Norma Jean Brennan decided to spend part of her 79th birthday in self-administered drivers’ ed – with the help of her pastor, who was sitting in the passenger seat. Reverend Kevin Holsapple says he was giving Brennan some refresher tips when she got the pedals mixed up and accidentally hit the accelerator, propelling the car through the front window of a Target store! Well, they do have a bulls eye as their logo. They both received citations– hers for driving while license is suspended or revoked and his for allowing an unlicensed driver to drive his Mercury.
A Brazilian man won’t have to go fishing for compliments about his toughness after this incident. Bruno Barcellos de Souza Coutinho was cleaning the speargun after a fishing trip when it accidentally went off and drove itself 12 inches into his skull – nearly coming out the back of his head! He didn’t go to a hospital until his aunt insisted he go for help, and when he arrived in the E.R., he was described as “totally lucid” – with virtually no brain impairment. The 34-year-old is in intensive care, having lost the sight in his left eye, but he’s expected to make a full recovery.
Juneem Barnes was taking a nap when he heard noises in his house, but thought it was just his roommate and some friends – until one of the teens entered his room, realized that it was occupied and bolted for the door! The boys had piled up the items they planned to steal, but ended up fleeing empty handed, leaving behind a phone that had an entry for “Mom.” Barnes’ roommate dialed that number and reached the mother of the would-be thief, who told cops where to find the boys.