A Little Friday File Fun

And now it's time for FRIDAY FILES!

In Redford Township, Michigan, a wanted man posted negative messages on the police department’s Facebook page. The police threatened to ban him from the page. But, the next post from him said if the police department got 1,000 shares with their next post, he would turn himself in (he had probation violations) and bring donuts. The next post by the police department got around 4,200 shares, and the man showed up at the police station with a bag of donuts and a bagel. He told TV station WXYZ, “cops like doughnuts,” and he wanted to reward them for any inconvenience.


In Franklin County, Ohio, a man who pleaded guilty to a charge at a court hearing swore he was penniless and couldn’t pay his fine. However, deputies taking him to be processed for his six-year prison sentence then found he had $4,060 on him, according to the Associated Press. When the judge learned that, he gave the man the maximum fine of $20,000, plus court costs. About half the discovered cash was ordered to go to his attorney, who’d been shorted on his fees. The rest was applied toward the fine.


In West Palm Beach, Florida, a cadet in the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office decided to take his Sheriff’s Lieutenant father’s patrol car for a ride. Local news outlets say he used the car to pull over his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend. The patrol car was later found parked outside the home of the cadet’s friend. The cadet was ordered to stay away from the couple and faces multiple charges, including impersonating a law enforcement officer. He has been fired.


In Brockton, Massachusetts, while most armed robberies are very scary and demand huge amounts, this was not so at the Brockton Market and Deli. Two young men entered the establishment and only demanded $1 before fleeing, according to the Associated Press.
An unusual customer for the ice cream truck.

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Chickens have a different way of bobbing for apples than we do.

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Is this elephant actually trying to figure out how to put a sandal on its foot?

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In the U.S., Orkin released its Top 50 Rattiest Cities list. For the third consecutive ranking, Chicago takes the top spot. The metro regions are ranked by the number of rodent treatments the company performed from September 15, 2016, through September 15, 2017. This ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments. See if your city is on the list.