Freak News for Monday, 9/5


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There prob­a­bly isn’t an app for this. - A woman from Spar­tan­burg, PA told deputies that the iPad she bought from two men in a McDonald’s restau­rant park­ing lot turned out to be a block of wood painted black with an Apple logo. The 22-year-old woman told author­i­ties the men first told her they were sell­ing the iPads they bought in bulk for $300, but agreed to sell her one for $180 when she said that was all the money she had. The men gave her a closed FedEx box, which she dis­cov­ered con­tained noth­ing more than a block of wood after return­ing home.

Hey, I can see all my stuff from up here! - A man from Bay, Arkansas on his first plane ride asked the pilot to fly over his home for so he could take some aer­ial pho­tos. How­ever, he got a snap­shot of more than just his house as he wit­nessed two men bur­glar­iz­ing his home below. Steven Lynn watched from above as the two men took items from his house to a trailer attached to a truck. He pro­ceeded to call a nearby rel­a­tive and the author­i­ties. Law enforce­ment stopped the two Jones­boro men near Bay, who were then arrested by an Arkansas State trooper and two deputies. The two now face bur­glary and theft charges.

Revenge is explo­sive. - A Wash­ing­ton state man angered by a bee sting dumped gaso­line on a bee­hive in a tree in retal­i­a­tion, then ignited the hive, caus­ing an explo­sion heard through­out his Lyn­den neigh­bor­hood. Lyn­den chief Gary Baar said that the Sun­day night fire caused a large “whoosh,” singed the tree and killed the bees, but no peo­ple were hurt. It doesn’t appear that that the man will be cited.

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