Freak News for Tuesday 10/15

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She can lose weight, you will always be a D-Bag – A crazy story about a waitress getting gipped and insulted by a customer just may have a happy ending: The tale began last weekend when Seattle waitress Victoria Liss collected a bill from a customer who wrote in “0” on the tip line and added, “P.S. You could stand to loose  a few pounds.” Liss uploaded a photo of the bill to her Facebook page and identified him online. (He paid by credit card, making it easy.)  Internet revenge ensued, with strangers, friends, and bloggers calling out the customer, Andrew Meyers. Another Andrew Meyers has come forward to the Liss to offer her a 100% tip on the $29 bill.

Some of us have bad days at work, and then some of us mistakenly send perfectly alive people to the morgue – Such is the case of 62-year-old Brazilian Rosa Celestrino de Assis, who made the grave mistake of showing no vital signs while being treated for pneumonia.  Her doctor gave her up for dead, and sent her packing off to the morgue, where she spent at least two hours in a body bag. Then her daughter arrived to say her farewells, and discovered what years of medical training had not…”I went to give my mom one last hug, and I could feel that she was breathing. I screamed out, ‘My mom is alive!’ And they all looked at me like I was crazy,” says daughter Rosangela Celestrino.

No wonder her hair looks so good –  Tax police said the 62-year-old Vigo, Italy woman, whose name was not released, had been claiming benefits “for at least three years” after having herself declared “completely sight-impaired” by a medical panel. She’s been arrested after she was filmed working in a hair salon, riding a bicycle and even reading the paper,” a tax police representative said.  The woman was charged with defrauding the state.

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