Monday 12/17

Emer­gency Crews were called to a build­ing in the city in Rus­sia when a voice was heard call­ing for help from the trash cute. Respon­ders said they dis­cov­ered the woman, wear­ing only a T-shirt, had lost her bal­ance and fell in while attempt­ing to retrieve a bag of cos­met­ics she had acci­den­tally thrown away.“The res­cue work­ers had to cut the chute away with a blow-torch in a ser­vice area … so they could pull her out by hand,” an emer­gency ser­vices rep­re­sen­ta­tive said .Medics deter­mined the woman was not seri­ously injured and respon­ders said the woman was able to locate her bag of cos­met­ics and return home once she was freed.

The cat­a­pult didn’t work so well. Nor did dri­ving over the bor­der fence with a makeshift ramp. Now Mex­i­can drug smug­glers have resorted to can­nons, author­i­ties say. Smug­glers used a pneu­matic can­non to shoot con­tain­ers of pot over the bor­der into an Ari­zona field, reports the Yuma Sun. It worked, except the retriev­ers on the other side must have been tak­ing a smoke break because a cit­i­zen spot­ted the cans and alerted author­i­ties before smug­glers on the US side could retrieve them. The 33 cans had about $42,000 worth of mar­i­juana inside. The would-be smug­glers and their can­non remain at large.

A wanna-be Cal­i­for­nia crook found him­self stuck in neu­tral after try­ing – and fail­ing – to car­jack three sep­a­rate vehi­cles in the same park­ing lot in one day. His first attempt was when approached a woman and ordered her into her car, only to have her climb in as requested – and then drive off. Strike two occurred after he bran­dished a weapon and suc­ceeded in chas­ing her into one of the stores around the lot, where she reported his actions to secu­rity.  The final indig­nity came when his third mark com­plied with his request to leave her car, with the keys in the igni­tion, but then acti­vated a kill switch that locked him in the vehi­cle. He man­aged to break a win­dow and escape … on foot.

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