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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Greetings fellow Bizarros:

MORRO BAY, Calif. - A California man who scaled the Morro Rock volcanic plug to propose via Facetime ended up with the bill for a costly rescue and an arrest for meth possession.

Authorities said Michael John Paul Banks, 27, of Fresno, illegally climbed the southern side of Morro Rock in Morro Bay Thursday to propose to his girlfriend using the video-messaging app.

Banks' girlfriend accepted the proposal, but the unauthorized climber's joy soon turned to panic when he slipped while trying to climb down the east side of the rock.

Banks was left dangling from the rock until his cries for help were heard by a witness who called 911.

A video posted to Facebook by the City of Morro Bay shows firefighters from a helicopter crew lifting Banks to safety.

"The gentleman will be billed for the chopper ride and other related costs," the Facebook post said. "We are glad all involved are OK, and appreciate the hard work of our first responders."

"Climbing Morro Rock is illegal and dangerous. We hope folks will choose to view it from below, saving themselves and our fire responders time and money and protecting everyone's safety," the post said.

However, the saga did not end with Banks' rescue -- he soon found himself under arrest for possession of methamphetamine when witnesses reported he was acting under the influence shortly after the rescue.


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*--------------- Teaching Dogs to Fly ---------------*

To anybody who thinks that cats are smarter than dogs, I would like them to show me a cat flying a plane. Don't think a dog can fly a plane either? Think again. A New Zealand dog trainer who taught RSPCA dogs to drive has done the unthinkable and managed to train dogs how to pilot a plane in a bid to prove just how capable rescue dogs can be. In a world first, Mr. Vette was able to successfully train three rescue dogs to fly a plane, and even perform tricks, including a figure of eight maneuver. "It takes a lot of training and a lot of work and integration to build that collaboration," Mr. Vette said, "but the more I’ve flown th the dogs the more intuitive they get." Reggie was the world's first dog to successfully fly, where according to Mr. Vette, flew for 15 minutes straight. Don't believe it? Look for the video online!


How Do You Shoot Yourself in the Ass with a Rifle?

A father was arrested on a charge of child neglect after his son shot himself in the behind when he was home alone, police in Michigan said. According to the police investigation, the father of the 11-year-old boy went to work, and he left the boy home alone with access to a rifle. The boy found the gun and shot himself in the behind. The boy was taken to the Children's Hospital, where he is said to be in stable condition. The father told investigators that he kept the gun at home for protection, but he faces a charge of child neglect for leaving the boy alone with it. The boy was placed in the custody of the state.


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I guess Cookie Monster is in need of some extra cash. He's also doing ads for the iPhone.
[Well, yeah, now he has those legal bills to pay.]

Hopefully if she wasn't home her Gun would be in her purse see that she lives where people are dumb enough to break into her house. Please get off the anti gun kick for many reasons.

Lewis, I'll tell you this much; if I had driven 5 or 6 miles with my wife on the roof of my car, I wouldn't want to be the one to get her off of there either.

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