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  • Prisoner gets stuck trying to break out of jail

    A convict tried to break free from a prison in Brazil ( Dudu Bala/Jornal Populacional)

    Maybe for the imprisoned, any plan to break from jail sounds like a good one. But for this oversized inmate, what could have been a great escape turned into a big disaster.

    The Brazilian prisoner was trying to squeeze out of a hole in the wall smashed open with a shower pipe by fellow escapees. The tattooed and bald convict tried to wriggle through after a smaller man, but he got stuck midway, half his body touching freedom, and his legs and middle stuck back in the prison.

    While prisoners on the inside tried unsuccessfully to push him through, Rafael Valadão's yells of pain alerted the authorities to the plan. The gig was up.

    The prison break took place in Ceres, Brazil, according to the Telegraph. And despite the bumbling efforts inside the prison, one inmate did get free. You can see more photos here.

    "He has a very large physique and is also very tall," Lieutenant Tiago Costa of the local fire brigade told the publication.

    The prisoner who made it out managed to climb over a

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  • A suspected burglar called 911 after the owner of the home he broke into caught and held him at gunpoint.

    The suspect, Christopher Moore, placed the emergency call in Springtown, Texas, during the botched burglary attempt early Tuesday after James Gerow, the homeowner, and Gerow's son pointed guns at him as he sat in his pickup truck parked in the driveway.

    "I'm out in the country somewhere," Moore told the 911 operator during the 10-minute call. "Some guy's got a gun on me."

    Gerow's wife, Lindy, placed a concurrent call to 911 that confirmed Moore's account.

    "You better come quick," she said, "or my husband's going to shoot him."

    "If he gets out of the truck, shoot him in the legs," James Gerow told his son, according to the Dallas Morning News Crime Blog. "You ain't gotta kill him—just shoot him in the legs."

    When police arrived, both Moore and Lindy Gerow were still talking to 911 dispatchers.

    According to CBS' Dallas-Fort Worth affiliate, Moore was arrested and charged with burglary. He's currently being held on a $35,000 bond.

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  • Would you wear Pizza Hut's new perfume (Facebook)What makes the perfect complement to a container of bacon-scented shaving cream? How about a new perfume from Pizza Hut?

    The pizza perfume started as a joke on the Pizza Hut Facebook page but evolved into the real thing after enough people signed up as fans on the site.

    Pizza Hut's director of marketing says the scent is designed to smell like freshly baked dough with "a little bit of spice" mixed in. We discovered it was hard to match the smell of freshly baked bread, but it smells somewhat close, Beverly D'Cruz told Business Insider.

    An entry on the Facebook page reads:

    "We've decided to reward our 100,000 fans by actually creating the Pizza Hut perfume! The first 100 people to direct message us will get a bottle of this limited-edition scent. Share this photo with a friend!"

    Pizza Hut is no stranger to unusual creations under the umbrella of its franchise. For example, in April, Pizza Hut restaurants in the Middle East began offering a cheeseburger-crusted pizza to customers.

    Sadly,

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