Man deploys plane's emergency slide 'to exit faster'

Published: Monday, December 15, 2014 @ 10:45 AM
Updated: Monday, December 15, 2014 @ 10:45 AM

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An antsy passenger who couldn't bear to spend another minute on a plane decided to open an emergency exit and deploy the emergency slide, "to get off the plane quicker."

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Surveillance video from the Sanya Fenghaung International Airport in Hainan shows China Eastern flight MU233's slide deploy around 9p.m.

The man said he did not pay attention to the safety instructions at the beginning of the flight and didn't realize the slide was only in case of emergencies.

Flight attendants claim they tried to stop the deployment but failed.

The flight ended up being delayed for two hours and the cost to repair the damaged door and slide will be over $16,000.

The incident happened only a few days after a Chinese couple, upon realizing they weren't sitting together, threw boiling water on a flight attendant and threatened to commit suicide and blow up the plane.

Police: Driver with alien passenger pulled over for speeding

Published: Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 1:54 PM

Police in Alpharetta, Georgia, had an extraterrestrial encounter on Sunday.

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When officers pulled over a car for speeding and approached the passenger side window, they saw a big-eyed, still, pale figure riding shotgun. As it turned out, the passenger was not of this planet.

Police got a laugh and snapped some photos when they discovered it was a life-size alien doll. For good measure, the driver even buckled it in for safety.

The driver was pulled over for speeding, traveling at 84 mph, police said. That isn’t quite fast enough to make a jump into hyperspace.

Police did not say where the stop occurred, or if the alien’s human partner was given a speeding ticket.

On its Facebook page, Alpharetta Department of Public Safety wrote: “Umm, the things you see during every day patrol,” and joked about whether the driver used the doll to qualify for the HOV lane.

1,000-pound pig escapes farm

Published: Saturday, June 17, 2017 @ 10:52 AM

Bruno the pig.

It was a strange call to begin with, but what Georgetown Police Officer Henry Olshefsky found was shocking.

“The dispatch received a call for a loose pig. I didn't know what to expect, but in my mind, I was thinking it was probably a small pot belly pig or a pet. I envisioned it being pink and cute,” Olshefsky said.

What Olshefsky saw was a huge pig, a 1,000-pound pig, to be exact, hanging out in Julia Gagne’s front lawn.

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"We had a frisbee and a bone outside, don't know what it was doing with it. Playing with it, I guess,” Gagne said.

"Because it is a small town, we were able to locate someone who knew someone who knew where the pig lived,” said Olshefsky.

The owner of the pig, whose name is Bruno, was relieved to have him back.

"Everyone knows Bruno,” owner Frank Martino said.

He admitted containing him has been a struggle.

"He's probably escaped, since he was a baby, three or four times,” Martino said. "We didn't know how big he was going to get so now we have to think of a new way to lock him in with a padlock, that type of thing.”

Man turns pothole into hot tub to send city leaders message

Published: Thursday, June 15, 2017 @ 6:37 PM

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A man in Mississippi fed up with potholes staged a humorous photo that addresses a serious problem in his community.

Daniel Trussel told WJTV that potholes have plagued Jackson for quite some time, and phone calls and written complaints haven't seemed to help. In hopes of catching the attention of city leaders, he staged a photo in one of the potholes.

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Chillin in my new hot tub. #jacksonlife

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While Trussel was driving to a friend's house Tuesday, he came across an eight-foot deep pothole. Trussel jumped into the pothole filled with water and posted the photo on Instagram, with the caption, "Chillin in my new hot tub. #jacksonlife."

Trussel hopes that in addition to providing a good laugh, city leaders will be prompted to take action and fix Jackson's road issues.

Kansas man chooses jail over wife, robbing a bank to get away from her

Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 @ 6:37 PM
Updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 @ 6:37 PM

            Man Chooses Jail Over Wife, Robs Bank To Get Away

A Kansas man has pleaded guilty to robbing a Kansas City bank last fall, in a strange case that has left authorities scratching their heads.

Lawrence John Ripple, 70, told investigators that he robbed the bank, which is just a block away from police headquarters, after an argument with his wife because he “no longer wanted to be in that situation,” The Kansas City Star reported.

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Ripple was caught on surveillance video handing a bank teller a note at the Bank of Labor last September. When the teller handed over $2,900, Ripple remained in the bank lobby waiting to be arrested.

Ripple wrote the note in front of his wife and said he’s rather be in jail then home with her, according to news reports.

A sentencing date is still pending in the case.