Stuck in a very poky position


porcupine hatA Penn­syl­va­nia woman who was vis­it­ing Brazil, San­dra Nabucco was out walk­ing her dog when she felt a hor­ri­ble thud on her head. A 10-pound por­cu­pine had fallen off a lamp post and landed on her.  San­dra was left with more than 200 por­cu­pine quills stuck in her scalp. A sur­geon removed all of the lit­tle nee­dles with tweez­ers and put her on an antibi­otic to pre­vent infec­tion. San­dra is also being cred­ited with sav­ing the spiky creature’s life by break­ing its fall.

Police responded to calls in Chicago and said found the front door of the North­west Side home “bro­ken in half.” They found Johnathon Kretz “com­pletely naked on the sec­ond floor throw­ing the fur­ni­ture all over the res­i­dence, caus­ing seri­ous dam­age to mul­ti­ple walls, win­dow and fur­ni­ture,” the police report said. Kretz also allegedly was “throw­ing glass and other mis­cel­la­neous items out the bro­ken front win­dows toward the offi­cers.” Peter Kohn, 67 the home owner says, “We found under­pants that don’t belong to me and socks that don’t belong to me and my wife just saw a shoe she doesn’t rec­og­nize.” Kretz has been charged with res­i­den­tial bur­glary, crim­i­nal dam­age to prop­erty and aggra­vated assault on a police offi­cer and was being held on $100,000 bail, the news­pa­per said.

Police arrested Edith Han­cock, 33, of Hast­ings, Minn., after secu­rity employ­ees at a Wal­mart detained her on sus­pi­cion of shoplift­ing. While in cus­tody, she asked offi­cers for “just one blow” of heroin from her purse.  That tipped off the offi­cers and they found sev­eral bags of heroin in the purse.  Oh, and she is 3 months preg­nant. 

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