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Weird News – A Dog Named “Trigger”…And a Garbage Truck Heist

Probably bribed by the birds…Or tired of being told to “fetch”.

Dog Named ‘Trigger’ Shoots Owner

It was a setup…Honest!

Authorities say a northern Indiana woman is recovering after being shot in the foot by her dog.

And the dog’s name? Trigger.

Indiana Conservation Officer Jonathon Boyd says 25-year-old Allie Carter of Avilla laid her 12-gauge shotgun on the ground without the safety on during a waterfowl hunt Saturday at Tri-County Fish and Wildlife Area.

Boyd says Carter’s chocolate Labrador retriever, Trigger, stepped on top of the shotgun and depressed the trigger.

He says Carter was shot in the left foot at point-blank range, suffering injuries to her foot and toes. She was treated at two hospitals and released.

Tri-County Fish and Wildlife Area is about 140 miles north of Indianapolis.

HIjacking a Garbage Truck?

Garbage-truck heist on Capitol Hill leaves destruction, diesel spill

A small portion of the damage

A man stole a garbage truck Tuesday morning, then drove it around the neighborhood, hitting parked cars, Pronto bikes and eventually another garbage truck before being arrested.

A man driving a stolen garbage truck early Tuesday morning marauded through the Capitol Hill neighborhood, damaging cars, destroying a Pronto bike station and forcing the closure of several blocks of traffic.

Shortly before 6:40 a.m., the truck’s fuel tank was punctured during its rampage. Diesel fuel began leaking from the truck as it drove, covering several blocks until the driver hit another garbage truck. The stolen truck’s fuel tank ignited and flames could be seen spewing from its side. The fire was quickly extinguished.

Police arrested the suspect, and he was taken to the East Precinct.

Coincidentally, that’s where the heist had begun.

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Posted by on October 27, 2015 in Nawwwwww!


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Man Sues Park Service After a Pine Cone Fall on HIs Head

In California, the COulter PIne is known to produce extremely large Pine Cones, which can weigh on the order of 8+ lbs. Needless to say, much like tropical areas where the logical avoid standing under Coconut trees – most smart folks stay away from standing (or sleeping) under a Coulter. Some years ago I acquired one of these as a fall decoration. They truly are massive.

Like most Pine Trees, the cones only fall at a certain time of the year, and typically when laying down looking up at a football sized Pine Cone swawing in the wind, the logical would consider relocation…

Or a Hard Hat.

Man Sues After 16 lb Pine Cone Falls on His Head

His attorney claims that the man deserves $5 million for the brain damage suffered from the seed pod.

A Navy veteran is suing after a giant pine cone allegedly fell on his head, causing brain damage in San Francisco.

Sean Mace was napping and reading underneath a pine tree at the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park when the 16-pound pine cone fell, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Now, Mace is suing the US government, the National Park Service, the Department of the Interior and San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park for $5 million in damages.

His attorney says that Mace has an irreversible brain injury, for which he has undergone two surgeries and will require a third.

The grove with the tree in question has been fenced off and officials have added signs warning “Danger: Giant seed pod falling from tree.”

Not sure how you operate on something that was empty in the first place…

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Posted by on October 14, 2015 in American Greed


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Along Came a Spider…Part 2

What is with these folks and spiders? There are only a couple of types in the USA which can hurt you, basically the Black/Brown Widow, or the Recluse…Which are fairly rare. They may be ugly – but for the most part they leave people alone.

So in mind of the woman who jumped out of a moving car with her child in it last wee, because of a spider…

We have this moron, who certainly killed the Spider in question…Along with his car and part of a gas station.


Man lights car on fire trying to kill spider with cigarette lighter

When a Michigan driver stopped at a gas station earlier this week, he spotted a spider on his gas tank. In a quick attempt to get rid of the spider, the man burned it with his cigarette lighter which caused his entire car to catch on fire.

Surveillance video from the Mobil gas station in Center Line shows first the gas pump, then the car becoming engulfed by flames as soon as the man strikes the lighter. Fortunately, nobody was hurt in the incident.

The driver put out the flames with a fire extinguisher. In an attempt to explain his actions, he told authorities that he’s deathly afraid of spiders and therefore pulled his lighter out somewhat thoughtlessly in his moment of panic. Employee Susan Adams told Fox 2:

“He didn’t have a cigarette. He didn’t have anything on him. All of a sudden I look out and I see flames.”
Next time this man attempts to get rid of a spider, we suggest a simple shoe drop.

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Posted by on September 29, 2015 in Nawwwwww!


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Along Came a Spider…

Jumped out of a moving car with her son in it?

How a spider caused a car to T-bone a school bus

It all began innocently enough: An Indiana woman, with her 9-year-old son in tow, put her car in reverse and began backing out of her driveway.

But then terror struck. Specifically, terror in the form of an eight-legged creature, resting upon the driver’s shoulder.

Yes, a spider. And it scared Angela Kipp so much that the 35-year-old jumped out of her moving car on Friday, according to the  Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department.

Somehow, Kipp’s 9-year-old son still had his wits about him, despite his mother having just jumped out of a moving car. The boy sprang into action, climbing from the back seat into the driver’s seat, authorities said. But as he tried to hit the brake pedal, he instead pressed down on the throttle. The car rammed right into a passing school bus.

Thankfully, there were no kids on the bus, and the bus driver escaped without injuries. The impact caused the boy to fall out of the open door and onto the pavement, leaving him with minor injuries, said Sgt. Chad Hill, a spokesman for the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department.

Kipp “had complete fear of the spider,” Hill said. “She was responding to the fear of the spider and, unfortunately, had [the car] in gear.”

Hill, who has been on the force for more than 25 years, called it “the most unusual situation to occur in my career.”

“This sequence of events has just got to be astronomical,” he added.

No charges are expected at this time against Kipp (or the spider), and the investigation is continuing.

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Posted by on September 21, 2015 in Nawwwwww!


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Illegal Parking

This one from from Brampton, Ontario – where a dad rushing his kids to school decided to take an illegal detour through a parking lot to avoid a light… And wound up atop the safety poles!


Posted by on September 20, 2015 in Nawwwwww!


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Florida Again – Road Rage Hillbilly Vasectomy


Some years ago when I used to regularly target shoot at a range, I noticed over a period of several months that they had 10-15 used pistols made by a popular manufacturer in the cabinet for sale. The pistols were a compact “carry” model identical to that carried by some police departments, just about 1//2 the size.  when you see a large number of most any product in the “Return bin” it usually means there is a defect or quality problem.

Asked the friendly salesman about that seeming discrepancy, as the manufacturer had a good reputation for producing quality product. Seems that the safety on both the bigger an smaller model were in the same place. Which, it turns out was fine when the gun was carried in a holster like that used by the military or police. When the smaller “carry” model was tucked under the belt though, it seems that the safety was exactly in the wrong place and would flip to the fire position when puled out of a trouser waistband. The result was a fairly prolific series of what I euphemistically all “Hillbilly Vasectomies”  as a result of self emasculation by gun. .. This one kind of makes you wonder …

Man shoots self in road-rage incident on I-4

Where an Interstate-4 motorist shot himself in a road-rage incident today remained in question for hours as police and sheriff’s deputies tried to determine who should investigate.

Orlando police first treated the shooting as their case about 11:30 a.m. when the man pulled off the highway and stopped his white BMW sedan at the Princeton Street exit near College Parkand Florida Hospital, records show.

Within an hour, police turned the case over to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office believing the shooting happened there.

But the investigation was turned over again about 1:15 p.m. to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in the belief the shooting happened south of the Seminole Countyline.

The confusion apparently stemmed from Richard Coles, the wounded motorist who was undergoing treatment for his injury, according to the sheriff’s office.

“He was taken to local hospital where he has declined to prosecute and no longer wishes to speak with investigators,” sheriff’s spokesman Jeff Williamson wrote.

Details remain few but Coles, 36, told Orlando police he had been driving toward Orlando when another motorist brandished a gun over an undisclosed incident, according to police.

Feeling threatened, the man grabbed his own gun and it fired. The bullet struck one of the man’s legs causing a non-life threatening wound, said Orlando police Sgt. Jim Young.

Police officers and sheriff’s deputies have not located witnesses to what precipitated the shooting, according to the sheriff’s office.


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Posted by on January 21, 2014 in Nawwwwww!, You Know It's Bad When...


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Mounties Flummoxed By Maple Syrup Hijacking!

Some enterprising thieves have stolen millions of pounds of…

Maple Syrup!

Gettin’ crazy out there y’all!

Police probing Quebec maple syrup heist worth up to $30-million

Quebec police are on the hunt for a sticky-fingered thief after millions of dollars of maple syrup vanished from a Quebec warehouse.

The theft was discovered during a routine inventory check last week at the St-Louis-de-Blandford warehouse, where the syrup is being held temporarily. The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, which is responsible for the global strategic maple syrup reserve, initially kept the news quiet, hoping it would help police solve the crime quickly.

About 10 million pounds of syrup was stored at the site, at a value of more than $30-million.

Anne-Marie Granger Godbout, executive director of the federation, said the organization is still trying to determine how much is missing and declined to offer an estimate. But a spokesman from the Sureté du Québec said the loss was significant.

“We know that it’s millions of dollars that was stolen,” said Sergeant Richard Gagné. “It’s a very large amount.”

All of the maple syrup inventories are fully insured, according to the federation, so there will be no loss to producers.

Ms. Granger Godbout said the theft shouldn’t put the global supply of maple syrup at risk, but warned it could allow the thief to undercut legitimate producers. The federation represents about 10,000 maple syrup producers in Quebec. “Obviously those people stole the maple syrup to sell it somewhere,” she said. “If it’s a big volume, it could be very harmful for the maple syrup industry. The companies that are working in this industry will have to compete with some company that didn’t pay for the maple syrup.”

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Posted by on August 31, 2012 in You Know It's Bad When...


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