It’s a Weird World

COFFEE-IN-THE-NUDE: A US man is facing a charge of indecent exposure –– after failing to get dressed before making himself a morning cup of coffee in his own kitchen.

A passer-by spotted Eric Williamson (29) through his kitchen window in Springfield, Virginia, at 5.30am and reported him to the police.
Williamson, a driver, from Hawaii, says none of his roommates were at home at the time, reports Fox News.
“Yes, I wasn’t wearing any clothes but I was alone, in my own home and just got out of bed. It was dark and I had no idea anyone was outside looking in at me,” he said.
The complaint came from an unidentified woman who was walking with a seven-year-old boy at the time.
A police spokesman said officers arrested Williamson because they believe he wanted to be seen naked by the public.
But Williamson, the father of a five-year old girl, complained: “I am a loving dad. Any of my friends and anyone knows that and there is not a chance on this planet I would ever, ever, ever do anything like that to a kid.”
Williamson faces up to a year in jail and a $2 000 fine, if he is convicted. He plans to fight the charge and says he may sue local police. –– Fox News.

MARIJUANA COLUMNIST: A US newspaper is inviting applicants for a highly specialised job in editorial –– as marijuana reviewer.
Westword, a local newspaper in Denver, Colorado, has placed an advertisement for a medicinal marijuana reviewer.
The paper says that “Denver is the wild, wild West of the medical marijuana business”, with new dispensaries in the city opening daily.
It had been running reviews by a staff writer under the pseudonym Mae Coleman, named after a character in the 1936 movie Reefer Madness.
However, the writer “wanted to return to the day job”, according to the paper, so the position was opened up to the public.
The job application involved writing a short essay on “What marijuana means to me”. The first response came within five minutes –– “fast work for a stoner”, the paper comments.
A few minutes later, the first enquiry from the media arrived. “Really fast work for a journalist”, Westword added wrily.
Marijuana users in Denver are required to hold a state-issued Medical Marijuana Registry identification card, asserting that they require the drug to alleviate a medical problem.
The Westword job is only open to those Denver residents who hold such a card.
Colorado is one of 14 states in the US where marijuana is allowed for medicinal purposes. –– Ananova.

POT HEAD: A police officer arrested a man in a convenience store in the US after noticing a bag of marijuana stuck to his forehead.
The 29-year-old was spotted walking away from the toilets of the shop in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, looking anxiously at the inside of his baseball cap.
When the man approached the officer, he looked up, and the officer noticed a small plastic bag stuck to his forehead that appeared to contain marijuana.
The officer retrieved the bag from the man’s forehead and asked, “Is this what you’re looking for?”, a police news release states.
The man, identified as Cesar Lopez, was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
Police said it is not uncommon for people to store drugs inside the sweatband of baseball caps. –– Ananova.

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