Police sirens instead of wedding bells


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.

distraught manA 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

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