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HERE, KITTY ... Wednesday, May 21
An unnamed 40-year-old man was charged in Briec, France, in May for a February incident in which his cat knocked over his statue of Buddha, demolishing it. The man apparently so reveres Buddha that, …
WOE IS TREE Wednesday, May 21
In April, Brazilian authorities told reporters folks in remote Ayopaya, needing to recover three motorbikes stolen by two men, tied them to a tree of woe for several days until relatives came up with …
IF THE SHOE FITS Wednesday, May 21
NOTW has seen the extraordinary discomfort some women embrace just to be able to wear a certain pair of designer shoes. The number and ingenuity of foot doctors serving such women has recently grown. …
POOR LITTLE RICH BOY Wednesday, May 28
Ethan Couch, 17, was convicted of DUI manslaughter last year after killing four people, but benefited at sentencing from a counselor's testimony describing him as a victim of "affluenza," a condition in which children of wealthy families hopelessly …
CRAPPING OUT Wednesday, May 28
One of the leading theories as to the cause of a radiation leak at a nuclear waste dump near Carlsbad, New Mexico, in February is the facility's recent, unanticipated switch to "organic" kitty litter. An inorganic variety had been used to absorb …
LEAST COMPETENT CRIMINALS Wednesday, May 7
Recurring Theme: An unnamed "gangland" bomber was killed in March in Dublin, Ireland, when the payload exploded prematurely. The detonation occurred on the morning of March 30, which marked the daylight saving time change in Ireland, and police …
OOPS … DAMN Yesterday at 12:00 AM
Moshood Itabiyi, 22, was arrested in a traffic stop in July shortly after allegedly robbing Barnum, Minnesota's Northview Bank. His dream of a quick getaway vanished when he saw that he'd locked his keys in the car. He burglarized a nearby house for …
OOPS … DAMN PT. II Yesterday at 12:00 AM
Three teens, ages 13, 14 and 15, were charged with attempted burglary in St. Petersburg, Florida, in July when, as they were serial-testing parked cars' doors to find an unlocked one, they happened to inattentively open the door of an unmarked …
SMALL CHANGE Yesterday at 12:00 AM
The surveillance video in evidence in England's Wolverhampton Crown Court in July captured the entire caper of two young men failing to open a parking lot's ATM five months earlier. Wearing hoods, they tried to batter the secure machine open, then …
BAD SAMARITAN! Yesterday at 12:00 AM
Roy Ortiz hired a lawyer in March and said he was considering suing the first responders who rescued him during the historic September 2013 flooding around Broomfield, Colorado, because they didn't find him fast enough when his car plunged into …
 
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