Thursday Morning Bizarre News Headlines


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Crayons, snacks -- and pot? Police in St. Petersburg, Florida say a father showed up at an elementary school to retrieve the 3 ounces of marijuana and the scale he had stuffed into his kid's backpack. The kindergarten student had already given the stash to the teacher by the time 25-year-old Larry Cornelius Stephens arrived. School officials say he asked for his drugs back so he could take care of his family. The dad has been arrested on multiple charges.


SAO PAULO (AP) -- Here's a lesson in getting nowhere fast. A Brazilian airline passenger started making loud, sexist remarks about females flying planes after learning the jet he had boarded was being piloted by a woman. The pilot notified authorities and had him thrown off the plane. Trip Airlines says it won't tolerate disparaging remarks against the women who work for the company.


UNDATED (AP) -- Did you try it? The online synthesizer Google put on its home page yesterday in honor of what would have been Bob Moog's 78th birthday can produce some cool sounds. Moog's daughter says he would have been honored. Meanwhile if you missed the Google doodle, you can get the app. For $0.99, you can download Animoog to your iPhone.


DEL REY OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- At least he didn't use a meat cleaver to defend a pregnant woman who was being kicked by her boyfriend in a supermarket. Ryan Young, a meat clerk at a California Safeway, was suspended from his job for a month after intervening. But after his union stepped in -- and the police chief applauded him publicly for helping -- Young was reinstated with back pay.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Consulting with the spirit world -- that's how one San Francisco city supervisor decided one of his votes. Supervisor John Avalos tells the San Francisco Chronicle he used an Ouija board before voting whether to recommend naming a Navy ship after slain city supervisor Harvey Milk. Avalos says he thinks he contacted Milk's spirit and it spelled out: "Good riddance to don't ask, don't tell." Milk was a gay activist who was also a former Navy officer.


TORONTO (AP) -- How much would you pay for a portrait of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in his birthday suit? The artist says the work sold for about $4,100. The unauthorized oil on canvas portrait shows a nude Harper resting on a chaise lounge with a woman offering him a cup from a silver tray. The artist was said to be making a serious statement about the prime minister not living up to his promises.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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