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Weirdness [431] - 10May96

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Sat,  1 Jun 96 13:09:04 -0700
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Subject: Weirdness [431] - 10May96

Excerpted-from: WEIRDNUZ.431 (News of the Weird, May 10, 1996)
		by Chuck Shepherd

* In April bailiffs at the Brownsville, Tex., jail mistakenly placed a
government witness in a double murder case in the same holding cell with
Jesus Ledesma Aguilar, 32, the man accused of the crimes.  Bailiffs then
had to rescue the witness, who was screaming from a beating administered by
a third cellmate, who was allegedly acting on Aguilar's behalf. [Valley
Morning Star, 4-13-96]

* Police in Eureka, Calif., issued a warning in April after two stroller-
pushing mothers complained that a woman had distracted them momentarily and
then breastfed their babies briefly before fleeing.  Several days later,
police backed off on the warning after one of the mothers said she wasn't
sure the intruder had placed the baby to her breast.  (Police were still
pursuing the other complainant.) [San Francisco Chronicle-AP, 4-23-96]

* In the middle of April's Sotheby's auction of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's
estate, Milwaukee lawyer Robert Steuer announced he was searching for an
auction house to handle the Jeffrey Dahmer estate (to benefit the families
of Dahmer's 17 victims).  Included were such treasures as Dahmer's
refrigerator and freezer, a 57-gallon drum, an 80-quart kettle, 4 saw
blades, a sledgehammer, and chemical-resistant gloves.  (Sotheby's declined
to handle the auction.) [St. Petersburg Times-Reuters, 4- 26-96]

* Wesley Steny, 16, and Jeanis Caty, 18, were arrested for robbing a Food
Spot store in Miami, Fla., in February after they reported to a hospital
with gunshot wounds.  According to police, Caty had reached over the store's
counter for the money and accidentally discharged his gun, hitting Steny,
who then fell against a third robber, causing his gun to discharge and hit
Caty.  The three then fled.  Said the Food Spot clerk, "I knew there was a
mistake.  They were the only ones bleeding." [St. Petersburg
Times-Knight-Ridder, 3-2-96]

* Western Kentucky University student Joe Schmidt, asked by the school
newspaper whether Magic Johnson's return to pro basketball in February would
put other players at risk:  "It would be an honor to get HIV from playing
Magic Johnson on an NBA court.  He's one of the greats." [College Heights
Herald, 2-6-96]

* In April, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that truck driver Elmer O.
Dulen was injured "on the job" and thus was due worker compensation
benefits.  In 1993, probably-faulty railroad equipment caused Dulen's truck
to be hit by a train, injuring Dulen and killing his female co-driver.
However, a witness at the scene quoted Dulen as saying that he and his
co-driver were having sex at the time of the crash.  (Dulen denied he said
that, but acknowledged that his pants were pulled down a ways and that the
co-driver was wearing only a T-shirt.) [Daily Oklahoman, 4-3-96]

* Announced in the Wall Street Journal in April as a new managing director
of Merrill Lynch's loan syndications group, Mr. Ed Crook. [Wall Street
Journal, 4-22-96]

* Pleading guilty to a $30 million fraud in New York City in March was the
former owner of two investment companies, Mr.  Chuckles Kohli. [New York
Times, 3-7-96]

* Jailed in San Rafael, Calif., in February, on the latest of his 18
indecent-exposure convictions, Mr. Ubiquitous Perpetuity God, 68.  (Mr. God
says he changed his name years ago so that his flashed victims would have
"some type of awareness of God.") [New Haven Register-AP, 2-15-96]

* Thieves broke into a commercial meat freezer in Spring Valley, Calif., in
March and are still at large--but are not being pursued as a high priority.
The freezer is located equidistant behind two buildings.  The thieves
undoubtedly thought the freezer belonged to a restaurant and that they were
stealing frozen steaks for resale; in reality, it belongs to the
restaurant's next-door neighbor, the Paradise Valley Road Pet Hospital,
which reported nine euthanized dogs missing. [San Francisco Chronicle-AP,
4-1- 96]

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