Wednesday 10/31


Author­i­ties say a Jer­sey City man they believe was high on PCP bit off and swal­lowed his own fin­ger after being arrested for allegedly try­ing to car­jack a vehi­cle while naked. The Jer­sey Jour­nal reports that 29-year-old Jargget Wash­ing­ton of Jer­sey City is charged with car­jack­ing, throw­ing bod­ily flu­ids at law enforce­ment offi­cers and being under the influ­ence of a con­trolled dan­ger­ous sub­stance. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer. Police say Jargget stripped naked in a Jer­sey City inter­sec­tion on Sun­day night and tried to forcibly remove a dri­ver from a car. Offi­cials say he was twice brought to Jer­sey City Med­ical Cen­ter for eval­u­a­tion before bit­ing off and swal­low­ing a fin­ger at the jail.

 

Berlin author­i­ties say they shot and killed a 265-pound wild boar after it attacked and injured four peo­ple includ­ing a police offi­cer in a res­i­den­tial neigh­bor­hood. The boar bit a 74-year-old man on the back and leg, and knocked a 74-year-old woman to the ground and injured her hip yes­ter­day after­noon. It also bit a 24– year-old woman before she climbed aboard a parked car to safety. Wild boars are rel­a­tively com­mon in green Berlin, though they rarely cause prob­lems beyond dig­ging up gardens.

 

A Twit­ter user who spread false infor­ma­tion as super­storm Sandy bat­tered New York City has been unmasked by Buz­zfeed as the cam­paign man­ager for Christo­pher Wright, the Repub­li­can House can­di­date from New York’s 12th con­gres­sional dis­trict. Among the rumors started by hedge fund man­ager Shashank Tri­pathi, using the name “Com­fort­ablySmug,” were that all power in Man­hat­tan was being shut down and that the New York Stock Exchange had flooded.Tripathi’s rumors spread widely and were reported by sev­eral media out­lets, forc­ing util­ity and trans­porta­tion offi­cials deal­ing with the cri­sis to take time out to deny them. Tri­pathi, who hung up on jour­nal­ists request­ing com­ment, has now tweeted a “sin­cere, hum­ble and uncon­di­tional apol­ogy” for his “irre­spon­si­ble and inac­cu­rate” tweets and has resigned from the Wright campaign.

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