Monday 10/8

Akron, Ohio, offi­cials said City Hall was evac­u­ated briefly Wednes­day when an alu­minum rod
bear­ing the word “Kaboom” dis­cov­ered on the third floor of the build­ing.  How­ever, the item was soon dis­cov­ered to an expand­able shower rod used as a walk­ing stick by Nat­ural Hunka Kaboom, 65, a reg­u­lar attendee at City Coun­cil meetings.

Pinel­las County Sheriff’s deputies say Joseph Pineda told employ­ees that he deserved free food, had just come from a sting and didn’t have his wal­let. Work­ers called the police. Pineda ini­tially ignored com­mands to show his hands but even­tu­ally sur­ren­dered at gun­point. Author­i­ties said they found two fake police badges and a hand­gun in the cen­ter con­sole of his car. The 33-year-old was charged with imper­son­at­ing a police offi­cer and improper exhi­bi­tion of a firearm.

Here’s today’s big “oops”: Mar­cia Jones says she vis­ited her local RadioShack to pur­chase what she thought were two new cell phones for her­self and her 13-year-old daugh­ter. But upon boot­ing up the phones, they found porno­graphic images uploaded from the phones’ pre­vi­ous own­ers.  Turns out the devices were refur­bished, Jones’ lawyer says. Now the fam­ily is suing both RadioShack and Sprint (which licenses the phones), claim­ing that the girl had to seek coun­sel­ing after see­ing the graphic images.

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