Take the long way home

asleep with a horsesUni­ver­sity of Col­orado police spokesman Ryan Huff said police received calls about a man on a horse wan­der­ing into traf­fic in Boul­der.  Police stopped Patrick Neal Schu­macher, who was found to be car­ry­ing a pug in a back­pack! He also had beer and a black pow­der pis­tol in one of his sad­dle­bags.  Schu­macher, who failed field sobri­ety tests (and obvi­ously has no idea it’s 2013 and you can rent a car), told offi­cers he was attempt­ing a 600-mile trip to Bryce, Utah, for his brother’s wed­ding.

Lutz Ket­tler called police after his 10-year-old son was rum­mag­ing around in their attic and found a mummy in an old chest that belonged to his grand­fa­ther.  Ket­tler said the chest has been in the family’s attic for decades, since his own father had it shipped home while he was trav­el­ing in North Africa in the 1950s.  No one ever checked inside??  Ini­tial foren­sic med­ical exam­i­na­tions sug­gest it could be around 2,000 years old!

Fire­fight­ers in Wash­ing­ton State were called about 1:30am to help a man who was trapped at the second-floor level of the three-story build­ing. Not IN the build­ing but IN a chim­ney!  A tech­ni­cal res­cue team was called in to use power equip­ment to cut through a wall and the chim­ney. The man stepped out in about half an hour, unin­jured; the fire depart­ment bat­tal­ion chief says he’s not sus­pected of a crime. It remains unclear why he appar­ently climbed into the unused chim­ney which was only 20 inches in girth. Fudge says author­i­ties heard sev­eral pos­si­bil­i­ties, includ­ing “ceil­ing repair” and “hide and seek” or some­thing like a “stu­pid pet trick.”

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