Freak News for Monday 9/26


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Probably should have mentioned where he was going – Amos Wayne Richards, 64, is now recuperating at home. But things looked scary earlier this month when he fell 10 feet and snapped an ankle while hiking at Little Blue John Canyon.  Richards also dislocated his shoulder, but worked it “back in place” and dragged himself nearly 5 miles using a GPS device. With only two protein bars and no cell phone service, Richards endured chilly nights and filled his bottles with rainwater. Rangers found his empty campsite and went looking for him in a helicopter; Richards eventually signaled them with his camera flash. It could have been worse, rangers say, because Richards went hiking without telling anyone.

When your stomach talks – Macon police found 22-year-old Gene Cornett and a stolen cab in a Wendy’s parking lot. He explained that he really wanted a Wendy’s cheeseburger but didn’t want to walk.  Cornett said he found the cab with the keys inside at a vacant lot by his home. Cornett was charged with theft by taking.

Not a chance – Edward McNeil, was attempting to register his vehicle when his girlfriend started harassing an office worker when she yelled, “give me your shirt!  I need your shirt!” The office worker said, “You could see that they were ripped.” The two were soon approached by a deputy told the couple it probably wasn’t a good idea for them to drive, to which McNeil replied he would take his chances. Well, his chances weren’t very good because immediately after they drove away, another deputy pulled McNeil over. A blood alcohol level test registered 0.08.

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