Wednesday Morning Bizarre News Headlines

SORRY, WRONG NUMBER

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) -- When you're out of beer and need a ride to get some, who you gonna' call? Maybe someone other than 911. A Tennessee newspaper, the Columbia Daily Herald, reports police arrested a 67-year-old man after he allegedly called emergency dispatchers at least nine times Saturday. Most of the calls were hang-ups, but a dispatcher said at least once, the caller asked if someone could send him a ride so he could buy beer. The caller was arrested and charged with making 911 calls in a non-emergency situation. He was released on bond.

TODAY'S HELPFUL HOUSEHOLD HINT

LONDON (AP) -- In case you haven't heard, a microwave is for leftovers, not your boxers. British firefighters say they saved an apartment from destruction after its domestically challenged resident tried to dry his wet socks and underwear in a microwave oven. The Dorset Fire and Rescue Service says firefighters rescued the man from his home and extinguished the kitchen blaze Monday. The two pairs of underwear and socks were a total loss, as was the microwave.

NO MOOSE IS GOOD MOOSE

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho wildlife officials have relocated an adult bull moose after it charged an 88-year-old Arbon Valley woman in her yard. Idaho Fish and Game regional wildlife specialist Toby Boudreau tells the Idaho State Journal he felt it was necessary to relocate the moose after failed attempts to get it to leave the area. Nelda Williams says she saw the moose on her property and took some pictures. When she went outside later that afternoon, the moose was still there, and came at her. Williams swung a ski pole while yelling at the moose, which eventually turned away.

REMEMBER THE ALAMOSAURUS

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- An exhibit at a New Mexico museum is bringing out a dinosaur foot that has remained out of public view. A University of Arizona field crew collected the nearly complete foot of the Alamosaurus in northwestern New Mexico in 1978. It was transferred to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in 2005. The museum will include it as part of an exhibit on a century of discovery in New Mexico, starting Friday. Parts of the Alamosaurus were first discovered in the 1920s, 66 million years after it became extinct. Scientists say it remains an elusive dinosaur, with no complete skulls or skeletons found.

BREAKING, ENTERING, PUNCHING, KICKING

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A Medford, Ore., woman caught a burglar in her home when she returned from work early Sunday. Kathlene Brown says she punched him in the face, grabbed him by the ears and knocked him in the head with her knee. The Mail Tribune reports the fight continued into the hall with kicking, choking and biting. Brown says the burglar begged her to call the police. When officers arrived, the subdued intruder was in Brown's living room, bleeding from his nose and mouth.

ALL'S THERE - IN LOVE AND WAR

TILLICUM, Wash. (AP) -- A Las Vegas-style wedding chapel in Tillicum, Wash., is offering a $25 discount to members of the military from Joint Base Lewis-McChord looking for a quick and fun way to get hitched. A bride or groom from the armed forces pays only $250 at the Shotgun Chapel. The News Tribune reports the chapel held its first wedding Saturday for a soldier. The chapel is decorated in pink colors and art that marries love and war. In one picture the word "love" is spelled out with a handgun, grenade, knife and rifle.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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