Monday

October 23rd, 2017

Diversions

Of Course!

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published Oct. 24, 2014

Of Course!

Jonathan Thomas, 50, was charged with DUI and disorderly conduct in Washington Township, Indiana, in August after driving through two backyards one Friday evening and getting his vehicle stuck in the second. Police reported that Thomas "show(ed) his teeth to officers" and later "growled" at hospital security staff. Thomas' day job is director of the Porter County Animal Shelter. [Times of Northwest Indiana (Valparaiso), 8-4-2014]

Just Like the Script: (1) In August, a Bradenton, Florida, deputy sheriff was forced to duplicate a classic scene from "Raiders of the Lost Ark" when he was advanced upon by a menacing-looking, samurai-sword-swinging, 31-year-old man. The deputy, perhaps as nonplussed as Indiana Jones was, shot him dead. (2) Rule No. 9: The 15-year-old granddaughter of Cliven Bundy (the Nevada rancher whose dispute with the federal government caused a notorious standoff in March) told Las Vegas' KSNV-TV that her dad (Bundy's son) was withdrawing her from her high school because officials would not allow her to carry a knife on campus. She said her dad has taught his kids (just like "NCIS's" Leroy Jethro Gibbs) to "always" carry a knife. [Bay News 9 (St. Petersburg), 8-28-2014] [KSNV-TV, 8-28-2014]

Comment by clicking here.

Columnists

Toons

Lifestyles