Freak News for Tuesday 10/25


Under out­house arrest - An employee at a nuclear power plant inWash­ing­ton­gave new mean­ing to the term bowel move­ment when the portable toi­let he was using was picked up by a fork­lift and dropped across a road some 15 feet away. The fork­lift oper­a­tor insisted he thought the dial on the out­house door indi­cated that it was unoc­cu­pied, but once he put the struc­ture down, he heard bang­ing on the door — where a Team­ster was trapped for sev­eral min­utes.  A spokesper­son for the plant said that the man was not injured, and noted, “It’s one of those sit­u­a­tions where it’s hard not to laugh.

She’ll make it easy for ya - A wannabe jewel thief in Obern­burg, Ger­many, got off to a good start on a recent caper, snatch­ing a tray con­tain­ing more than $10,000 worth of gold and sil­ver, but she left two impor­tant things behind … Her name and address.  The woman, who was not iden­ti­fied by police, had given all her per­sonal infor­ma­tion to the store when she dropped off a bracelet to be cleaned just before her rob­bery attempt. When cops arrived at her home, she con­fessed and turned over the loot.

Full money - Queen Eliz­a­beth saw more of Aus­traliathan she bar­gained for dur­ing her visit to Bris­bane today. A con­struc­tion worker gave the queen and her hus­band a long look at his rear end—which held an Aus­tralian flag between the cheeks—as he report­edly ran beside her motor­cade for about 150 feet. “I mooned the queen,” 22-year-old Liam War­riner told a local news­pa­per. He was charged with will­ful expo­sure and being a pub­lic nui­sance. “Everybody’s seen someone’s butt, come on,” War­riner said. “You see it on TV all the time, you see it in movies, it’s accepted in PG-rated pro­gram­ming these days,” and “yet it’s an offense to the queen.” Yeah, go figure.

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