Freak News for Thursday 9/22


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Mys­tery Man - He says he’s been liv­ing in the for­est for years, his par­ents are gone, and he doesn’t know where he came from. Iden­ti­fied only as “Ray,” a teenage boy arrived in Berlin’s City Hall two weeks ago and remains a mys­tery to police. On arrival, the boy, who spoke flu­ent Eng­lish but lit­tle Ger­man, held a back­pack and sleep­ing bag. “He didn’t look like at all like a vagrant,” said an English-speaking worker who met with him. “His clothes were clean but he sim­ply didn’t know any­thing about who he was.”All he knew was his first name and his age—17. “He said he needed help, that he didn’t know where to go and had no one in the world to look after him,” the offi­cial said. The boy reported that he’d been trav­el­ing with his father for “as long as he could remem­ber”; the father had recently passed away and the boy had buried him and set off for­Ber­lin. His mother, he said, died in a car crash when he was young. The worker sent him to a youth shel­ter. Now, police are call­ing on Inter­pol to help dis­cover Ray’s history.

 Appar­ently, noth­ing is sacred - The dri­ver of a hearse left the vehi­cle run­ning and the door open when he went inside the funeral home. That’s when 23-year-old Angela Jeanette Dehart jumped in and drove off. She aban­doned the vehi­cle on a street near her home and walked the rest of the way. Police returned the hearse (and its con­tents) to the funeral home within 4 hours of the inci­dent. Dehart con­fessed and said she took the vehi­cle because she was unfa­mil­iar with the area. She faces charges of grand lar­ceny and dis­place­ment of a dead body.

Show and (oops) tell - Stu­dents had been told to bring in fam­ily pho­tos and fam­ily items to share with the class at a grade school inMis­souri. When it was his turn, the 5-year-old opened his back­pack and pulled out a crack pipe and a bag­gie of crack rocks. The child’s mother was charged with pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance and one count of first-degree child endan­ger­ment. The boy is now being cared for by fam­ily members.

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