Tuesday 4/24

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Troy Long went into the office at Compton-Woodley air­port just out­side Los Ange­les and grabbed a fist­ful of keys, find­ing one set that matched a plane that struck his fancy. He got into the cock­pit, fired up the engine and tried to take off, but found that some­thing was hold­ing him back — not his con­science, but a thick chain used to hold the craft in place.  He was still revving the engine when cops arrived to yank him out of the pilot’s seat and into the back seat of a cruiser.

Robert Biggs, of Par­adise, CA said he went out hik­ing and gold pan­ning near Whiskey Flats, and stopped to watch a mother bear with a year­ling and a cub sit­ting on a stream bank.  Biggs said he was turn­ing to leave when a moun­tain lion jumped onto his back. He said he hit the lion on the head with a rock pick and he turned to see the mother bear grab the moun­tain lion by the neck and throw it to the ground. The hiker, who suf­fered a wound to his arm, said the lion fled after a brief strug­gle. “I think the lion was stalk­ing the bear’s cub and I got in the way,” Biggs said. “The bear walked calmly back to her cub after, and I wrapped my arm up with a T-shirt and went gold pan­ning before I went home.”

To make money as a drug dealer, you’ve got to sell more of your wares than you actu­ally con­sume. One South Car­olina man must have inhaled a pretty ample amount of his own prod­uct to make this bone­headed mis­take. Cedrick Barnes allegedly tried to sell a half pound of mar­i­juana (street value: $1,200) to his for­mer pro­ba­tion offi­cer Fri­day night. The tipped-off cops met Barnes in the shop­ping cen­ter park­ing lot where the deal was sup­posed to go down and trans­ported him right to the clink.

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