Archive for June, 2007

Wrong place wrong time

Saturday, June 30th, 2007
|The following is supposedly a true story. To be included, besides being true, the story is most likely strange, weird, surprising, or funny.Four teenagers were arrested in the parking lot of a large mall in Lakeland, Fla., just before Christmas when, attempting to steal an automobile at random, they tried to break into a police van containing three officers on a stakeout.

Closing down Denny’s

Saturday, June 30th, 2007
|The following is supposedly a true story. To be included, besides being true, the story is most likely strange, weird, surprising, or funny.Denny’s resturants are also open 24 hours a day. When they decided to close last Christmas (first time ever), they realized that a lot of doors did not have locks, most of those that did have locks, no one knew where to find the keys!

Bull free in Tokoyo

Saturday, June 30th, 2007
|The following is supposedly a true story. To be included, besides being true, the story is most likely strange, weird, surprising, or funny.Tokyo, Japan:A bull bound for slaughter gave its handlers the slip Wednesday and escaped into Tokyo’s teeming streets.The 1,300-pound bull, shipped in from southern Japan, thundered down the gangplank as soon as it was lowered, bolted past port police and headed for the wide open spaces.More than 20 policeman chased the animal for 40 minutes through nearly three miles of city traffic before managing to herd it into the parking lot of a posh hotel. Waiting patrol cars formed a makeshift corral to avert another escape.Police then roped the bull’s horns and tied it to a tree until the owner came to transport it.

People with busy lives

Saturday, June 30th, 2007
|The following is supposedly a true story. To be included, besides being true, the story is most likely strange, weird, surprising, or funny.St. Paul, Minnesota:For people with lots on their agenda, Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company creates 25-inch-by-30-inch Post-It Easel Pads.

Return what is stolen

Saturday, June 30th, 2007
|The following is supposedly a true story. To be included, besides being true, the story is most likely strange, weird, surprising, or funny.Des Moines, Iowa:A repentant burglar returned his loot to its owners, along with a note explaining why: “My priest said I done a wrong.”More than $200, a pair of sunglasses and some golf balls were found Monday morning on the steps of Potthoff Foods Incorporated, a meat wholesaler.”He took my sunglasses, but I didn’t know he took them until I got them back this morning,” sales representative Phil Barber said. “You know, I don’t think something like this happens that often. It’s sort of neat. The guy did wrong, but he tried to make it right.”The break-in at Potthoff’s happened late Friday or early Saturday. The thief pried open a door and rummaged through some desks.Potthoff officials said they’re not going to depend on the honesty of thieves’ nature in the future.”We are adding an extra security system today,” Barber said.