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What Is Fame? | Crime Report

News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published Jan. 16, 2019

 What Is Fame? |  Crime Report
Former Toronto Blue Jays star Jose Bautista has another honor to add to his resume, thanks to entomologist Bob Anderson of the Canadian Museum of Nature. On Nov. 22, reported the Associated Press, Anderson named a newly discovered species of beetle after the star third baseman and right fielder. Sicoderus bautistai is a small black weevil found in the Dominican Republic, where Bautista hails from. "I thought what a great way to kind of recognize (Bautista's) contributions to Blue Jays baseball and to Canadian baseball, really, as a whole," said Anderson. The scientist has named about 120 weevils over his career. [Associated Press, 11/22/2018]

Suspected car prowler Isaiah John Gellatly, 31, of Vancouver, Washington, was going about his business late on Nov. 19 when Happy Valley police were called, according to Fox12 News. Responding officers found Gellatly lying fully reclined in the driver's seat of a Honda Accord matching the suspect vehicle's description. Suddenly Gellatly sat up and sped away, leading to a pursuit and the use of spike strips. As his ability to control the car decreased, police said, Gellatly opened his door to flee, but forgot to put the Honda in park, so it rolled alongside him as he ran. Eventually he tried to run in front of it, as the car hit a tree, a building -- and Gellatly, breaking one of his legs. Suspected stolen items found in the car included a tennis racket, a Ping-Pong paddle and a Texas Instruments calculator, begging the question: Was it worth a broken leg? [Fox 12 News, 11/21/2018]