Drunk as an Opossum

Bringing new meaning to the term “party animal,” officers responded to a call about a drunk opossum in a Florida liquor store.

Fort Walton Beach police say the animal got into the store, knocked a bottle from a shelf, and when it broke, ingested the spilled bourbon.

Animal specialists were able to flush the marsupial with fluids, and they report it’s now back to normal. It’s unclear if the animal will soon go on another bender.

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Running Hot and Cold

Cornelius Young likes the temperature to be just right. So when someone adjusted the thermostat in the the 33-year-old Minot, North Dakota man’s mobile home,  things got a little crazy.

Police say Young punched his fiancée’s brother in the face, then threatened him with a knife. The unidentified man threw a children’s toy at Young in self-defense. At some point, police say Young’s boo jumped on his back and bit his ear in a vain attempt to distract him.

Young is charged with felony terrorizing. He has a December 7th court date.

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Tough Luck

The owners of a New York gift shop called “A Beautiful Mess” didn’t think it was so pretty when a garbage truck slammed into their store.

Police say the unattended truck rolled away from a nearby gas station. No one was injured. But now, the owners aren’t sure if the store can be repaired in time for Christmas.

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Foiled Again

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William Johnson

Search history can be your best friend or your worst enemy.

It was the latter for 26-year-old William Johnson. Police in Pinellas Park, Florida say Johnson did a Google search for “how to rob a bank” moments before (you guessed it) robbing a bank.

Cops say he then hit a local store hard – buying lottery tickets, food, and booze. He was later arrested a nearby hotel.

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How Many Calories in Love?

You can’t list ‘love’ as a food ingredient. That’s the word from the FDA, after a Massachusetts bakery listed the emotion as part of the production of their locally-famous granola.

In a letter to the business, the FDA said: “Love is not a common or usual name or an ingredient, and is considered to be intervening material.”

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You Were Right There!

Always make sure to fill up the getaway car. That’s a memo Sean Harris never got.

After he robbed a gas station, the 33-year-old South Bend, Indiana man was quickly arrested… when he ran out of gas.

He’s charged with robbery and DUI. If stupidity was an arrest-able offense, he’d be charged with that, too.

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Chuck E. Don’t Play That

It’s as good as cash in many households… just not at the library.

A Massachusetts man tried to pay his library fine with Chuck E. Cheese tokens. Since then, dozens have followed suit.

The library finally took to social media to clear up the confusion that the tokens are, in fact, not legal tender, and therefore cannot accepted as fine payments.

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