Michelle Flavin brought her chocolate cake through the metal detector, because she thought if she left in the car her dog might eat it. It was sitting on a table when 50-year-old Robert Eric Fredrickson, who was due to appear in court on an indecent exposure charge, walked up and started grabbing handfuls of the cake. According to reports, after Frederickson ignored warnings to stop the cake scarfing, he was tackled by a sheriff’s deputy, sending cake and frosting everywhere. Fredrickson was arrested for investigation of third-degree theft. A local Safeway supermarket offered to replace the birthday cake for free.
This is one Vegas gamble that almost paid off: A 9-year-old boy sneaked through security and onto a Delta flight at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport on Thursday and made it all the way to Las Vegas—apparently without a boarding pass. But putting a dent in his wild vacation plans, crew members “became suspicious of the child’s circumstances” during the flight, says an airport spokesman, and turned him over to authorities in Nevada, CNN reports. That wasn’t the only mischief the kid got up to: He also visited the
airport the day before, where he stole a bag from the luggage carousel, then went to a restaurant and ordered lunch. After eating, he asked a server to mind his bag while he went to the restroom, then skipped out on the bill, the AP reports. The bag was eventually returned to its original owner.
A Panicked Neil McArdle, admitted in court to calling in a bomb threat to St. George’s Hall in Liverpool, England, on the morning of April 24, the day of his planned wedding. Apparently, bride arrived at the venue to find it had been evacuated and was surrounded by police. McArdle called in the hoax because he discovered he had not filed the correct forms to officially book the hall. McArdle was arrested later in the day and confessed his actions to officers, police said. McArdle, who is still together with fiance Amy Williams but has yet to marry, faces jail when he is sentenced later this month.
*photo not Neil McArdle