Bob Marley needs to pull up his pants...


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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.

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