Drunk Shoots Self While Trying To Shoot Bees

Blair Man’s Self Inflicted Gunshot Wound Alcohol Related

A combination of alcohol, bees and a gun resulted in a Williamsburg man making a trip to the hospital Sunday.
The incident happened around 2:00 Sunday yesterday afternoon in Frankstown Township in the Canoe Creek area.

Even sober, using a pistol to kill insects is a really bad idea.

Published in: on April 28, 2008 at 9:44 pm  Leave a Comment  

Stealing From The Dead

Woman Accused of Stealing From Dead Man

JACKSONVILLE, FL — A Jacksonville woman is facing charges for stealing from a dead man.

Police say back in November, 59-year old Paul Douglas was found dead in his home on the Northside.

I’m waiting to hear if she did something with the body, or just let it rot.

Published in: on April 24, 2008 at 8:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

Gangsta Grandma Video

Gangster Video of Senile Grandmother Brandishing Gun Leads to Teen’s Arrest

LAKE WORTH, Fla. — An 18-year-old man is charged with elder abuse for having his senile grandmother wear a black mask and hold a handgun for a video on thug life in Palm Beach County, authorities said.
The 85-year-old woman is seen and heard on the video threatening to shoot “all the pigs,” referring to police.

Well, on the plus side, how many 18 year olds do you know that spend any quality time with their grandmothers?

Published in: on April 23, 2008 at 10:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

…This Is Your Brain On Drugs

Man Arrested After Pumping Gas Into Imaginary Car

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Frankfort man was arrested on drug trafficking charges early Sunday morning after he was reportedly pumping gas into an imaginary vehicle. According to the arrest report, Metro Police arrived at a gas station at First and Jefferson streets in Louisville and immediately smelled marijuana coming from Joshua L. Moore, who station clerks contend was filling up an imaginary vehicle.

I hope at least it was a nice imaginary car. Shame that he didn’t try to evade police in it – think of the dash-cam video.

Published in: on April 22, 2008 at 10:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

Ban The Inanimate Object, Don’t Punish The Idiot

Australia state bans laser pointers after attacks

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A major Australian state has banned laser pointers after a spate of incidents in which aircraft pilots have been temporarily blinded, the government said on Monday.
High-powered hand lasers, including so-called “star pointers” used by astronomers, would be listed as prohibited weapons in New South Wales state with jail terms of up to 14 years for anyone carrying them without a permit.

Obviously laser pointers are just too dangerous for ordinary people to have…

Published in: on April 22, 2008 at 1:42 am  Leave a Comment  

Babys In Gangs?

Dad arrested after dispute over which gang right for baby

When Mom wears one set of gang colors and Dad wears another, conflict over how to raise the baby can cause irreconcilable differences.

At least that’s what happened for one Commerce City couple.

It’s normal for parents to want the best for their kids. It’s also normal for parents to disagree about what they think is best for their kids. This isn’t normal.

Published in: on April 11, 2008 at 10:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

Next Step – Bubble-Wrap

Learning to walk in a world of hard surfaces

Learning to walk in a world of hard surfaces can turn a special moment into a heart rendering incident in a flash. It’s normal for young children to sustain bumps and bruises occasionally as part of exploring; the problem is this kind of fall is very common in even the safest of homes and gardens. The damage to a falling toddler’s hands and knees can be an acceptable form of pain for learning but a head injury can be traumatic for both infant and parent.

It’s the ‘Thudguard’ (not to be confused with the Thagomizer) As a parent, I know that kids are built to withstand a fall from approximately their height.   I’ve had discussions about bike helmets with people before, and my rule is if the surface is paved, then wear the helmet.  I observed a neighbor who was teaching their daughter to ride a bike.  She fell, and her mother made quite a big deal about how if she hadn’t been wearing the helmet, she would have smashed her head.  From whare I was standing, I could see what really happened.  The kid & bike tipped over, and once they were on the ground, the kid let their head & helmet hit.  No helmet, no impact.

Published in: on April 10, 2008 at 10:48 pm  Leave a Comment  

Faked Pictures of Pigeons

Photographer sacked over fake picture

A newspaper photographer has been fired for doctoring his award-winning picture, the Website of the Shanghai-based Xinmin Evening News reported yesterday.

Zhang Liang from the Harbin Daily submitted the picture “Over 800 pigeons at a square take the bird flu vaccine” to the China International Press Photo Contest in 2005 and came away with a gold award.

You’d think after all the uproar over the reuters photographer that faked pictures, that even the Chinese media would know better.

Published in: on April 9, 2008 at 1:33 am  Leave a Comment  

Are Cops Issued Potato Guns?

Glenville officer resigns, another arrested

— A town police officer is facing a felony after he allegedly shot out a streetlight with a potato gun while on duty, Glenville Police Chief Michael Ranalli said Friday.

It’s nice to see that cops are capable of having a good time with spud guns.  It’s also nice to see them being treated just like anyone else.  So what kind of criminal activity would require a cop to carry a loaded potato gun?

Published in: on April 6, 2008 at 12:22 pm  Comments (1)  

Surf’s Up

Arlington man injured while trying to ‘roof surf’ on highway

An Arlington man was critically injured Thursday night when he tried to “roof surf” atop a car traveling down a highway, police said.

The unidentified man, 24, has life-threatening injuries after trying to climb out of a Scion xB and onto its roof. He fell from the car onto the highway but was not struck by any vehicles, authorities said. The man was transported to a hospital by helicopter.

I’m resisting all the easy jokes about the xB, and even the ‘hey ya’ll, watch this’.  Hopefully he is an organ donor.

Published in: on April 5, 2008 at 11:08 pm  Leave a Comment