Tuesday 6/26

A Swedish woman learned the mean­ing of dead on arrival after she had to take an overnight flight. Lena Pet­ters­son said the man sit­ting next to her was hav­ing seizures before the Kenya Air­ways flight departed from Ams­ter­dam  − but the plane took off any­way. He died a few hours later while the plane was in the air. Pet­ters­son asked to move, but was told there were no seats avail­able − so she had to sit next to the dead man for the rest of the flight.  The air­line even­tu­ally apol­o­gized and gave her a refund of $713 − about half of the cost of her ticket. Which will prob­a­bly go to therapy! 

Police in Ohio are search­ing for a man who can’t resist the fla­vor com­bi­na­tion of choco­late and peanut but­ter. The sus­pect has stolen some $600 worth of Reese’s Peanut But­ter Cups and chips from a gas sta­tion over the past sev­eral months. Lorain police said the man with the munchies has been show­ing up at the same Sunoco gas sta­tion, usu­ally after mid­night, and run­ning off with the snacks before clerks can con­tact police.

An Alaska man try­ing to get a leg up on his exer­cise rou­tine by climb­ing a tree wound up hang­ing by a leg after get­ting stuck. Fair­banks fire­fight­ers had to use a lad­der truck to reach the tree climber, who was dan­gling upside-down nearly 30 feet off the ground. The 53-year-old man told fire­fight­ers he made the deci­sion to climb the tree because “it was some­thing he wanted to do.” Luck­ily he had a cell­phone with him and was able to call a friend — who alerted authorities.

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