Friday 2/15

A 31-year-old New Zealand mother died of a cardiac arrhythmia, which the coroner blamed on her 2.2-gallon-a-day Coca-Cola habit. Nicole Harris’ family called her excessive soda drinking an “addiction,” and said she would go through withdrawal symptoms if she didn’t have it. All that Coke meant she consumed more than two pounds of sugar and 970 milligrams of caffeine a day – which caused her to have an enlarged liver, low potassium levels, rotten teeth.  A Coca-Cola spokesperson said the company was “disappointed” in the coroner’s emphasis on Coke in causing Harris’ death, though the doctor’s report said that the company “cannot be held responsible for the health of consumers who drink unhealthy quantities of the product.”

New Bedford police said the suspect entered the Lucky Seven Grocery store just before noon and pointed a knife at the 24-year-old clerk. Oh yeah?  Well…The clerk responded by drawing a sword he kept behind the counter! The robber fled the store without any loot. The man was described as having a heavy build and brown mustache.

alien_head_bibA shirtless Florida man was arrested after running into a convenience store, desperate to get away from aliens that were trying to eat him. Police say 34-year-old Corey Joe Stump was waving two large knives and pleading with people not to let them eat him. It took cops a while to get him out of the store as he kept trying to get away from imaginary aliens. Witnesses say it was apparent that he was on drugs and hallucinating. He was taken to a local hospital and then later arrested on charges of disorderly intoxication and possession of a dangerous weapon.

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