For some people in Fort Collins, the annual arrival of Count Chocula cereal is a highlight of the year. So when shoppers in the Colorado town went searching for the monster-themed marshmallow delicacy, they were perturbed that they couldn’t find it at either of the local Albertsons locations. “Every year I greatly look forward to the month of October when I can purchase a few boxes of this delicious chococlatey [sic] goodness,” Kristen Clark wrote to the Coloradoan, adding that even though she’s a “vegetarian and organic food eater,” she gives that up at Halloween to get her Chocula fix. The culprit has finally stepped forward: Black Bottle Brewery admitted it scooped up the entire Chocula supply from two Albertsons stores in order to concoct the next variety in its Cerealiously beer series.
KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!
Imagine a spider as big as a child’s forearm that weighs as much as a puppy. That’s how huge the South American Goliath birdeater — arguably the world’s largest spider — can be.
Police in New York were searching today for a man who popped up from a sidewalk subway hatch and lobbed a smoke bomb at a pair of fancy restaurants, sending diners scrambling.
The man was captured on video emerging from a hatch used for emergency exits from the New York subway system. The hatches are used by emergency responders to evacuate riders from the subway if necessary.
On security video, diners were seen fleeing their tables as smoke started to overtake the outdoor eating areas for the Da Silvano restaurant and the Bar Pitti restaurant. According to the New York Police Department, no one was injured.
Reports of creepy clowns carrying knives and other weapons have been scaring people in the California city of Bakersfield for the past week, police said on Sunday.
In the latest incident, a person telephoned the Bakersfield Police Department on Saturday night, reporting a clown armed with a firearm, said watch commander Lieutenant Jason Matson.
“We’ve been having sightings all over the city,” Matson said. “They range from anywhere from a guy carrying a gun to a guy carrying a knife running up to houses.”
The Bakersfield Californian newspaper reported earlier in the week that at least some of the reports were hoaxes. Matson said he did not know whether the incidents were pranks.
The ongoing battle for control of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians took a violent turn when one of the three feuding factions launched an armed takeover of the tribe’s lucrative casino.
On Thursday evening, the Tex McDonald faction and around 10 others executed a takeover of the casino in Coarsegold - 40 minutes northeast of Fresno - using firearms and Tasers, according to a federal lawsuit filed by California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
“Security personnel for different factions were held at gun point and/or tased during the takeover,” the complaint states. “As the incident unfolded, some of the casino security, not a part of the McDonald faction, were able to maintain control of the surveillance room and are still there.”
Security personnel evacuated the casino and contacted the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, which was given permission earlier this month by a federal judge to patrol the casino.
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Alaska couple knocked on the door of their son’s long-time girlfriend Thursday, intending to inform her that he’d been killed in a car accident.
Karen and Jay Priest instead were stunned when the son, 29-year-old Justin Priest, answered the door.
Contrary to the misunderstandings of many, guns are made in such a way as to be very safe to handle properly. Accidental discharges other than a finger or object hitting the trigger are almost nonexistent. “Drop safe” is designed into all but the oldest or cheapest handguns. But nobody at the gun design shop ever contemplated running afoul of a machine that has so much raw magnetic force involved. I suspect that if the gun below was taken apart, numerous internal parts were broken, bent or pulled out of place by the magnetic forces.
The source for the story is a web site that openly and strongly advocates for defensive gun use and CCW. Many of you would not want to spend any time there. Worry not, I used Do Not Link for the site link, but the link to the original medical technology report is straight to the source. No injuries occurred in this billion to one accident. Officers, stay the hell out of MRI suites, between your gun, magazines, handcuffs and various bits on your Sam Browne belt your life is in danger the instant that machine powers up.
The officer notified the technologist that he was carrying the weapon before entering the MR dressing room. The technologist told the officer to take the gun with him. The technologist intended to meet the officer in the MR patient waiting area before the examination and secure the weapon in that room, where he felt it would be safe. However, the officer apparently misunderstood and took the gun into the MR suite. The technologist was entering the officer’s personal data into the computer and did not see him entering the MR suite.
Once the officer was inside the MR suite, the gun was pulled from his hand as he attempted to place the gun on top of a cabinet 3 ft (0.9 m) away from the magnet bore. The gun was immediately pulled into the bore, where it struck the left side and spontaneously discharged a round into the wall of the room at the rear of the magnet. Fortunately, no one was injured. Although the gun struck the magnet bore, only minimal cosmetic damage occurred to the magnet itself. The MR unit had full functional capability immediately after the gun discharged. The weapon’s thumb safety was reportedly engaged when the gun discharged.
An unsuccessful attempt to remove the gun from the magnet resulted in the gun being pulled to the right side of the magnet (Fig. 1). The decision was then made to power down the magnet to remove the gun.
Polygamist women dressed ‘like ninjas’ attack home of witness in Utah sex assault case
Two armed “polygamist women” dressed like “ninjas” were subdued by a sword-wielding man during a home invasion, according to police in suburban Utah.
Police said the two women, aged 18 and 22, were attacking the home of a witness and victim in a criminal child sex assault case against a man the women called their “husband”.
The women “violently attacked one of the adult males in the house who came to see who was coming,” Ian Adams of the West Jordan police department told the Guardian.
“Another adult male joined the fray in defense of the first male victim. He was armed with a sword, and using a sword … and with the other male [was] able to subdue the two women until police arrived and took them into custody.”
I don’t know where to go from here. Man with an 18 year old and a 22 year old wife goes after some younger tail and ends up in jail. It’s that little hussie’s fault, let’s go get her! Oh my little stars and comets…
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable and retching when its owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital.
It was something he ate!
X-rays showed a stomach full of “a large quantity of foreign material.” Nearly two hours of surgery later, Dr. Ashley Magee had the answer — the dog had consumed 43 1/2 socks.