Freak Files: Thursday, 7/31/14

A Hatchet Bounced Out of a Truck and Went Through Someone’s Windshield

Someone was driving down the interstate behind a landscaping truck near Boston yesterday, when suddenly a HATCHET that was in the back of the truck bounced OUT . . . and went straight through their WINDSHIELD, blade first.

Luckily the handle got stuck in the glass, so it didn’t go through the windshield, and no one was hurt.  But there’s a photo of it still stuck in the windshield, and a woman is still sitting in the passenger’s seat, where it would have hit.

You don’t see her face in the photo, and she asked not to be identified, but police said she was pretty shaken up.  They ended up citing the landscaper for “failure to secure cargo,” and fined him $200.

Check out the photo by clicking here.

 

bank robber-X0dA Bank Robber Is Busted Because She’s Too Out-of-Shape to Run Away

If everyone in America continues to get chubbier, could it mean the end of CRIME?

23-year-old Shantoria Valentine of Omaha, Nebraska walked into a Wells Fargo bank branch on Monday afternoon and handed the teller a note saying she had a BOMB, and demanded money.  So the teller gave her some cash, and Shantoria took off running.

Or at least she TRIED.  Shantoria was so out of shape that she ended up COLLAPSING a few blocks away from the bank.

The cops arrested her . . . but she was so winded she actually needed medical attention and was hospitalized.

Stupid Criminals!!!

Shantoria is facing felony charges for robbery, making terroristic threats, and threatening to use explosives.

 

An 84-Year-Old Had a Heart Attack in the Middle of a Traffic Stop . . . So the Cop Saved His Life

On Saturday, a cop in Kennebunk, Maine named Matthew Harrington pulled over an 84-year-old named Gavin Falconer for speeding.

But while Officer Harrington was running his information, Gavin suddenly slumped over in his seat.  So the officer ran back to Gavin’s car, and realized that Gavin was having a HEART ATTACK.

So he yanked him out of the car, and started doing CPR.  Then another cop got there with a defibrillator.  And together, they managed to save Gavin’s LIFE.

Gavin was in pretty good spirits when a reporter talked to him in his hospital bed, and he wants to meet Harrington to say thank you.

By the way, Gavin DIDN’T end up getting a speeding ticket . . . he got off with a warning.

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Freak Files: Wednesday, 7/20/14

A Tornado Tears Through a Guy’s House . . . and Throws All the Stuff He Stole From His Neighbors Onto His Lawn

You don’t hear many stories about tornados causing something GOOD to happen.  But today, we’ve got one.

On Sunday, a tornado tore through Kingsport, Tennessee and damaged several homes, including a place that belongs to 26-year-old Jerrod Christian.

And in the process of ripping through his house, the tornado flung a bunch of Jerrod’s stuff onto his lawn . . . including a bunch of stuff he’d STOLEN from his neighbors, like several expensive power tools.

So when his neighbors went over to see if they could help him out, they were shocked to see their stuff on his lawn.

They called the cops . . . but it turned out Jerrod was already in jail for disorderly conduct.  Now he’s been charged with burglary and theft.

 

A Man Is Suing a Pizza Place Because the Employees Beat Him Up When He Tried to Rob It

23-year-old Nigel Sykes of Wilmington, Delaware tried to rob a pizza place called Seasons Pizza back in November.

The robbery was foiled because the employees tackled him, knocked his gun away, and held him down until the cops got there.

Nigel is serving 15 years in prison for the robbery . . . and now he’s SUING the pizzeria for $260,000 because he says the employees were too rough with him.

 

Two Cops Get Into a Head-On Collision When One Runs a Red Light

35-year-old Robert Harrington is a police officer in Syracuse, New York.  He was driving in his cop car on Tuesday while looking down at his computer and wasn’t watching the road.

He ran straight through a red light . . . and got in a head-on crash with another car.  The irony here is the other car was another COP!!!

It was a 51-year-old detective with the Syracuse police with an awesome detective name . . . Edward MacBlane.  He was driving an unmarked police car in the other direction.

Fortunately, neither of them was injured . . . and Harrington did NOT get a ticket.

 

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Freak Files: Tuesday, 7/29/14

Delta Pilot Goes Crazy On An Air Traffic Controller!

This weekend, a Delta pilot and an air traffic controller got into an argument…and it was all caught on tape!!!

A Delta pilot used the wrong runway in Atlanta and is unhappy when the air traffic controller corrects him.

We have a clip for you…the two runways are referred to as ‘Mike’ and ‘Lima’. The third voice at the end is another pilot telling the first pilot, ‘Captain Happy’, to settle down.

 

Where Does Your Teenager Keep Their Phone At Night?

13-year-old ARIEL TOLFREE put her Samsung Galaxy S4 under her pillow before going to bed. Halfway through the night, a burning smell woke her up.  Turns out, the phone caught fire under her pillow.

The fire, which also singed her mattress and pillow, was caused by a replacement battery.  Samsung has promised to replace the phone and the other damaged items.

For the record, the phone does come with the following warning: “Covering the device with bedding… poses a possible risk of fire or explosion.”

 

How To Deal With A Traffic Jam!

A freeway in Los Angeles was at a standstill on Friday, because someone climbed onto an overpass sign and wouldn’t come down.

Now, when we say, ‘Stand still”, we don’t mean a backup like we have here in Memphis, where the traffic slowly crawls at about 5mph.  This was truly a “Stand still.”  Nobody was moving for a long time.

So one guy got out of his car and set up a TABLE in one of the lanes, and other drivers got out and played POKER with him.

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Freak Files: Monday, 7/28/14

No Noisy Americans Allowed!

A pub in Ireland is advising “noisy Americans” to take their business elsewhere.

Peter’s Place Café in Waterville posted a sign that reads: “No Bus/Coach tours or loud American’s. Thank you.”

The pub is on a major tourist bus route and thousands of Americans pass through yearly, bringing money into the local economy.  The local Waterville Business Association promises the sign “in no way represents the views of Waterville businesses or the community as a whole” and “Americans are always welcome.”

 

A Criminal Writes “Y’all Will Never Catch Me” on a Police Department’s Facebook Page . . . They Catch Him the Next Day

28-year-old Roger Ray Ireland of Edgewater, Maryland has a warrant out for his arrest for violating probation.

And the Anne Arundel County, Maryland police department does something called “Wanted Wednesdays” where they make old-school wanted posters for people with warrants, and posts them on Facebook.  Last Wednesday, they posted one for Roger.

But when he found out it was on Facebook, he left a COMMENT on it . . . saying, quote, “Y’all will never catch me.”

That clearly made the cops more motivated to catch him.  They tracked him down in Baltimore the next day.

Stupid Criminals!!!

Click here to see the fake wanted poster for Roger and a screenshot of his comment on Facebook.

 

Overjoyed Dog Passes Out

Have you seen the viral video of a dog who is so excited and happy that he faints when he is reunited with a family member….who was working overseas for 2 years?

It’s a must SEE…

By the way….the dog, a schnauzer named Casey, was taken to the vet and everything is fine with her. The vet said Casey was just so overjoyed that she fainted.

 

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Freak Files: Friday, 7/25/14

Road RageRoad Rage Is Not Healthy!

This story will prove that we all need to calm down behind the wheel.

48-year-old Joseph H. Carl of Gainesville, Florida was driving home from a bar in his pickup truck on Tuesday night, when he rear-ended a car stopped at a red light.  That sent him into uncontrollable road rage.

He got out of his truck, ran up to the other driver’s car, and started banging on the windows.  Obviously the guy was freaked out, so he sped off.

But it turns out Joseph hadn’t put his truck in “park.”  It was standing still because it was still smashed into the car . . . but when the other guy took off, Joseph’s truck started rolling . . . and he got RUN OVER by his own truck.

He wound up with a broken hand, a broken foot, and a DUI.

 

Your Dying Wish Can Someday Payoff!

A woman in New Jersey used the leftover money from her mom’s funeral to buy lottery tickets, because her mom had always dreamed of hitting the jackpot and sharing it with the whole family.

One of the tickets won $20 MILLION, and now 19 different family members will get a share.

 

232 Teeth Removed From Teen’s Mouth In India

When an Indian boy went in for dental surgery after complaining of pain and swelling in his jaw, surgeons were shocked to find that his mouth was packed with more than 230 teeth.

After six hours of surgery, doctors were able to extract 232 teeth from the mouth of 17-year-old Ashiq Gavai.

There were so many teeth in Ashiq’s mouth that the hospital plans on contacting the Guinness Books of World Records.

According to doctors, the young man now has a full set of 28 teeth.

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Freak Files: Thursday, 7/24/14

A Man Drops 140 Pounds . . . By Working at McDonald’s?

Want to permanently lose your desire to eat fast food?  Here’s the best way we can think of:  Work at a FAST FOOD place, and see what it looks like before it’s served.

27-year-old Colin Moore of Durham, England managed to lose 140 pounds in a year . . . by working at McDonald’s.

By being at McDonald’s, constantly smelling their burgers and being around the food as it was prepared IMMEDIATELY turned him off of fast food.

It inspired him to switch his diet to things like fruit, lean meat, rice cakes, chicken, and vegetables.  He lost 18 pounds in his first month as a McDonald’s employee . . . and now, just a little over a year later, he’s down 140 pounds and weighs 203.

He’s still working at McDonald’s . . . although now that his story is getting some press, I can’t imagine their PR department is going to want him working there much longer.

Here are some before and after photos of Colin.

 

Boy Banned From Donut Shop: After Asking If Woman Is Pregnant

A Connecticut doughnut shop has banned a 4-year-old boy after he asked a customer if she was pregnant.

Rebecca Denham was with her son, Justin, at the Doughnut Inn when he asked if a woman had a “baby in her belly”.

The mom apologized to the woman, who didn’t think it was a big deal. But the next time Rebecca and Justin went to the shop, they were asked to leave because the boy was “rude.”

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Freak Files: Wednesday, 7/23/14

A Sea Lion Kills A Shark??

Beachgoers spotted the 13-foot shark thrashing around in the water near Coronation Beach in Australia.  The shark washed up on the shore dead two days later.

Officials with the Australian Department of Fisheries cut the shark open and found an Australian sea lion lodged in its throat.

Experts say the shark simply didn’t chew enough before it swallowed and the shark simply choked to death.

 

1azbMY.AuSt.77A Guy Ran Inside a Building to Hide from the Cops . . . But It Turned Out to Be a Police Academy

Last Wednesday, a cop in Biloxi, Mississippi saw 30-year-old Roger Beasley driving down the street, and knew from an earlier encounter that he didn’t have a license.

But when he tried to pull him over, Roger jumped out of his car and took off on foot, but then he tried to run into a building to hide . . . and it turned out to be a POLICE ACADEMY.

There were even marked police cars parked out front.  Apparently Roger didn’t notice, because he made it all the way to the front door.

Naturally, he was outnumbered and arrested.

Stupid Criminals!

He’s charged with resisting arrest, driving without a license, and they also found a bunch of CRACK on him so his most serious charge is possession with intent to distribute.

 

Disturbing News 

Two guys were hired by a real estate group to clean out a vacant house that went into default a few months ago and the home buyers vanished.  Or did they vanish?

The two guys found a mannequin hanging in the garage.  So they threw it in the big dumpster along with the rest of the junk and took it to a local landfill.

When they were in the process of emptying the dumpster, they realized that the mannequin was actually a man who’d committed SUICIDE several weeks earlier.

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Freak Files: Tuesday, 7/22/14

A Jail Goes Back to Black-and-White Striped Jumpsuits . . . Because “Orange Is the New Black” Made Orange Ones Cool

A county jail in Michigan is going back to those old-fashioned jumpsuits with the horizontal black-and-white stripes.

And it’s because orange jumpsuits have supposedly become too FASHIONABLE . . . thanks to the Netflix show “Orange Is the New Black”.

William Federspiel is the sheriff in Saginaw County, Michigan.  He says the county jail has gone back to the stripes because people who AREN’T in jail want to wear orange prison jumpsuits, to look like “Orange Is the New Black” characters.

He says the black-and-white striped jumpsuits cost the same amount as orange ones.  And he also says the inmates HATE them.  But, quote, “If you don’t like the clothes that I give you, don’t come back.”  Click here to see photos of the new jumpsuits.

 

A Bridesmaid Goes Into Labor Right Before Her Sister’s Wedding . . . But Still Walks Down the Aisle and Stays For Photos

26-year-old Emma Bowker of Yorkshire, England got married a few weeks ago, and her 29-year-old sister Lucy was her bridesmaid.  Lucy was nine months pregnant . . . and RIGHT before the wedding, she went into labor.

Lucy didn’t want to miss her sister’s wedding or steal her sister’s thunder . . . she just kinda sucked it up.

Lucy still walked her sister down the aisle . . . stayed through the ceremony . . . then even posed for a few photographs.  Finally, she rushed to the hospital.  She gave birth to her daughter Izzy a few hours later.

Click here for a few pictures that Lucy took at the wedding while she was in labor.

 

Proof That Beer Don’t Drink Itself!!!

A woman at a convenience store in San Francisco wanted to buy a can of beer that cost $1.25, but didn’t have enough money…so she robbed an EIGHT-YEAR-OLD GIRL who was outside selling candy.

 

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Freak Files: Monday, 7/21/14

Two Harvard Students Invented the World’s First Cake Batter Spray Can

Two students at Harvard University named John McCallum and Brooke Nowakowski have invented and patented CAKE BATTER in a spray can.  Is this the best invention to come out of Harvard since Facebook?  Maybe it’s even better.

Instead of having to make your OWN cake batter using a mix, eggs, and water like some caveman, now you just shake up the can and spray batter right into a pan.

The spray batter has a more consistent flavor, and it has fewer chemicals than regular cake mix.  It also cooks faster than regular cake batter, you can bake a cake in ONE MINUTE.

John and Brooke got a patent, and now they’re working on finding a manufacturer to get it in stores.

 

Stupid Criminals!!! A Woman Who Stole a Dress Is Busted When She Posts Selfies on Facebook

Social media keeps getting better and better at taking down Stupid Criminals.

27-year-old Danielle Saxton of West Frankfort, Illinois stole a leopard print dress from a store earlier this month.  And then she took a few selfies in the dress and posted them on FACEBOOK.

One of the store’s co-owners also went on Facebook, and posted about the dress being stolen.

And since West Frankfort has a population of only around 8,000 people, there was obviously some overlap between the owner’s friends and Danielle’s friends.

A few people immediately pointed him to Danielle’s selfies, he called the cops, and Danielle was just arrested for misdemeanor retail theft.

Click here to see pictures of Danielle in the dress.

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Freak Files: Friday, 7/18/14

Boy Steals School Bus For The Second Time In A Month

A 12-year-old Florida boy was arrested after he took a school bus for a joyride — for the second time in one month.

To get the bus this time around, Michael Wade Propst stole his aunt’s car and took it to the school. He then drove the bus for more than 2 hours — making a stop at Wal-Mart before he was arrested.

 

Stupid Criminals!!

29-year-old Michael Harp of Corbin, Kentucky was arrested on Tuesday afternoon for shoplifting and public intoxication.  Those are both misdemeanors, and he probably could’ve pleaded down to community service.

BUT . . . when Michael was in the holding cell, he asked if he could use his cell phone.  When they said yes, he called DOMINO’S . . . pretended he was the cop who arrested him . . . and had five pepperoni pizzas delivered to the station.

When the pizzas showed up, another cop didn’t realize it was a prank and paid for them.  But the cop who arrested Michael said he hadn’t ordered the pizzas . . . and they quickly figured out what happened.

Now Michael is looking at two new FELONY charges . . . identity theft and impersonating a police officer.

So, a pretty decent idea for a prank.  Granted, it could lead to this guy doing YEARS in prison instead of getting off with a slap on the wrist . . . but sometimes, a legendary prank is worth it, right?

Stupid Criminals!!

There’s no word whether the cops ended up eating the pizzas.

 

A Kitten Rescued From a Shelter Is Now the World’s Oldest Living Cat

Ann and Bob Higginbottom of Lincolnshire, England rescued a kitten named Pinky from a shelter back in 1986 . . . that’s 28 years ago.

And Pinky is STILL ALIVE.

She just turned 28 . . . which is about 129 in human years.  And that makes her the world’s oldest living cat.

Ann says, quote, “She is amazing, really, completely deaf now . . . but her eyesight is still as sharp as ever.  She’s turning into an old lady now, she likes to sit by our Koi pond and just watch them as they swim.”

According to the “Guinness Book of World Records”, the oldest cat ever lived to be 38 . . . so Pinky would need to go another decade to match that.

 

Hey Kids, Next Time You Plan To Steal A Car Make Sure There Aren’t Any Cops Inside First.

An undercover detective in St. Petersburg Florida was staking out a part of town after reports that teenagers were breaking into cars. While sitting in the car, the detective spotted three teens trying to open the doors of several parked cars. Then, they actually attempted to enter the car where the officer was hiding. Police spokesman MIKE PUETZ says, “Sometimes you can find yourself in the middle of one of these situations as it’s taking place.”

The detective arrested two girls ages 13 and 15, along with a 14-year-old boy.

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Freak Files: Thursday, 7/17/14

107 Is The New 70!

A Minnesota woman turned 107 on Tuesday.   EVELYN KLEINE says she still feels like she’s 70. She drove a car until she turned 99.

A dressmaker during her younger years, she’s lived in Minnesota her whole life and says she lived to the ripe, old age because “I don’t drink liquor and I don’t dance!”

 

A Man Set His House on Fire Using a Homemade Flamethrower . . . Because He Wanted to Kill a Spider

A guy in Seattle wanted to kill a spider in his house, so he put together a HOMEMADE FLAMETHROWER . . . he held his lighter up to a can of spray paint to blast the spider.  But he wound up setting the entire house on fire and did $60,000 in damage.

On the bright side, the fire department says he most definitely killed the spider.

 

184559_630x354A Guy Robs His Girlfriend’s Bank . . . To Pay For Her Engagement Ring

22-year-old Ramsey Fakhouri of Troy, Michigan was in a long-distance relationship with his girlfriend in Illinois.  He wanted to propose, but couldn’t afford a ring.

His girlfriend worked at a bank, and he knew how the bank’s drive-thru ATMs were stocked.

So this past Valentine’s Day, he and a friend drove to the bank in Illinois.  And when the manager was restocking the ATMs outside, he ran up with a pellet gun and stole about $26,000.  Then they headed back to Michigan.

However, surveillance cameras got a decent shot of him after the robbery . . . and Ramsey’s girlfriend recognized him.  And she turned him in immediately.

He was just sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison.

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Freak Files: Wednesday, 7/16/14

Someone Stole a Car in Miami and Drove It to Washington in Two Days

Someone in Miami, Florida stole a Jeep Patriot from a bank parking lot on June 30th.  And two days later, on July 2nd, it turned up . . . in Blaine, Washington.

That’s a 3,400-mile drive.  Google Maps estimates it would take 47 to 50 hours to get there . . . if you made ZERO stops.

And since the car turned up in Washington about 48 hours after it disappeared, that means whoever stole it must’ve driven without stopping to sleep, or even sit down for a meal.

The cops don’t have any suspects yet, and they’re working on getting the Jeep back to the owner in Florida.

 

Toddler Saves Elderly Man Trapped In Hot Car

Bob King was waiting for his wife at Knoxville’s Vestal Baptist Church when he realized he was stuck inside the car because the doors automatically locked and he didn’t have any keys to unlock them or open the windows.

It was 91 degrees outside and well over 100 degrees in the car.

Bob noticed a 3-year old child walking by and started beating on the windows to get his attention.  Then he shouted to the toddler to go get help.

So, the 3-year old ran to his pastor, repeating the word “locked,” then saying “hot, hot.” He grabbed the Pastor’s hand and led him to the car.

The Pastor was able to open the car door, at which point King fell out of the car, his “whole body raining with sweat.”

 

A Vietnam Vet With No Legs Can’t Get a New Wheelchair From the VA . . . So Lowe’s Fixed It For Free

Michael Sulsona of Graniteville, New York is a veteran who lost both his legs in 1971, when he stepped on a landmine in Vietnam.  He’s been in a wheelchair ever since . . . and not a good one.

He’s been trying to get the Veterans Administration to give him a new wheelchair for the past two years, but the VA wouldn’t do it.

Then on Monday Michael was shopping at a Lowe’s when his wheelchair broke AGAIN!  So a few Lowe’s employees jumped into action, grabbed a bunch of parts, and spent 45 minutes working on Michael’s wheelchair.  They even covered the cost of all the parts . . . and now it was works perfectly.

Michael says he tried to thank them, but they kept saying it was their honor.

Click here to see a picture of the employees working on the wheelchair with Michael on a chair in the background.

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