Freak Files: Wednesday, 2/4/15

A Woman Took Her Kangaroo to a McDonald’s in Wisconsin

I’m sure all the McDonald’s in Australia have protocols in place if someone brings in their pet kangaroo.  The McDonald’s in central Wisconsin?  Not so much.

Police in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin got a call recently from a McDonald’s that was having a unique issue . . . a woman brought in her KANGAROO, and got upset when the staff told her she couldn’t have it inside.

When a cop got there, he saw it was just a baby kangaroo, wrapped in a blanket in an infant car seat.

The woman told him it was a SERVICE animal, to help her cope with emotional distress . . . she even showed him a note from a doctor.

The cop said he wasn’t sure if a kangaroo qualified as a service animal . . . and eventually the woman calmed down and left.

Hey, we looked it up and it IS legal to own a kangaroo in Wisconsin, if you have the proper permits.  There are no specific laws on whether it’s a legal service animal.


Road Warrior Or Stupid Criminal?

A Missouri man is accused of stealing a tow truck, then using it to take back his impounded vehicles.

Cops say 51-year-old TIMOTHY ZEMAN broke into a tow yard, took a tow truck, loaded up his two cars, and hit the road.

Sheriff’s deputies and Highway Patrol officers were called to the scene and they gave chase. When Zeman refused to pull over, they used tire spikes to slow him down, but Zeman just kept on going!

Zeman eventually crashed into a bluff causing major damage to the tow truck he stole, and the two cars he was trying to rescue!!!

Stupid Criminals!!

He charged with first-degree tampering and felony resisting arrest.  He is being held in the Franklin County jail on $50-thousand dollars bail.


A Guy Walked 21 Miles to Work and Never Missed a Day . . . So Strangers Raised Nearly $300,000 for Him

On Sunday, “The Detroit News Press” did a story on a 56-year-old guy named James Robertson, who walks 21 MILES round-trip to work every day . . . and has never missed a day.

His car broke down more than a decade ago . . . his factory job doesn’t pay enough to buy a new one, and there’s almost no bus service where he lives.  So he leaves his house at 8:00 in the morning every day, to make his shift that starts at two.

Then he leaves work at 10:00 P.M., and doesn’t get home until FOUR IN THE MORNING most nights.  So on average, he only sleeps about two hours a night.  But he can’t afford to move closer, and can’t get another job.

After the article came out, a 19-year-old college student set up a page on, to raise $5,000 to buy him a car.

And in the first two days, people from all over the country donated almost 300 THOUSAND DOLLARS to help him out.

He’ll be able to bank it too, because a local car dealership has already offered to GIVE him a brand new car.

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Freak Files: Tuesday, 2/3/15

Punxsutawney Phil Saw His Shadow and Predicted Six More Weeks of Winter . . . And a Groundhog in Wisconsin Bit the Mayor

Yesterday was Groundhog Day, and in Pennsylvania, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow.  That means six more weeks of winter.

Now, Phil is the most famous groundhog, but there are lots of other groundhogs around the country who make predictions every year on Groundhog Day.  And they never get any REAL national media attention.  That is until yesterday!

Jimmy the Groundhog has been making predictions in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin for 67 years, and no one ever talked about him until now.  Because yesterday, before he made his prediction . . . he ATTACKED the mayor.

The mayor, Jon Freund, was holding Jimmy up to his ear to “listen” for a prediction . . . and Jimmy suddenly went rogue and BIT his ear.

The mayor handled it like a pro though, and got through his speech . . . Jimmy did NOT see his shadow, so it’ll be an EARLY spring in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin!


A Woman Hasn’t Smiled in 40 Years . . . to Avoid Getting Wrinkles

If you had to choose between enjoying life or having good skin, which would you choose?  Well, 50-year-old Tess Christian of London, England says she hasn’t smiled in FORTY YEARS . . . so she can avoid getting wrinkles.

And it’s worked pretty well.  Looking at her photo, she has nice skin!  I wouldn’t say she looks 50, 40s, definitely, but not 50.  So was it worth it?

She says, quote, “My dedication has paid off, I don’t have a single line on my face.  Yes, I am vain and want to remain youthful” . . . even though that meant NEVER smiling, not even when her daughter was born.

Tess says that even though she never smiles, that doesn’t necessarily mean she’s unhappy.  Quote, “My friends nicknamed me Mona Lisa, after the painting.  If I’m amused, I just won’t show it.”

(Click here to see pictures of Tess from 1982 and today.)


A Trucker Caused a Massive Crash Because He Was Pulling Out a Loose Tooth

Last Sunday, a 57-year-old trucker was driving down the highway near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, when he jackknifed and slammed into two trees.

Luckily he’s okay, and no one else was hurt.  But it caused a huge traffic jam, and they had to shut down the highway for 11 HOURS while they cleaned up the wreckage.

When police asked what happened, he was completely honest about it . . . he admitted he took both hands off the wheel so he could pull out a LOOSE TOOTH.

He did it with his fingers, and if you’re wondering . . . yes, he DID manage to get the tooth out.  He had it in his pocket and showed the cops to prove he wasn’t lying.


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Dirt Alert: Tuesday, 2/3/15

Katy Perry’s Sharks Have Been ID’d & One of Them is Why She’s Feuding with Taylor Swift 

The two dancing sharks who stole KATY PERRY’s Super Bowl Halftime Show have been identified.  They’re two of Katy’s regular backup dancers.

And one of them is the reason Katy is feuding with TAYLOR SWIFT . . . because she stole him from Taylor a few years ago.

BTW, Sunday’s Super Bowl was the most-watched show in U.S. TV HISTORY, with 114.5 million viewers.

But even MORE people watched KATY PERRY’s Halftime show.  118.5 million people tuned in for it.  That also beat the previous record which was last year’s halftime show, starring BRUNO MARS.  115.3 million people watched that one.


Did Simon Cowell Pass Out After Being Hypnotized by a Dog? 

Sadly, there’s no video of this . . . but apparently it DID happen:  During auditions for “Britain’s Got Talent”, SIMON COWELL passed out after being HYPNOTIZED BY A DOG.

A woman came on the show claiming that Princess, her German Spitz, could hypnotize people just by staring at them.  Simon jumped onstage to be the guinea pig.

When it was over he went back to his seat and told the other judges he felt strange.  Then he COLLAPSED off-camera.  Supposedly, they had to bring the dog back over to BREAK THE SPELL.

(Check out a picture of the dog and her owner.  I have to admit I’m hypnotized . . . but not by the dog.)


Rihanna Is Making Leonardo DiCaprio Lose His Gut, Because He’s “Flabbier” Than the Guys She’s Usually With 

RIHANNA is reportedly making LEONARDO DICAPRIO get in shape because he’s, quote, “flabbier than her usual lovers,” and he’s actually enjoying being with a woman who tells him what to do.

Meanwhile, Leo is doing some bossing around of his own, for some reason, Leo made Rihanna promise she won’t get another tattoo until she falls in love again.

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Wet Nose Wednesday: Zoe

Every Wednesday at 8:40, Guardian Angel Pet Rescue joins the Mike and Mandy show to showcase a special animal that needs a good home.

This week’s featured pet is Zoe.


Zoe is a 10 pound female shepherd mix that is about 10 wks old. She was found running down Jackson Ave with 3 other siblings while cars went every which way around them. A Good Samaritan stopped, called the pups over, they ran over to him and he put them in his car. Zoe has had 2 sets of shots and is scheduled to be spayed on January 29th and receive her final shots.

If you would like to adopt this week’s dog…please click here to fill out an electronic adoption form.

For more information on Guardian Angel Pet Rescue, please visit their website by clicking here

We couldn’t do Wet Nose Wednesday without the generous support of our sponsor, Dixie Memorial Pet Cemetery.

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Dirt Alert: Wednesday, 1/28/15

A quick fact about celebrity gossip. . . .

Scientists have just found that reading or listening to gossip about a celebrity creates a momentary feeling in your brain that’s as good as eating great food or winning money.


Katy Perry’s Super Bowl Half-Time Show

KATY PERRY’s diving feet first into her big Super Bowl halftime show.

Katy posted a photo of her latest pedicure on social media, showing all 10 of her tosies painted like tiny little footballs.  It’s a pigskin pedicure!

Apparently, Katy will undergo “several outfit changes” during her 12-and-a-half-minute setlist. Her designer says Katie will have “just seconds” to make her quick-changes.

But it is promised that Katie will deliver “something where people are surprised,” adding “it’ll be a very iconic moment for her.”


Marshawn Lynch Ticks-Off The Press On Super Bowl Media Day

Yesterday was Super Bowl Media Day…and Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch ended up being the star with just 7 words:  “I’m just here so I won’t get fined.”

Lynch is famous for not talking to the media, and he’s been fined $100,000 over the past 2 seasons by the NFL because of it.

But when Lynch was told that he’d be fined a whopping $500,000 if he didn’t appear at Super Bowl Media Day yesterday, he decided to show up. But all he did was respond to every single question with the statement, “I’m here so I won’t get fined. ”

He did this until his phone alarm went off, letting him know his 4 minutes and 30 seconds of required “Media time” was up, and he walked off.


Hackers Claim They Have Nude Pictures of Taylor Swift . . . Taylor Says They Don’t 

Hackers took over TAYLOR SWIFT’s Twitter and Instagram accounts yesterday, and threatened to post NUDE PHOTOS of her.

But after Taylor got control of her accounts back, she made a JOKE out of it, Tweeting, quote, “Cause the hackers gonna hack, hack, hack, hack, hack. . .”

On a more serious note, she also said there are NO nude photos to post . . . quote, “Any hackers saying they have ‘nudes’?  Psssh you’d love that wouldn’t you!  Have fun Photoshopping ’cause you got NOTHING.”

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Freak Files: Tuesday, 1/27/15

The Long Arm of the NFL!

A radio host in Phoenix was supposed to be on the field for the Super Bowl this Sunday, but lost his pass last week.  Well actually, it’s more like he had his pass taken away from him.

He was so excited about being on the sidelines covering the big game that he posted a PHOTO of his field pass on Facebook.

On the back of each pass, it says you can’t post photos online.  Because if people know what they look like, they can make fakes.

Oh, and we should also mention that he is more accurately a “former” radio host in Phoenix, because when the radio station he was working for found out about the Facebook post, they fired him.


2 Guys Robbing Ice Shacks Are Caught When Their Car Falls Through the Ice

20-year-old Ryan VanPuymbrouck and 24-year-old Tyler Hale of Solon Springs, Wisconsin were driving around Upper St. Croix Lake on Monday . . . breaking into the shacks people set up for ice fishing to steal their stuff.

Ryan and Tyler stole a TV, some liquor, and fishing supplies before they drove their 2014 Ford Focus onto the wrong part of the lake . . . the ice CRACKED . . . and they started sinking.

Ryan and Tyler managed to get out safely and flagged down a fisherman, who called for help.  They wound up confessing they were out there stealing stuff and are now both facing several burglary charges.

Tyler is also facing a second kind of WRATH . . . it turns out the Ford Focus was his girlfriend’s, and it wasn’t insured.  It wound up submerged in six feet of water and I’m thinking it’ll be a total loss.

Click here to see the car under the ice….oh, and here’s a pic of their mugshot. Tyler is on the left.



Two Employees Took the Money From the Register and Bet It All on Roulette

19-year-old Kieron Trott and 48-year-old Christopher Cameron worked last year at a discount store called Poundstretcher in Sunderland, England.  And one day they were supposed to take the cash from the day to the bank.

But instead, they took all $5,100 to a CASINO . . . headed straight for a roulette table . . . and bet it all on RED.  So if the wheel hit red, they’d double the money.

But the wheel came up BLACK.

So they really had nothing left to do but to call their boss and come clean.

Both Kieron and Christopher were convicted of theft.

Stupid Criminals!!!

They each got 12 months of community service and have to repay the money.

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Monday, 1/26/15

The Five Weirdest Things the TSA Found Last Year . . . Including a Knife in an Enchilada, and Razorblades in a Scooby Doo Greeting Card

We all get annoyed when the TSA decides to give our bags an extra check.  Well the TSA just released its report on all the illegal stuff they found in 2014 . . . and there’s a ton of it.  They found 2,212 guns, or an average of six per day.  They also found drugs, explosives, knives, ninja throwing stars, and so much more.

In fact, here’s an example of the craziest things the TSA found in 2014 . . .An 8.5-inch knife inside an enchilada . . . at Sonoma County Airport in California.  An alarm clock that looks like dynamite . . . at Kansas City International Airport in Missouri.  Three pounds of cocaine inside a package of raw meat . . . at San Jose International Airport in California.  And razorblades inside a Scooby Doo greeting card . . . at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport in Virginia.


Car fireA Mom Sets Her Son’s Car on Fire Because It Was a Financial Burden For Him?

53-year-old Lucia Evangelista of West Palm Beach, Florida felt bad for her son because his car was a serious financial burden on him.  So when he was in Florida back in August, she saw her opportunity to help him out.

She took his car, drove it to a secluded spot . . . doused it in gasoline, and set it on FIRE.

Her son got back about three weeks later, and realized his car was missing.  And eventually, he realized his MOM was the one who’d stolen it and torched it.  He did NOT appreciate her “help” . . . and reported her to the cops.

The police investigated . . . and Lucia was arrested last Wednesday for felony arson.


A Four-Year-Old Called 911 When Her Pregnant Mom Had a Seizure

Last Wednesday, Centerria Manning, who was nine months pregnant, was home in Kalamazoo, Michigan when she started having a seizure, and COLLAPSED.

Luckily their four-year-old daughter Calise was there, and stepped up BIG TIME.  Calise grabbed the phone . . . called 911 . . . gave them her full name AND address . . . and never panicked.  Then she opened the front door when help got there.

It turns out Centerria has been practicing this EXACT scenario with Calise since she was two years old. On Friday, Centerria gave birth to a healthy baby boy named T.J., and they’re both doing well. Check out a photo of Calise, her mom, and her new baby brother by clicking here. 

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Dirt Alert: Monday, 1/26/15

Miley Cyrus Can’t Spell Her Boyfriend’s Last Name . . . And She Thinks Justin Bieber Stole Her Look 

MILEY CYRUS can’t spell her boyfriend’s last name.  Then again, her boyfriend is PATRICK SCHWARZENEGGER, so cut her some slack.

During an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America”, Miley was asked if she could spell it, and at least she was honest.  She said, quote, “Not really, I can’t tell you.  Apparently there’s not a ‘T’ in it.”


Two Couples Goin’ To the Big ‘D’

MANDY MOORE and RYAN ADAMS are splitting after almost six years of marriage.

Mandy’s rep issued a statement with the typical “respect their privacy blah, blah, blah.”  Mandy is 30 . . . Ryan is 40.

And Dr. McDreamy is on the train too!

PATRICK DEMPSEY’s wife Jillian has filed for divorce after 15 years of marriage.  They have three kids . . . a 14-year-old daughter and 7-year-old twin sons.  Patrick and Jillian are both 49.

The gossip sites say this one’s getting ugly, especially because there was no prenup, and he’s worth about $40 million.


Watch Kanye West Refuse to Sign a Picture of Kim Kardashian from Her Last Wedding 

There was a time when KANYE WEST would have gone NUCLEAR on a guy over this . . . so the fact that he could just smile and walk away is a tremendous improvement:

Kanye and KIM KARDASHIAN were walking through the airport in Washington, D.C. yesterday when a man tried to get him to sign a wedding picture of Kim.

But Kanye refused . . . because it was a picture from Kim’s SECOND wedding, to KRIS HUMPHRIES.  (Here’s video.)


“American Sniper” Has Earned $200 Million to Go With Its Six Oscar Nominations

“American Sniper” dominated the box office once again, earning $64.4 million in its second week of wide release.  That brings it total domestic haul to just over $200 million . . . which is a nice complement to its six Oscar nominations.

The top new release this week was the JENNIFER LOPEZ thriller “The Boy Next Door”, which debuted in 2nd place with $15 million.


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Freak Files: Friday, 1/23/15

Parents Press Charges Against Their Kid’s Principal For Saving His Life With Her Inhaler

You know how we always say that parents need to be more involved with their children in school?  Well, this story will make you say, “Be careful of what you wish for.”

Cari Thomson is the principal at Woodland Middle School in Woodland, Washington.  A seventh grade kid was having a severe asthma attack last month and didn’t have his inhaler . . . but Cari also has asthma and she had her prescription inhaler.

She had to act fast, so she gave it to the kid and it stopped his asthma attack.  In the process, it’s quite possible she saved his LIFE.

Well, the kid’s parents went to the cops to press charges against her for giving their son the inhaler without contacting them first.

Fortunately, common sense prevailed . . . and the cops decided NOT to pursue criminal charges against Cari.

They said that even though what she did was against school policy and in a gray area legally, she did what she had to in the moment to save the boy’s life.

Click here to see a photo of Cari.


A Guy With the New England Patriots’ Helmet Tattooed on His Head Has a Warrant Out For His Arrest

Everyone’s been focusing so much on the New England Patriots’ shadiness with them deflating footballs before last week’s game that we’ve almost totally neglected the Patriots’ even SHADIER fans.

Like 46-year-old Victor Thompson of St. Petersburg, Florida.  Victor made the news back in September when he was arrested for trespassing and marijuana possession, and because he has the Patriots’ helmet tattooed on his head.  It’s detailed, massive, and straight up crazy.

Well . . . Victor was due in court yesterday for a hearing, and he no-showed.  So the judge issued an arrest warrant.

Stupid Criminals!!!

It shouldn’t be too hard to find Victor because, well, he has a giant Patriots’ helmet tattooed on his entire head!!!

Click here for four mugshots of Victor showing his head tattoo from all the key angles.


1-NXLAn Elderly Couple Gets Into a Massive Brawl . . . Then Can’t Remember Why They Were Fighting

Last Saturday, a couple in Florida who are both in their 80s beat each other up.

And apparently the wife was the aggressor, because she got arrested for it.  But the charges might not stick, because they’re so old that when the police asked them what happened, neither of them could remember . . . and couldn’t even recall what the fight was ABOUT.

The wife is facing charges for battery on a person older than 65.  Meanwhile, the husband says he’s pretty sure they were both, quote, “mutual combatants”.

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Dirt Alert: Friday, 1/23/15

Is Cameron Diaz Preggers???

Rumors are swirling around that Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden had a shotgun wedding. Sources tell the National Enquirer that Diaz is about four-months pregnant and the duo “couldn’t be happier.”

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden tied the knot during a hush-hush affair on January Fifth, the missus wore a pleated lace dress and LIONEL RICHIE and RYAN ADAMS entertained guests during the reception.


Watch Will Ferrell Hit a Cheerleader in the Head With a Basketball 

WILL FERRELL hit a cheerleader in the head with a basketball, POINT BLANK, during Wednesday night’s game between the Lakers and the Pelicans in New Orleans.  But it was for his new movie “Daddy’s Home”.

Will plays a man who’s trying to be a great stepdad to the children of his new wife . . . but has to contend with her ex-husband, who suddenly re-enters their lives.  LNIDA CARDELLINI plays the wife, and MARK WAHLBERG plays the ex.

(Here’s video.  The woman he hits is supposed to be a Pelicans cheerleader, but she’s obviously a stuntwoman . . . because she falls like a CHAMP.)


Budweiser is Bringing That Puppy Back to Cynically Manipulate Your Emotions 

Budweiser is mining that puppy / Clydesdale relationship for its Super Bowl ad again this year.  This time, the puppy gets lost, and the horse helps find him.

Before that happens, though, the puppy does adorable puppy things, like getting covered in mud and seeking shelter from the rain inside a box.

(Check out some pictures and Gifs here.  All we’re missing is some Sarah McLachlan music.)


Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo Are the New Judges on “So You Think You Can Dance” 

PAULA ABDUL is a reality show judge again.  She and JASON DERULO are joining NIGEL LYTHGOE at the judges’ table for Season 12 of “So You Thing You Can Dance”.  And there’s a new twist this time:  Stage dancers vs. street dancers.

Paula is basically replacing longtime judge MARY MURPHY, whose contract was not renewed.

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Freak Files: Wednesday, 1/21/15

The New “Invisible Boyfriend” Service Creates a Fake Relationship For You . . . With Texts, Calls, and Even Photos

A new service called Invisible Boyfriend and Invisible Girlfriend just launched . . . for $24.99-a-month, it creates the most AUTHENTIC-looking fake relationship possible.

You get 100 texts, 10 voicemails, one handwritten note, and photos from your fake girlfriend or boyfriend that you can use to make it look like you’re in a real relationship!

So why would someone sign up?  The founders proposed a few scenarios:  Tricking family members, practice for a real relationship, or get someone to stop hitting on you.

You can sign up for the service at or


Meet the 86-Year-Old Woman Who Spends $164,000-a-Year Living on a Luxury Cruise Ship

We should ALL be lucky enough to live this long . . . and have this much money when we do.

86-year-old Lee Wachstetter is a widow from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  When her husband was alive, they loved going on cruises . . . and before he died in 1997, he told her, quote, “Don’t stop cruising.”

About seven years ago . . . she REALLY decided to listen.  Lee sold their home, got on one of the nicest luxury cruise ships in the world, the Crystal Serenity . . . and has been there ever since.  Yes, she now LIVES on the cruise ship.

It costs her $164,000 PER YEAR . . . which includes her room, all of her meals, tips, activities, and entertainment.

She’s visited over 100 countries, she still communicates with her three sons and seven grandchildren with her laptop, and sees them when the ship docks in Miami.  But mostly, she sits on the deck, knitting . . . and goes dancing at night.

Click here to see her picture.


A Snake Pops Out of a Cabinet at Lowe’s . . . and Bites a Customer on the Head

A guy was shopping at a Lowe’s in Corinth, Mississippi on Saturday afternoon and opened a cabinet that was on display.

A SNAKE popped out of the cabinet . . . and bit the guy on the HEAD.  He was taken to the hospital but there’s no word on how he’s doing.

The snake was a black rat snake . . . those are between three and five feet long, they can climb up wood, and fortunately for the guy, they’re not venomous.  They’re still TERRIFYING based on the photo of one I’m looking at, though.

A Lowe’s spokeswoman said she can’t comment on what happened and they’re investigating.

Here’s a photo of a black rat snake.

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Dirt Alert: Tuesday, 1/20/15

Check Out a Photo of Tiger Woods, After a Camera Hit Him in the Face and Knocked Out One of His Front Teeth 

TIGER WOODS made a surprise appearance in Italy yesterday, where he watched his girlfriend LINDSEY VONN win her record 63rd World Cup skiing title.  But it was Tiger who ended up getting more attention.

He was keeping a low profile while in the crowd . . . by wearing a stocking cap, sunglasses, and a mask with a black and white skeleton print over his mouth.

And that ended up being a little ironic, because Tiger left with one less tooth than when he arrived.  Someone’s camera apparently knocked out one of his FRONT TEETH, when everyone was rushing to the podium after Lindsey’s win.

Tiger spent the rest of the time in Italy wearing a scarf over the lower part of his face.

(Here’s a photo of Tiger with his missing tooth . . . here’s a shot of him wearing the skeleton scarf. 


A Patriots Player Helped Pull a Woman Out of a Wrecked Car on His Way Home After Beating the Colts 

On Sunday, the New England Patriots secured a spot in the Super Bowl by crushing the Indianapolis Colts.  But that wasn’t the coolest thing Patriots defensive lineman VINCE WILFORK did that day.

When Vince and his wife were driving home, they noticed a Jeep Wrangler rolled onto its side not far from the stadium.  So they pulled over to lend a helping hand.

The police weren’t there yet, but Vince noticed the female driver was still trapped inside.  She was a 38-year-old woman named Mary Ellen Brooks.  Vince kept her calm until the police arrived . . . and then he helped them pull her to safety.


Lindsay Lohan Scores A Super Bowl Gig

Lindsay Lohan’s next job may be selling car insurance.

Lindsay will be appearing in a new ad for Esurance….that will air during the Super Bowl!

Lindsay will be shooting the commercial in Long Beach, California.

When it comes to car insurance, Lindsay probably pays a pretty penny considering that she was arrested twice for DUIs in 2007.

She hit a baby stroller in West Hollywood in 2010. There were also three other driving incidents in 2012.

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