FAST-TAKEAWAY: AN Australian pizza delivery man gave fast food a new meaning when he was caught, and fined, for driving 53 km over the speed limit.
The 20-year-old man, driving on a provisional driverâ€™s licence, said he was speeding because he was 20 minutes late with his delivery in the tropical northern town of Townsville. Police clocked him driving at 131 km in an 80 kph zone, but waited for him to deliver his pizza before booking him. On his return journey to the pizza shop, he was caught speeding at 133 km in the same zone.
Police sergeant Brendan White said the delivery man, who was not named, was fined A$1 520 and lost his licence for 15 months. â€“â€“ AP.
SURPRISE: A Pennsylvania woman who thought she was petting a neighbourâ€™s cat got a smelly surprise when it turned out to be a skunk. Not only did the skunk spray the woman, but it ran into her home.
Police spent hours at the home before leaving the scene, but there was no immediate word if they were able to remove the animal. â€“â€“ AP.
DO-THE-DISHES-OR-ELSE: Police in the US say a 20-year-old woman faces an aggravated assault charge after she bit her boyfriend, broke a picture frame across his face and swung at him with a sword during an argument about him not doing the dishes.
The woman was arrested at the coupleâ€™s apartment, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
The 21-year-old man told police that he became involved in an argument because the woman was upset that the dishes were not clean and the woman told the man to leave the apartment, but he refused.
Henderson said the woman then tried to physically remove the man. During the ensuing struggle, the woman bit the manâ€™s right shoulder and broke a picture frame across his face, causing visible cuts.
The woman then grabbed an approximately 2-foot sword and swung it at him, but missed, police said.
The woman was released from jail after posting a US$10 000 bond, jail officials said. The man and woman had lived together for four months. â€“â€“ AP.
NIGHTMARE: A mugger in Italy got more than he bargained for when he tried to rob a national karate champion.
Four times Italian womenâ€™s champion Lara Liotta (29) was in central Rome when the man approached her and asked her for a cigarette.
When she told him she did not smoke he allegedly lunged for her and grabbed her around the neck.
Liotta, who works as prison officer, immediately put her black belt training to good use, delivering two swift jabs to the manâ€™s face which sent him crashing to the ground.
“No one helped me or stopped, even though there are lots of people around at that time of the day,” she told an Italian newspaper.
After punching the man to the floor, she ran to the nearby railway station and alerted police, who caught him before he could run away. He was arrested and detained on charges of assault. â€“â€“ Ananova.
FOUR-LEGGED-CRIMINALS: A minister in the Democratic Republic of Congo has ordered a Kinshasa jail to release a dozen goats. Deputy Justice Minister Claude Nyamugabo said he found the goats just in time during a routine jail visit.
The beasts were due to appear in court, charged with being sold illegally by the roadside. The minister said many police had serious gaps in their knowledge and they would be sent for retraining.
Nyamugabo was conducting a routine visit to the prison when, he said, he was astonished to discover not only humans, but a herd of goats crammed into a prison cell in the capital of the DRC Kinshasa. â€“â€“ Ananova.