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  • What's Up, Dog? Dachshund Takes Part in Skydive From 13,000 Feet

    Henry Baker at Odd News6 days ago

    While most dogs are content to cover, at most, a couple thousand feet on a walk, Riley the dachshund is gaining international fame for traversing 13,000 — vertically. Riley's owner, Nathan Batiste, is a photographer from San Francisco, Calif., who has some experience with skydiving. He has more than 400 jumps under his belt, but he had always wanted to bring the dachshund he and his girlfriend adopted in 2009 along for one of them.

    The two frequently brought Riley to the drop zone for walks, and he became fast friends with many of the frequent skydivers. Recently, Nathan made Riley's first jump a reality. He had a friend craft a special harness and "doggles" for the 4-year-old dachshund, and all that was left was to take to the sky.

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  • Theft Suspect Fails to Pull Off ATM Robbery With Industrial Forklift

    Richard Cazeau at Odd News12 days ago

    While the United States has plenty of clever criminals, there's no shortage of stupid crooks with a big plan. Some of those offenders seem to ignore the finer details in creating their very own lottery win. Some will even employ all kinds of creative methods and tools to steal things. But making off with a piece of construction equipment valued at $135,000 — to break into an ATM — would be a new low.

    Early Monday morning in Jacksonville, Florida, employees at a Synovus Bank branch arrived to discover a bizarre scene. A 10,000-pound variable reach forklift was lodged in the building's drive-through ATM. Apparently the ATM had sustained damage overnight from repeated attempts to crash it open.

    The forklift in question had come from a nearby construction site. Jacksonville police dusted for prints on another vehicle in the lot. They are also reviewing the bank's surveillance footage.

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