A 180-pound bear crashed through an Alaska couple’s skylight and ate the cupcakes they had out for their child’s birthday party. The homeowners quickly vacated the room and allowed the bear to devour the tasty treats. “I was literally in the room, and I heard this cracking,” homeowner Glenn Merrill told the Juneau Empire. “And the next thing you know, there’s this bear that, I mean, literally, fell right from (the skylight). It was like one meter away from me.” Merrill’s house is on a mountainside that overlooks downtown Juneau.“There probably isn’t a neighborhood or place where we have homes where the potential isn’t there for you to run into a bear or observe a bear,” Ryan Scott of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game told the CBC. “There is really no place where the potential isn’t there.
A 53-year-old New Orleans woman was memorialized with a “last party” at her funeral this week, complete with beer, menthol cigarettes and a disco ball. Miriam Marie “Mae-Mae” Burbank passed away on June 1. Burbank’s two daughters said Burbank was “full of life” and they wanted her funeral to reflect her life. The sisters told the funeral home directors at Charbonnet Funeral Home in New Orleans about their mother and planners came up with a way to honor Burbank. At the funeral, Burbank was sitting at a table in a living room setting holding a menthol cigarette and a glass of beer. A crossword puzzle and Saints helmets were also featured on the table.
A Michigan man is facing a multitude of charges after allegedly leading police on a low-speed chase while he was drunkenly driving his tractor. “A local gas station reported he bought a beer and left consuming it and got on the tractor and drove away,” Cheboygan Police responded to a report of an intoxicated, shirtless man driving a tractor around town and found Joshua Viau. They attempted to pull him over, but Viau didn’t stop and then allegedly tried to hit the patrol car with his tractor.Viau then sped away, pulled a number of U-turns and attempted to hit the patrol car again. The suspect eventually hit the police car in its right front fender before flipping his tractor and tipping over in the street. The 35-year-old then attempted to flee from officers before fighting with police and being tasered.Viau was charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, one count of resisting and obstructing police officers, one count of fleeing and eluding police, and one count of operating while intoxicated. “Just standing up driving down the middle of state in the center lane. I never saw a guy drive a tractor around like that before! Looked like he was having a good time up and down the road,” said witness Jerry Mulka.