September 25, 2014
Pregnant Buffalo + Frisky Bull Equals Knockout
Mercer, PA (AP) A western Pennsylvania dairy farmer says a 2-year-old bull that went missing for a month was likely pushed over a fence by a friend’s pregnant buffalo.
Kevin Minor loaned out his 400-pound Watusi bull, ``Lucky,’’ hoping it would mate with a friend’s buffalo near Mercer, about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh.
Minor now believes the buffalo angrily rebuffed the bull and knocked him over the fence. It turns out the buffalo was already pregnant and gave birth two days after Lucky arrived.
The bull was reported missing on July 14.
The (Sharon) Herald reported Thursday that the bull was located in some nearby woods a month later. Minor coaxed the bull back with a small group of cows which the farmer knew the bull liked.
Illinois City Marks Birthday With Mega Bratwurst
Belleville, IL (AP) Residents in the southwest Illinois city of Belleville celebrated its 200th birthday with a 200-foot bratwurst, complete with a 200-foot bun.
Larry Schubert and his team from Schubert’s Packing Co. in Millstadt used about 120 pounds of meat to make the brat, which volunteers grilled Sunday, the final day of the city’s bicentennial celebration, the Belleville News-Democrat reported.
A few days earlier, a saloon hosted a half-size practice run for grilling the mega-bratwurst.
Lindenwood University and Southwestern Illinois College athletes helped march the bun down a main thoroughfare, making a wide turn in a parking lot to finish the delivery. The athletes also helped roll the bratwurst onto a 200-foot metal grilling trough.
Event organizers decided not to pay a fee to have the bratwurst record attempt recognized by the World Record Academy. The event raised $1,600 for local food pantries.
Texan Gives Chick-Fil-A $1K To Treat Diners
Abilene, TX (AP) A generous customer has paid $1,000 to pick up the tab for diners in dozens of vehicles at the drive-thru lanes of a West Texas fast-food restaurant.
KTXS-TV reports the man was in a white truck at a Chick-fil-A in Abilene on Monday night when he handed over the cash.
The man in the drive-thru lane told employees he wanted to pay for everyone behind him for as long as the cash lasted. He told workers that his name is John, he just wanted to make everyone’s Monday better and he handed over $100 bills‚ 10 of them. The franchise owner, Brian LaCroix (luh-KROY’), says the cash was enough to pay for drive-thru food for people in 88 vehicles over about an hour.
The donor’s identity remains unknown.
Missing Driver Says He Woke Up In Field Of Donkeys
Roswell, NM (AP) A driver who went missing after a one-car rollover in New Mexico says he later woke up in a field of donkeys.
KOAT-TV reports New Mexico State Police say the driver called 911 seven hours after investigators failed to find any victims from the crash in Roswell late Friday.
The driver, whose name has not been released, told 911 dispatchers that he was lost and found himself surrounded by the animals.
Authorities say the man claims he and a passenger were drinking the night before but didn’t remember what happened next.
Police say the driver suffered injuries to a shoulder and his hands and the passenger suffered back injuries.
The driver was issued multiple citations, but the charges haven’t been released.
Police Searching For Jogger Letting It All Hang Out
New Castle, DE (AP) New Castle County police say they are searching for a man who has been seen walking and jogging naked through the community of Chaddwyck.
Police were called to the area Friday night for the report of a suspicious person.
A witness told police she saw a man jogging naked through the neighborhood Friday. She also saw him jogging naked on Thursday night and wearing only a backpack on Tuesday evening.
The witness said the jogger made no effort to hide his nakedness.
Police say surveillance footage confirms the witness account.
The suspect is described as a white man about 6-feet-tall in his 20s with a thin build and black hair.
Lonely Man Made Repeated 911 Calls....Not Lonely Anymore
Harrison City, PA (AP) A Pennsylvania man has been charged with making three 911 calls to report bogus emergencies simply because he was lonely and wanted paramedics to show up.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports 52-year-old Gregory Shaffer was jailed after his arraignment Wednesday on charges of making false reports to authorities.
Penn Township police say Shaffer called Westmoreland County’s 911 center three times over about four hours on July 30 with various false complaints. The first time, Shaffer claimed he had fallen down some stairs and injured his head and neck. Paramedics say they found him intoxicated but otherwise well and calmly waiting inside his home.
Online court records don’t list an attorney for Shaffer. He’s in the county jail and faces a preliminary hearing Tuesday.
Offensive Littering: Throwing Money Out Of Car Window
Cornelius, OR (AP) Offensive littering is one of the charges a Beaverton man faces after fleeing from deputies and throwing money out the car window.
The Clackamas County sheriff’s office says Kyler Martin sped away after his Cadillac was pulled over for a traffic violation about 3 a.m. Saturday in Cornelius.
During the chase a deputy saw items being thrown out the window. When they went back to check, deputies found paper money.
KOIN reports the car was eventually stopped and the 26-year-old was arrested. Deputies found 5 ounces of marijuana in the car.
Along with offensive littering, Martin is charged with attempting to elude police and reckless driving.