Authorities say two brothers accidentally blew up their house after celebrating a $75,000 winning lottery ticket by purchasing marijuana and meth. Wichita police Sgt. Bruce Watts says one of the brothers was taken to a hospital and the other to jail after Friday’s explosion. The Wichita Eagle reports that the injured 27-year-old brother is in serious but stable condition with second-degree burns on his hands, arms and chest. Watts says the explosion happened after one of the brothers went to the kitchen to refuel the butane torches they planned to use to light their bongs. The brother emptied a couple large cans of butane lighter fluid, leaking butane into the air. Eventually, butane vapor reached the pilot light in the furnace, causing the blast.
Police in California said they have arrested a man accused of throwing a spear that became lodged in the front of a vehicle. Sacramento police said a witness told officers Jeffrey Allen Jones, 56, threw the spear Tuesday that struck a passing vehicle and became lodged in the front fender, The Sacramento Bee reported Friday Jones was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
Police in Central Texas say a woman threw dog feces at a man, lobbed a rock at him and then spat on him when he failed to pick up after his pet. Rebecca Trammell, 46, of Austin was in custody Friday at the Travis County jail on charges that include aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. An arrest affidavit contends Trammell was at her apartment’s dog park this week when she became upset that the man hadn’t removed the dog waste. Trammell told police she also confronted a second man for not having his dog on a leash. That man sustained a cut to his hand when Trammell allegedly grabbed the leash he was holding and pulled it toward her.