Freak News for Friday 9/23

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He likes it hot - A Kansas City, Mis­souri, man may have to make a run for the bor­der! Accord­ing to police, Jeremy Combs, 30, got his food at the Taco Bell drive-through win­dow, drove home, and then went back to the restau­rant with his shot­gun when he real­ized there were no pack­ets of hot sauce in his bag. Combs was charged with being a felon ille­gally in pos­ses­sion of a firearm.

Death by dumplings (or dis­ap­point­ment?) - 77 year old Ivan Mendel ate 10 potato dumplings in 30 sec­onds to win first place in a dumpling eat­ing con­test and had just been handed his prize — a one-liter jar of sour cream — when he began to feel ill. (I would too if that was the prize) An ambu­lance was called, but Mendel was deceased before it arrived. 

An epic beer heist fail–  Cops in Los Ange­les County say two 19-year-olds went into a mar­ket and fled with a 30-pack of cheap beer. Employ­ees chased them and caught one. The other jumped into a wait­ing car dri­ven by a third 19-year-old, but it crashed when a store employee jumped on the hood to avoid get­ting hit. One sus­pect then ran into a car wash next door, which hap­pened to be in oper­a­tion. He came out soaked, into the arms of police.  That leaves the third sus­pect at large. He got away scot-free—but left his wal­let in the crashed car. Cops got in touch and con­vinced him to turn him­self in.

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