This edition of Stolen from the Headlines covers some folks who need to mind their own beeswax, a fellow who wanted to get somewhere right now, a guy who prefers to lodge at jails that live up to his standards, and a man who stayed too long at the beach.
Blowing up the Neighborhood—Police Blotter
Originally reported by Flathead Beacon
10:24 a.m. A man was laying down in a Kalispell front yard.
12:38 p.m. A truck was stuck.
2:51 p.m. A deer ran into a car
4:50 p.m. A man drinking for six days straight allegedly stole his friend’s vehicle.
5:50 p.m. A Columbia Falls woman called the cops because her ex-husband was ripping the battery out of her car.
8:20 p.m. A Bigfork landlord called the cops because her tenant had an unauthorized dog and was smoking weed.
8:45 p.m. A Kalispell man reported an explosion in his neighborhood.
8:46 p.m. Another neighbor reported a loud explosion. He too wanted to know what it was all about.
8:47 p.m. A third neighbor also reported a large explosion.
9:01 p.m. A fourth call came in about the explosion. Upon further investigation, it turns out a man was having a bonfire and he inadvertently put an aerosol can into the fire, where it promptly exploded.
Again, no rest for Kalispell citizens!
Bike Safety Alert
Originally reported by United Press International
A cyclist who decided not to wait for a train at a London intersection fought with the crossing gate and nearly stepped in front of the train.
A video posted to twitter by user @Laughingcow shows a man struggling to get his bicycle through a railroad crossing gate that descended across an intersection in the North Sheen area of London.
The man lifts his bicycle over the gate before squeezing his body between the two sides of the gate. The man starts to walk across the railroad tracks but stops abruptly when he is nearly struck by the train.
Some folks would be in a hurry to get to hell.
Roughing it at Vero Beach
Originally reported by Sebastian Daily
A 49-year-old man told deputies he didn’t want to be arrested because the jail in Vero Beach doesn’t serve beer.
On Saturday, the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office received a call about an intoxicated person standing in the roadway near the Vero Beach Applebee’s. Deputies made contact with Terry Whitmore, who was sitting on the side of the road and advised that he would leave the area immediately. He also apologized and said he lived in the homeless camp behind the location.
Whitmore said he did not want to go to jail because they do not serve beer, but placed both hands in front of him and said, “I am ready,” the report said.
Whitmore said he believed next time he would take his business elsewhere.
By the Sea
Originally reported by Yahoo! News
A man’s plans to take photos of his SUV by the Atlantic Ocean on a New Jersey beach backfired when the vehicle started sinking.
WNBC-TV reports Island Beach State Park police responded on Tuesday to a report of a vehicle stuck in the sand. A tow company arrived around the same time to find the man trying to shovel the vehicle from the surf line. The tow company freed the vehicle, but witnesses say the man wanted to drive it, even though its engine was making strange sounds.
The driver had a permit allowing him to drive on the beach and was not ticketed.
Maybe beach driving isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.