It’s a weird world

ONE-PLY DISGUISE: US police are hunting a robber who held up a shop with toilet paper wrapped around his head to conceal his identity.

The man escaped on foot with cash following the raid on a convenience store in Lincoln, Nebraska.
He was caught on CCTV camera but police have so far been unable to identify their man.

“With that disguise, there isn’t much to go on,” a Lincoln police department spokesperson said.
Officers used a police dog to try to track the robber down –– and the dog did find a trail of the toilet roll disguise.

“Whether the evidence was two-ply or one-ply remained unknown,” reports the local Lincoln Journal Star newspaper.

But the trail ran out after half a block and there was no sign of the man who had used a knife to persuade shop staff to hand over cash from the safe in the late night raid.
Captain David Beggs said the robber was still at large and described him as a white male, aged 25 to 33, and about 1,8 metres tall and had “blue eyes and a skinny face”. –– Orange.

BUSTED!: A US woman called police after she found her son stealing her prescription sedatives from her bra. Police found a 28-year-old man hiding under a neighbour’s sport utility vehicle last Wednesday morning. The mother told the officer she awakened before dawn to find her son filching Xanax from her bra, where she kept it to prevent him from stealing it.
Officer said a search of the man’s room turned up more pills and various drug paraphernalia. –– AP.

CHUNKY BITE: US police say a 24-year-old man is missing a chunk of his right ear that was bitten off by a woman who didn’t like being called “fat”. Police spokeswoman Katie Flood said officers were called to a Lincoln hospital around 3:25 am to talk to the injured man.

Flood said officers later learned that the injured man and two others had been arguing with other people at the birthday party. Flood says the man told 21-year-old Anna Godfrey that she was fat.
Officers said Godfrey then tackled the man and took a bite.

Flood said the ear chunk was not found. Godfrey was arrested on suspicion of felony assault. –– AP.

PORKY EXCAVATORS: German police said a couple of hungry pigs digging for food came nose-to-nose with a long-buried World War II anti-tank weapon. Police said Friday the two pigs found the single-shot “panzerfaust” on private land southwest of Dresden. The pigs’ owner secured the animals in their stall then called police who were able to remove the weapon and destroy it.

The inexpensive and easy-to-operate panzerfaust was used extensively during the defence of Germany and through the rest of the war. Such finds are still relatively common, even 65 years after the end of the war. –– AP.

HOOK OR CROOK: German police are investigating a man for theft after he siphoned electricity off a high-voltage overhead transmission line for one month with the help of an ordinary meat hook, authorities said on Tuesday.

The 36-year old man from Sibbesse in Lower Saxony concocted the plan to steal electricity after the power company cut him off for failure to pay his bills, police said.

The man attached a cable to the meat hook and tossed it onto an overhead power line. He then drew power from the transmission line to his home, located about 150 meters away.

“I’ve never seen anything like this in my 34-year-career,” said Friedrich-Wilhelm Lach, chief executive of regional utility Ueberlandwerke Leinetal GmbH said. “It’s incredibly dangerous and utterly stupid.” –– Reuters.