Freak News for Tuesday 11/22

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FINE! – One Delaware mom let her 9-year-old boy drive himself to school this week, much to the amazement of other kids and parents, because he was apparently bugging his mother to let him drive to school. Police soon picked up the mom, Tammy Oneal, and charged her with reckless endangering and endangering the welfare of a child.

Woodley the driving dog –  An Australian man was left rubbing his eyes after spotting a pooch doing just that — tooling down a road at the wheel of a double-decker bus. Phil Newton says he saw the German Coolie with his paws on the steering wheel and sprang into action, chasing after the vehicle and getting his foot onto the brake. The pup’s owner, Richard McCormack, didn’t seem terribly surprised at the news, since he says he travels everywhere with two-year-old Woodley sitting in the passenger’s seat. McCormack told police, “The handbrake is on the dashboard and he’s seen me release it many times. He was just copying me. He’s tried it on before.”

Hey, you left something behind – Arizona police say they arrested a pantless man who fled a nightclub in an attempt to avoid having to pay his $84 bar tab. Flagstaff officers arrested the 27-year-old Virginia man after a foot pursuit during which he miraculously lost his shoes, pants, hat and shirt. Two Flagstaff officers found the man hiding in some bushes and arrested him. Although bar staff said they wouldn’t press charges if he paid the tab, the man started cursing at officers and bar staff when taken back to the nightclub and was subsequently booked into jail on charges of theft, police said.                                                                           

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