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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