Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Greetings fellow Bizarros:
So often in Bizarre News we cover naked drunks, stupid criminals and perverted exhibitionists, that every so often it's nice to cover an unusual story that has a positive conclusion for a change.
Stephen Parker of Sugar City, Idaho, was working on his Toyota Prius, when the car jack slipped and the 6,000 pound car fell on top of him. Only his 8-year-old son J.T. was outside to witness the accident.
Stephen managed to tell his son to lift the car jack before he passed out.
The little boy, who weighs just 50 pounds, repeatedly jumped up and down on the handle of to lift it.
After 15 minutes, he managed to lift the car enough for his father to be freed. He then ran to find his older brother who called for help while attending to his father.
Stephen was airlifted to the hospital. He survived despite suffering 13 broken ribs.
The day after the incident, his family asked J.T. to lift the car jack again, but as hard as he tried, he was unable to do so. Now, J.T. was honored by the Red Cross for his heroic act that saved his father's life.
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Is That 10 Lbs of Coke in Your Pants or Are You Glad to See Me?
A man who arrived in New York from a trip to the Dominican Republic was found to be sporting some unusual underwear -- 10 pounds of cocaine. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Juan Carlos Galan Luperon, a U.S. citizen, was wearing pants that "appeared to be rather snug" and was showing signs of nervousness when he arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport following a trip to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Luperon was taken to a private search room where officers found about 10 pounds of cocaine duct taped around both of his legs. The cocaine was valued at more than $164,000. "This seizure is another example of our CBP officers being ever vigilant in protecting the United States from the distribution of these illicit drugs," said Leon Hayward, acting director of CBP's New York Field Operations. Luperon was arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations to face narcotics smuggling charges.
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Authorities in Oregon said a man who stole a street sweeper led police on a 10-mile chase that reached speeds of up to 65 mph. Hillsboro police and the Washington County Sheriff's Office said a private contractor was using the street sweeper to clean a Winco parking lot about 3:45 a.m. Sunday and got out of the vehicle to use a handheld leaf blower. Investigators said a suspect, later identified as Tyler Haugewood, 33, jumped into the street sweeper, which still had its engine running, and sped away. Hillsboro police pursued the street sweeper in a 10-mile chase that reached speeds of 65 mph before the vehicle was stopped by spike strips laid out by sheriff's deputies. Haugewood was arrested and charged with vehicle theft, reckless driving, attempting to elude, unlawful entry of a vehicle, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and a parole violation.
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Obviously, switching all your clocks to Daylight Savings Time in a country that lives by the clock seems to be hazardous to your health. The only way out is to either move to Arizona or Hawaii, which is simply impractical to those who don't speak Spanish or Japanese (respectively). For the rest of us, since the government seems stubborn about keeping DST on the books, the only other option is to petition Trump make an Executive Order to make clocks illegal. Yes, that should do it.
LEWIS; Regarding resetting clocks for daylight savings time, here's an idea I've come up with. Next Autumn suppose we all just set our clocks back 1 half hour, kind of 30 minutes in between daylight savings time and standard time and then just leave that as year-round official time. THEN it would no longer be necessary to have to reset our clocks twice a year. -R.S.
["The trained mind does not need a clock. Clocks are a confidence trick invented by the Swiss." I'll be really impressed if anybody can name that movie!]
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