March 26, 2015
Authorities Seek Remedy For Naked NC Neighbor
Charlotte, NC (AP) Authorities in North Carolina are looking at ways to take action against a Charlotte man who stands at his front door naked.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say that, while the man may be annoying his neighbors, he hasn’t been charged because what he’s done isn’t illegal. State law says someone can’t expose himself in a place where the public has access.
But police say they want to change that, clarifying that it’s unlawful for a person to expose himself if he can be seen from a public place.
At a meeting Monday night, homeowners said the man stands naked at his door several times a week and has been doing so for years.
The man told WBTV-TV he’s only been inside his home naked and that his privacy has been violated.
Vintage Vehicle Stockpile Found At Deceased Man’s Home
Santa Ana, CA (AP) A Southern California man who died without an original will or legally recognized next of kin has left behind a unique estate 69 vintage cars that will soon be auctioned off by Orange County.
Gerald Willits died last year at age 76 in Buena Park, California. Little is known about him, though the Orange County Register reports he likely worked in the plumbing business. Some of his trucks had advertisements printed on the sides.
Willits has a daughter in another state, but under California law, an original will is needed to transfer assets to a rightful heir. Orange County official Elizabeth Henderson says Willits only kept a copy.
A county investigator visited Willits’ half-acre property and found the stockpile of vehicles, including Ford Model Ts and Volkswagen buses.
Texas Cow Defines Odds, Gives Birth To Four Calves
Lubbock, TX (AP) A cow in Northeast Texas has apparently defied great odds and given birth to four calves that have been named Eeny, Meeny, Miny and Moo.
Jimmy Barling said Monday that DNA tests will be done on tissue samples from the three bull calves and the one heifer calf to satisfy those who may question the births from one mother. Local veterinarian Mike Baird called the March 16 births ``extremely rare.’’
He said the odds of four live births from one cow are 1 in 11.2 million. Baird knows the couple well and is nearly certain the four came from one mother, rather than a nearby cow perhaps birthing one or two and then moving along so that it appeared the four came from the Barling’s cow.
``In the interest of science and the animal world, it’s one of those things that need to be verified beyond a shadow of a doubt,’’ he said. The couple watched the birth of the fourth calf after going to check on her when they saw buzzards circling above a field. Because the mother cow is unable to nurse all four calves, the couple are relying on neighbors to help. Moo has stayed with her mother, while Eeny, Meeny and Miny are with two different caretakers. Meeny is the smallest of the calves, weighing in at about 25 pounds. A typical healthy birth weight for a calf is 75 pounds. Standing has also been difficult for some of the quadruplets.
Police Impersonator Who Pulled Over Real Cop Gets robation
Akron, OH (AP) An Ohio man who pulled over a detective while impersonating a police officer has been sentenced to 18 months of probation and ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.
Fifty-year-old David Scofield, of Lancaster, was sentenced Thursday in Akron. A judge fined him $1,000 and ordered that all contents seized from his car, including a gun and law enforcement paraphernalia, be destroyed.
Scofield was arrested Oct. 13 after a detective said Scofield shined a spotlight into his car and swerved in front of him on Interstate 76 outside Akron.
Scofield pleaded no contest last month to misdemeanor charges of impersonating a police officer, mishandling a firearm and obstructing official business.
His attorney said Friday he’s pleased his client avoided jail.
Burglary 101: Don’t Pocket Dial 911 In The Act
Mankato, MN (AP) Authorities in Minnesota say three would-be burglars picked the wrong time to pocket-dial 911.
Blue Earth Sheriff’s Capt. Rich Murry says a dispatcher took the call early Thursday morning and heard two voices on the other end. Murry says what she could hear of the conversation suggested the men were involved in a theft or burglary.
Murry says officers were able to use the 34-minute call to figure out where the men were. They and arrested them and a third suspect. He says one of the last things heard on the unintentional 911 call was, “I think I see the police,” followed by sounds of running.
KTOE-AM reports Murry says officers found that a Mankato supply business had been ransacked, with cash and other items taken.