The Weird Week in Review
Oh Deer, What an Embarrassing Position
This is not what you pictured when you tried to leap that small fence, is it? The deer didn’t quite make it over the picket fence Sunday morning. The Kelley family of Attleboro, Massachusetts woke up to find the poor deer hanging upside-down from the point where its rear legs were caught between the pickets. Luckily, the pickets in this fairly-new fence slide out, so Brian Kelley was able to free the deer. The deer seemed to be okay, and Kelley did not get kicked in the face as expected.
Released From Prison, Man Returns to Scene of Crime
Christopher M. Miller was convicted of robbing a Stride Rite shoe store (among other locations) in Toms River, New Jersey, in 1999. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison, and remained in custody until last week. Miller was released at the end of his sentence on March 21. On March 22, a robber took $400 from the same Stride Rite store and fled on foot. It only took a few minutes for police to catch up with Miller and arrest him. Police were surprised to find out he had just gotten out of prison for robbing that very same store! They speculate that Miller may have subconsciously wanted to be caught and taken back to prison.
Here’s a 125-Pound Hot Dog
There’s a really big weiner at the Miami-Dade County Fair. In other news, Miami-Dade County has a fair in March. This hot dog may soon be in the Guinness Book as the largest hot dog ever.
Weighing in at 125.5 pounds — the naked dog tipped the scale at 51 pounds; the rest of the heft came from a gargantuan bun and gallons of condiments — the dog was cooked for three hours on a 100-foot mobile grill that travels from fair to fair on the bed of a 27-ton tractor-trailer.
Brett Enright, founder and CEO of Juicy’s Outlaw Grill, already holds the Guinness record for largest commercially available hamburger. His 777-pound behemoth burger costs $5,000 and can be ordered with two days’ notice.
The hot dog can be bought, too -he’ll make one for your party for just $1,000. The fair hot dog was weighed, photographed, and sliced up and sold for a dollar a sample, with proceeds going to charity.
Bank Error Put $31,000 into Teenager’s Account
First Citizens Bank in Hull, Georgia, has several account holders with the same name. But instead of double checking account numbers, they deposited one man’s $31,000 into the account of an 18-year-old with the same name. The teenager must have felt like he won the lottery, because that’s how he acted. He withdrew $20,000 in cash and spent $5,000 with his bank card. It was March 17, ten days after the deposit, before the original depositor complained to the bank. Only then did the bank discover the error. The teenager came into the bank wanting more money, and was told to return the erroneous deposit. The teen insisted it was an inheritance, but a deputy went to his home, and the teenager agreed to settle with the bank to avoid jail. However, he has yet to return to the bank.
He Thought He Was Superman
Christopher Reeves was arrested in Utah for DUI and drug charges. He was wearing a Superman shirt at the time.
The 33-year-old Reeves (seen in the above mug shot) was allegedly speeding and driving erratically around 3 AM when Davis County sheriff's deputies pulled over his vehicle.
Reeves, who appeared impaired, was arrested after failing a field sobriety test. A subsequent search of his car turned up a large bag of meth, drug paraphernalia, and the synthetic drug Spice.
Investigators pointed out that Reeves is not related to the late Christopher Reeve, who portrayed Superman in film. He is presumably also not related to George Reeves, who played Superman in the 1950s TV series. The real Superman would not have needed a vehicle to go that fast.
15-inch Rat Terrorizes Swedish Family
The Bengtsson-Korsås family of Solna, near Stockholm, Sweden, became concerned when their cat would not go in the kitchen. When they took out the garbage, they saw a monstrous rat, 15 inches long, not counting the tail. It had chewed its way between a wooden panel and a concrete wall to enter the house. The rat had been staying under the dishwasher, where it had chewed through a water pipe. Exterminators set industrial-sized traps, but the rat carried off a trap when it sprung on him. The rat finally choked to death, with the trap still on him, behind a house plant.