A Big Lake, Alaska man was jailed Saturday for pleasuring himself in public and attempting to impersonate reggae musician Bob Marley. A witness reported seeing a man on the side of the road with his pants down, apparently in the middle of the act. After being spotted, the man took off into the woods. Troopers arrived and followed footprints in the snow to a nearby cabin where they found a man walking around there who matched the description from witnesses. “The male originally identified himself as ‘Bob.’ I told ‘Bob’ that I was investigating a male who had exposed himself in public,” the officer on scene wrote. “‘Bob’ acknowledged doing the dirty deed in public. I asked him for his full name and he stated, ‘Bob Marley.’ I advised him that he did not appear to be ‘Bob Marley’ and he should give me a correct name or he will be arrested as ‘John Doe.’ One more fake name and the man eventually told Anderson his real name — Brent Ladd. Ladd was arrested for disorderly conduct, indecent exposure and failing to identify himself to troopers.
Portland police had to be called in to subdue a 22-pound house cat that trapped its owners inside their bedroom after attacking their baby. The baby was not injured in the Sunday incident. Sgt. Pete Simpson, a Portland Police Bureau spokesman, said officers responded to a 911 call that evening from a couple who had locked themselves in their bedroom with the baby and their dog after the cat attacked the child. Simpson said the 911 operator could hear the cat screeching in the background as the couple awaited help. Officers used a dog snare to capture the cat and placed it in a crate. Simpson said the owners told the dispatcher the cat has a history of violence. He said the cat remained with its owners.
A missing woman on vacation in Iceland managed to unwittingly join a search party looking for herself. A tourist group traveling by bus to the volcanic Eldgja canyon made a pit stop near the canyon park. The woman in question went inside to freshen up and change her clothes at the rest stop, and when she came back “her busmates didn’t recognize her.” Word spread among the group of a missing passenger, and the woman didn’t recognize the description of herself. Next thing you know, a 50-person search party was canvassing the area, and the coast guard was mobilizing to deploy a search party of its own. About 3am, some genius in the group finally figured out that the missing woman was actually in the search party, albeit in different clothes, and the search was called off.