In Los Angeles, California, authorities questioned the back-injury disability pay for a police officer after seeing a new video. The video posted online shows the officer picking up a 5-gallon bucket of ice water and pour it over a fellow officer. According to the Associated Press, the officer has pled guilty to insurance fraud.
In Boston, Massachusetts, a woman participating in the Boston Marathon was dared by her daughter to kiss a random, good-looking guy as she ran through the town of Wellesley, where the women of Wellesley College traditionally offer kisses to runners. She did, and the kiss had such an effect on her that her daughter took to social media to try to find the man. They finally received a letter—from the man’s wife. According to the local FOX News station, the unidentified man’s wife said the attention was fun but that the couple wanted to remain anonymous. The letter was kind and gracious and there are no hard feelings between the two women.
In Hamilton, Pennsylvania, a jailed man on the verge of gaining his freedom was put back behind bars. According to NJ.com, as he was going through the process of being released, the man punched two corrections officers. The news report did not say why.
In Hefei, Anhui province, China, a 21-year-old man collapsed onto the pavement outside an internet café. According to The Telegraph, a cleaning lady at the café said she had seen the man stagger out of the building following a two-week online binge during which he had chain-smoked, repeatedly dodged showers and eaten almost nothing. When paramedics arrived to take the man to hospital he reportedly told them: “Leave me alone and turn on the computer for me. I want to surf the internet.”
In Erwin, North Carolina, a couple was driving with their dog in their truck when something spooked the dog. UPI reports that the dog retreated to the floor of the driver’s side and sat all of her 90-plus pounds on the gas pedal. The wife, who was driving, steered the truck towards a fence in hopes of stopping it. Instead, they ended up in someone’s swimming pool.
In Platte, South Dakota, two candidates split the vote for mayor in April. According to the Associated Press, an old state statute says certain elections can be determined by a high card draw or a roll of the dice. The incumbent mayor picked dice as his game of choice. His opponent rolled a seven to become Platte’s mayor for the next two years, while the incumbent rolled a four.