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October 16, 2014

Indiana College Gives Pizza Delivery Guy $1,200 Tip

MARION, IN (AP) A pizza delivery driver has a lot to show for a run to Indiana Wesleyan University.

When James Gilpin brought two pizzas costing $12.50 to the university’s chapel Wednesday, he was given a $1,268 tip collected by students.

Residential education CEO Keith Newman brought Gilpin onstage and gave him the money, along with $70 in gift cards and thousands of inspirational notes written by the students at the school in Marion.

Newman says the big tip for the pizzas illustrates his message that students should do for one person what they wish they could do for everyone.

Gilpin tells WRTV he’ll use the money to help with Christmas gifts for his two children. He says he’s already been inspired by the students’ notes.

Marijuana Infused Soda Bottles Explode At Washington Shop

Bellingham, WA (AP) Bottles of legal marijuana-infused soda delivered to a Washington state pot shop started exploding on the store shelf.

The manager of Top Shelf Cannabis, Zach Henifin, told KOMO that “it sounded like a shotgun going off.”

No one was injured at the store in Bellingham in northern Washington, where recreational pot is legal.

Henifin wore a face guard and protective clothing to move more than 300 bottles to a steel trash bin and most had exploded by Tuesday.

The sparkling pomegranate soda was made by Mirth Provisions and delivered on Sept. 28. Employees found a sticky mess the next day and heard and saw bottles randomly explode. Mirth Provisions founder Adam Stites says there was too much yeast in the soda and fermentation caused excess carbon dioxide to build up.

Patient Takes Wheel Of Ambulance

Goodyear, AZ (AP) Authorities say a patient wanting out of an Arizona hospital used an ambulance as his getaway vehicle.

Goodyear police spokeswoman Lisa Kutis says Michael Lopez hijacked a parked ambulance Sunday outside West Valley Hospital in metro Phoenix. Kutis says a firefighter sitting in the back was able to jump out safely. Police pursued Lopez, who failed to pull over.

Authorities used GPS to locate the vehicle and Lopez at his home in the suburb of Avondale. utis says he was arrested on charges of theft of means of transportation, felony flight, failure to yield to police and disorderly conduct.

She says Lopez, who felt he was being hospitalized against his will, is being booked into a Phoenix jail. The ambulance was returned to firefighters.

Woman Says Airline Grounded Her Due To Critical Tweets

Manchester, NH (AP) A New Hampshire woman says she was removed from a JetBlue flight after tweeting about the flight’s delays, which included a pilot having to take a sobriety test.

Lisa Carter-Knight, of Exeter, was waiting to board a Boston-bound plane in Philadelphia on Tuesday. JetBlue says it was delayed when the pilot believed another passenger accused him of being intoxicated. JetBlue said as a precaution, a sobriety test was conducted; the pilot was cleared. Carter-Knight made posts to Twitter about the pilot accusing passengers of questioning his sobriety and also posted pictures of the plane.

The flight eventually left four hours behind schedule, but Carter-Knight was denied boarding. WMUR-TV reports JetBlue said if it feels a customer isn’t complying with safety instructions, exhibits objectionable behavior or causes conflict at the gate the customer will be asked to deplane or will be denied boarding. Carter-Knight, who said JetBlue claimed that she was being “unruly,” got a refund.

Masked Bandit Apologizes, Kisses Couple in Robbery

Hagatna, Guam (AP) A masked gunman in Guam apologized to two employees of a small casino and hugged and kissed them before fleeing with more than $5,000.

The man, wearing a camouflage baseball cap on top of a black ski mask, entered the Lucky Land gambling room Wednesday night with a silver handgun, sending between six to eight customers scrambling for the exits, the Pacific Daily News reported. Surveillance video shows the gunman approaching the office window where employee Genevie Santos, 23, was working and her boyfriend, Jhan Olivarez, 24, an off-duty employee, was hanging out.

Santos said she couldn’t stop crying, which prompted the bandit to wrap the couple in a hug. Then he kissed Olivarez on the neck and Santos on the forehead. Santos said he apologized, saying, “I’m sorry you had to be the ones working.” When she told the robber they didn’t have money to renew Olivarez’s license, he returned the ID and gave Olivarez $7.

Man Sends Newspaper Check Years After Rack Thefts

Lakeland, FL (AP) Some 54 years after stealing several newspaper racks, a U.S. Navy veteran has sent a letter of apology and a check for $200 to The Ledger of Lakeland, Florida.

Bernard Schermerhorn says he’s followed the rules for most of his 73 years, but caved to peer pressure as a teenager and went along with a friend’s scheme to steal several racks from The Ledger. In a Sept. 30 letter to the newspaper, Schermerhorn says they took a handful of change and then dumped the racks. Schermerhorn, who lives in Le Mesa, California, told the newspaper the check would more than cover the damage and theft of about $10.

Publisher Kevin Drake says he’s sending Schermerhorn a thank-you letter and will donate the money to a children’s charity in Lakeland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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