• Brian Duffy, 40, was charged with felony battery on Aug. 7 following an incident on July 26 at a Pinellas Park, Florida, 7-Eleven.
Around 9:20 that morning, Duffy allegedly complained about the price of his Slurpee, knocking the drink out of the worker's hands and causing the frozen treat to fly "onto the victim's person," the police report said, according to The Smoking Gun.
Duffy left the store but was later identified by the 7-Eleven employee, although he said he didn't recall knocking the drink out of her hands.
A judge ordered him to have no contact with the victim and to stay away from that particular 7-Eleven. [The Smoking Gun, 8/8/2020]
• Rev. Eileen Harrop of the Church of England is taking social distancing seriously as houses of worship reopen, Sky News reported.
During holy communion, the church has decreed that communicants should be offered only bread, not wine from a "common cup."
But Harrop is going a step further, using extra-long chopsticks to deliver bread. "I thought, 'Why can't I use a long pair of chopsticks, real bread rather than wafers, and drop it into the communicants' hands?'" she said.
She's using the method at both churches where she serves.
"This is ... perhaps a first in any parish church in the diocese," she continued. [Sky News, 8/10/2020]