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Lawn mower man: 'Drunk driver uses grass trimmer to bar hop around North Colorado' | Metro News

Lawn mower man: 'Drunk driver Kenneth Welton uses grass trimmer to bar hop around North Colorado' | Metro News: A man was arrested for drunk driving after reportedly deciding to go bar hopping on a lawn mower.

Kenneth Welton, 53, from North Colorado, was detained after he was spotted cruising along in the grass trimming machine on a busy road last Tuesday.

‘He’s lucky he didn’t hurt somebody or get himself hurt from somebody hitting him,’ said Sergeant Sean Standridge, from the Weld County Sheriff’s department.

He added: ‘He couldn’t stand on his own. He was showing signs of impairment.’

Welton, who was driving without a valid licence, said he had not been going from bar to bar and was actually mowing weeds when he was stopped.

911 call reveals unusual home intruder — a snake

911 call reveals unusual home intruder — a snake - seattlepi.com: Authorities say officers in New Mexico rushed to a home invasion call and found an unusual intruder — a large snake.

Albuquerque police say officers recently removed the slithering reptile after a woman called 911.

Officials believe the snake slithered its way into the woman's home, possibly through an open door.

The animal was removed and later released in an open space in the city.

No injuries were reported.

'Spider-Man' arrested after fight with Times Square police

'Spider-Man' arrested after fight with Times Square police - UPI.com: A Times Square "Spider-Man" was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly started a fight with a police officer who told him to stop asking tourists for bigger tips.

Junior Bishop was arrested and charged with assault, resisting arrest, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct after the incident.

Bishop is accused of punching a rookie police officer after the cop told the 25-year-old to stop attempting to extort tourists for $5, $10 or $20 tips.

Myrtle Creek toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

Myrtle Creek toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons | News | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon: A Myrtle Creek, Oregon, toddler crashed a Jeep into a Douglas County home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons.

Wearing only a diaper, the 3-year-old boy climbed into the Jeep and knocked it out of gear, authorities said. Witnesses said the Jeep rolled down the street, through an intersection and into the house, causing minor damage.

An officer found the boy on a couch watching TV as if nothing had happened, KPTV news reported .

He said his parents weren’t home and another relative was sleeping when the incident happened Tuesday evening. Police cited 22-year-old Brennan Pennington for failing to supervise a child.

Washington man Mark Nelson survives wildfire by running into it

Washington man Mark Nelson survives wildfire by running into it - UPI.com: It sounds counterintuitive, but a Washington man was able to rely on his instincts and survive a wildfire by running straight at it.

When wildfires began rapidly approaching his Brewster home, Mark Nelson was barely able to grab his cat, Fluffy, and get out the door before the flames arrived.

He got in his car and began driving, but quickly had to abandon his van after it caught on fire.

Unable to get away from the blaze, Nelson decided to go to it instead.

The 60-year-old grabbed Fluffy and ran at the flames before dropping to the ground at the last second to allow them to pass over him.

Nelson lost his home, but he is OK and Fluffy is as well. He did sustain burns on his hand, side and legs.

A robot that cleans your barbecue

Quirky News Article | Orange UK: They have now invented a robot that cleans your barbecue.

The Grill Cleaning Robot, from product firm Hammacher Schlemmer, autonomously cleans grill grates.

A built-in CPU and electric motors that rotate three cylindrical brushes propel the robot across the grill grates and remove burnt bits of food and grease in just a few passes.

"The Grill Cleaning Robot uses cutting-edge technology to keep grill grates clean while requiring minimal effort from cooks who can instead focus on their food preparation," said Hammacher Schlemmer's General Manager Fred Berns.

The device can be set to clean for 10, 20 or 30 minutes and its rechargeable battery provides up to four hours of power.

Man run over by own truck during road rage

My Way News - Man run over by own truck during road rage:

It happened Tuesday evening in Gainesville, Florida.

The Gainesville Sun reports 48-year-old Joseph Carl had allegedly been drinking and drove into a vehicle stopped at a red light. He got out of his truck without putting it in park and began banging on the window of a woman's car. When the frightened woman drove away, there was nothing holding his truck in place.

The truck rolled into Carl. A police report says he was taken to the hospital where he was treated for fractures in his hand and foot.

He's charged with DUI and DUI property damage.

Honey bees sting Texas man about 1,000 times

My Way News - Honey bees sting Texas man about 1,000 times: A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two co-workers who tried to help him.

Wichita Falls officials blamed Thursday's attack on Africanized honey bees.

Spokesman Barry Levy (LEE'-vee) says a swarm attacked a worker mowing grass along culverts near the Weeks Park Tennis Center. He says the man was in good condition at a local hospital.

Levy says two co-workers also were stung when they came to the man's aid. One worker fled into a nearby tennis center, bringing the swarm with him.

One of the co-workers also was hospitalized in good condition, the other was treated and discharged.

Naked thieves take burgers from SW Fla eatery

My Way News - Naked thieves take burgers from SW Fla eatery: A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest."

Waitress Nancy Sansevieri was still laughing after police released surveillance video Wednesday showing the college-aged men — two naked and one clad in underwear — stealing 60 hamburgers from Doc's Beach House in Bonita Beach.

Police say the men broke in early Sunday and left a trail of red peppers on the beach.

Doc's general manager Lou Bangert told the News-Press of Fort Myers that he's never witnessed such a crime in the restaurant's 27-year history. Thieves have broken in and taken money from the cash register, but he says no one has ever slammed through a door completely naked looking for beef.

Veteran calls 911 after being locked in VA clinic in Florida

Veteran Jeff Duck calls 911 after being locked in VA clinic in Florida - UPI.com: A Marine Corps veteran had to fight to get out of a VA clinic in Florida earlier this week after he was locked inside while waiting for a doctor.

Jeff Duck went to the VA Outpatient Clinic in Volusia County on Monday and was sent to a waiting room. When no one showed up after an extended period of time, Duck got up to leave and realized he was the only person left in the building.

When he attempted to leave, an alarm went off. Duck called 911 to apprise police of the situation and waited for them to arrive.

The VA medical director called Duck to apologize.