Thursday 1/5

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This means pie – Willis Welch says the pie that showed up at his Columbus home during the recent holiday season was accompanied by a note that said, “It has been a great ride.” The person who signed it “Pie Fairy” also wrote: “My wings are shorter now and I am a little too fat to fly anymore. But I still love you!!” The Columbus Dispatch reports that the 87-year-old Welch still doesn’t know who was sending his perennial pastries, though whoever did it knew him well enough to know of his fondness for pecan pies. Welch believes the first one came in 1976. 

Video killed the graffiti star – A teenager who smashed car windows and spray-painted walls was nabbed by Philadelphia police after he left a damning piece of evidence behind. Not his fingerprints — a YouTube video of the whole spree. The clip, which clearly showed the face of the 16-year-old, also showed a group of kids spray painting the letters W and L — shorthand for the local gang Wreck Locals. To further clear things up, the kid posted the video under the title “Wreck Locals [Mess Stuff] Up.” Police say they expect to have the rest of the crew in custody soon.

Crappy actress – A Utah woman tried to pull the wool sweater over the eyes of security guards who nabbed her shoplifting at a local mall — by claiming she should get a free pass because she played Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show. Leah Davis, who doesn’t have any television roles to her credit, also claimed that she owned the mall that they were is, entitling her to walk off with any items she wanted. She had more than $600 worth of merchandise tucked into her bag when she was busted.

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