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Southwest Airlines Passenger Removed From Flight After Allegedly Poking Snoring Guy With A Pen

Sometimes the only way to put a stop to snoring, that involuntary yet endlessly annoying to others activity, is for the snorer to wake the heck up. But one Southwest Airlines passenger is accused of crossing the boundary between a polite tap and roaming into the land where rudeness to your fellow traveler — snoring loudly or no — means getting booted off your flight. [More]

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Former TV Pitchman Heading To Trial After Refusing To Admit He Kicked An Owl While Paragliding

Folks from Utah might remember the zany owner of the now defunct Totally Awesome Computer Chain for his series of wacky commercials. The former TV pitchman and paragliding aficionado is back in the spotlight now as he heads to trial, accused of kicking a barn owl in flight while he soared through the air. [More]

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Shoplifter Hiding In Grocery Store Ceiling After Allegedly Stealing $8 Worth Of Stuff Prompts SWAT Response

The natural instinct to flee when caught kicked into overload for one suspected shoplifter, who police say crawled into a supermarket’s ceiling after getting busted with $8.50 in stolen goods. Her urge for a refuge took a seven-hour police effort, complete with a SWAT team response and store evacuation. [More]

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Police Looking For Thief Who Drove Indy 500 Pace Car Through Dealership’s Window

Police are looking for someone felt the need to destroy a perfectly good replica Indy 500 pace car by driving it through a car dealership window last night. Apparently “replica” doesn’t mean the there’s no engine. [More]

JetBlue Reminds Passengers: Eating Tuna On A Plane Makes You A Horrible Person

JetBlue Reminds Passengers: Eating Tuna On A Plane Makes You A Horrible Person

A recent survey found that 60% of people think it’s rude for passengers to bring stinky food onto a plane. Count the folks at JetBlue among them, as the airline has released an etiquette video calling out eaters of smelly foods. [More]

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Police: Kmart Shopper Left Bathroom Deposit In Box Of Store Security Tags

If there are aliens out there scanning our world’s media reports, at this point I’m terribly afraid they think humans don’t now how to dispose of their waste properly — from public bike paths to parked cars, we’re just a mess. In yet another instance of presumably otherwise functioning adults, police say a woman did her bathroom business in a box of security tags at a Kmart store in Wisconsin. Sigh. [More]

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Impersonating A Police Officer To Cut Into Drive-Thru Line Frowned Upon By Actual Police

As badly as you think you want that burger and fries, is jail time really worth getting it a few minutes faster? A Texas man is facing some heat from the police after an off-duty officer said he saw him impersonating law enforcement to skip ahead of other customers in the drive-thru line at Whataburger. [More]

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Uber Driver Accused Of Returning To Burgle House After Dropping Off Passenger At The Airport

Having a complete stranger know where you live is always a risk, but it’s one we’ve all learned to take for the sake of practicality — how else are you supposed to get anywhere if you don’t have the means to drive yourself, after all? But police in Denver say that risk turned into attempted burglary, when an Uber driver picked a woman up from her home, took her to the airport, and then returned to her house to try to break in. [More]

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Police: Man Called 9-1-1 A Dozen Times Claiming Bar Overcharged Him For Beer

Will calling emergency services repeatedly about a bar bill summon the cops? Sure, but they won’t be helping to sort out whether or not you were overcharged for a beer, they’ll be charging you with abusing the 9-1-1 system, an offense that can bring up to a year in jail and a fine that is the equivalent of many, many beers. [More]

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iPhone Owner Watching Thief’s Selfies Post To Her Facebook Account

Vanity, thy name is smartphone thief: We’re no strangers to the tale of the narcissistic villain who’s ultimately caught after uploading photos taken on the pilfered phones somewhere the owner can see them. That’s the ending one iPhone owner is hoping for, as she’s been watching the person who stole her device unwittingly send them straight to the owner’s Facebook account. [More]

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Illinois Town Posts Sign Imploring People To “Stop Pooping On Bike Path”

There are some things one might assume wouldn’t need to be clearly stated, like defecating in a public place that’s well-traveled and isn’t a toilet, especially when there are toilets conveniently nearby. But one Illinois town found it had to spell things out a bit clearer. [More]

Restaurant Uses Surveillance Footage To Disprove 1-Star Yelp Review

Restaurant Uses Surveillance Footage To Disprove 1-Star Yelp Review

Being unable to get a seat at a busy restaurant where you don’t have a reservation is probably not a justifiable reason to give the place a one-star writeup on Yelp. But if you are going to put that negative stamp on a restaurant, at least tell the truth. [More]

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Owner Finds His Rental Home Has Been Rigged To Explode At The Flip Of A Switch

Talk about nightmares: The owner of a house that he’d been renting out had a close call recently when an inspection revealed that the place had been rigged to blow up when a light switch was flipped. Because that kind of intricate wiring isn’t a mistake, police are now investigating. [More]

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Accused Dine-And-Dashers Arrested For Allegedly Running Over Waitress Who Confronted Them About Bill

As if it isn’t bad enough to deliberately avoid paying a restaurant tab, a group of diners is accused of not only skipping out on the bill, but then allegedly running over the waitress who confronted them. [More]

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TSA Busts Passenger Allegedly Trying To Fly With Bear Paws In His Luggage

We’ve heard many a tale of travelers accused of trying to move things they shouldn’t through the air in their luggage, attempts that are often thwarted by the Transportation Security Administration’s airport checkpoints. But while we’re used to hearing about concealed weapons or live wildlife, officials say one traveler allegedly upped the “what not to pack” ante by toting bear paws and other parts in his bags. [More]

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Police: Man Said He Showed Meijer Workers Nude Selfies Because It Cheered Him Up

We’ve all had the blues, but when you need cheering up it shouldn’t involve showing unsuspecting store workers pictures of your junk. That’s what police in Grand Rapids say one man admitted to doing, because he says it cheers him up when he’s not feeling so great. [More]

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Man Claims He Wasn’t Cooking Meth In Walmart Bathroom, He Just Had The Ingredients

A man arrested in connection with a backpack containing what police called an active methamphetamine that was found in the bathroom of an Indiana Walmart apparently doesn’t want officials to get the wrong idea. He admits that yes, the bag was his and yes, there were ingredients in it to make meth. But he wasn’t trying to cook it in the bathroom, he claims. [More]

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NYC Officials: Unlicensed Driver Posed As Super Shuttle Worker At Airport, Charged Travelers Wildly Inflated Fares

In an example of exactly how important it is to research new cities and how transportation works there before you travel, officials in New York say a man without a livery cab license posed as a Super Shuttle driver and lured travelers going through the John F. Kennedy International Airport hugely inflated fares. [More]