Wednesday 5/23

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Iowa officers arrested 56-year-old Jerald Reiter in the parking lot of the Dog House bar, where people had been taking photos of a small zebra and a parrot.  Both of which were in Reiter’s truck.  Reiter says the zebra and macaw parrot are pets and like riding in the truck. Reiter claims he sometimes takes the animals into the bar, but the owner says they’re not allowed inside. Officers gave Reiter a field sobriety test and charged him with drunken driving. Reiter disputes the arrest. He says he was about to let a passenger, a person, begin driving.  Glad THAT was clairified.

A San Diego man’s implanted heart defibrillator saved his life in an unintended way. According to police, the 57-year-old victim got into an argument with an acquaintance, who pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed the man in the chest. The knife hit the man’s defibrillator, a device that uses electricity to control irregular heartbeats. The man, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. Police arrested the acquaintance, 60-year-old Richard Kiley on suspicion of attempted murder.

Dirty clothes have a Pittsburgh-area police officer in hot water. WPXI-TV reports a home’s owner noticed his electric bill was unusually high, given that he hadn’t lived in the house for months. When the owner visited, investigators say he found the dryer running with Officer Rocco’s clothes inside. Avalon police who questioned Rocco say he told investigators the home’s back door was already broken and he “just had to do some laundry.”

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