Freak News for Monday 10/31

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Too old to be driving – A woman in Italyhas been charged with leaving her car illegally parked — for more than 1,800 years!  The motorist got the surprise of her life — which hasn’t lasted thousands of years — when she opened up a police notice to find she had a $44,500 parking ticket waiting for her.The small Sicilian town she lives in was billing her for unpaid tickets going back to 2008, but a clerk typed the year 208 into the computer, which charged her for parking fines going back to Ancient Rome. Her real bill? A bit over $140.

He should have called for a “lift” – A man ordered a sandwich at a local bar, then grabbed it and bolted for the door without paying. The doozy is that  he climbed on a forklift in the bar’s parking lot, hoping it would serve as his getaway vehicle but couldn’t get it to go into reverse, so he was still struggling with the vehicle when cops arrived.

Putting the luna into lunacy –  A British man called authorities to breathlessly report that he’d just seen a mysterious light blazing in the sky — which turned out to be the moon!  The man, whose name was not released, made a call to the Brit equivalent of 911 to say, “There’s something flying over our house. Um, It’s coming towards me now, there’s all this light blazing. I don’t know what the hell it is!”  Moments later, he called to apologize for his goof, which the dispatcher took in stride, replying, “We’re really busy so I’m going to have to go now. Right. Okay, thanks. Goodbye!”

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