Freak News for Wed 12/7


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Booz­ing loser - North Car­olina cops set up a DUI check­point with the slo­gan “booze it and lose it,” and it didn’t take long before they had a loser. Dou­glas Shane Southard was dri­ving with a revoked license, hap­pened to slam into the mobile unit at a high rate of speed. The city bus-sized unit was not dam­aged in the wreck, but Southard’s 1989 Camaro has prob­a­bly seen its last drag race. The 21-year-old was charged with reck­less dri­ving and, of course, DUI.

Shock­ing! — Dar­rell Horne and his accom­plice Matthew Shrider jumped into an unat­tended boat after their truck ran out of gas, leav­ing them no way to get to the other side of a local lake. A wit­ness called police and when they arrived, they ordered the men to return to shore.  Instead of pad­dling back, he took off his clothes and jumped into the lake, curs­ing all the way. When cops hauled him in, he strug­gled and demanded to be tasered — a request that was soon granted. Horne apol­o­gized to deputies and thanked them for the jolt.

Ninja no no - A Florida man was spot­ted hid­ing in some bushes, clutch­ing a machete and clad in an all-black ninja out­fit, appeared to be dis­ori­ented, which he attrib­uted to being in pain from a spi­der bite. His story was that he was going out to buy cig­a­rettes for his girl­friend and needed “pro­tec­tion.”  He was charged with car­ry­ing a con­cealed weapon.

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