Paramedics parked their ambulance outside a Roseburg, Oregon apartment building last Sunday afternoon and went inside to perform CPR on an unconscious woman. That ambulance would’ve come in handy when they determined the woman needed to go to the hospital. Unfortunately, Christy Lynn Woods noticed the unlocked ambulance and decided to help herself. Christy led police from various agencies on a high-speed chase up Interstate 5 for nearly 30 miles, at one point ramming a cop car off the freeway. When she was finally apprehended, Christy seemed to wonder why she was being arrested saying, “I was a good [expletive] driver,” and questioned why paramedics left the ambulance unlocked. On her way to jail, Christy said, “Oh my God, I can’t believe I just did that” and, considering her lengthy rap sheet added, “Piss…I’m going to prison.”
Last week, Zoey Oxley submitted a paper to her professor at Ohio University in Athens. Unfortunately, Zoey couldn’t remember Professor John Hendel’s name, so she used a temporary placeholder of ‘Professor whats his nuts’. Zoey intended to switch out the nickname for Hendel’s real name before submitting the assignment, but guess what? Zoey was forced to write an apology to her professor after she uploaded the assignment without changing the name. Both Zoey and her professor shared the faux pas on their Twitter accounts and, luckily for her, Professor Handel saw the humor of it all, but there’s no word on her grade. (See tweet here, here)
An unnamed London resident recently called animal control to report a lizard was unresponsive and curled in a ball in her garden. When Animal Collection Officer David Eckworth arrived he found the lizard was actually a half-eaten dog’s elephant chew toy. Eckworth said, “It was quite entertaining but I think the woman was a little embarrassed.”
You may recall the story last week about those dirty, taped up sneakers that Nordstrom was selling for $530 a pair. The Golden Goose Superstar Taped Sneaker is described as “Crumply, hold-it-all-together tape details a distressed leather sneaker in a retro low profile with a signature sidewall star and a grungy rubber cup sole.” In what may say a lot about the current state of society, Nordstrom says the shoe has sold out.
Teenager Polly Holland has diabetes and was traveling with her parents through England’s Manchester Airport when security detected a liquid in her carry-on luggage. That liquid was her insulin, which the family was asked to remove and place in plastic bags. However, the family was worried the bags would contaminate the insulin and they provided a letter from her hospital stating she needed to carry it with her at all times. Polly was worried she wouldn’t get to continue on her family’s Italian vacation and one member of the security staff did little to calm Polly’s fears by telling the family the insulin could make the plane crash and that it would be her fault. No word on whether the family arrived at their destination, but the airport later apologized, saying the situation could have been handled better.
Delta Airlines passenger Derek Edward Maas was flying from Salt Lake City to Orlando on Friday morning when he caught a connecting flight to the Oklahoma County Jail. The flight was forced to make an emergency landing after a “violent” and “unruly” Maas head-butted one flight attendant and yelled at another. Crew members later told police that prior to the incident Maas appeared intoxicated, but didn’t seem dangerous. However, that was before he ordered two alcoholic beverages on board the flight and was cut off when he tried to order another.
Pittsburgh Police arrested Bobby Lee Jones on DUI charges early Saturday morning. While something like this isn’t too out of the ordinary, in this case the arrest took place on the roof of a Giant Eagle store. Police say Jones was speeding when he struck a curb and the vehicle apparently went airborne. Officers arrived to find Jones staggering out of his car, his speech slurred and breath smelling of alcohol. No word on how tall the Giant Eagle store is, but this is the second time in the last two years that a driver has crash landed on its roof. (See police post here)
Bardstown, Kentucky police officer Matthew Glass was practicing on a firearms training range last Friday. While normally a routine part of the job, Kentucky State Police say Glass was shooting while drunk and arrested him after he was found to have a water bottle filled with a clear alcohol.