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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