It’s a Weird World

TRAPPED: An 84-year-old man escaped with only minor injuries after he spent four days trapped in a well shaft on his remote property on Canada’s Pacific Coast, police said.


A search dog located Bob Bennett after a friend of the elderly man became concerned that he had not heard from him in several days.

Bennett, who lives alone at a former mine site at Benson Lake, British Columbia, on northern Vancouver Island, had entered the eight-foot deep well shaft while searching for a water source and got trapped, Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. –– Reuters.

GREEN FELON: A thief in Germany was arrested after he tried
to sell a garden mower online to the man he had stolen it from, police said.
“The owner went to inspect the goods and recognised the mower as his own,” said a spokesman for police in the southern town of Tuebingen. “Then he left and told police.”
Officers confronted the 46-year-old suspect, who confessed to stealing the mower from a shed in February. He later put it for sale on internet auction site eBay, the spokesman said. –– Reuters.

‘I DO (NOT)!’: A Polish couple living in Germany fell out after tying the knot and decided to end their marriage on the same day.
“He said he never wanted to see her again and wanted an immediate annulment, and she said the same thing,” a spokesman for police in the northern city of Hanover said.
Right after the civil ceremony  the 50-year-old man began arguing with his bride and tried to cut her hair with a kitchen knife, police said.
The 34-year-old woman called police, who issued the man with a restraining order, which he readily accepted, police said.
The man went to spend his wedding night in a local shelter for homeless people. –– Reuters.
THATCHED JALOPY: A Wiltshire pub landlord gave his Morris Traveller a rustic makeover — by making a thatched roof for it.
Jim Goodland now presents an amazing sight as he drives through the streets near his pub,  in Whiteparish, near Salisbury. –– Ananova.

GRAVE OFFENCE: A church has apologised after allowing Wimbledon tennis fans to park on top of graves.
St Mary’s Church in Wimbledon Village charged those attending the championships £20 a day to park in its cemetery. The money goes to three charities.
The church said cars were allowed to park on the graves of people whose descendants cannot be traced but this year some were put in wrong places. Parking in the graveyard has now been stopped as a result, reports the BBC. –– Ananova.

WORST-FED: A North Dakota woman accused of breast-feeding her six-week-old baby while drunk has pleaded guilty to child neglect.
Twenty-six-year-old Stacey Anvarinia could face up to five years in prison when she’s sentenced on the felony charge in August.
Judge Sonja Clapp says Anvarinia will not have to register as an offender against children. –– Msnbc.

NEST RAID: Police in Colorado have confiscated 53 baby birds from a 15-year-old boy who apparently took them from neighbourhood nests and stored them in his bedroom.
Police believe the boy had the birds for at least 24 hours. Authorities confiscated them after his mother realised he had them and called animal control.
The birds included barn swallows, sparrows and a bluebird.
The boy had no explanation for raiding the nests, Orr said. He was ticketed for cruelty to animals and interference with wild birds. –– Msnbc.

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