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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