It’s a Weird World

TOPLESS GARDENING: A woman in the US who was gardening wearing only a yellow thong and pink gloves has brought neighbourhood complaints and new rules from a housing authority in Colorado.

Boulder Housing Partners plans to amend its rules so that tenants cover up when they are outside. Several passers-by told Boulder police earlier this week that 52-year-old Catharine Pierce was topless while tending to her yard.
Last year, she was threatened with eviction for gardening wearing only pasties and a thong.
Police responding to the reports decided Pierce wasn’t breaking any laws.
Robert Pierce said he will fight changes that would keep his wife from gardening outside topless, which is legal under state and city law.
“They’re making a big mistake,” he said.
She told the Daily Camera n
ewspaper that people have complained for years about the couple going outside wearing only thong underwear.
Robert Pierce said the new rules wouldn’t discourage the couple. “We’ll stay the way we have to stay,” he said.
The City Council is scheduled in April to consider expanding the city’s anti-nudity ordinance, but a draft proposal to make it an offence for women to go topless in public was removed. –– AP.

LONG OVERDUE: It’s common to return a library book late — but not by half a century.
Staff at a British library say they were surprised and puzzled when they received a book that was 45 years overdue through their mailbox.
Alison Lawrie, the principal assistant at Dinnington Library, near northern England’s Sheffield, says the Penguin first edition copy of Quartermass And The Pit by Nigel Kneale was due back on October 15, 1965.
She says the borrower remains a mystery because the library records don’t go back that far, and the sender didn’t attach a letter or note with the book.
Lawrie said the sender need not worry about a hefty fine.
She says: “If the person who returned the book wants to come forward, we’d love to know the story behind it.” –– AP.

DIMWIT: A burglar in the US who spent about five hours on a store’s computer after breaking into the business gave police all the clues they needed to track him down.
Investigators said the 17-year-old logged into his MySpace account while at Bella Office Furniture and that made it easy for them to find him.
He also spent time looking at pornography and trying to sell stolen items, all the while using the business’ computer.
He was arrested last Tuesday and charged with first degree burglary. Kennewick Police said he helped officers recover a cell phone stolen in the break-in. –– AP.

SLITHERY SURPRISE: Police arresting a suspected drug dealer got the shock of their lives when a 1,2 metre snake suddenly nipped out of her bra.
The python had been curled up around the breasts of suspect Dorota Mildrowska in Otwock, Poland.
Police had arrested her over bags of amphetamines which they had found at her apartment.
Officers admitted they had not searched her immediately after her arrest to avoid breaching her human rights.
“We respect human rights and so no one thought to look inside her blouse,” said a police spokesman. –– Ananova.

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