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Man’s Tip Leads To Own Speeding Ticket

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, (UPI) –  A Swedish man who used Twitter to ask police to nab speeders near his home ended up with a $358 speeding ticket the following day. Henrik Ismarker of Stockholm tweeted to the police account Tuesday to complain about speeders frequenting a road near his home and the following day he was […]

Councilman Pays $28,800 For Twitter Posts

PHILADELPHIA, (UPI) — A Philadelphia city councilman who pays a company $28,800 per year to use Twitter and Facebook for him said 53 is too old to understand the technology. Councilman Jim Kenney, who has 10 staff members making a total $654,034 per year and pays $30,000 per year to a public relations consultant, said […]

Dog Eats Master’s Masters Tickets

SEATTLE, (UPI) — A Seattle man whose tickets to the Masters golf tournament were eaten by his dog said officials agreed to exchange the regurgitated scraps for new tickets. Russ Berkman said he had four passes to Wednesday’s practice round of the Masters and he was dismayed to arrive home recently to find paper scraps […]

Police Find Stolen Truck Being Buried

MACEDON, N.Y., (UPI) — A father and son in upstate New York face possible charges after the son was allegedly spotted burying a stolen box truck in a sand pit, investigators said. Macedon, N.Y., police and the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office said the 26-foot-long box truck was taken last week from a Macedon business and […]

Pawn Shop Worker Accidentally Shot In Butt

MARGATE, Fla., (UPI) — Police in Florida said a pawn shop worker was accidentally shot in the buttocks by another employee who was putting a gun into a display case. The Margate Police Department said a worker at David Bari’s Pawn Shop on State Road 7 left his semiautomatic Glock .40 caliber handgun on a […]

Store Sells Wine To 7-Year-Old Girl

EXETER, England, (UPI) — British supermarket chain Tesco apologized after a mother complained her 7-year-old daughter was allowed to buy a bottle of wine. Maggie Waugh, 43, said she waited outside of the Tesco Express store in Exeter, England, while her daughter, Dani, went inside the store to buy her some “surprise” early Mother’s Day […]

Dog Tags Returned To Family After 70 Years

TOLEDO, Ohio (UPI) — The Ohio family of a World War II veteran who died in 1990 said they were shocked when his dog tags were found 70 years after he lost them in Australia. Mary Hammond, 61, of Toledo, said she and her sisters, Pam Thacker and Kathy Rollison, were shocked when a cousin […]

Phone Thief Tried To ‘Hook Up’ With Victim

NEW YORK (UPI) — New York police said a man who stole a woman’s cellphone was surprised to find himself under arrest when he tried to “hook up” with the victim. Police said Marques Hoskins, 21, broke into the woman’s West 21st Street apartment around 2:30 a.m. Sunday while she was out walking her dog, […]

Drunken Wedding Guest Arrested

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio (UPI) — Police in Ohio said an incident that began with a drunken wedding guest refusing to stop dancing with the groom ended in the woman’s arrest. The bride told police Brooke Burke, whose age was not released, was extremely intoxicated at the Saturday reception at Clarence Church Pavilion in North Olmsted […]

Man Allegedly Urinated On Women’s Chairs

WEST DES MOINES (UPI) — Police in Iowa said a man accused of urinating on the office chairs of female coworkers turned himself in to authorities. The West Des Moines Police Department said Raymond Charles Foley, 59, who was caught on camera urinating on office chairs belonging to four female coworkers at the Farm Bureau, […]

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