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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