A 33-year-old man in Singapore has spent nearly $392,000 over 20 years collecting one thing – dolls. Jian Yang’s boyhood interest turned into an obsession when his parents wouldn’t allow him to own a Barbie. So when he turned 13 and started earning his own allowance he bought himself a Barbie or 6000. Yes, he has 6,000 dolls in his townhouse. Not surprisingly, he says it’s something that hasn’t gone over well with his girlfriends. “They look at dolls and go, ‘OK, that’s the competition,’ which is quite troubling but it’s a reality.” Hmmm, not competition…just unsettling.
Marionville, Mo., liquor store clerk Jon Alexander was working his shift on Sunday night when a would-be robber walked in smoking a cigarette. When Alexander told him to put it out, the man reportedly told him, instead, to hand over the cash in his register. Alexander wasn’t having it and “used his left hand to push the robber’s handgun back while — in a smooth but rapid motion — pulling and swinging his 9 mm into the robber’s face!” The robber took the next moment to walk out of the store.
Robert Pry was discovered passed out in the storage room of a Jonesboro, Ark., Kmart on the morning of Sept. 1. The 21-year-old was found “covered in vomit and urine” with 16 empty cans of air duster nearby. Pry reportedly told officers that he’d hid out in the store until it closed, then found the air duster and “huffed all night long.” Police also found several more empty cans of duster in a truck that Pry said he’d borrowed from a friend. Pry told police he’d spent $100 on duster at Walmart, and staged the alleged burglary at Kmart after he’d ran out. According to the police, Pry said he was “addicted to huffing.” No kidding.