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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Greetings fellow Bizarros:

Have you ever heard someone say, 'It seemed like a good idea at the time' when relating a story about how everything went WAY off course. This poor, misguided single mother has a story just like that.

A mother who is locked in a custody battle with her former partner tied herself up and jumped into a garbage dumpster before telling police that she was kidnapped, according to police in Colorado.

The Vail Police Department said that police were dispatched to the Sandstone neighborhood on a report of a woman found in a dumpster with injuries.

According to the police investigation, 31-year-old Linnea Marlene Hayda is fighting for custody of her children. 3 days before her court hearing, Hayda tied up her hands and ankles with zip ties and climbed into the garbage dumpster. She was found the following day. She was taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Hayda told police that while she was going home from work, a man grabbed her and threw her into a car. He then told her that she will never see her children, before tying her up and dumped her into the garbage bin.

After a thorough investigation totaling over 200 hours, Vail detectives concluded that the story provided by the woman, which led police to issue an alert to the community asking about suspicious activity, proved to be fictitious.

It was concluded that the woman made up the story in order to sway the judge presiding over the custody case to award her custody of her children.

Hayda was charged with false reporting to police, tampering with evidence, and attempting to influence a public servant.

The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft a-gley.


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A Florida court ruled that two former neighbors must split custody of a dog after a dispute about who's the dog's rightful owner. Judge Lorraine Kelly recently said Tina Marie Walker, 53, and David Somerville, 68, each have a right to Elario, a 4-year-old, 100-pound Labrador and must abide by a visitation calendar to share custody. "Both parties have spent a great deal of time with the dog," Kelly wrote in her ruling. The fight over Elario began more than two years ago when Walker adopted the dog from a shelter. Around that time, Somerville's son asked Walker to check in on his father, who was recovering from lung surgery. The two neighbors began spending a lot of time together and Walker would being Elario. Somerville grew fond of Elario and after dogsitting for Walker when she went on vacation, asked Walker if he could adopt the dog. After Walker refused, Somerville sued her in small claims court. In court documents, Somerville said he has a right to be Elario's owner because he has spent a great deal of time with the dog, paid for veterinarian bills and is more "financially stable" than Walker. Walker said she plans to appeal the joint custody ruling. "I love my dog," she said. "It's all I have in my whole life."


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Police in Georgia shared security camera footage of a GameStop store burglar who tried to conceal his face with an unusual disguise -- a clear plastic wrapper. The St. Marys Police Department posted video showing security camera footage from the burglary. The video shows the male suspect wearing the plastic wrapper from a package of bottled water over his head, completely failing to hide his face with the clear plastic. Police are asking members of the public for help identifying the "craftily disguised gent." "You can help us catch him, once you stop laughing," police wrote.

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Regarding the demand for Bizarre News mugs: We have enough ugly mugs around this place so we don't need any more! -Jerry
[I'm sure you don't. Fortunately, the BN mug is classic, stylish and complements and decor.]

LEWIS; Although tempted at times I've always been reluctant about getting involved with gals I've worked with. After all if the relationship fails I'd still have to see her every day at work. As for that tarantula burger idea, although I've enjoyed escargot and frog legs I'm not to eager to try eating a tarantula. They'd have to pay me to eat it. -R.S.

Hi Lewis, Thank you for putting the name of that North Carolina eatery, the Bull City Burger and Brewery. Should I ever get around to traveling again, I will make sure I avoid this particular burger joint. The idea of eating a humongous spider, or even being in a place where someone would be crazy enough to SERVE a humongous spider, is just too much for THIS arachnophobe.
[I actually found an image of the tarantula burger. I posted it on the BN Facebook page if you want to bounce over there and give yourself a treat.]

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