A Dutch court has convicted three men of threatening behavior after one dressed up as a clown and chased unsuspecting cyclists with an ax. A female bicyclist was videotaped approaching the clown’s hiding place in bushes. The prosecutors’ statement says the clown jumped out, screamed at the girl, raised the ax over his head and chased her down the street. Police said a male cyclist also was targeted. The two others filmed the prank and posted it on YouTube. The three men, who were not identified by court officials, defended their actions as humorous. All were sentenced to 40 hours’ community service.
A man and woman living together in the community of Silver Valley in North Carolina will have to look for a new home after their house was completely lost to a fire early Monday morning. It appears the incident was avoidable too – the man, whose name has not been given, started the fire after he tried blowing his nose while smoking at the same time. The tissue the man was blowing his nose into caught fire and then his attempts to stomp out the fire before it spread failed. No one was harmed.
The No. 1 thing Seattle police officers noticed Sunday at the East Precinct station was a fire in the alley. The next thing was No. 2. A man told officers he had just relieved himself and was burning it in the alley! He said he did not know starting a fire was illegal and thought he did nothing wrong. Ummm, you just pooped behind a police station and then started it on fire! The online police blotter says firefighters put out the fire and hosed down the alley.