A 30-year-old Indiana man says an eBay user paid him $15,000 to
have the Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign
logo tattooed on his head.Eric Hartsburg posted an eBay listing in
August offering the side of his head as permanent ad space for
whatever the winning bidder chose, ABC News reported.The
winning bidder — a Republican eBay user who preferred to remain
anonymous — paid $15, 000 to have Hartsburg tattoo Mitt
Romney’s presidential campaign “R” logo on his face. Hartsburg
got the tattoo Tuesday.Hartsburg said the eBay listing started as a
joke.“In the beginning it was done for gags and publicity, but now I
see it as a way to encourage young people to vote.“We have so
many rights that we don’t utilize and young people need to
exercise that right,” he said.Hartsburg is auctioning off his
forehead space now, with a minimum bid of $5,000. His only
requirement for bidders is that it their ads not be racist or
A man in Russian said he won’t pay a traffic fine because the
upcoming end of the world in December makes the payment
senseless.Quoting those who claim the Mayan calendar predicts
the world will end December 21, the unnamed man in western
Siberia, fined 1,000 rubles ($32) after a minor traffic accident in
Kemerovo, Russia, showed debt collectors a range of charts to
demonstrate Doomsday is imminent, the city’s website said Friday.
“The debtor believes that if people are kinder to each other and
forgive each other’s debts, the world will not end,” the website
reads, quoting the debt collector.The ancient Mayan calendar cycle
ends in December, prompting some to predict an apocalypse.
Authorities in Florida said a 49-year-old homeless man allegedly
cheated Disney out of more than $18,000 by using the same credit
card scam at least 26 times.The Orange County Sheriff’s Office
said Jeffery Hawkins, 49 — who was arrested Tuesday on charges
of credit card fraud, trafficking in stolen credit cards and
defrauding an innkeeper — allegedly told deputies he has spent
the past 10 years moving from hotel to hotel and booking rooms
with stolen credit card numbers, the Orlando Sentinel reported
Friday.Deputies said Hawkins targeted Disney World hotels at least
26 times, bilking the company out of more than $18,000.
Investigators said Hawkins was in possession of more than 100
stolen credit card numbers.“It’s easy to commit fraud at Disney,
and I have been here a lot,” Hawkins allegedly told deputies.
Hawkins was ordered held in lieu of $2,900 bond.