Freak Files: Monday, 10/20/14

A Woman Tells 911 Her Sister Has Ebola . . . Just So They’ll Show Up Faster

On Thursday, a woman in Columbus, Ohio who hasn’t been identified called 911, and told them her sister had a high fever.

She got annoyed when they transferred her.  So she mentioned a few more KEY details when the next person got on the phone.  Specifically that it was a 107-degree fever . . . her sister had just been to AFRICA . . . and it might be EBOLA.

Which DID get their attention.  The cops immediately went to their house, roped it off with crime-scene tape, and a team of people in HAZMAT suits showed up.

But once they got them to the hospital, they realized the sister DIDN’T have Ebola . . . HADN’T been to Africa . . . and the woman just lied so the ambulance would GET THERE faster.

So far, there’s no word on whether or not she’ll be charged for misusing 911.  But according to police, the whole ordeal was a HUGE drain on resources.


Reported Crocodile Turned Out To Be Inflatable Toy

British police received several calls reporting a 3-foot crocodile in a nearby neighborhood garden.  And since crocodiles are a rarity in England, they responded with snare poles, nets, and riot shields while a team of wildlife experts from the local zoo were called-in to assist.

The officers became suspicious when they threw water on the animal and it failed to move.

It turns out that the “animal” wasn’t a vicious crocodile……it was an inflatable TOY crocodile.

Police do not know how the toy ended up in the woman’s garden, but everyone had a good laugh.


A Guy Wins $1 Million in the Lottery, and Splits It With His Brother . . . Because They Made a Pact When They Were Kids

Earlier this month, 45-year-old Eric Hale of Bend, Oregon checked the numbers on a Powerball ticket he bought, and realized he’d won a MILLION BUCKS.

But back when he was a kid, Eric promised his brother Quinn that if he ever won the lottery, he’d split it with him.

Obviously they were kids, and I don’t think most people would blame him if he pretended to FORGET about it.  There’s gotta be some kind of statute of limitations on an offer like that.  But instead, Eric immediately called his brother, told him he won . . . and said he was KEEPING his promise.

They got their money this past Thursday, and each took home about $335,000 after taxes.

(Check out a photo of them posing with a huge check by clicking here.  Eric is on the right.)

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Freak Files: Friday, 10/17/14

A Guy Found a Dead Mouse in His McDonald’s Coffee . . . After He Drank the Entire Cup

On Monday, a guy in Fredericton, Canada named Ron Morais bought a cup of coffee at McDonald’s on his way to work.

He drank the coffee, and as far as we know, he enjoyed it.  At least, until he took the lid off to get the last few drops . . . and found a DEAD MOUSE in the bottom of the cup.

If you’re thinking Ron PLANTED the mouse there, it’s possible.  But according to his co-workers, they SAW him drinking from the cup.  Then when he took the lid off, he immediately yelled, “There’s a MOUSE in my coffee!”

Ron says he started feeling kind of sick after that, which is understandable.  And so did his co-workers just from the THOUGHT of it, which is also understandable.  It’s not clear if he’s planning to sue.  McDonald’s is currently investigating.

Click here to see a photo of the mouse still in the cup.


Chinese Lottery Winner Hides Identity With A Costume

The lottery in China is a lot like the lottery here in America – If you win…you can’t remain anonymous.  You have to pick up your GIANT check in person.

Well, the winner of an $85-million-dollar jackpot carefully read the rules before picking up his winnings….and found a loophole!  There were no rules against wearing a costume.

So, when the unknown man who won the third-largest jackpot in the history of the Chinese lottery went to pick up his check….he wore a full-blown costume of a local mascot.  He even kept the costume on when he did his required interviews with the media.


A Guy Wouldn’t Pull Over Because His Wife Was in Labor . . . and It Started a High-Speed Chase

On Tuesday, Rachel Kohnen of Pomeroy, Iowa went into labor, and her husband Ben started driving her to the hospital.

A cop saw them doing 85 in a 55 but he didn’t know Rachel was in labor, so he tried to pull them over.  Which is when Rachel told Ben she didn’t want to give birth in the car . . . screamed at him to KEEP GOING . . . and he DID.

So now they were in a high-speed CHASE and the cops set up SPIKE STRIPS.  Meanwhile, Rachel called 911 to explain.  But they couldn’t understand her because she kept screaming from the contractions.

Then they hit the spike strips, which blew out all four tires and the cops ordered them out of their car at GUNPOINT.

Luckily, they realized Rachel was in labor, and got her to the hospital, where she gave birth about an hour later.  Ben, Rachel, and their new daughter, Hazel, are doing fine.

Check out photos of Rachel, Ben, and Hazel by clicking here.

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Freak Files: Thursday, 10/16/14

Woman Gets Snake She Didn’t Order In The Mail

A woman in Granite City, Illinois, got quite the surprise when she received a FedEx package on Tuesday….she hadn’t ordered anything, so she thought it may have been a gift when she opened the box.

Only, it wasn’t a gift.  It was a LIVE SNAKE!!!

The woman received a baby python that someone purchased with her credit card number and sent to her house!  The $100 spotted python is a common pet among reptile lovers. Gavin says she screamed when she found the snake.

Police say they’re investigating the possible identity theft.


1-n15A Guy Tries to Get Out of a Drunk Driving Arrest by Bribing a Cop With . . . a Mountain Dew

The cops in Bernalillo County, New Mexico got a call on Monday about a guy who’d smashed his car into a pole.  When they got there, they found Luis Rodriguez-Neri behind the wheel . . . and he was drunk.

Luis refused to take a breathalyzer.  Instead, he offered the cops a sweet bribe.  If they let him go, he would give them . . . a free Mountain Dew.

It’s not clear if he had the Mountain Dew on him or if he was going to bum a ride from the cops to a Quick Stop to buy them a Mountain Dew.

For some reason, the cops turned down that deal.  Luis was charged with aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of an accident . . . and bribery.


Woman Jailed Six Hours For Having An Overgrown Yard

A Tennessee woman who fell behind on her yard work was thrown in JAIL!

Karen Holloway said that the issue started this summer when the city of Lenoir (in East Tennessee) sent her a citation for an overgrown lawn.

After she didn’t cut it, police arrested her and threw her in jail for 5-days….which was reduced to just 6 hours for good behavior.

She admits she didn’t properly maintain her yard and says it had overgrown trees and bushes, but she says she didn’t deserve jail time.

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Freak Files: Wednesday, 10/15/14

A Family Gets an Extra $122,000 For Their House When They Agree to Include Their Cat

Michael and Fran Perceval of Glen Iris, Australia were trying to sell their five-bedroom house.   And when a family was looking at it, they saw the Percevals’ cat, Tiffany . . . and their daughters fell in love with her.

The Percevals wanted $1.8 million for their house, and the family offered to pay $1.92 million under one condition . . . the Percevals included THE CAT with the house.

That comes to an extra $122,000 for the cat!  If you’re expecting some kind of heartwarming stand taken by the Perceval family over their beloved Tiffany, forget it.

They took the money and plan to get another cat at a shelter, maybe the same one where their 19-year-old son picked out Tiffany four years ago.

Click here to see the Percevals, their real estate agent, and Tiffany.


Stupid Criminals!!!

I guess if you’re going to be a Stupid Criminal, you have to start young?

A guy in Indianapolis was arrested for underage drinking on Saturday night . . . and a few hours later, two of his underage buddies went to the police station to get him.

Only the cops could immediately tell they had been drinking too, so they were ALSO busted for underage drinking and reunited with their friend in jail.

Stupid Criminals!!!


A Man Is Arrested For Aggressive Mopping

30-year-old John Thornton of Southington, Connecticut was staying at a DoubleTree Hotel in Bristol, Connecticut on Monday night.  He saw a 27-year-old employee mopping the floor . . . and didn’t like the way she was doing it.

So John grabbed the mop and started doing the mopping for her . . . but, according to the police report, he was, quote, “mopping aggressively.”

He backed the woman into a corner with his aggressive mopping and even wound up mopping over her shoes a few times.

John was arrested for breach of peace and the hotel wound up with a VERY clean floor.

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Freak Files: Tuesday, 10-14-14

There’s a New World Record For Heaviest Pumpkin at 2,058 Pounds

There’s a new world record holder for the HEAVIEST PUMPKIN.

The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, California went down yesterday and a farmer from California brought a pumpkin that weighed 2,058 pounds.

According to the “Guinness Book of World Records”, the heaviest pumpkin in history weighed in at 2,032 pounds . . . so once this pumpkin is verified, it should go into the record books.

56-year-old John Hawkley of Napa Valley, California grew the pumpkin . . . he says northern California’s unusually warm weather this fall is what helped him grow the pumpkin so big.

Click here for some pics of the pumpkin.


A Guy Survives a Grizzly Bear Attack . . . and Getting Shot by a Guy Trying to Save Him

There’s a guy in Canada who got mauled by a grizzly bear this weekend . . . and that was arguably only the SECOND worst thing to happen to him that day.

A 56-year-old guy was out hunting in Fernie, British Columbia on Sunday morning when a grizzly bear ATTACKED HIM.  As he tried to keep the bear from tearing him apart, another hunter saw what was happening and ran over to help.

“Help” is a loose term here, though . . . because when the other hunter tried to shoot the bear, he accidentally shot the GUY.

Somehow, the guy survived both the bear attack AND the human attack . . . and he was airlifted to a hospital where he’s in stable condition.  His injuries aren’t considered life threatening.


Help!  My Arm Is Stuck In the Toilet!

If you dropped your iPhone in the toilet, would you stick your arm in the bowl to retrieve it?  How about your dentures?  Should I ask you that when you’re 85?

An 85-year-old woman in China recently dropped her false teeth in a TOILET.  Then she reached in to grab them but her arm got stuck.  Therefore, she was pretty much stuck, and for a long time too!

She had to wait FOUR HOURS until rescuers could get her arm out.

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Freak Files: Monday, 10-13-14

He’s Alive!

KAREN and JAY PRIEST lived through every parent’s worst nightmare last week.

An Alaska State Trooper popped up at three-a.m. saying their 29-year-old son, JUSTIN, passed away in a car crash.  The broken-hearted couple went over to their son’s girlfriend’s house at 5:30 to break the news and were shocked when their son actually answered the door with his puppy.

Understandably, the duo went wild with excitement and began yelling: “Praise Jesus! “It’s a miracle.”

CHIEF BRYCE JOHNSON admits that the troopers got some names mixed up and went to the wrong house to inform parents of fatal car wreck.  He said the situation should not happen and is “almost speechless for words.”


A Florida Woman Claims To Earn Six-Figures As a “Professional Twerker.”

22-year-old JESSICA VANESSA quit her job as a teaching assistant after her twerking videos went viral on Vine.

She says advertisers started paying her to promote their products to her millions of followers. Vanessa says, “What I make in six seconds would take me like four months to make as a teaching assistant.”

Since going viral, she has paid off all her student loans and bought a new car.  And, her family doesn’t even mind that she twerks for a living. She adds, “I would have no problem showing my grandmother my twerking videos.  She is wild and crazy and would probably want to join in with me.”


Stupid or Bumbling Criminals!!!

A Guy Tries to Shoplift Wine, But Knocks Himself Out!

I guess if you’re going to be a Stupid Criminal, you might as well be a bumbling criminal as well because it could somehow works to your advantage.  That’s EXACTLY what happened here.

A guy in England was drunk over the weekend and tried to shoplift a bottle of wine from a grocery store.

But as he was running out, he crashed into a display and knocked himself unconscious.  And since he never made it out of the store, he didn’t technically shoplift . . . so he won’t be facing any charges.

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Freak Files: Friday, 10/10/14

A Man On A Plane Yells, “I Have Ebola!”

Somehow a guy on a plane this week found a way to make people even angrier than if he’d dared to recline his SEAT.  Amazing, right?

A guy was coughing on a US Airways flight from Philadelphia to the Dominican Republic on Wednesday . . . and at one point, he yelled out, quote, “I have Ebola!” and  “I’ve been to Africa!”

That was enough to get EVERYONE freaked out.  When the plane landed, a team in HAZMAT SUITS boarded the plane and escorted him off.

It took them about two hours to determine that he DIDN’T have Ebola, he hadn’t been to Africa, so none of the other 200 or so people on the plane were at risk of getting Ebola.

He’s being sent back to the U.S. for more tests, just in case.


A Crematory Tried to Cremate an 800-Pound Person and the Entire Place Caught Fire

A person who weighs approximately 800 POUNDS recently died in Richmond, Virginia.

And, since there is no casket that could handle a person of that size, the family decided to have their loved-one cremated.

A company called Southside Cremation Services took on the challenge of cremating the body on Wednesday . . . but the cremation process created too much heat….and wound up setting the entire CREMATORY on fire.

The fire department put it out, and fortunately no one was hurt.

The crematory is planning to take another shot at the cremation process soon.


An Old Woman Fell in Front of a Train, and a High School Kid Saved Her Life

On Monday, a grandmother of seven was walking near some train tracks in West Frankfort, Illinois, and saw a train coming.

And instead of waiting for it to pass, she decided she could make it and tried to cross.

But, she tripped and fell, broke her arm, and couldn’t get up.  And the train was BEARING DOWN on her.

Luckily, 17-year-old Colton Essary was driving back to school after lunch, and heard the woman call for help.

So Colton stopped in the middle of the road, jumped out of his truck . . . and pulled her off the tracks JUST before the train went by.

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Freak Files: Thursday, 10/9/14

Is This Freaky Or Irony?

On Monday, fire fighters in Maryland were on their way to a fire when their fire truck suddenly burst into FLAMES.  Luckily fire fighters on another fire truck were able to put it out, and no one was hurt.


MugshotA Woman Calls the Cops to Complain About the Unflattering Photo They Posted on Facebook . . . And They Arrest Her

The police in Columbus, Ohio posted 34-year-old Monica Hargrove’s mugshot on their Facebook page last month, because there was a warrant out for her arrest for armed robbery.  They asked people with information about Monica to call them.

Well they did get a call about Monica . . . from MONICA herself.  She called less than 48 hours later to complain that the mug shot they’d posted was UNFLATTERING.

So the detective who took the call told her to come in, and they’d talk about taking the mug shot down.  Monica headed straight for the police station . . . and they arrested her.

Stupid Criminals!!!


A High School Football Team’s Quarterback Got Hurt During a Game . . . So the Other Team Let Them Use One of Their Quarterbacks

Last Monday, two high school football teams faced off near Jackson, Mississippi:  The Northwest Rankin Cougars, and the Brandon Bulldogs.  By the second quarter, the Bulldogs were up 21-nothing, and the Cougars’ only quarterback was hurt.

So the coach of the Bulldogs, Brad Peterson, got an idea.

To make it fair, he offered the Cougars to use his STARTING quarterback for the 2nd half.

The other coach agreed, and in the second half, Mason threw two touchdown passes, and was about to get a third when time ran out.

The Cougars still didn’t end up winning . . . they actually got DESTROYED 46-14


$1,800 For a Hamburger???

A restaurant in England created the world’s most expensive burger.

The so-called ‘Glamburger’ at Honky Tonk in the town of Chelsea costs $18-hundred dollars.  The sandwich comes with over a half-pound of Kobe Wagyu beef, mixed with New Zealand venison and seasoned with smoked Himalayan salt.

It’s surrounded by a bun which is covered in gold leaf. You’ll find a “liquid pocket of black truffle brie” nestled within the meat patty.  A mango and champagne au jus sauce is drizzled along the top, and the entire thing is garnished with grated white truffle.

The calorie count on the Glamburger is a whopping 26-hundred calories.

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Freak Files: Wednesday, 10/8/14

Look what I found

A man in India went to the doctor complaining of a “tickling sensation” in his ear. You’ll never guess what they found.

Doctors examining the unidentified guy immediately figured out the problem: a giant cricket was living in there.

The insect had burrowed head first into the man’s ear canal. The cricket had to be pulled out with a pair of tweezers while it fought “desperately” to hang on to the man’s earlobe.

The entire procedure was caught on video.

The guy is recovering and expected to be okay.  Click here to see the video.


Stupid Criminals!!!

A British woman who allegedly embezzled over half-a-million dollars from her boss never expected to be caught –because she was dying.

61-year-old SHIRLEY PLAYER explained to prosecutors that she’s dying of cancer, and thought she’d be gone by the time anyone found out about her crimes.

Shirley admitted to transferring funds to personal accounts while working for Allen and Bath realtors.  Not a bad plan, I guess?  What did she have to lose by doing time when you don’t have any time, right?  Well guess what, she has just been declared free of cancer by doctors!!!

Now she has been sentenced to 4-years in jail!!


When Animals Attack!

Violence broke out in the suburbs of Australia –between two kangaroos.

A resident in New South Wales captured video of the two kangaroos engaged in a five-minute street brawl in a quiet neighborhood.

After exchanging kicks and punches on the street, the animals took their fight into several front yards and driveways.

The clip has been viewed by millions of people around the world.

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Freak Files: Tuesday, 10/7/14

Freaky Zoology!

A zoo in Japan finally realized why they couldn’t get their two hyenas to produce offspring.

Maruyama Zoo in Sapporo received the pair of spotted hyenas named KAMI and KAMUTORI from a South Korean zoo back in 2010.

Ever since, they’ve been trying to get them to mate. When it never happened, the zoo finally conducted a gender test. The results confirmed that both animals were actually male.

The zoo is now searching for a female hyena that wants to breed with either of the other two.


A Teacher Has His Wife Call in a Bomb Threat to Get Him Out of a Meeting

A high school teacher in New York had a boring meeting on Friday, so he texted his wife, quote, “Call in a bomb threat.”  Then he texted, “Haha.”

But she didn’t SEE the second text, you know, the “Ha, ha” part.  So she actually DID report a bomb threat.

Eight officers went to the school, and eventually figured out it was a misunderstanding.  There’s no word on what the school is planning to do to Eric or if any criminal charges are coming.


There Are Two President Obamas!!!

Louis Ortiz is a 45-year-old Puerto Rican man from the Bronx who has a striking resemblance to President Obama.

So much so, that he quit his job from Verizon and started traveling the world as a Barack Obama impersonator.

It turns out that it was a good move since he’s earning upwards of $100,000 per year. He even has a documentary about his life called Bronx Obama.

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Freak Files: Monday, 10/6/14

The Coast Guard Rescued a Guy Who Tried to Float From Miami to Bermuda in an Inflatable Ball

Reza Baluchi is a peace activist trying to raise money for needy kids.   We’re not sure how his latest stunt fits that mission.

Reza decided he was going to float 1,000 miles from Miami, Florida to Bermuda in an inflatable ball last week.  He runs ultra marathons, so his plan was to run IN the bubble, across the water . . . like one of those big hamster wheel balls.

He took protein bars, water, a GPS, and a satellite phone with him, and set out from Miami for the Caribbean on Wednesday.

By Saturday, he was caught up in the Gulf Stream, suffering from exhaustion . . . and had to call the Coast Guard for a rescue.

They picked him up in his bubble about 70 miles off the coast of St. Augustine in northern Florida.

(Click here to see a picture the Coast Guard took as they were approaching.)


A Woman Gets Nothing in Her Dad’s Will . . . So She Digs Up His Grave Looking For the Real Will

Businessman Eddie Nash from Lancaster, New Hampshire died 10 years ago . . . and one of his daughters, 52-year-old Melanie Nash, didn’t get anything.  But her sister Susan DID.

Clearly that’s been eating at Melanie for the past decade . . . and she’s convinced that somehow Susan hid the REAL will.

So Melanie DUG UP her father’s grave, cracked open his casket, and searched through his remains to try to find the real will.

All she found was his skeleton clutching a pack of cigarettes, no will!

After a quick investigation, the police arrested her for criminal mischief, and abuse of a corpse.


World Milking Championships Tainted By Doping Allegations

There have been accusations of doping at the World Milking Championship.

The winner of this year’s world tournament in Italy was Gianmario Ghirardi who along with her cow, produced 8.7 liters of milk in two minutes…shattering the previous world record of 2 liters.

Now the president of the tournament is questioning how it’s possible that the world record was shattered by over 6 liters!

So he’s ordering the cow to be tested for illegal doping to increase milk production.

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Freak Files: Friday, 10/3/14

Booze Don’t Drink Itself

In California, a man who seemed like a Good Samaritan turned out to be a petty thug.

Police in Santa Cruz say a “kind-hearted” stranger gave a drunk man a ride home, then ended up burglarizing the guy’s house.

The victim told police he was walking home after having a few too many, when he decided to flag down a car and ask for a ride.

The driver, who had a toddler with him, agreed to take the man home. But, the next morning, the victim realized his T-V, a laptop, and other items were gone.

Police are reviewing security video from the man’s house in order to hopefully track down the culprit.


A Guy in a Wheelchair Steals So Much Stuff From Walmart, He Can’t Wheel Himself Out

30-year-old Roberto Rodriguez of Naples, Florida is in a wheelchair, but that doesn’t stop him from doing things that other people do.  Like shoplifting…..poorly.

Roberto was at a Walmart earlier this week, rolling down the aisles, shoving stuff in his pants.  He stole at least 40 items, then decided to cap it off by stealing a flat-screen TV.

But once he had the TV in his lap, his arms weren’t free to wheel the chair anymore.  So he asked another customer if they would push him out of the store.

And the other customer AGREED . . . because when a handicapped guy asks for help, you help.

The security guards weren’t fooled, though . . . they stopped Roberto as he got outside, and he was arrested for theft.  Stupid Criminals!!!


A Guy Breaks Into a Car Right Outside a School for Bouncers

Last Monday, 39-year-old Nathan Webb noticed an unlocked car in a parking lot in Manchester, England.  So he opened the door and got in to steal the person’s GPS.

But the owner of the car could SEE HIM, because he was right next to the parking spot . . . where he was taking a class on how to become a BOUNCER.

So he immediately walked outside to confront Nathan, and so did about TEN MORE guys from the class!!

And they happened to be in the middle of learning how to HANDCUFF people, which is apparently something bouncers DO in England.  So they CUFFED HIM, and held Nathan until the cops showed up.

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