Tuesday 4/3

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When he’s right, he’s right - A Kansas man who quipped to a pal that he was more likely to be struck by light­ning than to buy a win­ning Mega Mil­lions lot­tery ticket turned out to be exactly right. Unlucky Bill Isles, was struck by a bolt of light­ning in the back­yard of his Wichi­ta­home within hours of buy­ing three tick­ets in the Mega Mil­lions game! Isles, who is a vol­un­teer weather spot­ter for the National Weather Ser­vice,
man­aged to use his portable ham radio to sig­nal for help. He was kept in a local hos­pi­tal overnight, but appar­ently suf­fered no per­ma­nent effects.

The mail ser­vice has gone to pot - Nei­ther rain nor snow nor sleet could keep a Florida mail car­rier from using her route as a pot deliv­ery ser­vice – but her bosses finally man­aged to get in the way of her appointed rounds. Veron­ica John­son says she col­lected $200 for every pack­age she trans­ported over the course of sev­eral months. But last week, super­vi­sors got sus­pi­cious about one 10-pound box and con­tacted cops, who set up a sting oper­a­tion. She went to the address she was given, but as soon as she opened the trunk of her car to reveal the goods, she got popped for felony possession.

Ani­mal instinct a bust - A pair of British police­men ended up hav­ing a really “ruff” day after bust­ing out the win­dow of a lux­ury car.  The offi­cers, jumped into action after a pedes­trian noti­fied them that there was a pooch inside a totally sealed Mer­cedes. When they tapped on the glass to rouse it, they got no results and sprang into action, caus­ing hun­dreds of dol­lars in dam­age only to find out it was a stuffed ani­mal! The car’s owner returned to his car to find the back­seat cov­ered in bro­ken glass and an offi­cial note that read, “Smashed your win­dow in con­cern for ani­mal on rear seat.” The police have agreed to cover all costs.

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