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Crime tip: Be sure your cocaine transporter has license plates


At 12:20 p.m. Monday, a [Nebraska] state trooper… stopped an eastbound 2000 Ford Windstar minivan for driving without license plates. During the stop, the trooper was given consent to search the van.

The trooper found 15 plastic-wrapped package containing what authorities believe to be 39.2 pounds of cocaine in a false compartment in the van. The cocaine has an estimated street value of $750,000 to $1 million.

November 20, 2007 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Crime tip: Be sure your cocaine transporter has license plates

Big Bird? Is that you?


More sightings of a huge flying creature, originally reported by KENS, have prompted an investigation to determine if it is a monster or myth.

“Even though it was dark, the thing itself was black. The blackest Id ever seen,” said Frank Ramirez.

Years ago, Ramirez thought he was after a prowler in the back of his mother’s Southwest Side home. But what greeted him on the garage rooftop still gives him goosebumps now.

“Thats when the thing up there turned to me, and it was in a perched state, and it started to turn,” he said. “It started to move its arms and this giant blackness was just coming out. At that point, I dropped the stick and I ran.”

Ramirez sketched a drawing of the large, bird-like creature. The image is disturbing, and similar to dozens of sightings across San Antonio and South Texas.

November 20, 2007 Posted by | animals, Strange | Comments Off on Big Bird? Is that you?

That’s about $15,000 a step…

Eiffel steps

A Dutchman has paid £107,000 for a 15ft section of the Eiffel Towers rusting iron staircase. Erik Kurvers, president of the Dutch basketball team, the EiffelTowers, is the new owner, reports ITN.

After the sale at the Drouot auction house in Paris, he said he had a clear idea of what he wanted to do with his purchase, but was giving little away.

“We have a very good place to install the piece,” he said.

November 20, 2007 Posted by | Strange | Comments Off on That’s about $15,000 a step…