danger as seen in this clip,” the uploader wrote. (YouTube)


Fort Worth PD officers buy new AC unit for struggling vet

When 95-year-old World War II veteran Julius Hatley of Fort Worth, Texas, woke up this past Thursday morning (6/8) soaked in sweat due to a broken air conditioning unit, he wasn’t sure what to do. So he ended up calling 911, and two Fort Worth police officers were dispatched to what was considered a low priority call. When the officers arrived on scene, they found that the temperature was 85 degrees and rising inside the house. Since there wasn’t a way for them to fix the broken window unit, they decided to come up with their own solution to make sure Hatley had a comfortable place to live. The Officers then took a trip to Home Depot where they purchased a brand new air conditioning unit for Hatley. When the store’s manager heard about their random act of kindness, he ended up donating $150 toward the unit for the World War II vet. With the help of another FWPD officer, the team installed the new window air conditioning unit for Hatley to make sure they were leaving him in a safe and comfortable environment. “This is what we do the job for. We don’t do the job just to issue citations and arrests, we do it to help people,” Weir told KDFW. “We got to see some humanity today and makes all of us feel good. It’s things like that that keep us going every day.” (Fox 4 News)


Doctors find live spider in woman’s ear after outside nap

A woman who suffered a headache after an outside nap in India went to a hospital where doctors filmed a live spider crawling out of her ear. The woman was brought by her husband to Columbia Asia Hospital in Hebbal, India, when she suffered a severe headache after napping on the veranda outside her home. The woman told doctors the sensation started as a slight discomfort and a tingling sensation, but the pain became excruciating after her daughter used a flashlight to look into her ear. Doctors examined the woman and were filming video when a large and very much alive spider walked out of her ear. According to media reports, a doctor at the hospital said it is common to see emergency room visits due to the presence a foreign object in the ear and it takes a simple procedure to remove the object. But, when a living insect makes its way inside a human ear, the patient’s anxiety makes it difficult to continue the procedure. (Daily Post)


Holy Cow, Batman, It’s Monday, again! It’s also:

*Crowded Nest Awareness Day 
*National Jerky Day 
*National Peanut Butter Cookie Day 
*Superman Day 
*Victims of Orlando, Florida Attack Day 
*World Day Against Child Labor 

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