Monday 5/7

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That drunky mon­key — Eugene Kotel­man blew past a trooper’s check­point with­out see­ing the cruiser, but did pull over with­out inci­dent. When he did, the deputy found him to be extremely ine­bri­ated, with a small mon­key rid­ing shot­gun!  Kotel­man, who has a lengthy record pep­pered with DUI con­vic­tions, was ordered held on $5,000 bond. The mon­key was not charged, and was turned over to one of his friends for safe keeping.

How to cook a couch potato - Cheval Silva of Edwards County, TX said he fell asleep while watch­ing TV with his 5-year-old grand­daugh­ter and he awoke think­ing his house had been shot by a hunter.  He felt “Sear­ing pain in my right foot, and when I woke up, I could see the room kind of exploded,” he said. Silva said he scooped up his grand­daugh­ter to get her out of harm’s way and she quickly pointed out he was on fire. The grand­fa­ther said he was told a bolt of light­ning had entered his body through his shoul­der and exited through his foot! “I’m awful glad my grand­daugh­ter is safe and I’m glad I still have my legs, but I’m sure going to miss that chair,” said Silva, who suf­fered some nerve dam­age. He said he plans to install light­ning rods on his home.

The gig is up -Bremerton,WA police said offi­cers were called to aPitt Avenue home around 3 in the morn­ing. The home­own­ers told them they had awak­ened to the sound of a bur­glar in the house and they chased him off with a gun. The next after­noon the home­owner got an unex­pected phone call from the thief who left some­thing behind and offered to trade some of the items he had taken from their home for a bag which inci­den­tally, con­tained papers bear­ing his name! The home­own­ers agreed and the bur­glar arrived at the home to find police wait­ing for him.

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