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Weird Cliche | That's One Way to Do It

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published July 14,2018

Weird Cliche | That's One Way to Do It

Drivers along I-70 outside of Indianapolis thought it was raining money for them May 2 as $600,000 in cash tumbled out the back doors of a Brinks truck and onto the highway, the Indianapolis Star reported. State police spokesman Sgt. John Perrine said an undetermined amount of cash has not been accounted for, as "people were jumping over fences and crawling on the ground" to pick up loose bills flying around. In a tweet, he warned: "Finding a large sum of money is no different than other property. If a brand-new car fell off a semi, would the 1st person to find it get to keep it? It belongs to someone else." [Indianapolis Star, 5/2/2018]

When Leroy Mason, 68, of Barton, Vermont, takes care of a problem, he doesn't do things halfway. On April 30, as his smoke detector blared yet again, Mason aimed his 20-gauge shotgun at the cursed piece of electronics and fired twice. Unfortunately, the shots also hit the adjoining wall of an occupied apartment. Fire and EMS crews called to the scene had been before, according to a Vermont State Police news release quoted by Boston25 News, as "Mr. Mason has complained in the past about frequent false alarms ... and was upset that fire crews would not relocate the detector. Mr. Mason took it upon himself to relocate the smoke detector ..." When first responders relieved him of his shotgun, Mason rearmed himself with a Colt .45 handgun and demanded his shotgun back. Mason was finally subdued and charged with aggravated assault with a weapon and reckless endangerment. [Boston25 News, 5/3/2018]


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