A 22-year-old self-medicating with pot self-reported to the police after he lost feeling in his limbs, cops say.
Police arrived to the home in Austintown, Texas and they could hear “groaning” from inside the man’s room. They discovered him in the “fetal position”surrounded by “a plethora of Doritos, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish and Chips Ahoy cookies,” Fox 2 reports.
The man told police he couldn’t feel his hands because he smoked so much weed.
“A glass pipe with marijuana residue, two packs of rolling papers, two roaches and a glass jar of marijuana were recovered from the man’s car after he gave the keys to police,” according to The Vindicator.
Police released the man’s 911 call:
OPERATOR: 911, what’s your emergency?
CALLER: Hi – I need help.
OPERATOR: And what’s the problem?
CALLER: I’m too high.
OPERATOR: You’re too high?
OPERATOR: What’d you take?
CALLER: I can’t feel anything.
OPERATOR: You’re what?CALLER: I can’t feel anything.
OPERATOR: OK – what did you take?
OPERATOR: OK – what’s your name? Is there anyone there with you?
CALLER: Yeah, they don’t know.
So far, police haven’t charged him with any crime.
How about three cheers for Susan Adams, a Michigan gas station employee who kept cool when the heat was on, so to speak, and used her head.
That’s more than you can say for a motorist who was about ready to pump gas at the Center Line station, just north of Detroit, on Tuesday morning.
This fella, apparently scared to death of spiders, thought he saw one by his fuel door.
So he grabbed a lighter – you know, to burn it to death.
If there was a eight-legged critter crawling about, what happened next pretty much assured that the guy’s intentions were realized.
As soon as he ignited the lighter, flames shot from his gas tank and then engulfed the pump in seconds.
Somehow the customer escaped injury, got in the car, moved it away and then grabbed a nearby fire extinguisher to quell his big oops moment.
Inside the store, Adams quickly activated the pump’s kill switch and called the fire department, WJBK-TV reported.
Damage was limited to the one pump, which was destroyed, but the man’s car pretty much escaped injury. The gas station’s insurance is expected to pick up the tab, WJBK said.
The man later acknowledged that he’s quite afraid of spiders and that’s what brought about his ill-advised decision, WJBK added.
Employees at the station are getting a big chuckle out of the whole thing, placing their voices over the surveillance video as if it was the hapless motorist speaking.
At least he came back the next day.
“He was sorry,” Adams told WJBK. “He said he didn’t know. It is just one of those things that happen – stupidity.”
A passenger on a Portland, Oregon-bound JetBlue flight is accused of urinating on fellow travelers, seats and luggage.
Jeff D. Rubin, 27, slept through most of the three-hour flight originating from Anchorage, Alaska, according to a Port of Portland police report.
About 30 minutes before landing “he stood up and began urinating through the crack of the seat onto the passengers seated in front of him,” the report stated.
“At some point Jeff Rubin lost his balance causing him to fall backwards and urinate upwards which got on the passengers and seats next to him as well as some other passenger’s personal belongings,” police said.
When police boarded Flight 47 in Portland, Rubin was slumped in his seat and sleeping, officials said.
Rubin, of Gresham, Oregon, faces two misdemeanor charges: criminal mischief and offensive littering.
He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center, where urinals are readily available in all cells.
He was released on his own recognizance.
It was not clear Friday whether he had an attorney.
CNN left a message at what’s believed to be his residence.
In a real-life story that seems taken out of George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones, a New York lawyer accused of fraud is actually asking for a trial by combat to settle a legal dispute.
Richard Luthmann says his bizarre request may sound ludicrous to most people, but it certainly isn’t against the law. He pointed out that the right to Trial by Combat was technically never outlawed in the state of New York, or anywhere else in America. “The common law of Britain was in effect in New York in 1776,” he told reporters “And the Ninth Amendment of the Constitution recognises the penumbra of those rights. It’s still on the books.” Historically, trial by combat was indeed a little-used but accepted aspect of English common law.
Luthmann, 35, feels that his request for a combat trial is fair, given that the legal dispute itself is silly and “baseless”. It started in 2013, when Luthmann represented the losing side in a lawsuit between two investment firms. His client, David Parker, was supposed to pay $550,000 to the opposition, but he disappeared without a trace. So the opponents decided to sue him instead, alleging the lawyer helped his client hide his assets in order to avoid payment.
After spending the past two years filing motions and countermotions against the other lawyer, Luthmann was at his wits’ end. “This is not a lawsuit anymore; this is an absurdity,” he told the New York Post. “So I will give them absurdity in kind.” That’s when he decided to make use of a loophole in the law and challenge them to a medieval-style duel to settle the matter.
In his brief, Luthmann asks “that the court permit the undersigned (Luthmann) to dispatch plaintiffs to the Divine Providence of the Maker for Him to exact His divine judgment once the undersigned has released the souls of the plaintiffs and their counsel from their corporeal bodies, personally and or by way of a champion.” Alternatively, he’s willing to settle for just having the case dismissed.
It sounds like a joke, but Luthmann is actually pretty serious about testing the power of the Ninth Amendment. “The judge may look askance at it, but I’m prepared to take it to the highest level,” he said. “I’d love to have a court determine whether we have those rights under the Constitution. This is a matter of honor.”
It’s highly unlikely that the judge will accept Luthmann’s request, but in any case, he’s prepared to go to combat dressed as Game of Thrones character Robert Baratheon. His weapon of choice – a warhammer.
The plaintiff’s lawyer, Richard Chusid, feels differently about the issue. “It should be clear that we do not find the brief amusing and, we believe, neither will the court, both from a legal and ethical perspective,” he said.
You have to admit, seeing two lawyers fighting for their lives medieval style would be fun to watch.
Police who stopped a motorist were stunned to discover a sheep in the boot of the car – which the driver claimed he had taken to McDonald’s for treat.
The incident occurred in North Yorkshire when officers from the local roads policing group stopped the driver of a Peugeot 206 on suspicion of driving with two bald tyres.
But when they looked more closely at the vehicle they notice an unusual passenger in the hatchback boot of the car, a fully grown sheep.
When questioned why he was travelling with the animal in a family hatchback the motorist explained that he had taken it to a nearby McDonald’s restaurant for a meal.
A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Police said: “He told the officer, ‘some people take their dogs in their cars, I take my sheep’. He [the motorist] just wanted to go for a drive-through at McDonalds.”
The driver is thought to have been stopped shortly after a visit to the fast food restaurant at Leeming Bar services on the A1 in North Yorkshire.