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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Greetings fellow Bizarros:

An inmate who escaped from prison, voluntarily surrendered himself to police after grabbing a few drinks at a bar, according to police in Arkansas.

Logan County police said that 45-year-old Shaun Higham, went to Mitch's Tavern in Paris, before telling the owner that he wants to go back to jail.

According to the police investigation, Higham picked the lock of his cell and left the Logan County jail. The following week, he showed up at the bar dressed in his prison uniform, and he was covered with insect bites.

He was also dirty and smelly. After drinking at the bar, Higham told the owner that he escaped from prison and wanted to turn himself in.

The bar owner immediately called the police and Higham was arrested. Higham was in prison on an aggravated robbery charge.

Bizarrely,
Lewis

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*--- Shopper Left Bag of Cocaine at Checkout ---*

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I have discovered that it helps to be a little bit looped if you're going to go for those high notes in the Star Spangled Banner, just sayin'. And if the other people around you are also participating and going for said high note, they don't usually complain as much when you sharp it, because they're doing it too. I have run into people who think the last lines of the song are either 'start your engines' or 'play ball!'. -Jean


Attached is a pdf file of the request for bids showing the ammo Homeland Security was asking for bids on in 2012.
[And there really was a file attached to this email, too. I guess if you look hard enough you're going to find what you're looking for.]

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