Friday, December 09, 2005

Offbeat news

Headlines you might have missed

Shoplifter's Brush with the Law (Reuters)
Police in Germany arrested a shoplifter who filled his trousers with 39 tubes of toothpaste.

Let's Just Call It Even, Okay? (Reuters)
A Turkish villager who ran away with his friend's wife has offered his own wife in exchange.

Woman Bites Off Beau's Fingertip (Associated Press)
A woman is facing an aggravated assault charge after sheriff's deputies say she bit off the tip of one of her boyfriend's fingers during an argument.

Cop Tasers Partner After Soda Fight (Associated Press)
A police officer has been charged with using a Taser on his partner during an argument over whether they should stop for a soft drink.

With thanks to Reuters and The Associated Press.

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Jaimie said...

Why in the world would you steal toothpaste?

I was thinking that maybe he was doing something honorable (for example, my church fills shoeboxes with toiletries for families in Africa, including toothpaste), but I highly doubt it.

What a weirdo!

DCS said...

There are some people who are unlike you and me, Jaimie. :-)

Rose said...

The woman who bit back,.,,cute

Alina said...

So, kids, what have we learned today? Oral hygene is of ultimate importance, there is compensation for everything, never underestimate a person's commitment when impersonating a dog and, oh yeah, thirst isn't really something to mess with..

I love these posts of your about strange events. Always puts a smile on my face.

Deb S. said...

Rose and Kayla: Whenever I find "strange news" of interest, you'll read it here.

Kayla: Your comment put a smile on my face - so philosophical and true!