A Little Friday File Fun

In Yunnan Province, China, a tourist was trying on a jade bracelet when a salesperson told her about the bracelet’s $44,000 price tag, according to People’s Daily. When she tried to take the bracelet off, it slipped off her wrist to the floor, where it broke into two pieces. Shoppers and staff attempted to calm the woman, but she started sweating, turned pale and fainted over the jewelry display, according to the report. Jewelry store staff told the woman they would lower the price of the bracelet to $25,000 to resolve the matter, but the woman said she could only afford to pay $1,500. Police were unable to get the two parties to reach an agreement.

In Boston, Massachusetts, a man was driving on Lake Road early in the morning, Fox 25 Boston reports. His GPS advised him to continue heading straight, which wound up plunging his car into Swan Pond. By the time emergency responders arrived, the car was completely underwater. The man and the other rider in the car were fine, though police cited the man for “operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license.”

In Little River, South Carolina, the Sun News reports that a man walked inside a convenience store and demanded money while holding a knife. A police report says the “unfazed” clerk didn’t give the man money and told him to leave. The man realized his efforts were going nowhere and apologized, put the knife back in his pocket and left.

During rainstorms, you may have to watch out for flooding, high winds—and porta-potties.

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Unfortunately, this news reporter picked a very rude young customer to interview in his piece about fireworks.

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And, in Hermosa Beach, California, this reporter got something she didn’t bargain for when covering the beer-chugging part of an Ironman competition.

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Near Concord, New Hampshire, WMUR-TV reports a minivan pulled over on Wednesday had furniture, bicycles and boxes strapped to the roof and a wheeled basket dangling over the back window. There was also a furniture dolly hanging against a driver's side window. The items on the roof doubled the height of the van. Police issued the driver a ticket for negligent driving and having an uninspected vehicle.

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