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News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published Oct. 3, 2018

 Nerd Alert  |  Least Competent Criminal
Who knew?

Apparently the unofficial "uniform" for Bay Area techies and venture capital investors is a vest, so the Japanese company Uniqlo is cashing in with a vest vending machine at the San Francisco International Airport.

The airport's public information officer, Doug Yakel, says the machine is no joke; it earns $10,000 a month on average.

Do the math: At $49.90 apiece, the company is selling about 200 of its ultra-light down vests each month.

"This is the first time we've had clothing available for sale from a vending machine, which we thought was very unique," Yakel told Business Insider. [Business Insider, 7/30/2018]

The Baltimore Sun reported that a driver's license examiner in Glen Burnie, Maryland, got a whiff of something illegal on Aug. 6 when she approached a car about to be used in a driving test.

She called Maryland State Police, who found Reginald D. Wooding Jr., 22, of Baltimore waiting in his mother's car to take his test.

But he never got the chance: Wooding was in possession of marijuana, a scale, more than $15,000 in suspected drug-related money and a 9mm Glock handgun with a loaded 30-round magazine. [Baltimore Sun, 8/7/2018]