Emergency crews went looking for Lynette Bond, 68, after a hiker found a three-day-old note in her broken-down vehicle Saturday. Rescuers then found her belongings on a trail, and an air crew spotted the word “HELP” in the sand with Bond lying beside it making a “sand angel,” reports Australia’s News Network. Bond is said to be recovering in a hospital with a certain amount of dry wit: “Think I’ll buy a bicycle,” she said.
Police said a heavyset woman who appeared to be about 60 years old demanded money from a teller and claimed to be carrying a bomb in her cloth bag. Police said the woman was given money and fled in an older style car being driven by a man, leaving the bag behind. The bag was X-rayed and investigators discovered it contained two cans of spaghetti sauce.
A Texas man was busted after vandalizing a department of motor vehicles office by defacing it with graffiti that he made special for the occasion. Kenneth James Vanlue was caught in the act by cops who responded to a commotion at the office and found a brake drum thrown through the front window and office equipment smashed inside. When they checked further, they found Vanlue inside, wearing a raincoat belonging to the department, but no shoes – and found the word “surcharge” smeared on the wall in human doodoo. According to the arrest report, he was charged with criminal mischief and burglary of a building.