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Hunting Deer in a Walmart Parking Lot

Arcangelo Bianco Jr. of Blairsville, Pennsylvania, was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment, hunting without a license, and other charges after he shot a buck in a Walmart parking lot. Bianco had seen a 10-point buck as he was running errands. He left his truck and chased the deer through the parking lot, shooting a handgun. He eventually brought down the deer nearby. Now the deer has been seized as evidence. His actions were also recorded on the store's security camera.   

Pothole Crew Suspended for Fixing Pothole

Three County Cork road workers were returning from a job in Carrigaline, Ireland, when they saw a pothole. They stopped and repaired the pothole. A Health and Safety worker saw them, and the three men were consequently suspended from their jobs because they had not filed the proper paperwork for this particular pothole before repairing it. Councillors were concerned the job may have required four workers instead of three. One councillor who upheld the safety rules acknowledged that the three men had exemplary records and 90 years of experience between them, and suggested a warning could have been enough. The workers' union has gone to bat to protest the suspensions.

Snake Burns House Down

Call it revenge of the snake. An unnamed woman in Liberty Eylau, Texas, found a snake. For some reason, she decided on a strange and dangerous method for getting rid of it.   

"While cleaning up, she saw snake, threw gasoline on the snake, lit the snake on fire," said Deputy Randall Baggett with the Bowie County Sheriff's Office. "The snake went into the brush pile and the brush pile caught the home on fire."

Despite the efforts of several fire departments that responded to the scene, the flames completely engulfed the home. It is a complete loss. A neighboring home was also damaged on one side.

The fire is still under investigation.

Man is Buried in Soil to Cure Lightning Strikes

Alexander Mandón of Sampués, Colombia, is desperate to stop the lightning strikes. The 20-year-old has suffered five different lightning strikes since September. After the fourth strike, he sought the help of traditional healers, who suggested Mandón be buried up to his neck so the earth can absorb the inappropriate electrical charges out of his body. But Mandón was struck again after the first treatment. Healers decided he was not positioned correctly the first time, so he is undergoing the burial treatment again. The second procedure was recorded on video.

Live Bomb Found in Squid

We had suspected that squid are planning to take over the world, and now we have evidence that one of their tactics is suicide-bombing. A large squid caught off the shores of Guangdong province in China was discovered to have a live bomb inside!  

"This sort of squid lives close to the shore and normally makes a meal of small fish and prawns," said the fishmonger, who gave his name only as Mr Huang to the local Guangzhou Daily newspaper.

"Perhaps he thought the bomb was his favourite food and gulped it down. He certainly had a big belly when he was caught," he added.

The bomb weighed around three pounds and was shaped like an aubergine.

Local police suggested it might have been dropped by a fighter jet but did not date it.

Police confirmed that, despite its rusty appearance, the bomb was capable of exploding. They destroyed it in a controlled detonation.

"He Started It" is No Defense

He grabbed her butt; she hit him in the face. They were both charged with assault. The unnamed man who copped a feel at a nightclub in Lund, Sweden last summer was charged with sexual assault, but the case was dropped due to lack of evidence. However, he suffered a broken nose, which was plenty of evidence to convict the woman of assault. The unnamed 23-year-old woman was given a suspended sentence and ordered to pay a fine of 2,500 kronor ($380) and 1,860 kronor to the injured man in compensation.  

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March 29, 2013 - 10:53am
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