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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Greetings fellow Bizarros:

There are so many depressing and stupid bizarre stories, it is nice to hear a positive one every now and then. Like this story of two young men who showed up to congratulate a couple of strangers on the birth of their baby.

Lindsey and Mark Knox of Georgia, said that they are touched by the kindness of strangers who brought them gifts to the hospital.

Dennis Williams, 21, received a text, informing him that the couple was having a baby. "We are in the hospital. Having a baby today," the text read, followed by "She has dilated to 5-6."

Williams replied: "Congratulations, but I think someone has the wrong number."

The text message came from Teresa Lashley. She did not realize that she was texting a stranger as part of her family group when her daughter-in-law Lindsey, 26, was in labor.

However, he soon received a picture of the newborn baby named Cason Knox. He then replied: "Well, I do not know you, but me and the boys will be there to take pictures with the baby."

That is when the new parents and the other family members realized the mistake and apologized, but Williams came over to the hospital in Bainbridge, along with his brother Deorick and gifts.

Lashley thanked the Williams brothers via Facebook and wrote: "What a blessing these two guys were to our family. They were so sweet and kind to do this! You two are great guys and thank you for giving to someone you didn't know! If we all only had this kind of a heart."


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*--- Gators, and Pythons and Sushi, Oh My! ---*

Last month is was an alligator in Florida. This month it is a python in California. What is it with people and dangerous, exotic animals and restaurants? Authorities said a man had been dining while holding a small snake at Iroha Sushi of Tokyo in Studio City. Witnesses said he became angry and got into an argument after showing the small snake to several customers. He later returned to the restaurant with a 13-foot python, allegedly yelling obscenities, and tossing the python on the floor. "We asked him like three or four times and he said, 'no.' He was like starting fights with the customers so we had to call the police and fire department," waitress Sissi Dashtort said. Police say the man was arrested and charged with criminal threats.


*------ What Passes for Fun in Minnesota ------*

DODGE CENTER, Minn. - Authorities in Minnesota said an 11-year-old boy took a cement mixer truck on a joyride and led police in a chase at speeds of up to 71 mph. The Dodge County Sheriff's Office, the Minnesota State Patrol, Kasson police and Dodge Center police said the incident began about 3 p.m. when the boy stole the cement truck in Kasson and started driving it around town. Police attempted to stop the truck for speeding, but the boy sped off and led authorities on an hour-long chase reaching speeds of 71 mph. The boy collided with a Minnesota State Patrol car and a Kasson police car during the pursuit, which also saw one of the truck's tires popped with a spike strip. The young driver continued to flee on the rim of the deflated tire, causing damage to roads and lawns, police said. The truck was stopped in Dodge Center and the boy was taken into custody when he attempted to flee on foot, investigators said. Authorities said no injuries were reported and investigators were still working to determine the extent of the damage caused by the boy. The boy was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center in Rochester and is expected to be formally charged.


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If the asshole who shot that horse up with paint balls is ever caught, it would be immensely gratifying to see him stripped naked and shot with paintballs the same number of times at close range.
[I agree. Although you can find videos online of idiots doing that very thing to themselves for fun - so I'm not sure how effective of a punishment it would be.]

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