‘Her crazy’: Florida woman goes on rampage after storeowner won’t exchange dollar bills for her jar of coinsWill Lerner at Odd News1 hr ago
This past Monday, a woman became furious with a storeowner when he declined to exchange dollar bills for her jar of coins. Surveillance video shows the woman aggressively pointing at the owner of the A Plus Food Mart in Mt. Dora, Florida before knocking items off the counter. As News 13 reports, the outburst only got worse from there.
The owner, who was not named, says that he tried explaining to the woman, also unnamed, that he didn’t have time to sort through her jar of change. She got frustrated and knocked items off his counter. He followed her outside his business and says the angry woman was screaming racial slurs and threatening to kill him. But that isn’t the worst thing that she did.
- Will Lerner at Odd News3 hrs ago
In 2010, New Jersey signed legislation into law, “requiring all occupants to buckle up, regardless of their seating position in a vehicle,” citing studies that show, “seat belts do save lives and reduce injuries during crashes.” Jonathan S. Mendoza of Bloomfield might more well acquainted with the law than any other Garden State resident. As the Mount Olive Chronicle reports, the 27-year-old has been charged 11 times with driving without a seat belt. Sheesh.
The Chronicle writes that Mr. Mendoza made yet another trip to municipal court last week and plead guilty to driving without a seat belt. In addition to that, he also plead guilty to his sixth (!) charge of driving with a suspended license. It’s almost like he shouldn’t be allowed to drive anymore.
- Charlene Sakoda at Odd News23 hrs ago
A 4-year-old child in Memphis, Tennessee is now home safe after being taken on a ride while he slept in the backseat of a car as it was repossessed.
Little Kevin was with his grandmother Ruth Brown on the way home from grocery shopping when he fell asleep in the backseat. Brown told WREG News Channel 3 that her daughter’s boyfriend was outside near the car while she unloaded groceries from the vehicle. The grandma went inside the house to find someone to carry Kevin, who was too heavy for her, out of the car. She says that no more than 5 minutes passed and when Brown returned, the car was gone.
“I just thought somebody had came up in here and stole it, straight wired it, because I had the key,” said Brown. But the white Toyota Corolla was actually repossessed. Sam Young, manager of Cooper and Son Auto Sales where Kevin was found 30 minutes later explained, “When they go in and get a repo, they have the keys. They go they get the car. They drive off. That’s all there is.” The repo man had no idea Kevin was asleep in the backseat.
- Will Lerner at Odd News23 hrs ago
If you like stories involving potatoes, you’re going to like this story a latke. On Tuesday afternoon (Tuesday, not Friesday), a man carrying a potato disguised as a gun tried robbing two businesses in Providence, Rhode Island’s Charles neighborhood. As WPRI 12 News reports, this thief is Tater Not good at robbing places.
The suspect, still unidentified, went into a convenience store and allegedly shouted, “Give me the money.” The store’s manager decided that instead of putting money in the man’s hand, he’d rather put a bat in the man’s face. The store manager says he chased the suspect away with a baseball bat. One must think that the manager is au grateful it wasn’t a more serious threat. That pun was kind of subtle, so stop complaining and keep reading.
- Charlene Sakoda at Odd News1 day ago
Drivers across New York state are being slapped with fines for decades-old traffic citations and are in danger of losing their licenses. The ‘zombie’ traffic tickets rise back up after years because, as WIVB News 4 reports, there is no time limit for state officials to collect the fines.
While some cases are tickets that were never paid, other motorists say that the citation fines were taken care of years ago when they were originally issued. WIVB spoke with Paul Fox Jr., a truck driver who recently received three letters from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and says he paid all fines decades ago. The notices indicated that he had 30 days to pay the fines on two tickets he received in March 1994. “One letter was for suspension of my license next month,” said Fox. “They suspend my license, I lose my job. Now I can’t find a job, I’m collecting unemployment. I got to collect food stamps, and that’s taxpayers’ money out of their pockets to support me.”
- Charlene Sakoda at Odd News1 day ago
An Olympia School District (OSD) bus driver in Washington state has been placed on leave after surveillance video caught him bullying a special needs student.
Mariah Clevenger had complained for over a year about her bus driver’s verbal abuse. However, her mother, Louanne Bay, and family were not sure what to believe because of Mariah’s developmental disability. Bay told KING 5, "She says ‘Mommy, he's mean to me. He says things.’ And I'm like ‘Mariah, you know what, just go into your room. Take a breath. Go do something.’ I'm thinking she doesn't want to follow directions.”
The student’s claims were apparently confirmed during a recent incident caught on camera. As reported by The Olympian, on April 17 Washington Middle School administrators showed Clevenger’s mother, a video taken on the bus earlier that day. The footage allegedly captured the bus driver’s verbal abuse and threats.
- Will Lerner at Odd News1 day ago
A 38-year-old woman staying in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg, Pennsylvania is being accused by the city’s police department of selling heroin from her hospital bed. WTAE Action News 4 reports that there were about a million different reasons why the woman aroused suspicion in the first place.
Greensburg Police Captain Chad Zucco gave multiple reasons why the unnamed suspect was fishy. They include:
KDKA CBS Pittsburgh reports that security was first informed about the woman’s actions and that they, in turn, contacted the Greensburg Police Department. Greensburg Police set up a surveillance operation and almost immediately learned what was going on: the woman was selling heroin from her hospital bed.
- Will Lerner at Odd News1 day ago
Shafer Rupard is a student at Cherryville High School in North Carolina. On Saturday the high school held its prom at the Cherryville Golf & Country Club, and Ms. Rupard went with friends. They went inside and got on the dance floor. But the high school senior says that a teacher then approached her and asked her to leave. As WBTV 3 News reports, the reason the teacher gave is causing controversy.
Ms. Rupard had arrived to prom wearing red skinny jeans, and it appears that’s what caught the teacher’s ire. She told WBTV, “The teacher tapped me on the shoulder and said she had a problem with what I was wearing. I thought it was because of the hat or the leather jacket and I was like, ‘Well, I'll take those off,’ and she was like no, ‘It's the pants.’"
- Will Lerner at Odd News2 days ago
Rose Carducci bought a bag of Dole spinach as part of an online order last week from a Buehler’s Fresh Foods in Wadsworth, Ohio. Ms. Carducci consumes a lot of the stuff every week, whether it’s in salads or smoothies. However, the 28-year-old mother of two is now less eager to buy her greens after she made a nauseating discovery, as WEWS NewsChannel 5 reports.
The bag was unopened and on her counter when Ms. Carducci noticed something odd. As she told WEWS, “…as I started looking some more, I saw what looked like nails, like talons and realized, 'Oh my Gosh, this is part of a bird.” While Ms. Carducci is happy that she didn’t actually have any of the spinach from the contaminated package, she is worried about what other bags may contain. Dave Clecker, manager of the Wadsworth Buehler’s, was alarmed too and contacted their wholesaler, Indiana-based Caito Foods. Mr. Clecker also inspected the packages that were still for sale inside their store.
WEWS received a statement from Dole, which read:
- Charlene Sakoda at Odd News2 days ago
Jacob Kroko, 23, found an envelope with $1000 in cash laying next to his car in a Walmart parking lot in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Kroko was honest when he recounted what was going through his mind after the find. He told WTVR CBS 6, “There is always the thought. There’s the thought of, ‘I could leave right now and I’m a thousand dollars richer. But then the next second you’re thinking, ‘What if I lost that money?’”
The Good Samaritan turned in the envelope of cash to the police. Kroko was surprised by the officers’ reactions, “They were shocked that I walked in.” Defense Department Police Officer Jason Carey told the station that he’s seen $10,000 turned in and money is actually turned in to authorities more often than people think. Carey said, “It’s kind of psychological. Most of the time people will turn it in because they think they are being watched.”
Kroko’s honesty was recognized on the Fredericksburg Police blog and many in the town are also applauding his good deed.