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Maybe he should have taken the bus?

Man steals carA western New York man faces grand larceny charges after being pulled over in a car that he said he stole so he could turn himself in on another charge.Ontario County sheriff’s deputies say they pulled over Vincent Estrada Junior, 29, and found that the car he was driving had recently been stolen from a parking lot. Police said Estrada was wanted on a family court warrant, and he told deputies he stole the car so he could drive to the Geneva City Police Department to turn himself in.But he never made it there. Deputies say they arrested him and drove him back to Canandaigua to face the car-theft charges.

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September 15, 2007 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Maybe he should have taken the bus?

This case is a lot of horse manure

Horse manureA man has filed a lawsuit against his neighbor, claiming he can’t sell his house because of the smell of horse manure from next door. In court documents filed in Superior Court, Gino Sciortino claims Helen Catlin is permitting significant quantities of horse manure to accumulate in piles on her property and the foul odor can often be smelled at his home.Helen and David Catlin have lived on Park Road more than a year and own three horses.Sciortino said that at times, the smell is overpowering.”When the wind blows, everything smells of horse manure,” Sciortino said Thursday, saying the odor has made it difficult to sell his house for the past year.

September 15, 2007 Posted by | animals, Dumb Stuff, People | 2 Comments

Ding Dong Dell —Donkey’s in the well

KARE 11 TVdonkey.jpgFirefighters in the western Minnesota town of Underwood weren’t quite sure what to expect when they got the call: A donkey had fallen down an abandoned well and was trapped.An unusual rescue operation followed. Firefighters quickly realized that the donkey, which belonged to a farmer named Warren Gundberg, couldn’t just be pulled from the well. So they started pulling away earth with a Bobcat tractor and dismantling the well block by block.Once the west wall of the well was dismantled, firefighters put a harness around the donkey and guided it out with a rope………………….P.S: The donkey survived with a few bruises and scratches.

September 15, 2007 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on Ding Dong Dell —Donkey’s in the well

Reporter Films China’s Own Monster?

China’s Own MonsterA television reporter claims to have discovered China’s answer to the Loch Ness monster, state press reported. Local journalist Zhuo Yongsheng shot footage of six “seal-like” creatures in the northeastern Tianchi lake, which local legend has long said is home to Loch Ness-style monsters.”They could swim as fast as yachts and at times they would all disappear in the water,” the Xinhua news agency quoted Zhuo as saying. “Their fins, or maybe wings, were longer than their bodies.”Legend says that China’s own version of Scotland’s legendary monster has dwelled in the murky bottom of the volcanic lake for over a century.

September 15, 2007 Posted by | animals, Strange | Comments Off on Reporter Films China’s Own Monster?

Czech this out

¬†Czech out the new lingoA Czech speedway rider was knocked out cold during a race and woke up speaking perfect English. Matej Kus, 18, could barely speak a word of English before he came off his bike and another rider drove over his head.He was out cold for 45 minutes then came round and asked paramedics where he was and what had happened – in a posh English voice. Team boss Peter Waite said: “He sounded like a newsreader. He was speaking perfect English without any sort of an accent.”Matej had arrived in Britain only the day before, to race for Berwick Bandits in an away fixture at Glasgow Tigers. He lost his memory for 48 hours – and as soon as it returned, he lost the ability to speak English………………Oh? Really?¬†

September 15, 2007 Posted by | People, Strange | Comments Off on Czech this out

Bulls he can handle. Mosquitos are another matter.

Bullfighterbullfighter.jpgIf the bulls dont get you, a mosquito might, as Spanish bullfighter Jose Maria Manzanares has discovered to his cost. After surviving 57 bullfights this season with the usual share of gorings, tramplings and tossings, Manzanares dropped out early suffering from Dengue fever.Manzanares, 25, likely contracted the tropical virus transmitted by mosquito bite during a Latin America tour involving appearances in Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela, doctors say.

September 15, 2007 Posted by | People | Comments Off on Bulls he can handle. Mosquitos are another matter.