University 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.”