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Come Again? | The Passing Parade

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By News of the Weird

Published Oct. 20, 2020

Come Again? | The Passing Parade

A man identifying himself as Christ appeared before Rickergate court in Carlisle, England, on Sept. 15 after being arrested by British Transport Police on suspicion that he did not buy a ticket to ride a train from Edinburgh to Carlisle.

When asked to state a plea, the man replied, "There is a not guilty plea; I don't need to plead," the News & Star reported.

In response to a request for his address, he said: "No fixed abode, or Yellow House, Albion, Mauritius."

The bearded defendant wore a hood and a green blindfold throughout his hearing; he was returned to custody as prosecutors considered his case.

Windermere, Florida, fifth-grader Ian Golba, 11, visited the principal's office on Sept. 15 after his teacher asked him to remove his Hooters face mask.

"She said it was not appropriate for school and I asked her why and she said if you really want to know why go ask the principal," Ian told WESH.

The principal at Sunset Park Elementary School backed up the teacher, asking Ian three times to remove the mask, which he did.

But Greg Golba, Ian's dad, wants to know what the problem was. "I don't think it's offensive at all. It's just a restaurant," Greg said.

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