Tuesday 1/8

Roger Mundell Jr. went into the garage in Brookfield on Sunday morning to fetch some tie-down straps for a friend when he was attacked by a bobcat that was hiding in there! It then ran out of the garage and bit his 15-year-old nephew on the arms and back.  Mundell and his wife pinned the cat to the ground and shot it dead. Mundell, his nephew and his wife, are being treated for rabies. Which State Environmental Police think it is likely to have given its unusual behavior.

A man in China was fed up with his son being out of work because he spent too much time with a group of friends, so he hired some hit men to kill them off – which was perfectly legal, since they were only video game characters. The peeved papa, identified only as Mr. Feng, kept pestering his son to get a job and hit the books, but had no luck, because the kid was completely obsessed with online gaming. Figuring his nagging was doing no good; the man sought out some equally avid gamers and paid them to keep wiping out his son’s online alter-egos.

A Florida man took the concept of being a mama’s boy to a whole new level when he called his mother to give him a ride home. Zachariah Howard walked to a Thumbs-Up store in Niceville, clad in a black hoodie and overcoat, and told the clerk to hand over all the cash in the place or risk being shot – although he never showed a gun. When the worker opened the cash register to show that the cupboard was bare, Howard split the scene and walked to a supermarket, where he used a pay phone to call his mom. He told arresting officers that he didn’t originally plan to rob the store, but decided on the walk that it would be a good idea….which it wasn’t.

Unknown source