For the past week as I have been reading about bizarre stories like Alfie and things like that I keep stumbling on some of those blurbs about odd news and I just have to share. This is not going to be a daily feature, but just when I happen to stumble across something that makes my jaw drop a little.
Snakes On A Plane (Not The Movie) - An Australian man was arrested today when he tried to board a flight from Australia to Bangkok. Why was he arrested? Well in his suitcase he had tried to smuggle on board the plane 24 shingleback lizards, 16 bluetongue lizards and four snakes. Apparently the security screeners were sharp enough to see them when the bag went through the x-ray machine. Wow. Can you imagine if those things had got loose on the plane? The value of the animals was about $150K so they were certainly pricey.
How About An Internet Cafe? - A 19 year old was arrested in Florida yesterday at a Starbucks for trying to steal a laptop from a 62 year old man. Earlier the 19 year old had asked the man if he could check his Facebook account because he really needed to see something. When the man refused, the teen snatched the laptop and started running. He didn't get far. Patrons of the Starbucks managed to rouse themselves and tackled and teen until the cops arrived. As they were waiting for the cops, he just kept saying, "I need to do my 25 random things."