Fun_People Archive
7 Apr
Weirdness #372

Date: Fri,  7 Apr 95 19:30:39 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Weirdness #372

Excerpted-from: WEIRDNUZ.372 (News of the Weird, March 24, 1995)
by Chuck Shepherd

* In February, the defense minister of Sweden acknowledged that the "Russian
submarine" intrusions into Sweden's waters that had so preoccupied the
military for the last three years were actually only the activities of
frolicking minks.  The minister blamed the error on hydrophonic equipment
installed in 1992.  [St.  Louis Post-Dispatch-Reuters, 2-11-95]

* In November a man robbed a Barnett Bank branch in Orlando, Fla., but the
surveillance camera photographed him, and he appeared to be wearing a
fake-glasses-and-large-nose disguise, according to police interviewed by
the Orlando Sentinel.  But when witnesses said the man's large nose was in
fact his own, the Sentinel published the photo.  "Numerous" people called
the crime tips hot line to identify the fellow with the large nose as a man
named Chuck Newman.  Police went to his home on December 8, and, after a
brief chase, arrested him. [Orlando Sentinel, 12-9-94]

* In November 1973, Madison County (Ind.) prosecutor William Lawler obtained
a conviction against 18-year-old Rodney Cummings for burglary, a charge for
which Cummings served a three-year probation.  Cummings recovered from his
rocky start to become a police officer and lawyer, and in the November 1994
elections, he knocked Lawler out of his job in a close race.  [Chicago
Tribune, 11-11-94]

* Bob Bornack's billboard marriage proposal to Teri Ungar in October in Wood
Dale, Ill., was accepted.  ("Teri, Please Marry Me!  Love, Bob.")  However,
the billboard company reported that ten other women named "Teri," who were
dating men named Bob, inquired whether the message was for them--including
one Teri who was dating two men named Bob. [St. Louis Post- Dispatch-AP,

* A 31-year-old woman was arrested in Antioch, Calif., in February after
she walked into the police station carrying a bag of methamphetamine she
said she wanted tested because she thought her boyfriend had added
hallucinogens to it. [Contra Costa Times, 2-18-95]

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