Tuesday 6/5


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Most peo­ple would feel incred­i­bly sad if their cat was run over and killed, and even­tu­ally they might con­sider adopt­ing another kitty. Dutch artist Bart Jansen mourned his departed feline, Orville, a dif­fer­ent way: by stuff­ing the cat and turn­ing him into a radio-controlled heli­copter. Jansen calls his dis­turb­ing trib­ute the “Orvil­le­copter,” Jansen said Orville will be “fly­ing with the birds” — crea­tures that always held his inter­est, just like any other cat worth their whiskers — after he’s fit­ted with more pow­er­ful engines and larger props for his “birthday.”

Imag­ine a beau­ti­ful Sun­day after­noon, you’re in the woods and soak­ing up the rays in a hot tub.  All of a sud­den you get swat­ted in the back of the head by a bear!  That’s what hap­pened to a 55-year-old Coquit­lam man. When he turned around and saw what had just hit him, he yelled at the ani­mal and made his way into the house to call police. Police found the bear about 100 yards away in the for­est and shot it. The man was treated for cuts on his head.

 A Chicago kid who was shoot­ing for boyfriend of the year sta­tus was busted after car­jack­ing a man at gun­point in order to get a brand-new SUV to take his girl­friend to her prom. Lorenzo Bracey was arrested in his finest prom duds — a white tux and match­ing sneak­ers — after his vic­tim spot­ted him dri­ving the vehi­cle in the park­ing lot of a McDon­alds, where he was appar­ently plan­ning a classy pre-dance meal. Bracey was charged with mul­ti­ple felonies and, accord­ing to his date, is in hot water for “ruin­ing her prom.”

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