A friend in need….

November 15, 2015 at 2:21 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Boys are saved from a bear attack when the beast is chased off by a DACHSHUND: “A daredevil dachshund saved two boys from a vicious attack by a rampaging black bear in Russia. The beast attacked Stas Nagornov, eight, and Nikita Nikonov, 12, soon after they emerged from their village shop in Amgu, in the Primorsky region in the country’s Far East. ‘He caught up with Stas first. The bear threw him to the ground, began to trample him, bite him,’ said Nikita. ‘He grabbed his head, then shoulder and back. I watched – and ran at the bear. Speaking from hospital, Stas said: ‘Nikita ran and saved me. He hit the bear’s head with a stone.’ Now the bear with a sore head turned on Nikita, ‘gnawing and clawing him’, leaving Stas wounded and frightened, reported The Siberian Times. It was at this point that a little dachshund called Tosya arrived on the scene and barked furiously at the bear, which left Nikita and chased the dog into the forest.”

Black caught GREEN-handed: “A thief has been convicted in London after breaking into a trap car and being covered in a liquid that’s invisible to the human eye. Lokola Lokombe, 48, of Haringey, north London, was sprayed with SmartWater after breaking in to the dummy vehicle – a traceable liquid that is impossible to wash off. After the theft earlier this month, Lokombe was tracked down by police on Friday, November 6 and arrested. Lokombe was sentenced to drug rehab for six months, and ordered to pay £240 costs at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on 11 November. UV lights showed Lokombe’s hands glowing green with the indelible spray, proving his guilt. The luminous pigment in SmartWater is used to protect cash deliveries, covering notes with invisible and traceable dye in the event of a violent theft.”

Famous last words: “President Barack Obama said that ISIS was ‘contained’ just a day before the terrorist group claimed responsibility for a horrific attack in Paris that killed 128 people on Friday. In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that aired on Friday’s broadcast of Good Morning America, Obama declared that he didn’t believe ISIS (also known as ISIL) was gaining strength. ‘What is true is that from the start, our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them,’ Obama said. Obama was criticized by several social media users, including Donald Trump. ‘President Obama said “ISIL continues to shrink” in an interview just hours before the horrible attack in Paris. He is just so bad! CHANGE,’ Trump wrote on Twitter.”

Man, 20, with ‘insatiable appetite’ disorder pleads no contest to breaking into homes and stealing food: “A California man with a rare genetic disorder that gives him an insatiable appetite has pleaded no contest to breaking into houses to steal food and other belongings. The San Luis Obispo County district attorney said in a statement Thursday that because of the condition, 20-year-old Tyler Jarvis was allowed to enter the pleas to five misdemeanors and get probation and treatment. Jarvis, who has the intellectual capacity of an elementary school student, was initially charged with felonies that could have led to jail time. Prosecutors say they looked closely at his case to reach a just outcome. They say people who have unmonitored Prader-Willi Syndrome will often badly overeat and go to great lengths seeking food. Jarvis has agreed to pay restitution to three victims, serve three years of probation and get residential treatment. He is expected to enter a group home for people with his specific disorder by November 21.”

Dude, where’s my car?: “A party-goer who forgot where he parked his car after a boozy Halloween party two weeks ago is appealing to the public to help find it. James Boyett drove his maroon VW Golf for the nightclub do 40 miles from his home in Suffolk. But he doesn’t have a clue where he left it, after abandoning it somewhere in Norwich. After staying the night at a friends’ house, the 31-year-old got a taxi to drive around him around the area to search for his car the morning after but couldn’t find it. He then spent the next two days trying to retrace his route in scenes reminiscent of the classic buddy comedy Dude Where’s My Car but was still unable to find the elusive vehicle. The labourer has since made the 85 mile round trip back to Norwich from his home in Red Lodge, Suffolk, but has found no trace of his beloved Golf. Mr Boyett is now appealing for the help of members of the public to help him track down his missing car.”

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