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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Greetings fellow Bizarros:

A teenager lost control of her car after she freaked out when a spider landed on top of her.

The 18-year-old Australian woman arrived at the Bayview Boat Ramp in Sydney, at 7:00 a.m. Before she was able to fully stop the car, she saw a huge spider. She jumped out of the vehicle while applying the handbrake only half way.

The woman then began "dancing" around to get the giant huntsman spider off of her, according to witnesses.

As she focused on getting the spider away from her body, the car rolled off the ramp and into the water. The $20,000 Volkswagen was completely submerged in the water and needed to be towed back to shore.

Good Samaritan Stuart Cooper, who witnessed the incident, came to her aid. He said that he was worried about other people being inside the car that was floating down the river.

When he learned that the car was empty, Cooper spoke with the teenage driver who was crying and shaken up from the incident.

When her mother arrived, she calmed her daughter down by saying: "Don't worry about the car, thank God that you are ok."


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*--------------- Sorry, Wrong Car ---------------*

Police in Florida said they arrested a woman who was caught on camera setting fire to a car she mistakenly thought belonged to her ex-boyfriend. The Clearwater Police Department said Carmen Chamblee, 19, was identified by members of the public from a surveillance video showing the woman fanning the flames she allegedly sparked in the trunk of a white car before fleeing. Police said Chamblee was arrested by a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office deputy. Investigators said Chamblee admitted to torching the vehicle and told police she thought the car belonged to her ex-boyfriend. Police said Chamblee was mistaken about the identity of the vehicle's owner. Chamblee was arrested on a charge of second degree arson.


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Authorities in California said an amateur fisherman cast his homemade line in the wrong place when he was caught fishing for drugs in a police drop box. The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office said a sergeant confronted a man spotted using a homemade cord and fishing hook to remove drugs from the Operation Medicine Cabinet drop box in front of the sheriff's Coastal Station in Carpinteria. Christian Kulbe, 46, had successfully reeled in some drugs and syringes when he was caught fishing in the drop box, one of several set up by the sheriff's office and the Santa Barbara County Public Works to allow residents to safely dispose of unused drugs and medications. Kulbe was taken to the Santa Barbara County Jail on charges including possession of stolen property, petty theft, possession of burglary tools, prowling and possession of controlled substances. He was ordered held in lieu of $2,500 bail.

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While martial arts are great, it's hard to beat a classic 3 Stooges move when fighting a bear! -Joe in NJ
[That is a rare but dangerous art called Stoog-itsu.]

How did the guy trick the bear into allowing him to poke it in the eyes? I wanted to put a funny 3 Stooges quote here but I am way too tired right now. -Tim

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