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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